Santa Cruz to Puerto Rico (Gran Canaria)

Imagine Of Falmouth Online Log
Jon Constantine
Fri 17 Nov 2006 19:30

Friday 17th November 2006

We left Santa Cruz at 11am on a very overcast and damp morning.  Very little wind to start with but that soon changed.  The wind reached about 30 knots but was on the beam with a lively quartering sea. I think we are starting to see the infamous acceleration zones that we’ve heard and read so much about.  As soon as we turned the corner however, the wind dropped away and we motored into Puerto Rico Marina with just a light breeze. Hmm, so that’s what acceleration zones are all about. We finally arrived in Puerto Rico , Gran Canaria at 19.30.

We spent Saturday in Puerto Rico which is a resort full of apartment buildings and rather too many “English” bars and restaurants. Met up with Tom and Jerry Mulligan from “Molly O” - another Sussex Yacht Club boat.  They are wintering here.  We invited them over for G & Ts and nibbles.  Our plan was to be up at 4 am to leave at 5am to make the hop to Fuerteventura, the next island “en route”.  So we made it an early night.