A Consolation Sail

Shortly after 0600 (UTC) I heard the kettle being put on the stove, Alex was up.

After a lazy breakfast and and several pots of tea we decided that there was more than enough power in the batteries for a day sail and the weather was perfect.

Just as we exited from Millbay I spotted a convoy of MOD Police launches, pilot boats and tugs, in Plymouth that only means one thing there is a submarine movement and sure enough a black conning tower hove into view. As we were motoring I headed toward Sutton Harbour and let the convoy pass.

Once the convoy had passed we raised the main and headed to the eastern entrance and went to play with the wind.

As this was a consolation sail we headed west in a F4 with no firm plans, just go and have some fun. With a clean bottom, wind from the north west and a flat sea we had a cracking time, easily up to hull speed at times and usually tripping along around six knots.

A few hours out we turned onto the other tack and headed back. Rounding Rame Head and into the western approach to Plymouth Sound we followed the wind round and managed to do it in one tack, well over canvased we heeled well over, sailing at its best!

Just by Drakes Island we dropped the sails and motored into King Point to attempt my second parking attempt of the day. Gelcoat intact we tied up the boat, tidied up and went and found a restaurant I had been recommended.

Crew: Sandy Garrity, Alex Bowling, Joe North

Weather: Inshore waters forecast to 12 miles offshore 07:00 (UTC+1) on Sat 7 Sep 2019 to 07:00 (UTC+1) on Sun 8 Sep 2019

Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

24 hour forecast: North 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first. Moderate in far west, otherwise smooth or slight. Mainly fair. Good.

Trip Stats: Distance: 30 nm, Average speed: 5.00 knots, Maximum speed: 7.00 knots, Under way: 6 h 00 m, Sailing hours: 5 h 0 m, Engine hours: 1 h 0 m (inc warm up cool down).


Not the Alderney Crossing

An end of summer long weekend had been planned for several months. Loosely based on the old Starcross Fishing and Cruising Lads Trip where we would head for Alderney and if the weather and wind was good end up there, if not then end up somewhere.

Originally a crew of four, one had a better offer and decided he would sail another day, leaving the three of us.

Joe and I drove down on Thursday evening, called in for victuals and fuel then headed to the boat, grabbed a bite to eat and got some sleep.

Alex joined us on Friday morning and we set about passage planning and checking the boat.

Departure was planned for 1900 (UTC) just as the sun was setting, heading east to Prawle Point, then due east to the north east point of the Casquets Traffic Separation Scheme finally crossing the TSS and into Braye. A passage of about 100 nautical miles or 20 hours.

We slipped the pontoon and headed out into Millbay and started to raise the sails when the ship that was docked there announced her departure with a loud blast on her horn just as we were raising the mainsail, we hurried back into King Point to let ship get underway.

With the ship well out of the way we sorted out the main and headed for the breakwater.

Joe, Sandy and Alex departing Plymouth Sound. Credit: Alex Bowling

With the sun setting the crew picture was taken and we past the break water. I went below to start the passage log and was worried to see the battery monitor displaying 12.7 volts with a discharge rate of 0.5 amps with the engine running something was wrong with the electrical system; either batteries or alternator.

Sitting quietly at the navigation station I came to the decision to turn back as we had no way of recharging the batteries at Alderney as we would be on a swing mooring. Time to address the crew!

I climbed back on deck and explained the situation, Alex and Joe were disappointed but agreed with my decision. We turned the boat round and headed back to the marina.

My next challenge was a night berthing, with no wind in the marina no gelcoat was damaged and once tied up, plugged in and in the saloon we all poured a large drink.

Crew: Sandy Garrity, Alex Bowling, Joe North

Weather: Issued by the Met Office at 19:00 (UTC+1) on Fri 6 Sep 2019

Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

24 hour forecast: West 5 or 6, veering north and decreasing 4 for a time. Moderate, occasionally rough at first near Isles of Scilly, becoming slight, but smooth at times in Lyme Bay. Occasional rain then showers for a time, mainly fair later. Good, occasionally moderate at first.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: North 4 or 5, becoming variable 4 or less. Mostly slight. Fair. Good.

