Fwd: Setting off
> 31st October: We have waited an extra day to let the Tramantana ease off slightly and are about to leave Mahon at 0830 Thursday to start our trip. On board are Peter, Ben, Alex S, Bob House and John Foster. We are heading straight for Alicante passing South of Mallorca and Ibiza. This leg is around 240 nm and we are expecting to be in Alicante late on Friday. We will be starting out in the tail end of some wind and rain but it will be getting brighter and lighter as we leave the coast of Menorca and head West.