Running down to Las Palmas
Lanzarote to Gran Canaria is 110 miles and, given our record so far, I decided it would be a push to do it in a day sail so we are travelling overnight. The only problem is that we set off at a conservative 4pm and covered the first 30 miles in 3 hours, giving an ETA of 3am. It is not a good idea to arrive at a strange port in the dark. So we have dropped the mainsail (which always complains about downwind sailing anyway) and now we have just got the genoa up. We are now averaging about 6.5 knots and should arrive at about 8 am.