July 10, 2010
We have the light wind on our tail today, so don’t feel we are going very fast. But the wind strengthens by midday, and by 1pm we are nearly at our planned destination already. But we can’t stop now – the wind is too good. So we rejig the plan and sail for another couple of hours to Sjalbottna.
We have a busy narrow channel to go up, with the wind mainly astern. With only our mainsail up we are doing 6 to 7 knots and catching up to the boats ahead of us, with not much room to pass. So we pull down the main, put up the genoa, and slow ourselves to 5 knots, and fit in with the traffic now.
Now we are only one day’s sail away from leaving Sweden and crossing to the Aland Islands, our goal. Better get the champers in the fridge for entering another country.