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Aug 31, 2011 - Vendee - Ile d'Yeu

31 Aug: We left l’Ile de Houat at 8am and there was much more wind than forecast – just as well we had put a reef in the mainsail. As we were sailing close hauled helming was hard work, but we certainly covered the ground (or should that be water) at a good speed. After sailing in the Solent, it’s quite striking how few boats we see – you can go several hours with just birds for company. Again the wind dropped in the afternoon, so we stopped at l’Ile d’Yeu, which is in the Vendee region, after 52 nautical miles in 8.5 hours. The island is...

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