• Ana

2018-07-13 Fornelli Passage > Isola Rossa, Sardinia

Time zone UTC + 0.00

Local hour (Italy) + 2.00

08.50 - Departure from Fornelli Passage nearby anchorage

Coordinates 40.º57'826N 008.º13'641E

Heading: 085 degrees

Water temp: 26.7 C

Cloud coverage: 80%

Visibility: 20%

Sea state: choppy

All of a sudden and contrary to the forecasts the wind is not only stronger but from the opposite direction of what should be, raising waves of around 0.5 meters at the worst forecast for today w should only get 0.2 meters waves here and up to 0.7-1.0 out in the big "bay" outside of the Bonifacio Strait.

If the seas are already this high here how will it be later? Game-plan is to forget the Natural Reserve of Asinara and head towards the Strait to seek protection.

10.40 - Open Genoa turn off engine

Coordinates 40.º58'665N 008.º26'769E

Heading: 075 degrees

Wind speed: 14 knots

Wind direction: 18 degrees from port

Water temp: 26.7 C

Cloud coverage: 80%

Visibility: 20%

Sea state: choppy

SOG: 3 knots

0.7 meters waves on a 3 second period, super uncomfortable.


12.00 - Furl Genoa turn engine on

Coordinates 40.º58'997N 008.º33'290E

Heading: 080 degrees

Wind speed: 9.5 knots

Wind direction: 20 degrees from port

Water temp: 26.8 C

Cloud coverage: 80%

Visibility: 20%

Sea state: choppy

SOG: 5.3 knots

It's a sea of fishing buoys out here.

15.15 - Arrival to Isola Rossa

Coordinates 41.º00'560N 008.º52'412E

Water temp: 27 C

Cloud coverage: 80%

Visibility: 20%

Sea state: calm

Total hours of the trip: 6h

Total hours sailing: 1h

Total hours motoring: 5h

Distance: 32nm

#Italy #Sardinia

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