Lisa Blair around Australia – update

“Well, I have certainly found the wind… Yesterday afternoon the winds were blowing in at 5 knots and I spent most of the day in light winds however I was aware that there was a change coming and that I needed to be prepared for 20 knots from the South. This new breeze hit just at sunset as the sky was filled with reds. The winds went from the NW to the W and then to the SW. They then proceeded to build to 25 knots in the space of 10 minutes so I madly changed my jib over from the J1 which is the large sail to the slightly smaller J3 sail. I also wasn’t expecting that the winds would stay strong for too long so I decided to de-power the mainsail rather than put a reef in as I didn’t want to have to shake the reef out an hour later.”

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