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Bluejay back on the big blue Atlantic

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It’s been a hectic time for the crew of Bluejay as we prepped for leg two of ARC plus adventure in the Cape Verde town of Mindello. With final provisions in place and all of our pre departure checks completed, our 11 strong crew headed out for the 2000nm crossing to St Lucia. The forecasts suggested we would be smart to head further south of the rhumb line which we did and the trade winds have provided us with 15 to 20 knot N.Easterlies as expected. We have been switching between poling out and reaching depending on angles and sea state and time of day. The crew are well settled into the online routine and duties and games of dodge the flying fish are frequent. The sextants have made an appearance already and we hope to see the spinnaker in the next few days!! Emily