Monday, 18 May 2015

Low speed bimble...

Not quite what I was expecting...

Had hoped to get to Bosham but it turned out to be a low wind start to the day, and after 3 attempts to get past Marker (the wind was fair to about a 100 yards short of it and then turned to almost completely on the nose) in light wind with a big tide against as well we were reduced to spinning gently in the tide...

I was also feeling cold despite the sun, but it was clouding over so I thought "sod it" and turned for home... got back on the mooring just as the wind came up (which to be fair was what the forecast had said)...!

All was not completely lost...  I did see this beauty...  not having much success finding anything out about her so if anyone knows, please let me know...

Packed away and tidied, said hello to Chris Partridge whose rowing club were having an open day (Chris, nice to chat... how is it that whenever I see you, you always have a lovely crew?? ), cracked a beer, contemplated the world, and went home.

Ah well, some days are better than others...

Raised sails by Swearedeep hence the curlicue's...  note the additional curlicue's at the end of the track...  lot of water and not much wind! Marker is tantalisingly just off the bottom of the track..  pretty much as it was on the day!


Log:

Distance: 4.76 miles (cumulative total in the mileage tab at the top of the page)
Wind: Force 1 gusting Force 2.. started SW (going SSW by Marker!).
Sail Plan: Full main and genoa, few rolls in the genoa helped on the beats - engine to manoeuvre...
Speed: GPS track says the max speed was 5 knots (which was under motor I saw a couple of 3.6's under sail but most of that would have been tide) - average speed 2.3 knots

2 comments:

  1. As rowing captain I get first pick...

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    1. ...then I can only say you have good taste.... :o)

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