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Hummingbird sails the NW coast of Spain to Vigo

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Today saw us setting off at first light to sail from Baiona to Muros, a passage of around 45 miles. Paddy had prepared the passage plan the previous evening and talked us all through it.
Probably just as well as he was nowhere to be seen when we slipped lines.
It proved to be a beat into a confused sea with the wind blowing a force 5. This meant having to tack to get our way to Muros. The wind did build further and the skipper decided to drop the headsails and continue motor sailing with 2 reefs in the main.
The naviguesser appeared from his bunk late morning and was on deck to witness our arrival into port late afternoon.
The yellow perils made an appearance on a few of the crew as is got pretty wet in the cockpit area with sea spray.
Plan tomorrow is a down wind sail to Vigo.