WED Dec 26, 2018 - Day 132 - 28º30'N 013º36'W to 27º39'N 014º30'W

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Summary
A sunny and light sailing day. Fuerteventura is slowly fading, Gran Canaria to the West is the last bid of land that we will see until landfall in Cape Verde.

Sea Area
Atlantic Ocean, South of Gran Canaria

Weather
Clear skies all day. Winds ENE 2-3 Bft during first half of the day, in the evening increasing to 4 Bft, slightly shifting to NE. Seas 2 m at first, over the day decreasing to 1 m. Pressure 1022, temporarily increasing 1024, then dropping to 1022 HPa again. Min. temp.: 18ºC, max. temp.: 26ºC.

Nautical Log
mainsail and genoa set, motor off, autopilot set to wind angle 140º Port
04:00 - autopilot set to wind angle 120º Port/COG 204 - 2,6 kts
04:55 - autopilot set to wind angle 100º Port/COG 218
05:00 - COG 211 - 3,6 kts
05:40 - autopilot set to wind angle 90º Port/COG 203
06:00 - 90º Port/COG 199 - 3,5 kts
07:00 - 90º Port/COG 212 - 2,4 kts
07:50 - mizzen set
08:00 - 90º Port/COG 231 - 2,6 kts
09:30 - pusher sail set
10:00 - 90º Port/COG 217 - 4,2 kts
10:10 - jib set
10:30 - 95º Port/COG 225
11:00 - 95º Port/COG 222
12:00 - windpilot 110º Port/COG 217 - 2,7 kts
12:30 - motor on, windpilot 100º Port
13:00 - windpilot 100º Port/191 - 3,2 kts
13:35 - genoa, jib and pusher lowered, motor off
13:40 - windpilot 150º Stbd/COG 245
14:00 - main sail lowered, genoa set, COG 240 - 2,1 kts
14:15 - genoa reefed away, motor on
15:00 - HDG 230/COG 220 - 3,9 kts
16:00 - HDG 240/COG 233 - 3,6 kts
16:15 - motor off, genoa set
16:45 - windpilot 120º Stbd/COG 253, main sail set
17:00 - windpilot 135º Stbd/COG 243 - 3,5 kts
17:30 - genoa reefed away
18:00 - windpilot 160º Stbd/COG 229 - 2,7 kts
20:00 - COG 250 - 3,6 kts
21:00 - COG 245 - 3,9 kts
22:00 - COG 240 - 3,9 kts
23:00 - COG 250 - 3,4 kts
24:00 - COG 240 - 3,6 kts

Incidents
09:25 - lost new inflatable MOB buoy overboard

Sightings
20:45 - school of dolphins

Maintenance Log
Diesel: 254 l (tanks and canisters)
Water: 171 l (tank only)

Other
none

Mileage (over ground)
Today: 78,8 nm
Total: 2.839,9 nm