Trip Stats: Distance: XX nm, Avg speed: X.XX knots, Max speed: X.XX knots, Under way: Xh XXm


Mylor to Plymouth

After a lazy start to the day after tea and showers we did a radio check with the marina and cast off at 0930 UTC the wind blowing us off the pontoon, I do like it when it does that as it makes life a lot easier but I missed the channel out through the swing moorings so had to do a quick 360 turn round a boat, just to test the steering you understand.

We raised the main in a brisk F3 and headed down to St Anthony Head where we unfurled the genoa and headed out to sea. We were going to be spending the day sailing to windward with the tide against us.

Very quickly I realised that the hull was a lot smoother and on a beam reach we were getting up to hull speed, seven knots, without trying.

The sky was overcast and it was not as warm as the previous day so we added a few layers to tee shirts, I have this "ancient" Breton smock and it is brilliant at keeping the wind off while you do not get all hot and sticky as in some modern materials.

An enjoyable motor sail up the coast knowing we were sailing to windward and did not want to get in too late we motor sailed a fair bit, but for some reason we were going in the opposite direction to every other sailing vessel. This trip was to get Aphrodite back to her home berth in Plymouth. Everybody had wind and tide to their advantage and cracking along at great speed. I was very happy with the progress we were making.

Passing Dodman point I was quietly crossing my fingers and hoping the new impeller would hold, which it did, I really, really did not want a repeat of the westward journey. At least I knew where the spare impellers were.

Dodman does have a habit of being forever present along that part of the coast, it takes ages to get there, ages to pass and even longer while you see it over your shoulder.

A few miles of Rame Head I requested another radio check with the National Coastwatch Institute and was delighted that they could receive us and see us on AIS, the sparky at Mylor was a bit concerned about our antenna, but it is a Metz and connected differently to most.

Rame Head from the west. Credit Garry Lester

Turning into Plymouth Sound as it started to cool down we furled the genoa away and just of Asia buoy dropped the main. Just the "parking" to do and we would be back on our home berth.

With a following wind I turned the engine to neutral as we entered Millbay. With wind and tide we were doing just over two knots as we entered King Point, a hard starboard turn, then hard to port and another hard to port and we had arrived - Garry stepped onto the finger and attached the mooring warps. No gelcoat was damaged and no sudden bumps as we arrived at the berth.

It being almost 1900 UTC we tied up, plugged in the shore power and headed to the restaurant in the marina for a meal. Followed by a good sleep after all that sea air.

Crew: Sandy Garrity, Garry Lester

Trip Stats: Distance: 49 nm, Avg speed: 4.90 knots, Max speed: 8.10 knots, Under way: 10 h 00 m

Weather: Inshore waters forecast to 12 miles offshore 07:00 (UTC+1) on Sat 3 Aug 2019 to 07:00 (UTC+1) on Sun 4 Aug 2019

Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

24 hour forecast: East or southeast becoming variable, 3 or less, increasing 4 at times. Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate in west. Showers, mainly in west. Moderate or good.


Copper Coated and ready to go...

Leaving the boat for a month while the family went off and did some other things was interesting. As an engineer and active in the maintenance of the boat I like to know what is going on, with us in France while Aphrodite was worked on I was unable to see the progress and that was disappointing, but I knew it was the best use of time.

There had been a few emails and phone calls while the work progressed and all was in progressing as planned. On Wednesday 31/07/2019 I received an email to say all the work was completed, but due to the time of high water at Mylor Aphrodite was being launched at 0700 UTC and there was no way that Garry and I could get down for the launch.

The original plan was to get down to Mylor, inspect the hull, check the mast, do a modification to the windex then watch her being launched; not that I am paranoid but like to be present when the boat goes back in the water. Having watched one boat launched and slowly sink when the skipper failed to check all the through hulls! But that was not to be, time and tide wait for no man person.

I had arranged to meet Garry in town and drive down to Plymouth, from there to pick up the train and complete our journey to Mylor by taxi.

At Turo I picked up a message on the phone to say that Aphrodite had been launched, but they had spotted a leak. Sat on the train about half an hour from the boat with a message that did not give much information about where the leak was, what the ingress was like and unable to do anything until we got there was somewhat disconcerting. So disconcerting we missed the call for Penryn and only realised when we left the station heading for Falmouth. The train crew were very understanding and we sayed onboard for the return journey. Gathering my thoughts I call a local taxi company to be collected from the station.

