The weather forecast for Monday was variable 1-3 with a northerly wind set to come in by 1600hrs but Vicki wanted to get back to Gillan and home not to late.
This was a hot summers day even the wind was warm so just the best weather to be out on the water. So it was 1245hrs when we picked up our anchor and motored slowly south from Channels Creek as I pulled up the main sail. Sticking to the channel we motor on into the wind down where the channel turns back to St Just in Roseland before setting sail, wind was light but we were able to log 2.5-3kts SOG. We tacked three or four times before the wind died off Falmouth and we had to motor. After Pendennis Point we sailed again for a bit before the wind died again, back with the motoring again! Then the wind filled in from the north, about F4 and we could sail again but the mainsail was taking the genoa’s wind, after trying different things I rolled the genoa and we sailed the last mile or so just on the main getting into Gillan at 1545 having logged 10.5nm.