Gillan to Truro River near Malpas

Friday 7th September

With the chance of another weekend aboard, I had been out to Elektra on Thursday evening to fill up the water and top up the diesel. with a few home jobs in the morning of Friday and the tide out until 1145hrs.

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After loading the stores it was 1345hrs before we dropped our mooring in Gillan having first pulled up the main, we motored out and set sail across Falmouth Bay. It seem a long time ago since we had had a proper sail, so it was lovely to get “Elektra” sailing well again. Just an hour to cover the first 4nm to Pendennis Point, then came the tacking up the Carrick Roads, we managed to sail north of St Mawes before our first cross tack. There were 2 other Sadler yachts sailing up the Roads at the same time, 26 and another 29, I was keen to know how we would fare against another S29, the answer was not very well but we were towing a dinghy and our hull is needing a good end of season scrub off.

The 2nd making tack took us north of St Just before we had to tack back across to Mylor, from here we were able to sail right up to Turnaware buoy before the wind died away and I rolled up the genoa, the time was now 1610hrs having logged 10nm. From her we motored up the river to the 2nd Truro River pontoon before dropping anchor on the side of the channel at 1655hrs having logged 12nm in total.

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