We started the day with a great news from our weather routing partner; the super typhoon had been moving north west, away from us and we could now turn around and sail back to our swim point.
The weather had changed also, the wind speed had decreased and it was finally sunny. This boosted everybody’s moral, I could feel a change in the energy level on the boat. It was even increased when we decided to have a “pool party” before adjusting the sails and turning around. For our “pool parties”, the boat is put on heave to, a sail configuration that slows down the boat and put her in a drift mode which allows us to jump in the water and keep up with her slow drift.
Once everybody was back on board we changed to bigger sails and started moving north west.