Today things get a bit more serious. The idea is to sail to Korčula, quite a long trip for one day. We leave the harbour around 10:00 AM. There is a strong southerly wind, which is just about right. All sails up and go! Around noon, we put a reef in the sails, making good progress.
However, our luck changes… Early afternoon, the wind changes to south-east (Jugo). And that is exactly the direction that we want to go. Since a sailing boat can do anything but sailing directly into the wind, we have to give up. We will not make it to Korčula if we have to tack all the time. Therefore, we change course towards the NW and sail to Hvar. We arrive around 15:00 hours, picking up the last free mooring along the quay.