Lanzarote to Las Palmas

Magic Friday
Phil, Di and Annelise
Wed 15 Feb 2012 17:28
After a busy couple of days we are now midway between Lanzarote and Las Palmas in Gran Canary.

Magic Friday is a Moody 41AC owned by Phil & Di Wall, new in April 2010, and the mission is to get it to Antigua safely, in a respectable time and have some fun on the way. Phil Di and myself (Jeff) flew down to the boat yesterday, where she was ashore in Puerto Calero after having the bottom cleaned and antifouled for the impending voyage. After a quick inspection the boat was launched and we set to stowing an abundance of kit that we brought with us, including a new spinnaker. The rest of the day was taken up with jobs in preparation for an early start today.

We managed to leave at around 06.00 this morning in very light winds but soon managed to try out the new Spinnaker that is hopefully going to help us make a good time. With winds from the NNE about 15kts for most of the day it has been a very pleasant first day to shake the boat down and test the watermaker and various onboard systems.

The plan now is to get to Las Palmas late tonight, spend the next two days provisioning and preparing, and depart sometime on Saturday. There will be three on board for the trip, Phil (owner/skipper) myself and Chris who will join us on Friday.

More later and we will get some photos on soon.