Another day at sea for the Défi Plastik crew. The wind is rising and gusts of 25 knots force us to take the first reef in the mainsail.
The boat keeps a good average speed of 6 knots and we sometimes exceed 8 knots. The sea has been formed throughout the day but remains pleasant.
The crew can now count on a new member who greatly simplifies their life, the speed regulator, a kind of completely mechanical autopilot which does not consume electricity and which can keep a windward heading at the helm without fatigue. The skipper sorted it out last night and no one needed to steer today.
This night is likely to be agitated because we will pass above the shoals of the Sudan Bank, a rise of water of 30 meters in the middle of the Indian Ocean. See you tomorrow