I am grateful for the wind at my back. It is making for good progress, which is encouraging on a day like today as I lost my primary autohelm. This is a device that automatically adjusts my course to keep me on a good line, and is vital for us solar rowers as it adjusts our course when we are resting. I brought two backups – a refurbished one and a new one. The refurbished one wouldn’t work, so I’ve gone to the new backup already. I hope it lasts. I now have a new appreciation for what might have led to the phrase, “swearing like a sailor”.