08:30 – Departed Brighton marina for Cowes, after false start at 06:30 due to lack of water in marina Skipper – Richard Crew – Louise Weather S3, clear Sails up! Reached with reefed main, no.1 jib and staysail for 6hrs in autumnal sunshine. Greatly improved speed and motion, compared to motoring. 13:30 – Through Looe […]
Filled water tanks L practiced fitting and retracting bowsprit. 10:15 – Departed Eastbourne marina for Brighton marina Skipper – Richard Crew – Louise Weather SW4-5, overcast Under power Slow plug into wind, tide and chop to get to Beachy Head. Too rough to go in close. Eastbourne lifeboat out practicing, locals racing both yacht and […]
06:55 – Departed Dover marina for Eastbourne marina Skipper – Richard Crew – Louise Weather SW3, clear Under power Out before dawn, rode tide to Dungeness 10:00 – Passed Dungeness, fishermen or ship-spotters, on beach? Turned inshore to get flatter water 15:15 – Arrived Eastbourne lock. Helpful staff directed us to mooring just beyond lock. […]
07:30 – Departed Ramsgate marina for Dover marina Skipper – Richard Crew – Louise Weather S3, overcast and drizzle Under power Rapid progress on tide, following a modern cutter, that continued West, despite inevitable opposite tide Entrance to Dover harbour straightforward, with helpful port control 10:10 – Arrived Dover marina Visited Royal Cinque Port Yacht […]
01:40 – Departed West Mersea mooring for Ramsgate marina Skipper – Richard Crew – Louise Weather WSW3, clear Under power Picked through West Mersea moorings in pitch dark, with strong following tide. 7.5+kts East towards the Spitway, with brightly lit wind farms marking critical points. 03:30 – Passed through Spitway, with buoys well lit. 04:45 […]
16:30 – L & R boarded from West Mersea Yacht Club launch, after collecting keys and taking leave of Jeremy and Lizzie Dumas Revised passage plan and prepared boat for night departure to get benefit of tides Finishing engine hours – 436.8 (from Jeremy Dumas on 15/10/14)
We have completed the purchase of Ivy Green! Now we hope for a weather window to allow passage to the Solent this year. Passage planning continues.