Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Pointed Towards Portugal Day 1

If all goes according to plan, we're on a rhumb line passage to Portugal. Off the dock by 0730, put on the 135% jib and were under full sail before 0830. The first day's progress was average (170nm) but better than expected since we had more wind than forecasted. Winds clocked from SW to W mostly ranging from 14-21 knots across the beam, with 4 scattered hours of light wind that warranted the engine. Sea state was moderate and the air was wet most of the day. Nothing like starting out a passage wet. At least it drizzled less as the day progressed and the night air was surprisingly mild. The only excitement was passing other sailboats on a similar passage that departed before us. One yacht (S/V Boot Legger) has remained in our shadow. Time to go catch the sunrise and begin day 2

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