Gillan to Fowey for SSOA Rally

Friday 28th May

The forecast was for light winds but we were hoping to sail a little bit even if we had to motor later. We cast off mooring and headed out into Falmouth Bay at 1145hrs setting all the sail and sutting down the engine. Sailing we were but at only 1.5-1.8kts, after 3/4hr we had only logged just over a mile. At which point I started the engine again, turning and motoring towards the Dodman Point, I went into the cabin and got the tiller pilot.

I set up the tiller pilot, motoring is about the only time we use it as both Vicki and I love to helm when sailing. Passing the Dodman at 1500hrs there seemed a little wind but it was short lived as St Austell Bay was like a mill pond. We motored in and rafted on a pontoon in Fowey at 1700hrs. Everyone else had motored as will, just to little wind for sailing.

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