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May
22

Better conditions

Yesterday the sun came out and we were happy to be able to dry out our damp foul weather gear, the wind got lighter and we optimistically rolled out the genoa, but then it died down completely and we started the engine to stop Pitufa from rolling in the still high and confused seas. While sailing we use the windvane to steer Pitufa, but when motoring we turn on the electric autopilot. This time it went beep, beep, beep and refused to steer… I grudgingly started handsteering, while Christian started to search for the problem. Luckily it was quickly found: the remote control in the cockpit had drowned in its locker.
As soon as the autopilot worked again the wind came back, first from the NE, then the SW and finally it backed to the SE again and we’ve been swiftly sailing all night long.

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