The crew really appreciated the self steering after two days of hand steering in fast running heading east from Vanuatu. We left Port Vila in fresh to strong trade winds and rough seas. We stopped at Huon Reef for a swim/snorkel and a break from the motion of trade wind sailing.
12 hours out from Huon Reef the trade wind piped up on the beam and we set the windvane up. The crew were amazed at how well it steered us in boistrous wind and sea conditions. The vane stayed engaged for most of the rest of the passage of 700 nm.
Now we are home after our little cruise it is good to look back at the adventures we had. The fleming global equipe was a small part of the success of the voyage.