Blonde Moment - Blog 8 Povoa to Figuero de Foz
And now we are two........ (Roy flew home from Porto).
Another windless start line which most boats motored over as this is one of the longest legs - 74 nm. We really needed to keep an average speed of 6 knots in order to reach Figuero before the 9pm cut off and start of the sardine bbq.
Two hours of motoring and the wind began to fill in so we started with main and poled out headsail; quickly this set up was changed for the blue water runner - lasted only half and hour before the skipper wanted the Code Zero out.........you get the idea! Five sail changes; rapidly increasing winds and changing angles and eleven and a half hours later we reached our destination with time for a quick shower and up to the the clubhouse for our sardines - tasted great!