Computer is really dead.14/09/2010 at 8:00 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
Tags: microtransat, pinta
It looks like the control system has really gone. Pinta had spent spent all of Sunday sailing away from its waypoint because the wind didn’t allow sailing directly to the waypoint. However just before the last Iridium message she appeared to have turned around and was heading straight for the waypoint. We’ve now had several Spot messages since the final Iridium message and we are now north of the waypoint again and it should be easily directly sailable. Even if the rudder was broken and the sail still worked it should be possible to make that turn and its not happened. With the current wind forecast it looks like Pinta will sail parallel to the coast for a few days and might end up hitting the Arann islands or somewhere around Slyne head.