I have spent almost all the 30 hours since my last post in bed. Hats off to all those who have managed to stand their watches.
I have (so far) resisted sickness but the lassitude and incompetence have been a bit much in 50 knots of wind and 5m seas. Even the permanent crew admit this is tough. We are making about 5 knots over the ground so anther 350 nautical miles to go!