La Coruna to Porto,
Portugal via Cape Finistaire
( Dist. 173nm )
350 litres; Water: 600 litres; Batteries 96% Gas:1.25 Bottles
Frank Newton, Jackie Fehle, Andrew Webster, Mike
Weather: sunny with good
visability. Winds W3 Forecast to
go to north.
After spending three
nights here time is fast running out for us to catch our flights out of Lisbon this Sunday. We
have been kept here due to strong SW winds and high waves off Cap Finistaire.
Today’s forecast however gives winds veering to north and a reasonable
sea state for the area. I decide to go for Porto, about half way to Lisbon and leave the boat
there. It will be much easier to get to Lisbon
from Porto than from La Coruna.
08:23.173W La Coruna Marina,.Spain Slipped our berth and headed out due north
to sea. Later turned to a westerly bearing and the Atlantic.
08:59.73W CSE 230 W: northerly 4. All sail out and engine on 2200 rpm giving us
a S.O.G of 8.0 kts Mike on watch. Andrew on stand by and Jackie resting. Fine
afternoon with some dolphins.
18:00 43:04.044N 09:2505W
Arrive Cape Finistaire approach
18:50 43:03.61N 09:23.05W
Wind NW 5kn. Put Genoa and Main away.
Genoa poled out, COG 180,
speed 10 kn, wind NW 22 kn
21:30 42:31.81N 09:19.82W
Genoa shifted to starboard.
NNE 25, clear, star filled sky