Biscay Triangle Leg 2 Day 1 - Depart La Coruna for La Trinite
Martin and Elizabeth Bevan
Tue 29 Jul 2008 13:36
nine started the journey north this morning. Suhilla decided to carry on
south. It would have been good to join them.
We made a prompt start, slipping at 0955 against a target of 1000. The
forecast south westerly's were not in evidence and the first two hours saw
frustratingly light easterlies.
We opted to take a more northerly route than the rhumb line in the hope of
picking up the westerly's which by 1400 had proved correct. 1500 saw us on
a broad reach with 12 knots of wind carrying Gennaker, Main and Mizzen
Ballooner and achieving about 5 knots. At last we are sailing whilst one or
two of the others have disappeared over the horizon, under motor. The magic
box gives an ETA of Friday noon; we would hope for something a little better
than that if the wind strengthens.