Mike is just completing his 8th week at sea, on his own. He is less than 170 miles from the finish line and going strong. His tracker has been changed to report his position every 2 hours instead of the normal 4 hours. I will increase this frequency to every 15 minutes as he closes in on land.
Mike has enjoyed having spent his last Sunday and last Monday at sea (fingers crossed, touch wood), and is in nervous anticipation of the next 48 hours. The wind is due to back to the NE and build to more than 30 knots. The sea state will follow, delivering waves of more than 15 feet. It’s not exactly going to be a gentle ride into Antigua! Mike has his helmet at the ready and is longing for lunch time on Thursday when the wind is due to reduce and veer to a lovely ENE, with the sea state following suit. The conditions should then be great for rowing the rest of the way in.
If you have any welcoming messages that you would like Mike to read when he gets in, then feel free to email them over and I’ll make sure they’re there for him to read. Cheers, Tom