A great sailing day

After a day at anchor doing some maintance, cleaning more teak and sealing.

Sunday 19th July

With a forecast of Northerly force 4-5, at least the trees seemed to be blowing about a bit today, the plan was to go for a sail and get back to St Anthony for just after high water (1716hrs) as we were going to put Elektra on the beach for Neal of Kernow Covers to fit the new cockpit encloser on Monday.

With no hurry to get going we lifted our anchor at 1415hrs and motored slowly out of the Precuil River, once out though the moorings off St Mawes I set just the genoa out past St Anthony light house, after which we gibed and headed east with Elektra very quickly logging 5-6kts SOG. With no where really to go Vicki and I took in turns to get the very best speed out of Elektra, we continued east for 1.5hrs before tacking at 50*0705N 04*5534W and heading back towards Gillan, the sailing was great and we loved every min of it.

Arriving back at Gillan and sailing right into the moorings at 1710hrs having logged 14nm just using the genoa. I started the engine and rolled the genoa away, we motored Elektra into a mooring of the beach and started getting mooring lines and keg anchor ready to dry Elektra out on the beach.

Once ready I lowered dinghy and took lines ashore and attached to a tree, back at Elektra we dropped mooring and morored her into dry out on the beach, attached, ajusted lines and set the keg anchor off her stern.

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