Sunday, 13 September 2009

September day sailing

Some more tracks of day sailing on and around the Orwell.  This one is from 6th September.  Breezy day, with some F5 gusts.  Took a short trip to the mouth of the Orwell, anchored for lunch, and then returned.  7.7nm
This trip was on 12 September - a very pleasant NE veering E F3 breeze allowed for a trip round into the Stour to Holbrook Bay.  On the return, there was time for a series of long tacks into the Easterly breeze, initially against the last of the flood tide.  After reaching the midpoint of Harwich ferry terminal, the setting sun called time on the fun, and I fired up the outboard for a return to the mooring against the ebb.  23.5nm. 
Total cruising distance for the season is now 310.6 nm