Wednesday, November 16

Tonight is the first truly starry sky of the passage.  On our port side, in the evening, Orion watches over us as an old friend from many other winter passages.  There is still no moon up, so it really is spectacular.

The start of the second week of the race was a clement day.  The seas are relatively flat and the wind between 12 and 18 knots which means adjustments to ballast, but no sail changes.  Tomorrow we should be able to ease the sheets and sail off the wind.  That will be a nice and welcome change!

The French cheese on board is holding up fine as is the chocolate supply.  The main meals of freeze dried food leave a bit to be desired, but we will fix that in Guadeloupe. 

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