Another day of motoring and communication issues but, I'm pleased to report that the day did end on a higher note when the wind returned and we could turn the engine off. Add to that some limited communication capabilities; then we all ended the day feeling more positive despite the rain!
We've now less than a thousand miles to go to St Lucia. And with favourable winds forecast for the next few days we hope to make good progress towards our goal.
I spent a very useful hour last night plotting the position of all the fleet into an Excel graph so we've finally been able to see our position relative to everyone else. We've been surprised how many yachts are considerably further north than we are, albeit further west, but providing my plotting is accurate, then we don't seem to be doing too badly. That said, our primary aim is to make the passage as comfortable and safe as possible and so we aren't pushing Jay Jay to her limits.
Thanks to everyone following our progress and sending us texts - it's great to receive them - and apologies for not replying to them but please do keep them coming!