The weak headwinds persist. Every so often the direction shifts a little in our favor or the strength increases but it doesn't last. There are just over 200 miles to go. At our current rate that will take 2 days. We brought just enough food to make it. We have ample water. It's just that the time is so long. I had hoped to spend a day or two in St. Maartin visiting but I may get in with little time left other than to pack and catch my flight home. Oh well. The wind could change in the next few minutes. I don't think it will.
I'm still waiting for the appearance of these mythical trade winds. The motor has been running all day and now continues into the night.While the wind did shift around to the east it was too weak to be of use.It died around sunset. With no pressure on it the mainsail flaps around with the rolling of the boat. Coming into my watch Yermo reports the starboard lazy-jack has broken. The flogging of the sail must have been too much.I hope it can wait for port or one of us is going to have to go up the mast to fix it.