slow going

It’s been challenging moving through the Caribbean today. Most of the night we had too much wind, rain, squalls, waves into the cockpit, down the companionway, and through a couple of leaky hatches. All that changed this afternoon when we lost the wind entirely. We shook the two reefs and rolled out the jib. Then the wind went from a close reach to downwind so out came the preventor. Now the engine is on to get us into position to alter course and try for better sailing conditions. We made 115nm the first 24 hours. I doubt we’ll come close to that this next 24 hours. We’re currently at 12deg 44’N and 060deg 33’W COG 020T, SOG 3.8kt.