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Friday, July 31, 2009

Day 19

129 nm made good, all sailing. 365 miles to go.

The wind has gone light and into the East-North-East so we're running dead downwind with the jib poled out to weather. I shook out all the reefs this morning, this is the first time during the trip we've sailed with a full main. Our position at 9 degrees South latitude seems to be giving us more wind then boats further North. They reported less then 10 knots of breeze this morning and sailing at only 3.5 knots, where as we had over 12 knots of breeze and were sailing at 5.5 knots.

More Frigate birds sighted and a new kind of Petrel that we didn't get a very good look at.