Strait of Messina Round 2

8/30, 1030

Monsters be damned!  We are off again on another attempt. Winds in 15 knot range but big seas. Not much fun. Deb wants to turn around. For now, I think that I am willing to endure 4 hours of this to reach the light air on the other side. 

We shall see…

Update – 1500

Success!!  We are out the Northern end of the Messina Strait. 1st few hours we tough. Then as we worked our way North the current, wind, and waves became more and more manageable. 20 knots to start, 12 knots as we exited, and now once again motor sailing in 6 knots of breeze.   Isn’t local weather interesting??

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