Nov 15, 2018 - Day 90 - 34º30'N 007º30'W to Rabat

Summary
Today we fight head wind and decreasing wind speeds to just 1 Bft. We arrive on time at the estuary of Bouregreg River and call Marina Bouregreg on radio. As the sand bar in front of the river is changing its shape and position constantly and the approach of the river is challenging, they send out a pilot in an RIB to guide us into the river. They guide us to the customs pontoon where immigration, customs and police officers are waiting for us. After clearing in we are guided to our berth in the marina.

Sea Area
Atlantic Ocean, Casablanca (ref. Spanish forecast areas), Bouregreg River

Weather
2/8 in the early morning, clearing up over the later morning. Then clear for the rest of the day. Winds from S with 3 Bft shortly after midnight then decreasing to 1 Bft at around 06:00. Seas 1 m, breaking seas 2 m at the river estuary. Pressure 1012 slightly increasing to 1013 HPa. Min. temp.: 17ºC, max. temp.: no data

Nautical Log
genoa set, motor on
03:00 - radio contact with trawler, take measures to avoid trawler
04:00 - HDG 130
07:30 - HDG 135
09:30 - radio contact with Marina Bouregreg, request pilot
10:00 - pilot arrives, follow pilot into river Bouregreg
10:30 - arrival at customs pier, motor off
11:45 - motor on, departure from customs pier
12:00 - arrival at berth Bouregreg Marina, motor off

Incidents
03:00 - radio contact with trawler, take measures to avoid collision

Sightings
none

Maintenance Log
none

Other
10:45 - boarded by immigration, customs and police officers, drones collected for safe-keeping

Mileage (over ground)
Today: 47,9 nm
Total: 2.220,0 nm