We are having a shorter sailing holiday this year, so we
decided to deliver ConoSur to Troon the weekend before our holidays.
Best way was to sail overnight and do the 120 miles in a
Forecast was for little wind and a flat sea, so we filled
the diesel tanks and set off into quite a nice evening. As we left the marina
it was clear that there was enough wind to get the flappy bits up and within
minutes it was gusting 25knts+ - we were going to be in for quite a lively
early sail. Excellent.
Down side was the wind direction was over the tide, so it
got quite big quite quickly – the joys of Irish Sea sailing.
The sea state slowly got worse overnight as we ran into an
Altantic swell that stayed with us until we were sheltered by Isla Craig, some
17 hours after slipping the lines.