We’ve really been boiling along for the past couple of days. 198 yesterday and then we broke the Yankee’s record with a big 236 today. This was noon to noon apparent time (we turned the clocks back one hour today ) and it was 242 sun time. That’s really moving. The old record was 232 made on the First cruise between Durban and Cape Town.

Fish sheet parted about 2:45 PM and we all rushed on deck into a fine drizzle. Sewed topsail this AM, using wrong stitch and going backwards. Oh well, I guess it will hold – I hope.