Monday, 1 November 2010

Soo that was 2010....

Just a review in brief of my 2010 the format of which I have shamelessly ripped off from Julian's Daisy Grace website... (hey, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right??! smiley emoticons)

Like a spider dipped in blue ink and left to wander all over Google Earth - here's where Papillon went this year - click and then click again for a far bigger view of the pictures in this post: many times up and down the harbour I'm amazed there aren't tracks in the water!:

Number of visits down to the boat: 18 - but if you count all the times I visited in the mornings/evenings while she was on shore, and the days I worked on her pre-season - easily triple that...smiley emoticons

Total distance sailed: 154.23 miles (GPS is a wonderful thing for calculating distances!) compared with 125 miles in 2009... amazing when you consider she was out of the water for two months right at the start of the season..

Nights on board: 2 - I have plans to make her more comfortable for 2011 (new cabin cushions etc.) which will see this increase next year hopefully..

Crew on occasion: 2 daughters - long may it continue - they're good company...

Cruising range: Seaview in the west, Printead/Thorney in the East & the west Pole beacon to the south... my mooring is as far north as I can go..

Biggest Cruise: Seaview on the Isle of Wight (30 miles in a day - ace!) and then returning right through the middle of the Laser Worlds racing - cue race officer "I say..."

Best Cruise: So hard as 2010 was brilliant - but probably down to a choice of two Seaview was monumental for me (there'll be others out there laughing at this, but it was a big deal for me!), but also the picture session where I happened to meet up with Rod - for me that day was what it was all about, just the right amount of breeze, some sunshine, and good company...

Worst cruise: Dismasting no competition... free smileys

Oddest cruise: Up the Prinstead Channel - run aground on mud but managed to get off...

Best anchorages: None... didn't anchor this year...

Best mooring: Vistors buoy Hayling Island sailing Club - brilliant place to watch the world go by..

Best Marinas: None..

Worst mooring: None... they're all good when you need a cup of tea!

Plans for next year? The Nab Tower!! Grr.. wanted to do it this year... Overnighter at Bembridge and/or Cowes - it would be good to meet up with Phil and Jelly Bean

2010 sailing mileage...

  • 4th April : 3.4 miles (Year to date 3.4 miles) - force 4 gusting 5
  • 12th April : 12.65 miles (16.05 miles) - force 3 gusting 5 - dis-masted!
  • 27th June : 13.6 miles (29.65 miles) - force 2, later 3 - long beat up the harbour to CamberMet pole.
  • 4th July : 18.24 miles (47.89 miles) - force 4, later 6 - double tider...
  • 11th July : 10.67 miles (58.56 miles) - force 4 gusting 5...
  • 17th July : 5.03 miles (63.59 miles) - force 5 gusting 6...
  • 9th August : 1 mile (64.59 miles) - force 3 gusting 4 - mooring practice under sail...
  • 20th August : 10.62 miles (75.21 miles) - force 4 gusting 5 - interrupted breakfast and first time back to Eastoke Point...
  • 28th August : 13.86 miles (89.07 miles) - force 4 gusting 5 - WNW for a change - West Pole Beacon trip
  • 30th August : 8.31 miles (97.38 miles) - force 2 gusting 3 or 4 - NNW - goose winged down the harbour
  • 3rd September : 30.99 miles (128.37 miles) - force 4 gusting 5 - ESE - Priory Potter - IoW
  • 18th September : 9.98 miles (138.35 miles) - top end force 3 - NNW/NW - three seals doing aerobics
  • 6th October : 15.88 miles (154.23 miles) - force 4 - SW (northerly and easterly for weeks and just when I don't need it, it goes back to "prevailing"!) - Round Hayling

1 comment:

  1. A good year, a michelin star effort, Avon dable acheivement. OK so I'm pushing the tyre related comments :D
    30 miles is a long way in a Fantasie, The thing that I discovered last year and confirmed this year was that I could have as much fun, if not more, by staying in the harbour. It would be great to be able to just wish the boat to another cruising area to explore for a weekend. It's the long slog between that I'm not keen on. Having said that there are some great anchorages in the Solent for a shoal draft boat so I can't wait til next year and this time we will definitely hook up.
    Cheers Phil