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Flying the Spinnaker to Madeira  
   

Flying the Spinnaker to Madeira

Madeira

September 16th 2010
Set sail for Madeira. Had a steady downwind run under spinnaker to Quinta de Lorde marina, on the easternmost point of the island. The harbour is part of an ambitious development with a church and town square surrounded by smart houses and apartments. Or at least this is the impression you get from the literature. The reality is a smart marina, backed by an empty building site. It appears tha ... read more
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Portuguese Flag Following its heyday as a world power during the 15th and 16th centuries, Portugal lost much of its wealth and status with the destruction of Lisbon in a 1755 earthquake, occupation during the Napoleonic Wars, and the independence in 1822 of Brazil a... ... read more
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Tot: 0.123s; Tpl: 0.007s; cc: 6; qc: 23; dbt: 0.0146s; 23; m:apollo w:www (50.28.60.10); sld: 2; ; mem: 6.5mb