..a Merry Christmas to all my reader, and "fair winds" in 2020...
..Max over at Bursledon Blogger [clicky] reminded me the other day that last Sunday was the Winter Solstice, so to all my fellow sailors I will leave only this comment...
Ships log for the yacht "Sparrow" an Ian Anderson designed
'Hurley 20', sail no. 109, launched 16th November 1967.
This is the day to day stuff involved with owning and sailing a
small boat, so nothing earth shattering but there'll also
hopefully be some adventures along the way..
|...the resemblance is uncanny... Jolly Boys 2019...|
|Friday blue, Saturday pink, Sunday green, Monday yellow..|
|Jolly Boys 2019 - that sums up the weather nicely... grey, windy, but superb!|
|Closest I got to the Solent this year...|
|21st Feb||27.23*||n/a||n/a||n/a||8.6||5.1||Trip out on Liberty for lunch in Cowes..|
|5th May||4.51||F3 gusting F4||NxW through NxE||Full main and jib||6.0||3.8||Gusty, cold day, shakedown cruise.. first use of the magic wand..|
|Both ends of F4||SW going WxS||Reefed main and jib||6.3||3.8||First time out in a fortnight on a sunny breezy day - seals and Snowhill|
|Top F3 gusting F4||SWxW||Full main and full/reefed jib||5.4||3.4||Down to Eastoke on a single tack, a Harrison Butler yacht was lovely..|
|14th - 17th June||62.76*
|F4 to F6||SW mostly||Full/reefed main and jib||7.4
|5.1 (avg)||The 2019 Jolly Boys Cruise!|
|F3 gusting F4||SE||Full main and jib||4.7||3.1||Tack, tack, tack, down to Pilsey in glorious sunshine...|
|F3/F4 then F3||WNW going WxS||Full/reefed main and full jib||5.3||3.5||Both ends of the harbour|
|Both ends of a F4||SWxW going WSW||Reefed main and jib||5.3||3.5||To the end of the harbour twice, a seal in the cut, and my first jammed roller furler!|
|F0||n/a||Engine||4.7||3.1||First day out following the theft of the outboard, but no wind and blisteringly hot..|
|F4 gusting F5||WxS mostly||Reefed main and jib||5.5||3.0||Sunny day got dark and grey quickly - plan to go to the Bar Beacon abandoned|
|F2 going F1||E going SSE||Full mon and genoa||4.9||2.0||Round Hayling on a hot and most wind'less day.. mackerel caught|
|...need to replace that bottom spacer bolt..|
|..not a bad place to sit and wait..|
|Ready for picking up later..|