A broken head and new wind!
When offshore for 7 to 9 days, the galley (kitchen) and the head (toilet) together with a dry and warm berth (bed) are about the most important things in your life. We lost one this morning: We broke our head. So basically we all go and do our business over the side of the boat, which when Pegasus is heeled 35 degrees while reaching and doing 12.5 knots of boat speed is “interesting”, However, it is much more hygienic. I asked Morgan, our rock star Olympic and America’s Cup sailor, to give our International web audience a quick demo of our sophisticated high tech outdoor head. Check it out. Notice how Morgan is hiking outside and using a harness to “hang on”. Note the toilet paper roll on the lower lifeline… All rights reserved, patents pending!
Speaking of new wind, this afternoon the wind clocked a little more and freshened a bit. Its cool with 6 to 8 ft rollers. A family of Dolphins escorted us for about an hour and we saw the first flying fish. We see it as a good luck omen. We’re now speed-sailing on the great Pacific Ocean, slightly ahead of the competition. Its going to be a cold, wet night and the competition is after us.