More light winds

Where Next?
Bob Williams
Mon 11 Mar 2019 03:16

Noon Position: 38 27.4 S  144 27.6 E
Course: ENE  Speed: 2 knots
Wind: N, F2 – gentle breeze
Sea: slight. Swell: SW, 1 m.
Weather: overcast, occasional drizzle, mild
Day’s run: 109 nm

We made some good time yesterday afternoon but once again experienced frustratingly light winds overnight.  I tried to position Sylph out into the open waters beyond Cape Otway to avoid its wind shadow but it did little good. Consequently, come morning we were a long way short of where I had hoped to be, approaching Port Phillip Heads so as to be able to get past the Rip with slack water at 0800.

Instead we are now going to have a go at getting in with the flood tide which commences at 1400.  A nice little breeze has just sprung up so I had best get on deck and make the most of it.

All is well.