We set sail late afternoon Saturday and pounded through some initial confused seas, leaving quickly to run with the front of a storm moving in. The winds started at 15-18 knots but quickly made it into the 20s. We reefed the first reef. Winds accelerated into the 30s gusting to 45. We were moving 8-12 knots all night long riding building seas which we couldn’t see to determine the actual size until daylight. Rising 5 meters with breaking wind waves these swells were coming mostly from behind but slightly to our side and we scurried through trough and peak looking out for the breaking tops. Here it is 24 hours later and we traveled an amazing 200+ nautical mies under one raging squall after another. Not the most pleasant ride but we’re on our way to the Gran Canaries. Everyone is alive, tired and rotating watches at the helm. ETA Las Palmas too hard to call – I’ll update tomorrow.
The Captain of the INNcredible Sea Lodge