Wednesday, December 05, 2007
Derek Hatfield (Spirit of Canada): Hello from Spirit of Canada. Here we are in the middle of the doldrums with rain showers and wind holes. We, the boat and I are slowly recovering from a rocky first few days and I look forward to being able to perform better. Autopilot issues still plague the steering but we are slowly starting to figure it out. I'm having dinner early tonight as it will be a long night on deck watching for rain squalls. I lost the radar and other antenna from the mast in one of the many accidental jibes that the pilot took us thru so now I must keep vigilance on deck for the many squalls in this area.