We arrived at Mylor to see Aphrodite afloat, not in strops and looking good. Popped up to the office for a coffee and meet Spike for a handover and an update on the leak which was not as bad as I thought.

Having got on board we were shown a weeping seacock on the cooling water input and were happy to accept the boat as is.

The hard work started of getting boat back ready for sea, sails had to be bent on and after the usual mistake of winding the furling line the wrong way and having to drop the genoa and start again. After a couple of hours all was complete on the sail front and it was into the cabin to move everything to where is should be.

After a few hours thirsty work we adjourned to the bar for a well earn't pint of beer, dinner and a long catch up on a warm summer's evening.

Bow ready to be Copper Coated. Credit Mylor Marine Team

Bow Copper Coated. Credit Mylor Marine Team

Crew: Sandy Garrity, Garry Lester


Plymouth to Mylor and dry dock.


The long-planned trip to take Aphrodite to Mylor so that the hull could have Copper Coat applied was at last here.

I collected Alex from Plymouth railway station at 1945 UTC and we headed off for a bite to eat before an 0700 UTC start in the morning. I'd not seen Alex since the trip from the Exe to Plymouth via Falmouth back at the end of April 2018 so we had lots of news to catch up on and finally got to our bunks at 2300 UTC.

The morning arrived faster than usual, we surfaced and headed for the showers, prepped the boat for sea and slipped the mooring at 0730 UTC with a slight breeze from the northwest. I was trailing a technique for single handed departure with a bow bridal and am convinced it will work with a bit of practice.

Once out in Millbay we raised the main and motor sailed out of the western entrance to the sound, several other yachts also making their way out and lots of small day boats with keen sea anglers already fishing. Sunshine and bright skies welcomed us and the vista of the Cornish coast lay before us.

Leaving the marina. Credit: Alex Bowling

With light winds we realised that today would be more of a motor sail rather than a sail and with a still badly fouled hull progress would be slower that usual. Looking back at the passage figures we lost, on average, a knot on this trip and the Eddystone Pursuit on the figures we were having last year with a freshly antifouled hull (even though it did look like the surface of the moon). Clearly the speed will improve with the hull being stripped of all the old antifoul and copper coat applied. There are other advantages about the change of antifouling, the primary one being I don't have to spend hours and hours antifouling the hull every year. A couple of scrubs a year should keep the hull clean and smooth.

We finally had enough wind about 1200 and turned the engine off; always a moment of pure magic. With the genoa unfurled we made our way past the coast a few miles offshore spotting several pods of dolphins along the way always a thrill. At one point I dropped a paravane over the side to see if there were any mackerel about for lunch. As usual for me not even a bite.

St Anthony's Head Lighthouse Credit:Alex Bowling

At 1700 we were off Dodman Point with about 20 nautical miles to run and the wind died. On starting the engine, I did my usual check over the side and was quite alarmed so see no water coming out of the exhaust! Sprinted below and switched the engine off. Last time this happened a plastic bag had covered the intake, so I closed the seacock, undid the clips, pulled the hose and opened the seacock - water gushed out. So that was not the problem. Next check was the impeller, that looked OK, no spines missing. There must be a blockage further in system. Unclipped and pulled the hose past the impeller and blew. That worked! Went back to the impeller and decided to remove it as I pulled, I spotted that the rubber part had come apart from the metal hub perhaps that is the problem. Next get the replacement impeller - now where are my engine spares they had been moved over the winter and I could not remember where they were (Note to self: put the engine spares back in there usual place) all this while Alex was coaxing the boat out to sea in very light winds. Finally I found the spares and replaced the impeller, started the engine and was delighted to hear Alex say we have water and a huge thumbs up.

Post impeller drama. Credit: Alex Bowling

Given the time we decided to motor sail to Mylor and turning into the Fal was greeted by a F6 whistling down the river! I called the marina, let them know we were on our way if a little later than planned, and pleaded for an "easy berth" which was duly granted. We headed up river while sorting out mooring lines and fenders. Having done the pilotage and dropping waypoints onto the chart plotter navigation was easy and not as scary as the chart suggested, a rather narrow channel between moored boats for the final run in. We spotted the berth and eased ourselves into it (quite well I thought). Thankfully, the marina is well sheltered from the wind that was belting down the main channel.

