« Everything is fine on board Actual. Tonight, after an early race under the gloom, we finally had a clear sky and we took advantage of the Moon and the stars. The Moon is in the growing phase, and every night she lights up a little more. At that moment, the Moonlight is shining through the window of the chart table, illuminating the keyboard of my computer.
The Moon helps us, but tonight the waves are against us. We are doing a little wave jumping in the northernmost part of the Gulf Stream. The ultimate trimaran’ movements are quite violent in difficult moments, but associated with the chop, it is a bit like a rodeo that never stops.
Eating our meal is always a challenge with series of "excesses" and funny moments, fortunately without collateral damage. The off-watch is limited to rest as well as finding a comfortable and stable location, which requires a lot of energy. The best place is at the bottom, as usual!
Fortunately, these difficult times will help reach New York. Tomorrow, we will spend a few difficult moments when going from the westerly to easterly winds, as it will be causing calm areas.
Today, I started speaking English to acclimatize the French-speaking crew of Actual in view of our arrival in New York... "an English-speaking city ! »