Sailing in Sunshine

s/y Geronimo - Atlantic Crossing Autumn 2011
World Wide Water Events B.V.
Wed 9 Nov 2011 10:01
The girls in bikinis on foredeck are missing. And the crew is not in shorts and t-shirts, but in heavy foul-weather-gear. But at least the sun is shining! Sailing in the Mediterranean in November is not what you see in the brochures.The start from Palma was in rain, but nortwesterly winds that we thought would take us north of Ibiza to get us a better angle when the wind turns towards west. But it turned towards west too early and at the end we sailed south of Formentera. From there onwards it has been upwind sailing, tacking in winds between 15 and 25 knots, Mostly with one reef in the main and a couple of reefs in the genoa.
Right now (in pos. 36deg56.1min N ;   001deg13.4 W) the wind is 12-13 knots from southwest and we are sailing at abt. 7.5 knots towards 270 degrees. Distance to Gibraltar is 205 NM and to Las Palmas 907 NM. Everything is well onboard and the crew is happy!