We finally arrived at Mylor at 1900 UCT and after tying up and sorting the boat out we went ashore for a pint. A rather fine pint of Porthleven. Alex had agreed to meet his family who are local, and we parted. Time to get back to the boat, supper in the oven and sleep.


I woke at 0600 and listened to the radio while making that first pot of tea. A busy day ahead was planned: remove the sails, extract the mast wiring, sort out the running rigging, deflate the dingy, tidy the boat, leave the keys and get myself back to Plymouth.

Aphrodite at Mylor

The first sail down was the genoa, it had been on the foil for a good nine months and I was expecting a struggle but no! Loosened the halyard and down she dropped, a tad faster than expected.

Next was the main, Frank and Mac had devised a clever attachment for the sail bag, some sail material that goes under the foot and that too was an easy release.

With both sails folded I popped them in the cabin and set about the other small jobs I had to do on the boat before dropping the keys off with the marina and walking the three miles to the station, hopping on a train and getting back to Plymouth.

Crew: Sandy Garrity, Alex Bowling

Trip Stats: Distance: 43 nm, Avg speed: 3.80 knots, Max speed: 5.50 knots, Under way: 11 h 15 m.

Weather:Inshore waters Issued by the Met Office at 07:00 (UTC+1) on Sat 6 Jul 2019

Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

24 hour forecast: Variable, mainly northwest, 3 or 4. Smooth, occasionally slight. Fair. Good.


The Eddystone Pursuit

When Aphrodite was moved to Plymouth I learned about the Eddystone Pursuit and as a member of the Ocean Youth Trust South Volunteer Sea Staff decided to participate in the event, raising some money for the charity allowing others to sail with us.

Arrangements had been made with three sailing friends to make up a crew of four and I drove down to the boat on Friday, shopped for the sail, met up with one of the crew and headed off to the National Marine Aquarium for the skippers briefing, a bite to eat and a beer.

The excellent briefing was conducted in front of the Eddystone Reef tank. It is a bit strange watching some huge fish swimming behind the presenter as he was informing us of the weather, start and finish times. Feeling "fully briefed" we left in search of a decent fish supper and a beer.

The plan was to sleep on the boat and the other crew members meet up in the morning, Steve in his own boat, Stuart and Jane Hall driving down to Plymouth. I settled down to sleep but was not to have a comfortable night as the wind piped up and the boat moved round on her mooring lines. It has always been quite flat in the marina so it must be quite rough at sea.

The alarm went at 0500 UTC and I poked my head out of the cabin, a drech day greeted me! The rain was horizontal and I could not see Plymouth Breakwater! Checked both the Met Office and MetoFrance forecasts and as usual they were not agreeing, no change there then! Both were saying it was sailable but nothing like what I was seeing. I grabbed my wash kit and headed off for a shower.

Back at the boat I started a brew and there was a knock on the hull, Steve who had attended the briefing the night before was not feeling well and felt it was best not to put to sea leaving the crew down to three.

Stuart arrived with apologies that Jane was not 100% so we were down to two - time for another brew. We talked over what had been said at the briefing and prepped the boat for an 0730 UTC departure from the pontoon. By some miracle the skies cleared and the weather looked more like the forecast, we slipped the pontoon and motored into Plymouth Sound, raised the mainsail and headed up to the start line for our 0825 UTC departure time.

Listening to the countdown on Channel M we crossed the line and headed towards the first mark, N E Winter, which had to be passed to our port. Lets just say we messed up the turn, something to do with not enough wind and water moving in the wrong direction - well that is my excuse and I am sticking to it. Finally, passing the mark we headed towards the eastern entrance to Plymouth Sound in really fluky winds and the equivalent of Kew Gardens hanging on for dear life to the hull! Aphrodite had not been moved for a while and there was a huge amount of weed on the bottom.

On passing the breakwater the wind sorted itself out and we started a long beat towards Eddystone Lighthouse, boats zooming past us at some speed, which was a bit unnerving but they let the faster boats out last. Slowly the hull speed picked up as the weed finally let go of the hull.

As a cruising sailor I usually sail to a course but today was different, it was all about boat speed and sailing to the wind. Steering really close to the wind was both challenging and frustrating. I don't think I've spent so long looking at the windex and to cap it all there was a distinct lack of tea on this leg!

We finally rounded the Eddystone at 1400 UTC and turned the boat north thus could sail in a straight line back to Plymouth with the wind at our backs. The boat settled down and we eventually sorted out lunch and get a brew on.

