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Thursday, October 15, 2015

Day7: Offshore racer

You don't need another boat to race you just need some bad weather to beat. Last night was quite uncomfortable sailing in 15 knots of wind with full jib. In the morning I was better able to adjust, but it's still a fierce lean beating hard into waves and making a lot of noise. Luckily also speed, exactly what I needed to get past a weather front. I had a small victory and tacked back south before the next one. It's still blowing hard and naturally from the way I wanna go. Tomorrow we'll hopefully see a conclusion to the weather fronts. Tonight I'm lying on a bunk in full foul weather gear. Exhausted and feeling like it's back to my days of racing in Seattle.

Captain Petter from S/V Bell Marina