Sep 24, 2018 - Day 37 - Camaret-sur-Mer to 47º49'N 005º45'W

Finally we have Easterly winds. All forecast models agree they will last for at least four days, fresh to strong mostly but at least coming from the right directions. After the pilotage and leaving the rocks and sprinkled islands behind us we should be able to set direct course to La Coruna. So we bunker water and start the crossing of the Bay of Biscay.

Sea Area
Celtic Sea, Bay of Biscay

Clear skies for the entire day. Winds NE 2-3 in the morning, then shifting E in the afternoon, dying around 15:00. Shifting back to NE in the evening increasing 5-6 in the night. Seas 0.5 m at first, increasing to 2-3 m in the late evening. Pressure 1036 no change. Min. temp.: 12ºC, max. temp.: 20ºC.

Nautical Log
10:40 - motor on, moving boat in reach for water hose
10:50 - bunkering water
11:15 - departure from Camaret-sur-Mer
11:30 - hoist main, jib, genoa, motor off
11:55 - HDG 280/COG 270
12:00 - hoist mizzen
13:15 - sail config. butterfly, HDG 245/COG 249
13:20 - HDG 260/COG 265
14:00 - HDG 220/COG 237, cancel sail config. butterfly
14:25 - HDG 230/COG 228
15:20 - motor on
16:35 - motor off, sail config. butterfly, HDG 245/COG 250
19:00 - HDG 270/COG 270
20:00 - HDG 240/COG 220, take down main
22:00 - take down genoa


13:00 - ‘feeding frenzy’ with seabirds and dolphins
15:30 - passed by French frigate Aquitaine conducting man overboard drills

Maintenance Log


Mileage (over ground)
Today: 60.6 nm
Total: 1.123.4 nm