• Ana

2018-04-27 Calpe > Ibiza, Spain

Time zone UTC + 0.00

Local hour (Spain) + 2.00

05.30 - Departure from Real Club Nautico in Calpe

Coordinates 38.º37'698N 000.º04'240E

Water temp: 16.9 C

Barometer: 1009

Cloud coverage: 90%

Visibility: 10%

Sea state: calm

06.00 - Downwind

Coordinates 38.º39'475N 000.º10'300E

Heading: 072 degrees

Wind speed: 20 knots

Wind direction: 160 degrees from starboard

Water temp: 16.9 C

Barometer: 1009

Cloud coverage: 90%

Visibility: 10%

Sea state: calm

SOG: 7.8 knots


07.30 - Auto-pilot seems fine

Coordinates 38.º10’223N 000.º23’052E

Heading: 070 degrees

Wind speed: 19 knots

Wind direction: 170 degrees from starboard

Water temp: 17.4 C

Barometer: 1010

Cloud coverage: 90%

Visibility: 10%

Sea state: calm

SOG: 6.3 knots

Auto-pilot seems to be working fine now, maybe we had an incorrect setting.

08.40 - Adjust course to avoid towing boat

Coordinates 38.º43’544N 000.º30’268E

Heading: 080 degrees

Wind speed: 24.5 knots

Wind direction: 140 degrees from starboard

Water temp: 17 C

Barometer: 1008

Cloud coverage: 90%

Visibility: 10%

Sea state: light chop

SOG: 8.3 knots

Passing the TSS in fron tof Dernia, there's a big cargo ship moving very slowly cutting the TSS diagonally and a smaller boat in front.

At first it wasn't clear what was going on, only the big cargo ship shows on AIS but says vessel not in command, yet it is clearly moving.

With the help of the binoculars we think it might being towed by the smaller vessel but not sure, a converstaion in spanish/english over the radio earlier mentioned a boat under restricted mobility going to Toulon, captain was requesting for a clear path, the other vessel was not cooperating.

As we approach is still not clear whats going on, so we call them on the VHF radio and without wasting time with chit chat we state our intentions as it is not clear for us whats going on with those two vessels: we are not sure of both vessels intentions so we will divert and pass behind, please held your course while we avoid both vessels.

Reply from the other side was a happy thank you, they are being towed indeed but the barge towing them has no AIS and that has been proving difficult to manage in regards of other vessels.

10.10 - Ibiza Sea Channel

Coordinates 38.º45’4339N 000.º44’047E

Heading: 082 degrees

Wind speed: 20 knots

Wind direction: 130 degrees from starboard

Water temp: 16.9 C

Barometer: 1006

Cloud coverage: 90%

Visibility: 05%

Sea state: light chop

SOG: 7.4 knots

10.50 - Reef 1 on both sails

Coordinates 38.º45’939N 000.º50’409E

Heading: 085 degrees

Wind speed: 18 knots

Wind direction: 120 degrees from starboard

Water temp: 17.1 C

Barometer: 1005

Cloud coverage: 90%

Visibility: 05%

Sea state: 1light chop

SOG: 7.3 knots

11.50 - Beam reach

Coordinates 38.º46’764N 000.º59’402E

Heading: 088 degrees

Wind speed: 19 knots

Wind direction: 120 degrees from starboard

Water temp: 16.9 C

Barometer: 1004

Cloud coverage: 90%

Visibility: 10%

Sea state: light chop

SOG: 8.1 knots

14.50 - Passage between Ibiza and Formentera

Coordinates 38.º50’438N 001.º26’329E

Heading: 022 degrees

Wind speed: 20 knots

Wind direction: 120 degrees from starboard

Water temp: 17.5 C

Barometer: 1003

Cloud coverage: 90%

Visibility: 80%

Sea state: light chop

SOG: 6.3 knots

15.30 - Arrived Cala Talamanca

Coordinates 38.º54’504N 001.º27’392E

Wind speed: 9 knots

Wind direction: 20 degrees from starboard

Water temp: 17.7 C

Cloud coverage: 90%

Visibility: 80%

Sea state: calm

16.30 - Anchored

Coordinates 38.º54’504N 001.º27’392E

Wind speed: 8 knots

Wind direction: 23 degrees from starboard

Water temp: 17.7 C

Cloud coverage: 90%

Visibility: 80%

Sea state: calm but with swell

Total hours of the trip: 11h

Total hours sailing: 9h

Total hours motoring: 2h

Distance: 68nm

#Spain #Balearics

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