• Ana

2019-03-07&08 Hammamet, Tunisia > Pantelleria, Italy > Hammamet, Tunisia

Time zone UTC + 0.00

Local hour (Italy) + 2.00

Local hour (Tunisia) + 1.00

14.10 - Departure from Hammamet

Coordinates 36º22’384N 010.º32’756E

14.30 - Mainsail and Code 0C

Coordinates 36º21’096N 010.º33’658E

Heading: 145 degrees

Wind speed: 3.3 knots

Barometer: 1010 atm

Cloud coverage: 80%

Visibility: 90%

Sea state: calm

SOG: 3.5 knots

15.15 - Mainsail and Genoa

Coordinates 36º19’168N 010.º36’482E

Heading: 130 degrees

Wind speed: 15 knots

Barometer: 1010 atm

Cloud coverage: 80%

Visibility: 90%

Sea state: calm

SOG: 6.1 knots

When furling the Code 0C it made a huge hourglass shape had to do an emergency drop, Phillipe and John managed to pull it not the cockpit, while Rubens hand steered and I dropped the sail. With the help of Rita I then managed to get it in the salon through the roof hatch.


01.30 - 1 reef Mainsail and 2 reefs Genoa

Coordinates 36º41’851N 011.º38’511E

Heading: 060 degrees

Wind speed: 16 knots

Barometer: 1012 atm

Cloud coverage: 50%

Visibility: 90%

Sea state: calm

SOG: 6.3 knots

04.30 - Sails down - Engine on

Coordinates 36º49’275N 011.º50’877E

Heading: 085 degrees

Wind speed: 11 knots

Barometer: 1012 atm

Cloud coverage: 50%

Visibility: 90%

Sea state: calm

SOG: 4.7 knots

Pantelleria Island is already insight, lots of fishing boats trawling we need to slow down to arrive with light.

06.00 - Arrived Pantelleria

Coordinates 36º50’851085N 011.º356’269E

Anchor down on the NW bay of Pantelleria, got called by the Harbour Master on Channel 16 of the VHF, apparently we were supposed toe quest permission to enter the bay and to drop anchor. We can stay a couple of hours to rest and carry on.

08.00 - Depart Pantelleria

Coordinates 36º50’315N 011.º55’739E

Heading: 230 degrees

Wind speed: 9 knots

Barometer: 1012 atm

Cloud coverage: 60%

Visibility: 90%

Sea state: calm

SOG: 2.4 knots

Main and Genoa

09.00 - Out of the wind shadow of the island

Coordinates 36º49’025N 011.º51’509E

Heading: 230 degrees

Wind speed: 13 knots

Barometer: 1012 atm

Cloud coverage: 60%

Visibility: 90%

Sea state: light waves

SOG: 6.3 knots

13.40 - 1 reef Mainsail and 1 reef Genoa

Coordinates 36º36’170N 011.º18’245E

Heading: 245 degrees

Wind speed: 15 knots

Barometer: 1012 atm

Cloud coverage: 70%

Visibility: 90%

Sea state: licht chop

SOG: 8 knots

20.00 - Arrival to Hammamet

Coordinates 36º22’382N 010.º32’753E

Heading: 060 degrees

Wind speed: 16 knots

Barometer: 1012 atm

Cloud coverage: 70%

Visibility: 90%

Sea state: chop

Total hours of the trip: 43h

Total hours sailing: 38h

Total hours motor-sailing: 5h

Total hours motoring: 11h

Average Speed Over Ground: 5knots

Maximum Speed Over Ground: 9.7knots

Distance: 161.5nm

We did this trip to clear Ana's passport 90 day visa that was expiring and we didn't had a fully operational wind instruments, a great test sail to begin the season in company of great friends!

#Italy #Tunisia

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