We left Bora Bora at midday yesterday bound for Tonga via Suwarrow and
The World ARC fleet has been split into 2 groups to avoid overcrowding
Suwarrow and Nuie. We are in the 2nd group, 3days behind the first.
The weather forecast was unpromising, with large pacthes of calm
forecast, and 3 crews decided to wait for 3 days in Bora Bora and head
staight for Nuie. Since our departure we've had some sailing, but
mostly it's been calm but overcast with rain. The engine is getting a
good run. With such a strong crew of 5 experienced sailors, there's
been time for reading, crosswords, sewing and other nautical
pastimes. Richard has got 3 lines from the back of the boat, but
still no bites.
Suwarrow is a (virtually) uninhabited atoll a very long way from
everywhere else. 2 wardens are there for 1/2 the year, but mostly it's
just a few yachties who visit each year.