Blog submitted by Stephan Card and Shaun Murphy
Steven and Shaun are fundraising for ORBIS by taking part in La Solidaire du Chocolat a trans Atlantic race celebrating the cocoa trade between France and Mexico.
A pleasant night in calm breezes helped us prepare for yet another battering that is heading our way today. Hopefully heading into the depression on port tack until we get the big header and then tack onto starboard and head southwest will be the last time. Hmmm, I doubt it. Anyway, first turn of a winch when I came on watch and the main outhaul snapped. Easy fix in daylight. In the meantime, we're heading due west in 25 kts of breeze.