- 2022 Summer Transatlantic
We have safely arrived in Cadiz, Spain. It was a bit of a wild ride in the last 24 hrs. Northerly winds off the coast of Portugal continued to build by the evening of the 29th. We shortened sail, two reefs in the jib and two in the main. Seas built to 12 ft. Our seasoned crew took it like champs and by early morning of the 30th we slipped into the lee of Cabo de Sao Vicente. Then conditions calmed considerably. Parker now has the speed record of 13.8 knots, but it was more about holding on then having any fun. The last breakfast underway was prepared by Pearse and Grace. Waffles and French Toast, interesting combo. The last 100 miles was a bit of a motor sail. I wanted to get in before sunset and we just made it. At 21:30 on the 30th after 2928 miles of sailing from Bermuda, we arrived on the continent of Europe, completing Geronimo’s fourth transatlantic. We don’t have a lot of crazy stories, nothing major broke, didn’t run into any dangerous weather (Tropical Storm Alex we were at the dock in Bermuda). I attribute this to the hard work of all the crew. The Geronimo Program does not work without the full commitment of everyone aboard. Special thanks to the Bermuda delivery crew (Lila, Natalia, William) for getting the trip started and also to the Spring 2022 trip for delivering the boat up the east coast. For the next few days we will be tourists, planned trips to Cadiz, Seville, Puerto de Santa Maria and plenty of Spanish ham.
Andrew finally got his fish, less than 2 miles from the dock.