Reports 19 November
19 November - Talking about the Family.
Audio Clip courtesy Trigone/VendeeGlobe
19 November - Call from Vendee Headquarters.
Steve White, GBR, (Toe in the Water), 17th, +387.1 miles: " I am cooking in my own juices, absolutely boiling. Blue skies, blue seas, hardly a cloud in the skies. We have had the same sails up for a while now, main, spinnaker and sometimes a stay-sail depending on the angles, and we have been hitting 17-18 knots at times, and down to 11-12 knots because the wind is up and down. It has been a little bit alarming at times because I have had problems with a dodgy autopilot which is a bit alarming when you are going along at 17-18 knots."
" I count my blessings every single day that something does not let us down. I was talking last night with Mark the electrician and he was saying that I am probably the only person in the fleet with nine years old course computers to the autopilot and instrument systems, and that is a credit to B&G that they are still working, because nobody has nine years old instruments systems, but the thing is that I have a problem with those then things could change very, very rapidly, so I just count my blessings. I am just grateful for every day that comes."