Crossing Lake Ladoga
Minka of Southampton - Cruising Log
Sun 17 Jul 2011 12:38
Position N60 32.21 E032 46.26
Well this might as well be a sea. We had quite a strong wind but unfortunately it headed us so we were motorsailing all but the last bit. The crossing took 17.5 hours and the distance was 74nm and for the first time we only had a small current against us.
The anchorage where we waited for our convoy to meet up again. There was some anxiety as the small yacht had not been answering calls for a position report but it turned up safe and well. It seems to be about 20ft and the lead boat tows it up the rivers as it could not make sufficient speed to beat the current.