When going from Haiti to Cuba you have to cross the Jamaica channel where always blows strong wind. We were a bit afraid of that crossing but in the end we had only little or no wind! After the second day it became stronger but was still fine. Only at the fourth day when it became dark (but the full moon was again with us) we got more wind. Suddenly we had 20-24 knots at our indicator and our philosophy is to take the main sail to the first reff when we have 20 knots or more. So we did and were happy about our decision because this wind continued until the morning when we arrived to the entry of the channel to Cienfuegos. We had a rough night with bumpy waves which often break underneath our boat but our Whitebird did a good job! She flew over the waves and managed everything well.
We were more than relieved entering the marina of Cienfuegos in the morning of the 10th December.