Cherbourg to Lymington
Our forecast to come home across the channel showed sw4/5 occasionally 6 later, so a good direction with the possibility of it getting a bit breezy and bumpy during the afternoon.
We left the berth at 06:30, through the entrance at 06:55 and headed north. The s/w wind was about a 3 at the time so we motor sailed. The wind freshened at about midday to a good force 5, so the engine went off and we had a glorious sail. St Brigid did what Rival’s do so well in a strong breeze – leaned to the wind and charged along. The wind strengthened further about 2.00pm and I furled away some rolls of the genoa.
We rounded the needles at 17:20 and sailed up to Lymington
Log – 20,152.9 Trip – 67.9 Sea Temperature – 21*C Engine hours – 5080.4