Sailing Offbeat

ARC+ Cape Verdes 2018

Crossing the Spanish / Portuguese border

23 September 2018

After a wonderful dinner of grilled Monkfish in the Monte Real Club de Yates in Bayona (think RYS, Cowes!), this morning greeted us with a pea-souper of a fog. Fortunately we could see lots of traffic offshore on the AIS and we were reasonably confident this was very localised. In fact 10 mins out of the harbour and the visibility was up to 1 mile. This gave us a good bit of practice with the radar but without any real stress.

This afternoon sees us crossing the border into Portugal in 15-20kts of wind from dead astern and blue skies. Champagne sailing.

Vessel Name: Offbeat
Vessel Make/Model: Nautitech Open 46
Hailing Port: Hamble, UK
Crew: David, Anne-Laure, Lucy, Mike and Sarah
Extra: Offbeat is a Nautitech Open 46 sailing catamaran taking part in the 2018 ARC+Cape Verde (the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers from the Canaries via the Cape Verde Islands to St Lucia). Offbeat will be crewed by David, Anne-Laure, Lucy, Mike and Sarah during the ARC+
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