Leaving Las Palmas

Tomorrow we leave Las Palmas for the first leg of our journey.  867 nautical mile trip to San Vincente.

Today we had a really busy day of last minute preparations including a briefing for the first leg. The Weather for leg 1 – Las Palmas to  Mindelo looks quite favourable.

Leaving Las Palmas there will be a ridge of high pressure to the NW blowing 15-20 knots which will be a great start.  We start at 1pm so will have just 5 hours before we are sailing in darkness.

A North westerly swell of 1.75-2.5 metres is predicted so it will be reasonably sporty right out of the gate.

The bad news we found out yesterday that the satellite is not working and so we will have no ability to communicate or get weather while at sea. 

First updates I send will be when we reach Cape Verde around November 12th.  

In the meantime if you want to track our progress you can do it here.  


Vessel name is Optimistic.  More from Cape Verde.

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