As at 0600hrs 11/7/13 Atlantis is at 74º 04'N 014º 10.5E. We've made good time since leaving Svalbard but it has been a rolly old ride. Soon after leaving the Isfjord and turning south, the northwesterly wind rose and has been in the region of 30 knots ever since with much stronger gusts. After changing down headsails and dropping to the first and then second reefs in the mainsail, we are now battened down snugly and reaching under working jib alone and averaging between 5 and 6 knots boatspeed in the right direction in a predominantly following big sea. All well on board.