Sep 12, 2018 - Day 25 - 50º09'N 000º17'E to 50º12'N 001º50'W

Sea Area
English Channel E (Wight, Portland)

Weather
Overcast in early morning, misty with shower squalls and rain all day, clearing up to 2/8 around midnight. Winds NW 4-5, shifting SW around 06:00, sudden shift to N /NE in late morning, decreasing 3 around midnight. Sea 1-2 m, increasing 2 m, then decreasing 1 m in late evening. Pressure 1019 increasing 1024. Min. temp.: 15ºC, max. temp.: 18ºC.

Nautical Log
With prevailing W wind head N as planned, then waiting for predicted N/NE shift. Cannot go further N due to TSS. Tide makes tacking impossible. Wind shift to N happens around 09:00. Head NW to gain better position for predicted W shift.

02:15 - reef away genoa
02:20 - course 205 mag/190 chart
03:00 - course 195 mag/190 chart
06:30 - course 325 mag/305 chart, motor on
08:00 - course 318 mag/300 chart
08:50 - course 355 mag/352 chart to avoid M/V
09:10 - course 265 mag/255 chart, un-reef genoa
09:30 - motor off
10:45 - course 270 mag/250 COG
11:05 - motor on
12:00 - HDG 285/ COG 280
14:00 - HDG 280/COG 280, motor off
18:00 - HDG 260/COG 262
18:35 - HDG 305/COG 280
20:00 - HDG 310/COG 290
22:00 - HDG 290/COG 295
22:10 - motor on

Incidents
none

Sightings
none

Maintenance Log
none

Other
07:55 - Crossed Greenwich meridian W bound

Mileage (over ground)
Today: 111.9 nm
Total: 858.3 nm