7 February 2014

Andrew reports that today was very fine days sailing, but as the evening approaches the wind is rising to  a Force 7.  Elsi and Andrew have been making a south westerly course and tonight, are close to the islands of Diego Ramirez (56° 40’S  69° W).  They are now south west of the Horn by about 70 miles.  There are strong winds due from the West on Monday and the winds are entirely uninterrupted by land for hundreds of miles, thus they may arrive more fiercely than anticipated in the forecasts.  Andrew is considering his options at the moment and is very concerned he does not drift back towards the Horn,  he also needs to ensure he does not risk drifting onto a lee shore.

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