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Date: 02 Sep 2009 12:20:15
Title: Oeiras to Lagos

Too much wind to put the sails up, then after we managed to get the main up reefed, the wind died completely, so had to motor briefly. Reached peninsula - rounded the corner then a 24 hour sail with two reefs in the main and gusts up to 60kph, so moderate sea state. Boat brill.
 
Saturday morning saw all the wind go. Putting up the genoa slowed us down to 1.9 knots. Gave up and motored the final bit of the way. Boiling hot - from full oilies and wellies to deckshoes and shorts. Dolphins, fabulous night skies, but no sleep for any of us.
 
Anchored off Lagos.
Swimming off the boat. Aggressive locals in poer boats and jet skis deliberately spend all afternoon at full speed making wake around the anchored yachts, even spraying one yacht to get them to move on.

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