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2018-04-19 Santa Pola > Calpe, Spain

Time zone UTC + 0.00

Local hour (Spain) + 2.00

06.00 - Departure from Marina Miramar in Santa Pola

Coordinates 38.º11'304N 000.º33'663W

Wind speed: 4.5 knots

Wind direction: 65 degrees from starboard

Water temp: 18.4 C

Barometer: 1016

Cloud coverage: 90%

Visibility: 90%

Sea state: calm

06.00 - Hoist Mainsail and Genoa turn off the engine

Coordinates 38.º10'756N 000.º32'385W

Heading: 090 degrees

Wind speed: 10.5 knots

Wind direction: 30 degrees from port

Water temp: 17.7 C

Barometer: 1016

Cloud coverage: 90%

Visibility: 90%

Sea state: calm

SOG: 4.5 knots

Passing Isla Trabaca, passed other yachts that are going in the opposite direction (downwind) none is sailing, they're all motoring while us the "idiots" will sail upwind.


08.00 - Dolphins!!

Coordinates 38.º10’223N 000.º23’052W

Heading: 095 degrees

Wind speed: 16.5 knots

Wind direction: 35 degrees from port

Water temp: 16.8 C

Barometer: 1014

Cloud coverage: 90%

Visibility: 90%

Sea state: 1-meter swell

SOG: 6 knots

Let's start the tacks, port tack!

09.30 - Starboard tack. Autopilot is playing up

Coordinates 38.º14’588N 000.º19’650W

Heading: 115 degrees

Wind speed: 17 knots

Wind direction: 55 degrees from starboard

Water temp: 16.7 C

Barometer: 1011

Cloud coverage: 90%

Visibility: 90%

Sea state: light swell

SOG: 5.2 knots

Starbord tack! Autopilot is playing uo so we switched to Heidi (Hydrovane)

11.10 - Port tack

Coordinates 38.º21’491N 000.º16’620W

Heading: 112 degrees

Wind speed: 19 knots

Wind direction: 40 degrees from port

Water temp: 16.8 C

Barometer: 1009

Cloud coverage: 90%

Visibility: 90%

Sea state: 1-meter swell

SOG: 5.5 knots

13.15 - Starboard tack 1 reef on Mainsail

Coordinates 38.º20’521N 000.º04’290W

Heading: 355 degrees

Wind speed: 20 knots

Wind direction: 55 degrees from starboard

Water temp: 16.8 C

Barometer: 1009

Cloud coverage: 90%

Visibility: 90%

Sea state: 1-meter swell

SOG: 4.6 knots

1 reef on the mainsail, we started to see some 22-23 knots gusts.

14.40 - Port tack

Coordinates 38.º127’142N 000.º03’794W

Heading: 102 degrees

Wind speed: 16.9 knots

Wind direction: 35 degrees from port

Water temp: 16.8 C

Barometer: 1009

Cloud coverage: 80%

Visibility: 90%

Sea state: chop

SOG: 7 knots

17.30 - Arrival to Real Club Nautico Calpe

Coordinates 38.º38’249N 000.º04’228E

Heading: 095 degrees

Wind speed: 11.5 knots

Water temp: 17.5 C

Barometer: 1009

Cloud coverage: 70%

Visibility: 90%

Sea state: chop

Motored the last 1hour.

Total hours of the trip: 11.30h

Total hours sailing: 8.5h

Total hours motor-sailing: 1h

Total hours motoring: 2h

Distance: 68nm

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