Crew member on GBR5852R Great Escape of Southampton
We are approaching the southern tip of Guadeloupe having suffered a very frustrating windless night only to be passed early this morning by Dolphin carrying her kite full and drawing with wind astern until she reached us and then parked. The wind is now from the south force 3 and we are screaming along at 5 knots over the ground !!!. Whoopee. These Caribbean trades are perfect for sailing so we hear! So far they have been as elusive as Lord Lucan.As the night progressed we followed the results page watching our position slip from 5th to 14th as the lareger boats cleared the south of Guadeloupe.