Blog Post 11 by Jon Sanders: Downwind to the British Island
Perie Banou 2, with me, is tracking well. Going north-west to the British Island of Saint Helena.
After three days of very quiet – unusual – weather, I found the regular SE Trade Wind. (SE 18/22 kts).
Reef in mainsail and snippet of jib. My usual cruising rig downwind. Very comfortable.
Every now and again a rain squall. 25/30 kts (means knots or nautical miles). Does not last long. If it did, I would want to shorten sail more.
With the minor squalls often comes a temporary wind change. (40 degrees). The squalls last, maybe, half an hour. Mostly in the afternoon and night.
Did you read all that? Of course you did…