By dawn, I’d managed to pass the southern tip of Sardinia and after setting a course of 228º taking us between Isola del Toro and Isola Sant Antioco, I handed over the GPS to my trusty crew and went below for some sleep.
I usually sleep exceptionally well in my Yarmouth23. Whether it be in the forward v-berth or with my feet in the trotter box of the settee, but not this time!
A disagreeable pounding on the hull accompanied with the pounding of my head against the bulkhead, tore me from my slumber.
What was going on? Why was Gianluca setting such a punishing pace against the unfavourable winds and increasing swell?
Overruling his landlubber logic of “we’ll get through it faster this way”, I set the throttle to a more comfortable speed before returning below to grumble and make sandwiches.
Despite what my friends and family say, I find that my irritable nature is often tempered by a full stomach… 😉