The cut off time for the event was 1600 UTC by which time we were just outside the breakwater! I advised Pursuit Control where we were and that we were planning to cross the finish line. Forty-five minutes later we crossed the finish line to a long blast on their hooter, we gave a big wave and knew we had completed the event.

Turning the boat round we headed back to King Point where we tied up and headed over to the National Marine Aquarium for a meal and mementos, a lovely Dartington Glass Whisky Tumbler.

Much to our delight we were awarded a Special Prize of £250 for the OYT South.

Stuart headed home and I wandered back to the boat for a sound night's sleep.

Crew: Sandy Garrity, Stuart Hall

Trip Stats: Distance sailed: 35 nm, Avg speed: 3.75 knots, Max speed: 7 knots, Underway: 9h 36m

Weather: Inshore waters forecast to 12 miles offshore 01:00 (UTC+1) on Sat 15 Jun 2019 to 01:00 (UTC+1) on Sun 16 Jun 2019

Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 for a time at first, then veering westerly 3 for a time in west. Rough at first near the Isles of Scilly, otherwise moderate in west and slight or moderate in east. Rain then showers. Good, occasionally poor at first.


Powerboat II; The Need for Speed!

Day 2

RYA Powerboat II and the second day is the one you do the high speed maneuvering! I am not a huge fan of going fast but it had to be done.

Assembling at 0900 UTC Dan and the three course members arrived and the kettle pressed into service. The day started with a recap on the previous session and some more theory, revision really as the theory is designed for the beginner, after a briefing on what we were going to do during the day. The morning doing some pontoon and boat control work followed by lunch and then the high speed work out at sea we made another cup of coffee we headed out onto the pontoon. To perform the boat, and phone, checks before getting underway.

Checking the RIB and for some of us our phones

With all the checks done, and phones tucked safely away, we headed down the river to Exmouth Marina to do some close quarter work in amongst the pontoons and other boats.

With all three of us performing the required maneuvers to the instructors satisfaction it was back up to Starcross Fishing and Cruising Club for lunch and the last bit of theory work the all important "Man overboard" briefing. All quite different than in a sailing boat as you have the huge advantage of speed.

After lunch and several coffees he again headed down to the pontoon for the high speed work. Being a yachtsman who is quite delighted when we hit seven knots through the water this was going to be a very, very different experience.

Heading down the marked channel looking towards Berry Head

Dan, the instructor, briefed us on what we were about to do then demonstrated it. All of a sudden we were flying along at 30 knots, gripping on for dear life! I'm never happy at speed in anything this felt very, very exposed! I suspect a bit like being on a motorcycle at 30 MPH with the water very close. The other's were loving the sensation.

It came to be my turn and I gingerly opened up the throttle and off we went. WOW you need to concentrate hard with boats and pots about. Straight lines were OK but now we had to do turns. When Dan said "full lock" I took a big gulp and turned the wheel hard over. The RIB responded and round she went, just now and then you could feel the stern lose grip in the water.

At the helm

I was quite pleased when I had completed the high speed work and was able to pass the helm to another student.

The final set of exercises was "Man overboard" two techniques were taught and quite different to doing it on a sailing vessel as you could get to the casualty far faster than you could with sails or even the engine turned on.

We all satisfied Dan that were could pick up the bucket and buoy and we headed back to Starcross for the final debriefing and were delighted to hear that we had all passed, certificates issued we said our farewells and headed for home.

Overall the experience was "interesting", I did learn how to safely handle a RIB and could in the future, but think I would be happy at about 10 knots.

View from Starcross to Exmouth


Powerboat II; Storm Hannah


Somebody suggested that it would be a good idea if I did the Royal Yachting Association's Powerboat II qualification to see how a powerboat handles differently to a boat with sails and I knew that my old sailing club, Starcross Fishing and Cruising Club, ran the course so contacted them to support them as an ex-member.

Dates had been arranged months in advance but as anybody knows the weather in April can be "changeable" in this part of the world and so it was to be! Storm Hannah decided to pay the west of the United Kingdom a visit and the first day of a two day course was postpond due to high winds.

Day 1

Sunday was re-rostered as day one and I drove to Starcross, parked the car and gathered my wet weather kit as I knew the RIB was an open boat with no tea making facilities onboard, an essential part of my sailing day!

