Position update 00.30 CEST: 63.29966 N, 54.388 W
Position update 12.31 CEST: 62.39343 N, 51.92798 W
Position update 23.08 CEST: 61.45834 N, 50.25781 W
Expedition Report, 17.59:
“We still have the wind with us and make good progress. All night it has been blowing directly from behind, but we have to be a bit careful in the high waves. When the boat starts to surf we get great speed, which is dangerous on the high seas due to the risk of capsizing. So we have only used our small sails – the jib and storm jib – since the wind is still strong. That works fine.
Today we also had some sun, so it hasn’t been quite as wet as the last few days. I even managed to dry my sleeping bag in the mast. It was very wet.
Two small whales followed our boat for a while, the first whales we have seen since the Barents Sea.
The water temperature was 9 degrees Celsius yesterday, but has now dropped to 5˚C, no doubt because we are closer to the Greenland coast.”
Sailing with jib and storm jib.
Trygve at the helm.