Although a little difficult to see, here is a photo of Jeanne Socrates' computer screen showing the weather for her rounding of Cape Horn aboard Nereida, her Najad 380.
On Monday, January 7, intredpid solo-sailor Jeanne Socrates rounded Cape Horn during her third attempt at a non-stop, unassisted circumnavigation beneath the five Great Capes. And, oh yeah, she's 70 years old.
After lowering the pole to the deck, I happened to have a look at the pin which had given a problem the other day - that was fine, but I then noticed that another big pin, holding the pole end to the mast car attachment, was nearly out of its hole! A circlip holding the end in place was missing and there was nothing to stop the pin from falling out - which it was clearly well on its way to doing ...!!
After several overnight bands of squally rainclouds, with light winds in between, we've finally settled into a nice, sunny day with some white clouds around and fairly consistent good wind from the north.