In late September 2015 we made a passage from Messolonghi to Cagliari but through the Strait of Messina. I looked at my log and found out that we set off a day after force 7 westerly with gusting force 8 southerlies, with lots of rain. The day after the next day it was clear and we set off. In the beginning it was beam reach starboard tack, then motoring with wind
ahead and finally close hauled on port tack. Therefore, the wind
backed from north to west-southwest. There was also and east going current
of appr. 1 -1.5 knots which slowed us. However, no big deal we made it to the straight for 56 hours. In the straight it was blowing 20 knots in the nose with short steep waves and we had to motor
at an angle. Boat is 37' and light.