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Amberella goes Atlantic, Part 2
"Near Cap Trafalgar we must navigate precisely, since numerous rocks and wild currents have made this cap famous for ship wrecks. With sufficient distance from the Cap, we are save. 2. Knots current is against us. Andrea of SY Kilmeny is again calling on the radio and supplies us with current information to the tidal situation. Each full hour we are calling each other on the radio. We keep our speed always a little in such a way that we remain in the proximity. Near the Cap the wind turns a little more westerly and we can set sails again. First we make only 2,5 knots good, sailing against the current . Andrea can approach us under engine but soon Amberella sails under main sail, genoa and jib with 4 knots against the countercurrent.
Long ago we have past behind our goal to reach port Barbate. If the conditions would change to the worse, we could still sail back.
(Submitted by Noel Sun Jul 4, 2004 )
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