THU Dec 06, 2018 - Day 111 - 30º08'N 011º58'W to 29º08'N 013º00'W

Summary
The day starts with a fantastic and close whale encounter. I believe it was a Sei Whale that actively interacted with us for approximately 40 mins, an extraordinary experience! Also we finally make landfall in the evening.

Sea Area
Atlantic Ocean, Canary Islands

Weather
2/8 to clear skies all day. Winds between NE and E 3-4 Bft all day. Seas 2 m, decreasing to 1 m at times. Pressure 1021 increasing 1024 HPa. Min. temp.: 19ºC, max. temp.: 25ºC.

Nautical Log
genoa and mizzen set, motor off, HDG 209
04:00 - autopilot set to wind angle 150º Port/COG 216 - 4,0 kts
05:00 - autopilot set to wind angle 150º Port/COG 212 - 3,6 kts
06:00 - autopilot set to wind angle 150º Port/COG 216 - 3,3 kts
07:00 - autopilot set to wind angle 150º Port/COG 220 - 3,8 kts
07:35 - autopilot set to wind angle 155º Port/COG 225
08:00 - autopilot set to wind angle 155º/COG 215 - 4,2 kts
11:50 - pusher sail set, autopilot set to wind angle 125º Port/COG 206
12:00 - autopilot set to wind angle 125º Port/COG 206 - 3,6 kts
14:00 - autopilot set to wind angle 125º Port/COG 205 - 3,1 kts
15:00 - autopilot set to wind angle 135º Port/COG 211 - 2,9 kts
15:30 - pusher sail lowered, main sail set
16:00 - autopilot set to wind angle 160º Stbd/COG 247 - 2,4 kts, genoa reefed away
16:10 - main sail lowered, motor on, HDG 230
17:45 - genoa set, motor off, HDG 240
18:00 - HDG 240
21:00 - autopilot set to wind angle 155º Stbd/COG 231 - 3,5 kts
22:00 - HDG 235 - 3,2 kts
23:00 - HDG 245 - 3,2 kts
24:00 - HDG 245 - 3,3 kts

Incidents
18:15 - received distress call of fishing vessel Barracuda Per Domo 3 at a position S of Arrecife, too far away to come to rescue

Sightings
08:20-09:00 - Whale at 29º41’N 012º24’W
22:50 - Land!

Maintenance Log
Diesel: 261 l (tank and canisters)
Water: 76 l (tank only)

Other
none

Mileage (over ground)
Today: 83,4 nm
Total: 2.707,4 nm