We started the day with another problem with our electric outboard engine. Our main engine and the back up both gave us some error codes that we could not clear and both were down.
I had to swim beside Seeker. Once the crew got the streamline ready and the safety line with the kayak secured I lowered myself in the water and started to swim. During the first 15 minutes, the speed was constant and close to my pace. Very soon after, it increased and I couldn’t keep up with it and found myself falling behind the sailboat. It was first just 50 meters, then 100, then 150… at times I could only see the top half of the sails and mast. I always had a visual on the boat but I knew it wasn’t possible for them to maintain a visual on me because of the waves. It took me more than 20 minutes to catch-up.
For the rest of the day I tried to stay as close as possible to the start of the streamline, and each time the pace increased I would swim faster to keep up with Seeker; it was a tiring day.
MILES SWUM: 22 NM
HOURS SWUM: 8 HRS 22 MIN
SINCE DAY 1
MILES SWUM: 383 NM
HOURS SWUM: 129 HRS
MILES TO GO: 4617