Our first sail on our own without the help of Bryan our delivery skipper. Being a all new yacht to us had me running all over the place working out how best to do things and which lines to pull on first! I got there in the end and we headed off across Falmouth BayContinue reading “Sunday 2nd April”
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Winter waiting mooring until April comes
In the morning Bryan was amazed by the beauty of the place when he got out into the cockpit. Just after HW we motored “Elektra” to a winter trot mooring in Carne Creek safe from all winds and only floating 2hrs ether side of HW, here she will stay until we can use her sailing seasons mooringContinue reading “Winter waiting mooring until April comes”
Salcombe to Gillan Hr on the Helford River
Tuesday 14th March Before first light 0600hrs we cast off Elektra from the town pontoon and reversed her out into the channel and headed for the sea. Having crossed the bar we set sail with a reef in the main and all the genoa, out track was due south but after an hour when weContinue reading “Salcombe to Gillan Hr on the Helford River”
Monday 13th, fuel problems.
In the morning the harbour master soon came over because we were anchored in the moorings! We explained about the engine, they said we will do the rounds and come back and tow us onto the town pontoon. We placed our fenders down the port side and got our lines ready, after about 20mins theyContinue reading “Monday 13th, fuel problems.”
Poole to Salcombe
Sunday 12th and Monday 13th March 2017 After Saturday being fog bound in Cobbs Quay, Sunday was clear and we headed out for the bridges, lucky for us another yacht radioed the bridge before us asking for it to be opened at 0930hrs and we tagged along. There was little or no wind so we motoredContinue reading “Poole to Salcombe”
Delivery Passage, Poole to Helford
Bryan our friend and delivery skipper has a week off his work from Friday 10th, I am going to hire a car one way from Truro and pick up Bryan from Plymouth on the way to Poole. We are still watching the weather but it looks like the wind is going to be from the NW, Sunday Monday,Continue reading “Delivery Passage, Poole to Helford”
Waiting for the weather window
Now March has come we are looking for the weather for the delivery passage west to Helford River, its 140nm with no stops but with the time of the year its very cold on the water so we are thinking three to four days.
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