Changing weather, a race to the waypoint

Changing weather, a race to the waypoint
We have had all sorts of weather today! From light winds in the rain, then light winds in the sun, to strong winds and fast moving clouds.

The topsails are down and we are trying to keep the rest of the sails up, just another 46 miles to the waypoint where we will bent more east and can then ease out the sheets.. hopefully by that time, we can set the topsails again as well. The wind has increased to a force 5 from the west, to west south west. We are doing 8,8 knots.

Today we had cleaning day where everybody put their best effort in. This was before the wind increased.. After that we had a birthday cake tried out the different birthday songs from our international group. The Norwegian birthday song involved a little dance, which was very good!