Spent the day with periods of 3 up rowing and speeds ranging from 2.8-4.4 knts, dealing with challenges in respect of a swell from the south but finally passing the 45W target we have been after, and achieving the best ever 24 hour period for distance travelled. Whilst this has given us a huge sense of achievement it is also a realisation that the crossing will take more days than originally hoped, (although still too early to give you an ETA).
Through the night the sea state dropped and they now have a SE wind around and a counter current to deal and whilst feeling a little tired the Liberty crew are focused on pushing on with 3 up rowing between 6.00am -8.00pm today.
The best news from the boat…….. is that water temperature has now increased to 17.7 degrees from 14.4 yesterday which indicates that long awaited positive current form the gulf stream may well be on its way.
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