The idea of participating in an Arc Rally has, for a long time, been one of our sailing goals. We have followed other boats adventures, rally experiences, ocean passages, always dreaming that one day, it would be us.
Last year we decided to, finally, enter the rally. It was time! We were going to do ARC Portugal 2018!
So we got everything ready, but unexpectedly only a few weeks prior to our departure, in late May 2018, Miguel had to be submitted to a hart aneurisma surgery. One of the most vivid memories of this period was being told by the doctor that sailing was completely out of the question for us that year. So we had to postpone our trip one year, starting the counting backwards of the months once again and keeping great faith that in 2019 nothing would stop us!
Everything went well and here we are, counting the hours to our departure!
During winter Casik III had some improvements done, namely becoming more energetic self-sufficient with new solar panels installed, among with other works that needed checking and changing.
Has we were still working this past week we will join the fleet in Póvoa do Varzim today late afternoon to set sail tomorrow early morning.
Can´t wait for the fun to begin! We deserve it!