Sep 14, 2018 - Day 27 - 49º23'N 004º08'W to 48º18'N 004º38'W

Sea Area
English Channel W (Plymouth), Atlantic, Biscay

Weather
4/8 to 8/8 in early morning, clearing to 2/8 in early evening. Wind WNW 3 at first, then decreasing 2 around 06:00, then shifting SW 3-4, increasing 5, decreasing 1 in the evening. Seas 1 m at first, then swell 3 m, wind seas 0.5 m, later only swell. Pressure 1024-1025 all day. Min. temp.: 14ºC, max. temp.: 19ºC.

Nautical Log
Main, genoa, jib 1, mizzen set from previous day.
04:00 - HDG 175/COG 195
06:00 - HDG 165/COG 160
06:15 - motor on
06:35 - HDG 210/COG 195, reef away genoa
07:45 - HDG 270/COG 280
08:00 - HDG 270/COG 285, un-reef genoa
10:00 - HDG 280/COG 300
11:00 - HDG 185/COG 165
11:45 - motor off
12:00 - HDG 172/COG 165
14:00 - HDG 177/COG 191
16:00 - HDG 188/COG 215, reef away genoa, motor on
16:05 - HDG 240/COG 240
18:00 - HDG 220/COG 205
21:00 - entering pilotage into Chenal du Four, take down main and jib 1
23:15 - entering pilotage into Avant-Goulet de Brest, sudden races and confused seas at entry of Avant-Goulet due to tides in opposite directions

Incidents
none

Sightings
15:55 - school of 3-4 dolphins, later identified as Common Dolphins, coming right to the boat
18:30 - school of 8-12 dolphins, later identified as Common Dolphins, coming right to the boat
19:00 - possible sighting of Basking Shark, no photo proof

Maintenance Log
none

Other
16:30 - passing lighthouse Ile de Vierge, leaving the English Channel
23:00 - ‘boiling water’ = confused seas and sudden races despite 0-1 Bft due to tides out of Avant-Goulet de Brest setting W meeting tides in Chenal du Four setting S. Assume possibly dangerous in fresh/strong W winds.

Mileage (over ground)
Today: 91.1 nm
Total: 1057.0 nm