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2019-04-01>03 Hammamet, Tunisia > Siracusa, Sicily, Italy

Time zone UTC + 0.00

Local hour (Italy) + 2.00

Local hour (Tunisia) + 1.00

05.30 - Departure from Hammamet

Coordinates 36º22’382N 010.º32’753E

After having been prevented from departure because the Tunisian Coast Guard thought the winds were too strong 40km/h roughly 20 knots. It took us hours to understand that they use km/h instead of knots as speed unit for wind speeds, and we couldn’t understand how could our forecasts be so different from theirs. We ended up leaving in Monday morning instead of Sunday night as planned, weather window was getting a bit tight and the alternative seemed to be to wait at least another week if we hadn’t left.

05.40 - Mainsail

Coordinates 36º22’382N 010.º34’110E

Heading: 085 degrees

Wind speed: 10 knots

Wind direction: 60 degrees from starboard

Barometer: 1015 atm

Cloud coverage: 100%

Visibility: 90%

Sea state: swell

SOG: 4.5 knots

08.05 - Mainsail and Genoa, engine off

Coordinates 36º24’364N 010.º49’097E

Heading: 065 degrees

Wind speed: 10 knots

Wind direction: 60 degrees from starboard

Barometer: 1015 atm

Cloud coverage: 100%

Visibility: 90%

Sea state: light swell

SOG: 5.5 knots


12.00 - Furl Genoa, engine on

Coordinates 36º32’045N 011.º07’953E

Heading: 100 degrees

Wind speed: 10 knots

Wind direction: 10 degrees from starboard

Barometer: 1010 atm

Cloud coverage: 100%

Visibility: 90%

Sea state: light swell

SOG: 5.4 knots

18.00 - Engine on, no sails

Coordinates 36º33’487N 011.º45’011E

Heading: 100 degrees

Wind speed: 14 knots

Wind direction: 0 degrees

Barometer: 1010 atm

Cloud coverage: 100%

Visibility: 90%

Sea state: swell

SOG: 5.5 knots

20.00 - Mainsail and Genoa, engine on

Coordinates 36º33’531N 011.º51’670E

Heading: 100 degrees

Wind speed: 14 knots

Wind direction: 40 degrees from port

Barometer: 1010 atm

Cloud coverage: 100%

Visibility: 90%

Sea state: swell

SOG: 5.7 knots

23.00 - Engine only

Coordinates 36º32’610N 012.º16’743E

Heading: 95 degrees

Wind speed: 15 knots

Wind direction: 0

Cloud coverage: 100%

Visibility: 90%

Sea state: swell

SOG: 5.7 knots

08.30 - Crossing shipping channel under motor sail

Coordinates 36º34’336N 013.º19’641E

Heading: 095degrees

Wind speed: 8 knots

Wind direction: 0

Barometer: 1020 atm

Cloud coverage: 100%

Visibility: 90%

Sea state: calm

SOG: 5 knots

09.30 - Finally the wind turned and is more beamy, Genoa and main

Coordinates 36º34’522N 013.º26’353E

Heading: 095 degrees

Wind speed: 13 knots

Wind direction: 35 degrees from port

Barometer: 1020 atm

Cloud coverage: 100%

Visibility: 90%

Sea state: calm

SOG: 5.8 knots

15.30 - Furl Genoa, engine on

Coordinates 36º36’630N 014.º12’357E

Heading: 090 degrees

Wind speed: 10 knots

Wind direction: 30 degrees from port

Barometer: 1016 atm

Cloud coverage: 100%

Visibility: 90%

Sea state: calm

SOG: 6.2 knots

05.30 - Arrival to Siracusa

Coordinates 37º03’486N 015.º17’006E

Total hours of the trip: 48h

Total hours sailing: 9h

Total hours motor-sailing: 26.5h

Total hours motoring: 39h

Average Speed Over Ground: 5.4knots

Maximum Speed Over Ground: 8knots

Distance: 263.1nm

#Italy #Tunisia #Sicily

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