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Day 30 (10 Feb) – Approaching Final Waypoint

selfies are the "in" thing
selfies are the “in” thing

Came on watch at 6am today. Was navigating the last 4 miles to the waypoint before steering slightly SouthWest directly to Singapore.

At the moment, we have about 686 miles to go. We were motoring at 8.5 knots, hoisted the mainsail, Yankee and staysail which gave us about 10 odd knots which is good. Until they decided to cut the engine!!! What the heck!! Now we are going at 6.5-7 knots which translates to 98-69=29 hours!!

I don’t understand why we can’t just motorsail at best speed to Singapore! Really do want to get home sooner than later.

On a separate note, it was my first time coming across Oil Rigs (OR) in the night. The ORs, flooded with lights, lit the sky from where it stood, looking like gigantic Christmas trees in the sea. Too bad I couldn’t take any photos.
Low light + moving boat = Very extremely ridiculously blur photos

KC signing off