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Timshel - Timshel Leg 3: Povoa de Varzim to Figueira da Foz

This leg was in the handbook as 55nm, 65nm on the briefing slides but actually nearer 75nm. The evening dinner was 2100 and several boats left an hour early to be sure of making it in time. The rest motored across the line at 0700, except Majic-L and Arrietta who managed to drift across under sail. Special mention to Vibe who very correctly displayed a motoring cone. The boats motored on in the sunshine. Sayonara proposed a fishing competition - probably won by Majic-L. As the wind came up Parasailors and similar coloured sails blossomed. Those like us with white sails only had to wait for more wind - which did come eventually so that we had a nice broad reach and finished under sail, though the finishing line was a little confusing as no outer limit had been set. The rally WhatsApp group set up by Andy (Mahi) came in useful for exchanging photos of the yachts under sail. Hero of the final arrival in Figuera was Vibe who skilfully towed in Fisk whose engine had failed. And everyone got there on time for the excellent sardine supper.


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