Hello Team Maverick fans!
Well we are making good progress. Things are going well. We are in the Atlantic!!
It is starting to warm up which is nice as a few of the crew myself included had everything we owned on and were getting cold after a watch. Efficient packing I say!
Last night we passed though the straits of Gibraltar. We pulled the foils in as we were afraid of debris which we would not be able to see. We ran under a reefed main and GS (Genoa Staysail). The conservative sail plan meant we navigated the strait with ease, known for its orographic channeling of the wind. However our premonition of the debris was correct. We had at least three rudder strikes and a keel strike.
There has been some minor damage to the rudder top plate but we will know more when we can inspect the underside of the yacht in Lanza. If the weather permits I might dive on the hull later in the trip.
Other than that all is well on board with he watches ticking through and the miles falling. We will have lots to do in Lanza so getting in a few days early is going to be welcome..
Oh yeah last night we had a GREEN FLASH!!!
"The regrets a person most has are those they did not commit when they had the opportunity"