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De­par­ture: Ar­rival: Du­ra­tion:

Our first three weeks at sea were dom­i­nated by un­com­fort­able up­wind sail­ing. It had be­gun glo­ri­ously for our crew of five – Paddy Broughton, Ian Goldswor­thy, Jamie Hastie, Martin Grixoni and me – five-sail reach­ing with the mizzen stay­sail and asym­met­ric kite, dol­phins play­ing round the bow and, on slower days, learn­ing to splice or play­ing Scrab­ble. But then the wind turned against us, and our crew of five learned to live life at an an­gle.

Past the Ca­nary Is­lands, we met the In­ter Trop­i­cal Con­ver­gence Zone (ITCZ) com­par­a­tively far north at 15°N

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