Day 3: sun sun sun here it comes
Skippers: Kate Cope / Claire Dresser
Sat 4 Dec 2021 13:04
Yesterday evening we were really getting into this cruising lark with lovely nibbles and Jeremy got out his new guitar for a few tunes. Weather was calm all night so we were mostly motoring .
I did manage to squeeze in a bit of sailing at about 3am when there was just enough wind to do 5kts
Sunrise it was still calm then the wind rapidly built and I had 3 hrs or so of complete “yeeee hawww” upwind sailing full main and jib I’m up to 25kts ...what a warrior queen this boat is. Magnificent performance...Purple Mist needs a few more mods yet to get the same speed upwind !!
I’m just about used to the single tiller and different track and backstay controls . Still a bit fingers and thumbs though to be honest I’m a bit like that on Purple Mist.
We tracked along the coast , bright sunshine, waves crashing over the boat, music playing this is what it’s all about .
The just like that the wind died again and we went into flat calm and engine on.
Gibraltar is on the horizon. It looks a lot like Portland bill not connected to the mainland ..even if they a both are by flat land.
Drinks and nibbles time
Penguins jumping into the bunk