At exactly 20.00utc No Way Back crossed the equator at 028*57 W.
That is in 13days and 7 hours after les Sables.
The skipper had -in honour of King Neptune and all other gods of the seas and oceans- showered and put on fresh clothes.
A offer of real “Fru Nielssen” was given to the Master of the Oceans and his help for a safe trip was requested.
As Pieter has already crossed the Equator on several earlier occasions, Neptune agreed to let him pass without the ritual of dirt and goop.