The second and final night on this passage is behind us. We were kept at relative high speed and a good indication is the amount of electricity produced by the SailGen, which we have installed 6 month ago. We got 50Ah pumped into our batteries over the last 12 hours, when the solar panels take rest like myself. Yes we are back at days with 12 hour daylight and 12 hours night. Obviously the SailGen can produce another 50Ah during daylight, which comes to a total of 100Ah, which is not bad, I think. As said, on a good and fast 24h sailing day.
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Spoken to Rainer from SY Geronimo just now on the Marine Radio. Very nice to catch up with some close sailing friends while on passage.
Finally we got the right weather window for us to throw the lines and leave Funchal. It was not an easy departure from the emotional point of view as I like the city and the island, the marina team around Sergio and also had to say good-bye to Babs, Rene & Rizzo from SY Momentum of Fal. The four of us have spent some time together over the last two weeks, Besides hiking and biking we had dinner together either on their HR46 or our HR43. Preparing tuna steak as a team in a brandnew riffled pan was great fun. My job was the time keeper, which I practised many times with Susan as well. The food was delicous and we spend many quality hours together.
Harbour Master Sergio and his whole team are prefectly organized in this marina next to the town centre. Wether these are Virginia or Heidi in the office or the Marinieros like Bruno, Danilo, Placido, Marko, etc. They are all extremely helpfull, friendly and easy approachable. I will be back, that’s a given!