If Fast is Fun, what is Slow?

We are getting tired of going slow, and are worried abut making the parties now! So we spent today’s work time on trying to get the Twins to work properly in a way that doesn’t get anyone killed. We need both of us on deck to do anything at all, since the helm is so light, especially downwind as we are. We probably should be standing off more to the West and bang the corner to Hawaii as so many other boats seem to be doing, and Annika and I have many discussions on this. The gribs show that we should get a header as we go south, which is a good thing for everyone approaching on port jibe, we should all be able to heat up towards the finish.

We are only eating snack food and other prepared things, as we have no time in between steering, sleeping, and working on rigging details and boat handling techniques that should have been sorted out many months ago. Well at least it is a beautiful day on the ocean! We are going to try shorter watches at night tonight, as crash fatigue has been a problem for both of us.

S/V Temerity 782 nm from Finish 29-05 N 146-02 W 26 July 1700 PDT

2 Responses to “If Fast is Fun, what is Slow?”

  1. 1 Gail

    I am the mom of a crew member on another race boat, but read your postings with interest. We are all out here rooting for you to make it to the parties! Go David and Annika!

  2. 2 bastcilkdoptb

    Fantastic post but I was wondering if you could write a litte more on this subject? I’d be very thankful if you could elaborate a little bit more. Thank you!

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