• Ana

2018-04-19 Cartagena > Santa Pola, Spain


Time zone UTC + 0.00

Local hour (Spain) + 2.00

05.40 - Departure from Yacht Port Cartagena

Coordinates 37.º58'016N 000.º96'792W

Wind speed: 2.5 knots

Wind direction: 180 degrees

Water temp: 16.8 C

Barometer: 1022

Cloud coverage: 10%

Visibility: 80%

Sea state: calm

SOG: 6 knots

06.00 - Hoist Mainsail turn off the engine and get Genoa ready

Coordinates 37.º34'174N 000.º59'061W

Heading: 181 degrees

Wind speed: 9 knots

Wind direction: 180 degrees

Water temp: 16.8 C

Barometer: 1022

Cloud coverage: 10%

Visibility: 80%

Sea state: calm

SOG: 6 knots

As we were leaving the harbour we were hailed by an overzealous Guarda Civil boat regarding our heading out. They were worried about the big cruiser liner coming in, we were way out of their path but the Guardia Civil thought it was better for a sailing vessel to aim to the breakwater...


07.00 - 2 reefs on the Genoa 1 reef on Mainsail

Coordinates 37.º31’834N 000.º55’124W

Heading: 120 degrees

Wind speed: 17 knots

Wind direction: 40 degrees from port

Water temp: 16.9 C

Barometer: 1020

Cloud coverage: 10%

Visibility: 80%

Sea state: light chop

SOG: 5 knots

Let's start the tacks!

07.30 - 1 reef on the Genoa 1 reef on Mainsail

Coordinates 37.º31’216N 000.º52’402W

Heading: 108 degrees

Wind speed: 16 knots

Wind direction: 40 degrees from port

Water temp: 16.5 C

Barometer: 1020

Cloud coverage: 10%

Visibility: 80%

Sea state: light chop

SOG: 5.7 knots

A few tacks later...

09.30 - Full sails out

Coordinates 37.º31’357N 000.º43’950W

Heading: 105 degrees

Wind speed: 17 knots

Wind direction: 30 degrees from port

Water temp: 16.6 C

Barometer: 1020

Cloud coverage: 70%

Visibility: 80%

Sea state: strong chop

SOG: 5.1 knots

Not sure how many tacks we've done by now. Genoa sheet is getting caught under the dinghy.

11.20 - 1 reef on Mainsail and Genoa

Coordinates 37.º34’920N 000.º38’281W

Heading: 020 degrees

Wind speed: 18 knots

Wind direction: 50 degrees from starboard

Water temp: 15.5 C

Barometer: 1019

Cloud coverage: 100%

Visibility: 80%

Sea state: strong chop

SOG: 5.5 knots

12.40 - Finally passed Isla Hormiga

Coordinates 37.º40’181N 000.º36’243W

Heading: 005 degrees

Wind speed: 23 knots

Wind direction: 80 degrees from starboard

Water temp: 16.7 C

Barometer: 1019

Cloud coverage: 80%

Visibility: 80%

Sea state: strong chop

SOG: 7.5 knots

Almost beam reach!

13.20 - We are flying!

Coordinates 37.º44’901N 000.º36’232W

Heading: 005 degrees

Wind speed: 22 knots

Wind direction: 85 degrees from starboard

Water temp: 16.5 C

Barometer: 1009

Cloud coverage: 80%

Visibility: 80%

Sea state: strong chop

SOG: 7.5-11 knots

17.00 - Arrival to Miramar Marina Santa Pola

Coordinates 38.º11’100N 000.º33’900W

Total hours of the trip: 11.30h

Total hours sailing: 9h

Total hours motor-sailing: 0.30h

Total hours motoring: 2.30h

Distance: 66nm

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