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’ve had a very pleasant night sailing and it’s a beautiful day this morning. We’ve got all the boots and clothes and oilies out in the cockpit trying to dry everything off. We’ve got about one meter or a meter-and-a-half gentle swell and 14 knots of breeze. The boat’s cruising along at eight knots. In fact, sun burn is the major concern at the moment. The problem at the moment is everyone is in the same breeze and doing about the same speed and this will probably continue until St. Barts. We’ve got a small list of jobs to do while the weather is quiet, nothing major at all. It’s a real shame about the Finnish team. If nothing else, our boat is very strong. We’re both fine although I fell across the cockpit and have a lovely bruise that I must take a picture of.