Steady Progress Close Hauled 36:22.86N 22:29.35E

Ceilidh of Lorne
Dave Sturrock
Sat 27 Oct 2012 08:16
No drama’s to report in today’s blog after a steady overnight sail.
The breeze has been remarkably steady at F 3-4 although s forecast has backed to the SW and at times pushed us further North on or course.
We have continued tracking West skirting the island son approach to the channels West of Crete which are the exit routes from the Aegean.
We cleared North of Kithita Island through the Efanisos straights at 10:00 local time this morning having had to put in a few tacks to make this channel.
WE now have 1 reef in the main and are able to head 250M which will take us directly to Malta.
The  wind is due to become more Southerly and freshen to 20knots which should give us a fast reach.
We enjoyed a very healthy steak dinner last night thanks to Andy and we are all settling into life living aboard a moving yacht.
Yesterdays 24 hour run was 160 Nm, today looks like being 150 NM which will leave approximately 320 NM to run from 14:00 local time today.
We have had reports of snow in Scotland today, no such issues for the Ceilidh crew just yet!
Moneypenny tested the Sat Phone link this morning regaling us with stories of the Skyfall   Bond Movie  Premier in Aberdeen along with Caroline.