Holyhead to Peel on JACE II

Minka of Southampton - Cruising Log
Edmund Wigan
Wed 17 Aug 2011 07:05
Position N53 19.19 W004 38.62  Holyhead Marina 3rd August 2011
Jace II is a 1993 Moody 44 owned by a friend of mine John Harp. John and I sailed together quite a lot on Jace II before I bought my first boat. We were often joined by another friend John Wain. For this trip we came together again with some other lovely crew.
We sailed to Peel  (the Isle of Man).through Calf Sound. This photo shows us leaving Holyhead which is always a pleasure, although to be fair the marina development has vastly improved things.
Approaching Calf Sound. There was not a lot of wind so we were motorsailing
The trip only took a few hours......I sometimes wonder if I should buy a boat with a longer waterline. Jace sails at between half a kt and 2kts faster than Minka which makes a huge difference to passage times.