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Torn sail

11/21/2010 12:00 by Thorsten Böhnke

The last two days were marked by the sudden tearing of our gennaker and a visit by rough-toothed dolphins.

Our position is 12°42’N, 31°23’W, with winds of 12 knots from the northeast. Our course is 210° with a speed of 5.5 knots.

Yesterday morning our gennaker, the 140 m2 sail, tore suddenly without warning.

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The torn genakker is out of service. It goes into its bag before we can lower it.

Hence we are now sailing only under the drifter - a light foresail that is considerably smaller with its 80 m2, but allows us to sail closer to the wind.

This afternoon a pod of rough-toothed dolphins accompanied us briefly. These playful and friendly marine mammals stayed with us for approximately 10 minutes, trying to have some fun in the bow wave of the Ulysses.

 

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A group of rough-toothed dolphins. Photo: © Greg Schnorr/www.cascadiaresearch.org

 

Things are always interesting on board. We’re excited to see how the journey will continue.

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