What a ride!! We had a gnarly trip down to Belize with a 36-hour storm of 35-40 knot winds sustained and 3-4 m seas. Hermes took it like a champion, launching off waves and reaching a top speed of 17.9 knots. Meanwhile, we literally battened down the hatches and put our faith in our trusty autopilot, Starbuck, as we held on for the ride.
We ran Reef 2 in the Main with our staysail/J2 nearly the whole time, which kept us moving along just fine. But me made it and in one piece! (Except our stove, which rocked itself right off its gimbal!) Hoping to see some sun and blue skies in Belize 🇧🇿