Buy us a beer!

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Storön - Ulvöhamn

What a lovely day for a spinnaker sail! A south wind started coming up around 11am, so we detached from the buoy and hoisted the Parasailor. Then it was a leisurely glide past the monumental fells of the High Coast, with the Parasailor dampening the waves for the office worker.


When we reached our target bay, the local wind started funneling again, and we switched back to white sails when the whitecaps started showing up. Better safe than sorry, though this time the wind remained in manageable quantities.

Our original target was the extremely protected island on Mjältön, but when we arrived there we noticed the piers were still on land and the internet non-existent. This is why we always have backup harbours. We motored the 4NM channel to the nearby Ulvön.

This is quite a lovely old fishing village. After Scandinavian mooring to the town dock we went for a stroll. A bit eerie to not see any humans anywhere, but that place is very pretty. The views from the “pilot hill” were especially nice.


From the logbook

Time Position Course Speed Log Weather Remarks
23.05. 9:35 Z 62°45'34"N 18°11'50"E 318° 0kt 950.1NM wind 5.9kt 188° baro 1015 hPa Started main engine
23.05. 9:36 Z 62°45'34"N 18°11'50"E 318° 0kt 950.1NM wind 4.9kt 180° sea state 1/10 clouds 1/8 visibility 8/10 baro 1015 hPa Detached buoy, motoring. Autopilot activated
23.05. 9:53 Z 62°45'58"N 18°11'6"E 31° 3.8kt 951NM wind 8.8kt 139° baro 1015 hPa Motor stopped, sailing with Parasailor
23.05. 10:00 Z 62°46'19"N 18°11'30"E 31° 3.9kt 951.4NM wind 9kt 162° baro 1015 hPa Hourly position log
23.05. 11:00 Z 62°48'6"N 18°16'59"E 58° 2.7kt 954.5NM wind 5.2kt 167° baro 1015 hPa Hourly position log
23.05. 11:26 Z 62°48'30"N 18°18'17"E 24° 0.7kt 955.3NM wind 3.2kt 155° baro 1014 hPa Autopilot deactivated, not enough wind
23.05. 11:32 Z 62°48'35"N 18°18'29"E 52° 1.8kt 955.4NM wind 4.6kt 158° baro 1014 hPa Autopilot activated
23.05. 12:00 Z 62°49'0"N 18°20'12"E 64° 2.9kt 956.3NM wind 5.6kt 170° baro 1014 hPa Hourly position log
23.05. 12:16 Z 62°49'14"N 18°21'17"E 63° 1.8kt 956.8NM wind 5kt 157° baro 1014 hPa Sails set: Main (2nd reef), Parasailor
23.05. 13:00 Z 62°49'50"N 18°24'3"E 62° 0.7kt 958.2NM wind 4.3kt 209° baro 1015 hPa Hourly position log
23.05. 13:02 Z 62°49'52"N 18°24'6"E 67° 1.3kt 958.3NM wind 4.5kt 208° baro 1015 hPa Sails set: Parasailor
23.05. 14:00 Z 62°50'40"N 18°27'39"E 65° 2.2kt 960.1NM wind 6kt 190° sea state 2/10 clouds 3/8 visibility 7/10 baro 1014 hPa Hourly position log
23.05. 14:33 Z 62°51'29"N 18°29'31"E 32° 3.7kt 961.3NM wind 7.7kt 247° baro 1015 hPa This was the first four-line gybe of the Parasailor from the cockpit. Worked nicely!
23.05. 15:00 Z 62°52'56"N 18°30'52"E 20° 4.3kt 962.9NM wind 8.8kt 200° baro 1015 hPa Hourly position log
23.05. 15:16 Z 62°53'58"N 18°31'52"E 34° 2.9kt 964.1NM wind 7.8kt 199° baro 1015 hPa Second managed gybe
23.05. 15:27 Z 62°54'34"N 18°32'26"E 12° 2.7kt 964.7NM wind 8.1kt 217° baro 1015 hPa Third gybe didn't go as well, as untensioned tack line wrapped around a position light. Need to move more slowly
23.05. 15:59 Z 62°56'50"N 18°33'53"E 5.9kt 967.1NM wind 16.4kt 193° baro 1015 hPa Sails set: Genoa 1. Wind increasing so time to take down Parasailor. For some reason the spi sock is wrong way around (red-green)
23.05. 16:00 Z 62°56'54"N 18°33'56"E 5.6kt 967.2NM wind 17.6kt 192° baro 1015 hPa Hourly position log
23.05. 16:32 Z 62°59'1"N 18°34'16"E 348° 5.2kt 969.3NM wind 16.2kt 201° baro 1014 hPa Sails set: Main, Genoa 1
23.05. 16:51 Z 63°0'47"N 18°33'33"E 346° 6.6kt 971.1NM wind 21.8kt 198° baro 1014 hPa Autopilot deactivated
23.05. 17:00 Z 63°1'31"N 18°33'1"E 334° 3.3kt 971.9NM wind 11.3kt 198° baro 1014 hPa Hourly position log
23.05. 17:02 Z 63°1'36"N 18°32'55"E 343° 1.7kt 972NM wind 5.2kt 219° baro 1014 hPa Sails down, motoring
23.05. 18:00 Z 63°0'32"N 18°37'44"E 44° 4.3kt 976NM wind 2.7kt 181° baro 1015 hPa Hourly position log
23.05. 18:21 Z 63°1'10"N 18°38'46"E 306° 0kt 977.1NM wind 1.1kt 213° baro 1015 hPa Stopped, Ulvöhamn town dock

Time lapse courtesy of Saillogger: