Good-bye Porto! Great city, no doubt.

We are leaving Porto today with destination Funchal/Madeira. The planned shortest distance is 672nm, a 5-6 days trip. During the passage, we will receive updated weather reports to adjust the routing as and when required. The net controls from Intermar e.V. will offer twice a day verbal communication via HAM Radio, which we will be part of. Very nice!

It is our first longer passage and we are obviously a bit nervous but also confident we will be able to complete this passage in safety, comfort and style. Preparations have been completed and it is now time to throw the lines. Accompany from other TO yachts is not foreseen this time but there will be plenty of traffic on this route to deal with.

Some text updates (no photos) on this blog via Winlink can be expected as we did during our Biscay crossing before.

Fair winds…