The first leg of ca 80 Nm offered upwind on SB tack all the way to ca 20 Nm from Visby in around 12-17 knots of wind from SW. Closer to Visby the wind turned more to S and SE and was stronger close to Gotland. It took a while for us to realize this and we lost 20 minutes on the leading boats in our group due to that, We sailed with genua all the way and this was probably a good decision although we had to take a reef for a few hours after two thirds of the distance. A bumby experience in typical Baltic choppy sea. Next leg seems to be more light wind and hopefully with some gennaker sailing.
|Enjoying a moose sandwich and a light beer after finishing in Visby.|