Fw: Into Biscay....Gales forecast!
Monday 29th October.
As we sail south towards the dreaded
Ross and myself sit at the saloon table chomping on our lobster dinner as the wind gusts to near 30knts outside, the sea’s not too rough considering where we are, near the infamous ‘Labadie Bank’, less than 100 miles West off the Brest Peninsula.
10pm and the wind peaks out, a huge amount of noise on deck turned out to be the Genoa flapping wildly as the sheet had come off the winch somehow, also the furling line had to be hauled back aboard as it was streaming behind the boat having been washed overboard.
The trusty SSB radio is tuned to the