I knew the instructor Dan from my time at the club and met the other two "students" on the course, both keen yachtsmen about my age. The kettle was pressed into service and introductions completed Dan started on the theory part of the course before we headed the training RIB on the pontoon. With the matra "kill cord" in our head.

Arriving at the RIB we did all the usual checks, so far not that much different to what I do on Aphrodite. All done we hopped aboard and cast off. Dan at the helm.

Out into the moorings he demonstrated the first set of maneuvers a figure of eight round some buoys. Well that was not that difficult! The second maneuver was not so easy a figure of eight in reverse! Never done that in a sailing boat, perhaps I should do as a party trick? This I found challenging as you are going with the tide then against it.

Third challenge for the morning was holding station with a buoy another one that we had done on a sailing boat, so no problem there. This then developed to picking up a mooring buoy, something we were all well versed in.

Back to the club for lunch and some more theory before back onto the RIB for the afternoon's exercises coming alongside the pontoon.

We were all finished on the water by 1600, cleared the RIB for the day and headed back to the club to debrief and arrange a date for the second day.

Coming away from the day I could understand why RIBS are so popular, simple to use and fun.


Second Sail of 2019

A message from Craig saying that he and his partner were free for a sail on Sunday meant that I was driving down to the boat on a sunny March morning with plans for a run round Plymouth Sound to blow the cobwebs away and give all of us a sail.

Arriving at the boat, after the usual stop at the CO-OP for items for lunch, I did the daily checks on the engine, prepped the boat for sea and put the kettle on. Craig and Stephanie came over from their boat carrying steaming mugs of tea; we were not going thirsty on this blast in the sound.

Engine running we cast off and slowly motored out of the marina, raised the main and unfurled the genoa and we were off towards Cawsands Bay. The wind was a bit fickle but on the whole a good F4 with a flat sea.

A cracking sail and just enjoyed being on the water after a couple of hours we headed back to the berth. One entering the marina just after one of the lowest tides of the year 0.40m at 1405 UTC we gently kissed the bottom the end of D pontoon! Note for the future on very low spring tides wait an hour and we should be OK.

The joy that is "getting the boat alongside without damaging the gelcoat" is getting just a tad easier just needs a bit lot more practice. Once alongside we had a late lunch of a hearty soup and talked about plans for the summer.

Crew: Sandy Garrity, Craig and Steph Salter

Trip Stats: Distance: 6 nm, Avg speed: 3.20 knots, Max speed: 6.00 knots, Under way: 2 h 00 m.

Weather Inshore Waters Forecast to 12 miles offshore for the period 0000 UTC Sunday 24 March to 0000 UTC Monday 25 March 2019

Sea area: Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly Wind: Easterly or northeasterly backing northwesterly later, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in far west. Sea State: Moderate in far west, otherwise smooth or slight. Weather: Occasional drizzle at first. Visibility: Good, occasionally poor at first.


First Sail of 2019

Leaving the house in thick mist and driving down the A30 in dense fog I arrived in Plymouth bathed in sunshine, popped into the local CO-OP and purchased some food for lunch and arrived at the boat to be confronted by this beautiful still morning view.

A beautiful February morning

The marina was a hive of activity, people I had not seen for months were down checking their boats and passing the time of day.

Around 1000 hrs, Stuart and Jane Hall arrived for some sailing and a bit of pontoon bashing. We had a brew and slipped the lines with the firm intention of spending a couple of hours trying not to scrape the gel coat off the boat. As we left the marina I though sod it, let's take advantage of this beautiful day and get a bit of sailing done, so we put the fenders away and struck out for a play in Plymouth Sound.

Jane and Stuart Hall

Crew: Sandy Garrity, Stuart Hall and Jane Hall.

Trip Stats: Distance: 7.90 nm, Avg speed: 2.30 knots, Max speed: 5.00 knots, Under way: 3 h 25 m

Weather Issued: Inshore Waters Forecast to 12 miles offshore for the period 0000 UTC Saturday 23 February to 0000 UTC Sunday 24 February 2019

Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

Wind: Southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in west, becoming variable 3 or 4 later. Sea State: Moderate or rough, occasionally slight in shelter in east. Weather: Occasional rain and fog patches later Visibility: Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later.