Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Rough night

We spent the night hove to as the wind climbed to over 30kts. The waves never got over 12 feet, but they were square waves and it seemed that every hour a wave much bigger than the rest would come through. The wind was shifty and it was difficult to remain hove to and hide behind our slick. Our dingy is gone, our spinnaker pole tried to escape its mount, and our windvane sustained some easily repairable damage. We had a wave hit us in such a way early last night that I thought we had hit something solid. At about 4AM, a wave hit that pushed us over on our side over 45 degrees. Not a knockdown, but close. The wind was gusty. It stayed strong until about 10AM, and then suddenly left. Now we are bobbing around in the leftover waves, with less than 5kts of wind to move with. Precipice is fine, the rigging is all good except for some chafing wear. We hope to make Nome late tomorrow.

2 comments:

The Artful Dodger said...

We're glad to read your all safe and on your way to port.

carrie said...

we were watching the spot tracker and praying for you guys. even mom and dad (who you met in charlevoix, if you remember) were a bit anxious.

so glad you made it thru. praising Jesus... c, d, hd and oma and baba