On passage to Madeira 1

Mark & Sue Owen
Fri 19 Aug 2011 08:00
35:52.51N 07:16.48W
It was a long night sailing due West away from the Straits of Gibraltar with large numbers of commercial ships converging from seemingly every angle, but the conditions were fine and we had a large moon which helped.

This morning we are making good progress with mainsail and poled-out yankee (goose-winging) in easterly winds of 16 knots.