This week’s episode is epic. As the title suggests, me and Galopin navigate in 45knt gales. Sailing 45knt Gales in Catalonia! I left Estartit on the north coast of Catalonia with already 20knt pushing me out of the harbour. I unfurl a small bit of Genoa sail and the wind quickly jumps to 30knt and the waves grow bigger as I go around Cape Bagur. They have growing from southern France by a powerful Tramontane wind. It was forecasted and I knew it, but it was my window to go. I wanted to test out Galopin, well Neptune sure put me and Galopin to the test. What an experience!