We left Isla Mujeres at 7:30, expecting weak winds and flat seas on the 50 nm (nautical mile) trip to Cozumel. The weather held. We were on the sails an hour or two: 8 knots of wind, probably 4 knots of forward motion, subtract 2 knots north current (against us). 2 knots SOG (speed over ground – real progress). Too slow.
Turn on the engines and ride. We left the mainsail up, but it was mostly pointless.
We watched the coast of Qintana Roo flow by. Cancun disappeared behind us.
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Carla called “Land Ho” (Cozumel) at 5:00. A good schedule. We want to moor before dark. There are almost no sailboats in the Cozumel anchorages. One marina, looking empty.