Thursday, 24 May 2012

No wind, no grey..

...at last...

...afternoon tide and 25 degrees and sunshine?? Sounds like the recipe for an afternoon off of work to me...  so I did...  a bit of a shame that there wasn't a whole load of wind, but there was enough, bit of a shame it was from a pants direction, but hey, it was warm and sunny.... 

So stupid wind direction, spent the whole afternoon tacking apart from an utterly idyllic run back to the mooring - a little bit of what all the hard work in the winter is about...

Look at those tacks between Sweare Deep and the Beacon.. was going nowhere for a time - tacking against the tide in low wind...

Got to Marker and a summer fog closed in so I headed back and decided to visit Bosham - lovely run looking at the boats (no Fantasies this year..) and then a brilliant beat back dodging in an around the boats, very satisfactory...


...and so back to the mooring for a well deserved beer and cigar while the general population fought their way over the bridge down to the beach...

Cracking afternoon...

Scores on the doors....

Distance: 9.33 miles (cumulative total in the 2012 mileage tab at the top of the page)
Wind: S to SSE - Force 2, gusting 3 at times
Sail Plan: Full main, full jib..
Speed: GPS says max speed was 2.3knots, with an average speed of 1.2 knots....  lots of beating to get down the harbour - squeezing the angles and against tide I was only seeing a couple of knots at most at times, so no surprises.....

Bad news?? The Windex is knackered.... stuck...  grr....  going to try one thing, but I may need to drop the mast to fit a new one...   never ends....    free smileys

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