Last night the seas and wind started to ease a bit so I could start pulling out the reefs as the night went on, and put the power on for some very fast sailing. This morning I got full main and jib up, boat speed is sitting on 10 knots and surfing up to 18-21 knots.
I was asked yesterday by a NZ radio station "do you sleep on a multihull", well when I am sailing very fast I don’t sleep much and when it is rough not at all. I am just cat-napping when I can with the seas a bit flatter as they are today, and as it is smooth sailing I can get a bit more sleep. I am treating this race as a sprint as it is only 6-7 days long, not like Jessica who is sailing for over 6 months. She asked me how I was sleeping too. Otherwise I will sleep when I get there so don’t expect me to stay awake for long. There is a bit of sun out today and things are starting to dry out, a very nice day in the middle of the Tasman. I hope it keeps up.