We had very few time to prepare things or even to test the equipment of Margarida. As we went out the port of Antibes, Oliver was checking everything. I was taking care of the mooring lines and Iris was making a small film. We had a 260 nautical miles crossing in front of us. Our heading was 210ยบ towards Mahon in the Isle of Menorca. We should go at a speed of at least 6,5 knots because of the weather forecast. In fact, winds of force 6 or 7 were expected on Wednesday. Our aim was to go as fast as we could in order to get clear from those winds coming from behind.

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At 5 pm, June 7, 2010, Margarida was delivered to us by Beneteau-Messina. Paula, from the Chandlery Shop, made a reservation for one night at the Capitenaria of Antibes. We were given place 461 on Quay 1. Margarida made her first voyage of about 300 yards, taking me and Oliver from Voilier Services to Quay1 in the Marina of Antibes. Iris stayed on land and made the film. Then, she drove our car and joined us 15 minutes later. On the afternoon of the next day, we left Antibes with destination to Mahon, Menorca.

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