Biscay Triangle Leg 2 Day 2 and 3

After light winds early on day 2 the wind filled in from the north west as forecast. 

 

In bright sunshine we had some wonderful sightings of porpoise and dolphin.

 

After a couple of hours there was something of a revelation in terms of sail trimming and the correct combination was found.  As a result we went from being back marker to gradually overhaul the  other boats.  Wind and speed picked up to provide a very exhilarating nights sail with hourly run totals of between 7 and 9 nm. This continued through into Thursday morning and we arrived in Ile de Houat at 1530 local, a day before the expected earliest arrival time.  Within the hour two other rally boats arrived with the  hour and the final La Corunna boat expected 3 hours later.