v51-8 Dartmouth to Portland

Good tide at Portland Bill not until around 2100 – so we are not in a hurry to start (0930). However a very good sailing wind delivers us to within 5 miles of the Bill at around 1800. The boat speed is very fast, and the up-tide race has dissipated, so we take a route between the shore and the Shambles bank. Its a bit rough for about 500m but after that we reach the breakwater at 2000 and are moored up by 2030. Despite the tide against that is an average speed of 5.48 knots (57.4 NM in 11 hours).

We saw dolphins on the way.

We are waiting here for the poor weather to clear.

Niv and Steve have gone home as we will not be sailing again until next week.