After 4 days with almost no wind, the wind finally picked up. We are now flying the symmetric spinnaker in 10 to 15 knots of wind. Our speed is in the 6 to 7 knots range. Much better!
While becalmed we did a few interesting things like swimming in the ocean (when the bottom is 5000 meters below!). We also received a nice motivation from neighbor Kevin who wrote:
“Each pretty hand can steer a ship becalmed but he that will govern and carry her to her ends; must know his tides, his currents, how to shift his sails”.
So we are in that mode now! Thank you Kevin.
As I am writing this, we just hit a peak of 9 knots. Med Viking is happy!