Nick, some of us will look forward to the Canaries
'guide' you two will be putting together. We may need to use it as early as this coming Fall when exiting the Med. Meanwhile, mind those Atlantic storms when they show up on your door step!
BTW congrats on picking a super little cruising yacht. We sailed a '78 Vega for several years out on the west coast
. Perhaps the best sailing boat I've ever been aboard. FYI for your eventual Atlantic Crossing
, I found we could use simple 'sheet & tiller' self-steering, only requiring a bit of bungee cord and small stuff, with that boat. Just in case the a/p or wind vane