WED Dec 05, 2018 - Day 110 - 31º19'N 011º22'W to 30º08'N 011º58'W

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Summary
Today is a great sailing day, great winds, some smaller periods of calm winds, too and relatively low swells. Also dolphins are visiting us several times and provide some great entertainment. And I interrupt Michelle’s sun bathing with some long overdue MOB exercise.

Sea Area
Atlantic Ocean, Agadir (ref. Spanish maritime zones)

Weather
Clear all day, 2/8 in the late evening. Winds from NE, temporarily shifting E to ESE 2 Bft at first, then increasing 4 Bft, temporarily decreasing to 1-2 Bft, later increasing to 3-4 Bft again. Seas 1-2 m. Pressure 1018 increasing to 1022 HPa. Min. temp.: 20ºC, max. temp.: 26ºC.

Nautical Log
main sail, genoa and mizzen set, motor off, HDG 185
04:00 - autopilot set to wind angle 135º Port/HDG 180 - 3,0 kts
05:00 - autopilot set to wind angle 135º Port/HDG 188 - 2,9 kts
06:00 - autopilot set to wind angle 135º Port/HDG 199 - 3,9 kts
07:00 - autopilot set to wind angle 135º Port/HDG 207 - 4,0 kts
07:25 - autopilot set to wind angle 125º Port/HDG 204
07:50 - autopilot set to wind angle 135º Port/HDG 211
08:00 - HDG 215 - 4,2 kts
10:10 - main sail and mizzen lowered, motor on
10:20 - HDG 230
10:30 - main sail set
10:40 - HDG 215
11:00 - HDG 215 - 3,6 kts
12:00 - HDG 215 - 4,2 kts
12:30 - main sail and genoa lowered
13:25 - HDG 200
14:00 - HDG 200 - 3,3 kts
14:05 - HDG 220
16:00 - HDG 220 - 4,0 kts
16:10 - autopilot set to wind angle 165º Stbd/HDG 222, main sail and mizzen set, motor off
16:40 - pusher sail set
16:50 - autopilot set to wind angle 140º Stbd/HDG 247
17:00 - autopilot set to wind angle 140º Stbd/HDG 251 - 2,7 kts
18:00 - pusher sail and main sail lowered, mizzen set, autopilot set to wind angle 180º/HDG 213 - 3,1 kts
20:00 - main sail lowered, genoa set
20:10 - autopilot set to wind angle 170º Port/HDG 198
21:00 - autopilot set to wind angle 170º Port/HDG 203 - 2,8 kts
22:00 - autopilot set to wind angle 170º Port/HDG 204 - 3,6 kts
23:00 - autopilot set to wind angle 170º Port/HDG 209 - 3,9 kts

Incidents
none

Sightings
12:00 - 2 dolphins
12:20-12:40 - 4 dolphins
19:00 - several dolphins
22:00 - M/S Norwegian Spirit
23:05 - dolphins

Maintenance Log
Diesel: 264 l (tank and canisters)
Water: 95 l (tank only)

Other
13:00-13:15 - MOB exercise

Mileage (over ground)
Today: 82,2 nm
Total: 2.624,0 nm