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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Day 17

135 nm made good, all sailing. 628 miles to go.

The wind shifted into the East early this morning so we poled the jib out to the weather side. It's called Wing-on-Wing and is giving us a much nicer ride than having the jib poled out to leeward (turbo mode). I wish we could have done this before, but we'd have ended up going due West, instead of West South West.

We had 7 small flying fish on board this morning. All were from one to three inches in length. That's not much of a record though. Tara III an Australian boat had 33 one-inch flying fish on deck yesterday morning. I suggested they could deep fry them and eat them like French Fries but it was too late, they'd already thrown them back into the sea.