• Ana

2018-04-12>13 Gibraltar > Cartagena, Spain

Time zone UTC + 0.00

Local hour (Gibralatar & Spain) + 2.00

07.00 - Departure from Queensway Quay Marina

Coordinates 36.º08’120N 005.º21’377W

Going to the fuel dock at Ocean Village Marina

08.00 - Departure from fuel dock at Ocean Village Marina

09.00 - 2 reefs on the Mainsail 1 reef on Genoa

Coordinates 36.º05’596N 005.º18’736W

Heading: 100 degrees

Wind speed: 20 knots

Wind direction: 135 degrees from starboard

Water temp: 15.3 C

Barometer: 1012

Cloud coverage: 100%

Visibility: 90%

Sea state: chop

SOG: 8.5 knots

Engine off.

09.00 - 2 reefs on the Genoa 1 reef on Mainsail

Coordinates 36.º05’596N 005.º18’736W

Heading: 100 degrees

Wind speed: 20 knots

Wind direction: 135 degrees from starboard

Water temp: 15.3 C

Barometer: 1012

Cloud coverage: 100%

Visibility: 90%

Sea state: chop

SOG: 8.5 knots


10.00 - 3 reefs on the Genoa 1 reef on Mainsail - rain

Coordinates 36.º05’002N 005.º09’672W

Heading: 090 degrees

Wind speed: 24 knots

Wind direction: 160 degrees from starboard

Water temp: 15.2 C

Barometer: 1011

Cloud coverage: 100%

Visibility: 90%

Sea state: light chop

SOG: 8.8 knots

10.30 - Furl Genoa (Unfurl 15 min later)

Coordinates 36.º05’335N 005.º05’350W

Heading: 090 degrees

Wind speed: 22 knots

Wind direction: 170 degrees from starboard

Water temp: 15.5 C

Barometer: 1011

Cloud coverage: 100%

Visibility: 90%

Sea state: light chop

SOG: 7 knots

11.00 - 2 reefs on the Genoa 1 reef on Mainsail

Coordinates 36.º05’320N 005.º05’360W

Heading: 100 degrees

Wind speed: 20 knots

Wind direction: 145 degrees from starboard

Water temp: 15.8 C

Barometer: 1010

Cloud coverage: 100%

Visibility: 90%

Sea state: light chop

SOG: 9 knots

11.15 - Unfurl Genoa

Coordinates 36.º05’306N 005.º05’379W

Heading: 100 degrees

Wind speed: 15 knots

Wind direction: 160 degrees from starboard

Water temp: 15.5 C

Barometer: 1010

Cloud coverage: 100%

Visibility: 90%

Sea state: light chop

SOG: 6.3 knots

13.10 - Dolphins - so many dolphins. 2 reefs on Genoa

Coordinates 36.º08’664N 004.º39’031W

Heading: 095 degrees

Wind speed: 30 knots

Wind direction: 140 degrees from starboard

Water temp: 15.9 C

Barometer: 1009

Cloud coverage: 100%

Visibility: 90%

Sea state: light chop

SOG: 10.5 knots

15.00 - More dolphins. 1 reef on Genoa

Coordinates 36.º12’460N 004.º15’147W

Heading: 070 degrees

Wind speed: 17 knots

Wind direction: 130 degrees from starboard

Water temp: 15.8 C

Barometer: 1006

Cloud coverage: 80%

Visibility: 100%

Sea state: light chop

SOG: 9 knots

16.30 - Furl Genoa (Unfurl 15 min later)

Coordinates 36.º14’950N 004.º02’415W

Heading: 075 degrees

Wind speed: 17 knots

Wind direction: 100 degrees from starboard

Water temp: 15.8 C

Barometer: 1004

Cloud coverage: 90%

Visibility: 100%

Sea state: light chop

SOG: 9 knots

17.00 - Dolphins again and rain

Coordinates 36.º15’560N 003.º57’567W

Heading: 075 degrees

Wind speed: 17 knots

Wind direction: 090 degrees from starboard

Water temp: 15.8 C

Barometer: ?

Cloud coverage: 100%

Visibility: 90%

Sea state: light chop

SOG: 8.5 knots

17.30 - Broach!!!

Heading: ? degrees

Wind speed: up to 48 knots

Wind direction: ?

Water temp: 15.8 C

Barometer: ?

Cloud coverage: 100%

Visibility: 90%

Sea state: big swell

SOG: ? knots

Got smacked by the cold front and we broached!

360 degrees, autopilot lock went to hand steer.

Shit!Shit!Shit!

Gusts were more than 48 knots (this was the maximum we noticed but not the strongest we felt)

Managed to close the Genoa after insane flapping and half an hour later turn to wind and put the second reef on Genoa.

Engine on as we lost speed completely during the manoeuvres.

19.30 - Back to normal. Engine off

Coordinates 36.º18’554N 003.º38’532W

Heading: 065 degrees

Wind speed: 14 knots

Wind direction: 140 degrees from port

Water temp: 15 C

Barometer: 1010

Cloud coverage: 90%

Visibility: 90%

Sea state: light chop

SOG: 5 knots

20.00 - Engine on at 1800 RPM

Coordinates 36.º20’279N 003.º33’725W

Heading: 075 degrees

Wind speed: 11 knots

Wind direction: 165degrees from port

Water temp: 15.3 C

Barometer: 1012

Cloud coverage: 90%

Visibility: 90%

Sea state: light chop

SOG: 6 knots

After the breaching when hit by the cold front (the worst forecast the cold front should reach us at midnight, not at 5.30pm) we are worried about the arrival time so motor-sail is the decision to keep us always at 6 knots minimum speed.

07.00 - Mainsail 1 reef and full Genoa

Coordinates 36.º40’852N 002.º01’953W

Heading: 040 degrees

Wind speed: 18 knots

Wind direction: 140 degrees from port

Water temp: 14.3 C

Barometer: 1012

Cloud coverage: 70%

Visibility: 90%

Sea state: light chop

SOG: 7 knots

09.40 - Wing on wing

Coordinates 36.º53’123N 001.º46’581W

Heading: 055 degrees

Wind speed: 14.5 knots

Wind direction: 175 degrees from port

Water temp: 14.9 C

Barometer: 1009

Cloud coverage: 80%

Visibility: 90%

Sea state: light chop

SOG: 6 knots

18.00 - Arrival to Yacht Port Cartagena

Total hours of the trip: 35h

Total hours sailing: 34.30h

Total hours motor-sailing: 23h

Total hours motoring: 0.3h

Distance: 227nm

#Gibraltar #Spain

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