Rich Carey
Wed 11 Oct 2017 22:08
28 51.390N 13 48.936W

What a day!

For the first time, I had the Hydrovane self steering gear working, and it was excellent. I had the Screetcher sail up, going almost dead downwind from Marina Lanzarote, to Marina Rubicon. Only 4.5 knots boat speed, but with the Hydrovane proving it works, 100%. I used it, with the Raymarine steering turned off, for three hours and it held a good course - well pleased.

Now tucked up in Rubicon for 5 nights, prior to the 100 mile solo jump across to Las Palmas. Nice Marina, and lots of space and freedom for Bosun to run around ;-). One crew departed today to his own boat, and the other leaving tomorrow. Plenty of boat jobs to keep me busy.

All's well, all's on schedule.