04 June 2009
Still lucky with the wind. Barrelling along today at over 6 kn in a NE 4/5 on a beam reach. Cruising like this when the wind is good is hypnotic. We get through about one chart a day, and one section of Reeds a week. Get up, breakfast, sail, lunch, sail, snooze, sail, arrive, berth. The next thing is usually paying at the Capitainerie, but as we've been guests of the Semaine du Golfe we haven't had to pay for the last month. May not have to tonight if the Harbour Master doesn't show up. Then passage plan for next day, beer, supper, take some advice from South Coast Brit yachtie types with blue ensigns, posh accents and bored wives, bed and start again tomorrow. We never take a day off unless the wind or sea state is hopeless.
Tomorrow is the Raz de Sein which we got a bit wrong on the way down, but we have to get there at 0915 precisely or the whirlpool of fate will swallow us up.
The pic shows the new clubhouse for the French section of the CSC. It has its own vineyard, vegetable garden and orchard, plus a sheltered mooring for the new 12m yawl we will be getting for next season. Book early to avoid disappointment.