"Only 142 nautical miles until we reach our destination!!" exclaims Mike. "We've slowed down the pace a little as we are moving upwind in big waves. Apparently there were 60 knots of wind yesterday in Hope Bay but we are expecting that by tomorrow midday the front will be gone and we will sail into Cape Town waterfront harbour in winds of 20 knots only.
It's an exciting moment for us South Africans onboard and wonderful to think that tomorrow around midday we will be united once again with our families and friends that we haven't seen for such a long time."