1990 Canadian Sailcraft CS34 Shoal Draft
Sail #8268

1982 Catalina 22 Fin Keel
Sail #10506

1994 MUMM 36 ACE
Sail # 29206

Saturday, August 6, 2016

CS34 Whitby to Cobourg

Spent the morning provisioning the boat for our trip east.

  • checked oil
  • checked coolant
  • checked battery water levels
  • added fuel 
  • filled water tanks
  • pump out
  • loaded clothes
  • loaded food
Engine hours 981.2 hours.

I had Melissa's engagement party that night, so I set out singlehanded, and Rita would meet me in Cobourg for the party.

Winds were 11-15 knots from the NW, perfect for a delivery to Cobourg.

Shortly after getting out the channel, I got the spinnaker up and was sailing along under autopilot between 7 and 8 knots.

Things went along well until past Newcastle and the winds started to die.  Needed to get there and keep my speed over 6 knots knots so on with the motor.  After a while, the wind generated by the forward motion of the boat was more than the speed of the wind, so I doused the spinnaker and motor sailed to near Port Hope.

The wind was in transition from NW to NE.  

Cobourg on the horizon
Was able to unfurl the jib and sail at over 6 knots into Cobourg.  Arrived at 17:43.

Cobourg harbour entrance

Still Time in her slip

Rita drove out to Cobourg, and after a shower, we headed to the party.

Trip Odometer: 35.25 miles
Avg Speed: 6.4 knots
Max Speed 8.8 knots
Moving Time: 05:32:00

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