Last week we transfered Stephan’s 50 ft cat from northern Germany to Portugal. Actually I just hopped of the boat in La Coruna after covering 1400 nm in 8 days. The north sea gave us a heavy ride with windforce 7 for 2 days into the English Channel.
Strong currents up to 5 kn at Cherbourgh with wind from the same direction cost us almost half a day, but with the tide from behind we passed the channel islands with 15+ knots SOG. Fortunately the Gulf of Biscay was calm with easterly winds force 3 to 5 which made us sail with continuous 10+ knots across this dangerous sea area. So I’m about to fly back home while Stephan with Rolf, Christoph and Tina continue to sail to southern Portugal. The building is having a break now but I will post the latest progress when back home.