Preparing the Crossing - 260 nautical miles (2010)
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 210º 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.