Atlantic ocean from St. Helena to Brazil

Published on 01 august 2014 at 0h00

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We cast off. Nomadic birds, we set off again to migrate beyond the ocean, by returning body and soul to the Atlantic. With the forecast east-south-easterly wind, we should be pushed along to Jacaré, in Brazil. What a pleasure it is to sail downwind, especially as this wind will last for 1787 miles, just to fill our sails. To optimize the daily average, the captain hoists a second genoa. spread its wings, as if transformed. Every breath of wind which blows into its sails gives it a surge of energy; its long, steady breathing embraces the languid swell. As if united on the waves, the water, the wind and the boat come together to allow us a pleasant crossing; a calm comfort which for a moment allows us to forget our problems with the batteries and the seawater pump on one ...

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