Back on watch at midnight, taking over from Justin, who I find dressed in foul weather gear in anticipation of rainstorms - all so far missed. Wind is back up at 27-28 knots ESE and we are making good speed with a max of 9.9 tonight. Keep this up and we'll be there in 8 days!
It's been an uneventful day, no fishing, no visitations from the deep, and few birds.
One fix today when graunching noises came from the boom and we found the boom bang working loose at the foot of the mast. Fortunately I have the equipment to replace missing rivets quickly.
I'd made contact with St Mawes Sailing Club to update the yearbook and had a nice response from Michael Garside who had sailed the same route in 1980-82. We are following a well worn wake,of corse, but no less a challenge for all that.