A difficult night!

Chiscos - Atlantic Cruise
John Simpson
Thu 8 Sep 2011 09:17
34:02.86n 014:38.99w
The wind has continued to remain fair for our trip from Portugal to Madeira, but the huge Atlantic swell has made progress a challenge! Last night we had a quartering sea which made for some very uncomfortable conditions and the light winds allowed the sails to flap and kept the whole crew awake all night! 
However, this morning at first light, we put up the parasailor in light NE F3 winds. It is a beautiful clear day and we are looking forward to arriving. We have about 100 miles to run to Porto Santo which we anticipate reaching by early tomorrow morning.
More photos will be posted when we have a better connection.