Season 2010 - the numbers

S/V Goldcrest
David & Lindsay Inwood
Sun 21 Nov 2010 17:51

I don’t know whether anyone is interested, but here they are…

The season:                            238 days (8 months) since leaving Valencia

Countries visited:                  6 (Spain, Italy, Tunisia, Malta, Greece & Turkey)

Islands visited:                       37

Stops:                                     112

Nights:                                    3 at sea, 93 on town quays, 63 at anchor, 6 moored, 163 on a pontoon/marina

Free nights:                            50% - mostly in Greece.  Cost of mooring about £1,700, half of which as en route to Greece.  

Nautical miles travelled:       3,470

Time spent travelling:           650hrs.  The engine was running for 60% of this, often to assist the sails in light airs (about 1,000 litres of fuel used).

Strongest winds:                    47kts, a gust off the tip of Antipalaia.  We also had 46kts during the crossing from Menorca to Sardinia.

Fastest boat speed:               8.8kts running downwind in F7 gusting 8 to Marmaris.  Exciting!