• Ana

2018-07-07 Mahon, Menorca, Spain > Alghero, Sardinia, Italy

Time zone UTC + 0.00

Local hour (Spain & Italy) + 2.00

03.50 - Departure from Cala Teleura, Mahon

Coordinates 39.º52'686N 004.º18'443E

Water temp: 26.4 C

Barometer: 1015

Cloud coverage: 90%

Visibility: 20%

Sea state: calm

Today we have a buddy boat, our friends from the Aussie yacht Sailing MR.

Cool to see up close how a brand new Beneteau Oceanis 48 performs.

And it's my Bday!!!

04.00 - Passing Mahon channel markers

Coordinates 39.º51’940N 004.º19’270E

Heading: 075 degrees

Wind speed: 4 knots

Wind direction: 60 degrees from port

Water temp: 26.4 C

Barometer: 1015

Cloud coverage: 90%

Visibility: 20%

Sea state: swell

SOG: 6 knots

Main up. Small fishing boat zigzagging, pilot boat waiting for either the big cargo ship or the big cruise ship that is moving at full speed. Not clear.


05.00 - Unfurl Genoa

Coordinates 39.º53’215N 004.º26’181E

Heading: 076 degrees

Wind speed: 5.9 knots

Wind direction: 140 degrees from port

Water temp: 26.5 C

Barometer: 1015

Cloud coverage: 90%

Visibility: 10%

Sea state: swell

SOG: 6.1 knots

Not enough wind for the Genoa and it's too dark for us to use the Code 0C

07.00 - Still no wind

Coordinates 39.º55’979N 004.º40’341E

Heading: 080 degrees

Wind speed: 2.7 knots

Wind direction: 130 degrees from starboard

Water temp: 26.5 C

Barometer: 1014

Cloud coverage: 90%

Visibility: 10%

Sea state: light swell

SOG: 6.2 knots

09.30 - Code 0C finally

Coordinates 39.º59’801N 005.º00’675E

Heading: 085 degrees

Wind speed: 6.3 knots

Wind direction: 110 degrees from port

Water temp: 26.5 C

Barometer: 1009

Cloud coverage: 90%

Visibility: 10%

Sea state: light swell

SOG: 3.7 knots

13.00 - Smooth sail

Coordinates 40.º05’115N 005.º23’443E

Heading: 082 degrees

Wind speed: 10.2 knots

Wind direction: 130 degrees from port

Water temp: 26.5 C

Barometer: 1006

Cloud coverage: 90%

Visibility: 15%

Sea state: light swell

SOG: 6.1 knots

16.00 - Dolphins

Coordinates 40.º08’7484N 005.º47’831E

Heading: 080 degrees

Wind speed: 8.9 knots

Wind direction: 105 degrees from port

Water temp: 25.9 C

Barometer: 1003

Cloud coverage: 90%

Visibility: 20%

Sea state: light swell

SOG: 7 knots

Trying to spill some air from the Code 0C to keep speed down so we can keep the buddy boats pack reasonably close for the night. Mid afternoon another boat catched up with us, they know MR but none have their Code 0 up so we are way ahead of them but when the winds are lighter they've been using the engine and keeping within reach.

19.00 - Genoa and Mainsail

Coordinates 40.º11’298N 006.º10’731E

Heading: 075 degrees

Wind speed: 10 knots

Wind direction: 85 degrees from port

Water temp: 25.5 C

Barometer: 1003

Cloud coverage: 90%

Visibility: 20%

Sea state: light swell

SOG: 6 knots

Replaced Code 0C with the Genoa for the night, this way should be easier to control the speed if we have some wind during the night.

20.15 - Not enough wind - engine on

Coordinates 40.º12’837N 006.º19’809E

Heading: 070 degrees

Wind speed: 6 knots

Wind direction: 110 degrees from port

Water temp: 25.4 C

Cloud coverage: 90%

Visibility: 20%

Sea state: light swell

SOG: 6.4 knots

21.30 - Not much activity on AIS didn't bother to turn Radar on

Coordinates 40.º14’747N 006.º29’069E

Heading: 070 degrees

Wind speed: 3.5 knots

Wind direction: 135 degrees from port

Water temp: 25.2 C

Cloud coverage: 90%

Visibility: 20%

Sea state: light swell

SOG: 6.1 knots

01.00 - Change of shift

Coordinates 40.º20’964N 006.º55’703E

Heading: 080 degrees

Wind speed: 10 knots

Wind direction: 160 degrees from port

Water temp: 25.4 C

Cloud coverage: 90%

Visibility: 10%

Sea state: light swell

SOG: 5.6 knots

04.00 - Engine off, mainsail and genoa

Coordinates 40.º25’564N 007.º16’776E

Heading: 080 degrees

Wind speed: 14 knots

Wind direction: 120 degrees from port

Water temp: 25.1 C

Cloud coverage: 90%

Visibility: 10%

Sea state: light swell

SOG: 6.5 knots

08.30 - Wind on the nose

Coordinates 40.º29’708N 007.º51’825E

Heading: 080 degrees

Wind speed: 5 knots

Wind direction: 45 degrees from port

Water temp: 25.5 C

Barometer: 1009

Cloud coverage: 90%

Visibility: 10%

Sea state: calm

SOG: 6.7 knots

Wind is quite light and on the nose, no patience for a million tacks and no progress so enine is back on

12.00 - Arrival to Alghero, Sardinia, Italy

Coordinates 40.º33’967N 008.º18’739E

Wind speed: 14 knots

Water temp: 26.8 C

Barometer: 1009

Cloud coverage: 90%

Visibility: 10%

Sea state: choppy

Total hours of the trip: 33h

Distance: 201nm

#Spain #Balearics #Italy #Sardinia

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