Day 18: Weather Routing

Our sailing route from Antigua to the Azores was determined by wind and followed the classical approach. First, we sailed N (North) or NNE (North North East) close haul (dicht am Wind) against the E or NE trade wind. Then, for two days, we used the engine to cross the calm Horse Latitudes. Therafter we nicely connected to the westerly winds that there prevail and sailed East, reaching (vor dem Wind), to the Azores. Two days later, the same strategy would have lead us into a storm. Thanks to our friend Ivan, who informed us with weather routing, for the last 2000 miles we had a safe and fast trip so far.

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