menorca

Where’s the wind gone??

by Adrian 7th Sep 2010 - destinations

So strange…

We set sail early this morning from our anchorage on the north coast of Menorca.

The winds have matched the forecast of S – SW F5-6 before coming around to the north so it has been a pretty lively but great sail on a beam and fine reach for the past 50 miles.

The sea has been moderate and quite choppy – so we’ve been wet a few times but have been making a cracking pace averaging 7-7.5 knts with 2 reefs all round.

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Menorca

by Adrian 7th Sep 2010 - destinations

After leaving Mahon we sailed up and around the North East side of the island to find an anchorage that would give us shelter from the southerly winds.

We had two strange incidents we’ve never had before – a wrap on the genoa furling line whilst sailing downwind – which I manage to clear without too much of a problem and the mainsail suddenly falling down!

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