At 04:30am Phil wrote in explaining the worst had past.
“I think the teeth of the storm has passed now and the wind has started to drop… the motion isn’t so violent now thank heavens.
“I’ve been dosing at the nav station a bit as I didn’t want to get thrown out of the bunk. Now the wind is flitting between 25-35 knots, I am going to try to recover in the bunk. Though, I currently have a lot of sail up and the boat is surfing and slamming hard, so the motion is uncomfortable. The sea is quite a lot bigger than last night, which is making things challenging…”
Braving 40-50 knots of wind overnight, the fleet have come through the other side with no major casualties to report. Spirits are clearly high on Imerys.
“I’m just making some tea and have just opened my May 6 food bag – I’m a day behind… I have a lot of eating to do, shouldn’t be too much of a problem!”