As Christmas approaches we have seen the Ocean Cruising Club visit the Quinta de Lorde Marina in Madeira. This was one of the stop overs on their Eastern Atlantic Rally. The weather remained kind, allowing for some good shore visits. Red Ruth's skipper was invited to assist in the judging of the 'Best Dressed Yacht' and good fun was a requirement for the week.
Between Christmas and New Year we hope to participate in the local race from Funchal, before the new racing calender starts in February.
Our thoughts turn to longer passage plans later in 2015. We have had a, longer than expected, break from our trip and now consider 'what/where/when next'. More on this later.