Entry Date: 03.04.2024, at 10:00:00 hrs (local)

Cabedelo, Brazil - Barbados

Algae Carpets


PRID: 12971
LegID: 355
LegNo: 100
Latitude: N002°58.94'
Longitude: W047°29.18'
Day#: 1508
Course: 305 °
Speed: 6.5 kn
Etmal: 156 nm
Log (Day): 157 nm
Log (Leg): 1001 nm
Log (Total): 79818 nm
Days sailing: 8
Covered distance: 1002 nautical miles
Distance to destination: 953 nautical miles
Weather: 15-20kn NE wind, 2m waves, sunny with clouds, 30 degree Celsius
Mood of the crew: good

The sea around us is covered with countless, on the surface floating algae carpets. They come in different sizes and are typically aligned in wind direction. Such algae stripes are often quite long and it is impracticable to steer around them. Luckily we found out that there is no problem in going right through those carpets. Only the towing generator need to be cleaned all the time.

This morning around 7 am we had covered half the distance to the Caribbean. This event we will properly celebrate during this afternoon.