Crew member on GBR4778R Caspian Services EH01
0300 on Wednesday as we beat South into light winds. Earlier the pressure was up to 15 to 17kts and EH01 was trucking, but in the lighter stuff we have now we've slowed quite a bit. The crew are tired from lack of sleep, its so hot below that only around this time of night can anyone bear to be down here, so they rest as best as they can on the rail.We had a small drama around the top of St Maarten when a sea cock pipe failed and we took on a fair bit of water before we found the problem. A few hot sweaty hours followed pumping the boat out so as well as warm below she's also damp; not a pleasant combination!Still we are upbeat and enjoying the sailing immensly, although we have lost sight of our friend the J109.
Going on deck to cool down now....
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