(507 miles to go)
Pretty good stuff out here so far. It was nice getting out of the Bay and cracking off a little. The cold front arrived earlier than expected, which was great because I was able to shift to the jib top and then the A5/A0. As the front passed I saw 20-35 knots for about an hour with the A5 up. Spadefoot was full lit up. Top speed was 13.5 knots, and we made up 2nm on Barcanova in 1 hour. After the front passed the skies cleared again. Still clear this morning. Good for the solar panels. I put up the A2 spinnaker around 10pm last night, and it is still up. Moderate breeze overnight. Mostly 8-10, and now it is more like 10-12 out of the north. The wind instruments (speed & direction) aren’t working. Not too surprising, but a bummer about the wind direction, because now the autopilot can’t steer to apparent wind. Tricky with the spinnaker up. Lots of adjustments and handling required. Pretty cold last night. I wore everything I had. But now with the sun up, it is nice.