Under sail to Ihlas Selvagens

Position: N 031° 11' W 016° 20'

Last night, after we had left Madeira, we could se very dark clouds rolling in over the island. For a while we thought we were going to have a rainy evening but the clouds stayed over land so we got a nice and bright night with no wind and no clouds just a lot of stars. This morning we got a nice northern breeze, just strong enough for sailing. We put up two jib sails and after some adjustments we managed to get our Monitor to steer for us. We have had problems to get the Monitor working down winds before but after some practice it works just fine fore us now. God news for the Atlantic crossing. We are making 2-3 knots and have about another 24 hours to go before we reach Ihlas Selvagens.


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