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We have another 150nm left and if minimum wind of 10 – 12kn will stay (considering the extra 5kn, which www.wetterwelt.de never considers) we shall be good to sail, even in the blue coloured areas on the map. I hope you can see the picture. If not, it will be added later.
Talked to Uwe/DD1HUR from Intermar e.V. and his support is exceptional from the beginning of this passage. Besides talking every day in the evening hours at 16:30 UTC on 14313kHz, Uwe also provides me with detailed views on the situation by e-mail. It includes not only encouragement but also dos and dont’s. Thank you Uwe, very much appreciated and by far not a given.
I am going to watch a film tonight. Second time actually: ”Die Azoren – Grünes Paradies im Atlantik”. You can find it in the ARD Mediathek but it will only be in German. If half is true what is shown in the film, this journey might get rewarded soon.
Otherwise, I will have a cold, non-alcoholic beer while enjoying the sunset.
We are pushing through the night. The wind has increased a little bit again around 18 to 23kn. This should stay for another few hours and then slowly go back to 15kn, which would be nice. The first 6 hours after sticking the nose out at the west end of Madeira was a bit rought. Acceleration zone with up to 33kn and Spaghetti waves from all angles. Glad it got better now.
The weather window is still stable with a huge high pressure system near the Azores hardly moving, which shall give us some N to NNE winds. A bit stronger at the beginning and then hopefully enough to sail through to the target destination.
I had the pleasure yesterday to have coffee & cake with Gerlinde and Josef from SY Vitamine, a HR382 sailing under Austrian flag.
With a bright smile 😊 the Mariniero was standing next to the boat at 11am and handed over the parcel from HR Parts. Thu to Mo – not bad.
It is already installed and I look closely at the weather forecast.