Fenix II ARC
Liz/Steve Rakoczy
Mon 25 Oct 2010 07:35

19-20/10/2010    Distance: 140NM          “39:25.5N 0:19.4W”


We will soon arrive to Valencia after an overnight motoring. There was no wind whatsoever. The little wind we had was on the nose. To test our new beautiful bowsprit we hoisted an old asymmetrical spinnaker, a hand-down from Balaton, to find that it was too long. It will have to be shortened. But the biggest problem is that, in spite of the efforts Herman the German - the mechanic in Barcelona - our engine continues to leak transmission oil. Our spirits are a little low as it might mean lifting out the engine, the boat? in Valencia for the repair. We should arrive in an hour then we will find out.

Otherwise the overnight trip was beautiful; almost full moon and I managed to write about how it was changing. I still love passages.