We arrived in Antigua on 27 November after a trip of just over 32 days. As expected we had a gale in the Bay of Biscay but apart from that no really strong winds.
After about 2 weeks at sea we were nearing the Canaries which we passed to port and had a few more days to reach the Trade winds.
Once there we had several days of excellent sailing but we had to work south a bit to avoid a calm patch a few days from Antigua.
The last day was fun, with the spinnaker up from around 0800 until it got too windy mid-afternoon.
We entered Falmouth Harbour at around 1015 in the morning, dropped the anchor and went ashore to clear customs. Then it was time for a celebratory beer.
Sam had a bit of a rest until New Year's Eve when we took part in the Lord Nelson Pursuit Race, which was good fun,
including chasing a buoy named Villeneuve which had drifted off station so had the whole fleet looking for it. Sounds familiar?
Next we have Grenada Sailing Week which starts on 28 January - still a couple of places available if anyone's interested in a very good racing event.
Sam Cowes Race Winner