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.
We’re pretty much becalmed at the moment. We got most of the jobs done in about ten hours yesterday repairing the main and reefing lines and when we’re all set to go, the wind disappears. Currently we have 6 knots TWS. At least the living conditions are getting better and we actually have some dry oilies and we’re wearing shorts finally. I think we’re probably a bit south for the weather coming up and we’ve done a complete swap: where we were the most northerly boat before getting all the gales, we’re now south. If the breeze comes, we’re even better prepared than we were at the beginning of the race. What was going to break has already broken and been repaired. We’re going to get to Mexico don’t worry, even if we have to paddle.