After a couple of days anchored at Santa Maria we decided to make the 170 mile passage to Cagliari in the south of Sardinia in a single overnight hop. There was some good sailing during the day and we recorded our best speed to date of 8.7 knots, heading towards Olbia. We stuck close to the coast as more than a couple of miles out there was a short sharp chop which slowed us down to 4.5 knots. We motor sailed through the night and entered the bay at Cagliari around 14:00 the next day. With the wind now behind us and a flat sea we sailed the last 10 miles enjoying the tranquillity of a final downwind leg.