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Friday, July 7, 2023

Hamina - Ulko-Tammio

We spent a lovely day off visiting Hamina’s various museums with the expert guidance by Paula. The tour ranged from nautical oddities to the bastion fortress, one of the 2 surviving star fortress towns. In Shopkeeper’s Museum we learned that no, the past was not a better place!

The sailing day started with only a gentle breeze. We pulled up the sails right outside of the harbour. The winds along the route ranged from headwinds to beam reach and from the morning’s light winds we ended up with a steady 20 knots on the beam.


After only 3 hours we were at our destination, Ulko-Tammio. This was an island fortress during the second world war. From here it is only 4.7 nautical miles to Russia, so for once our network connectivity is bad. The small pier is packed full and we side tied to the ferry spot as it had already done the daily visit and we wilö be gone before it arrives at noon tomorrow. It’s going to get even busier here tonight as there is a outing for a local motor boat club.


As seen here, the harbour is full!

From the logbook

Time Position Course Speed Log Weather Remarks
06.07. 15:46 Z 60°33'30"N 27°10'53"E 225° 0kt 2068.9NM wind 4.3kt 87° baro 1016 hPa Filled water tank. Hamina municipal water tested at 59ppm
06.07. 16:01 Z 60°33'30"N 27°10'53"E 57° 0kt 2068.9NM wind 2.5kt 100° baro 1016 hPa Running the diesel heater to dry out some laundry
07.07. 7:19 Z 60°33'30"N 27°10'53"E 208° 0kt 2068.9NM wind 4.3kt 258° baro 1016 hPa Started main engine
07.07. 7:25 Z 60°33'27"N 27°10'49"E 192° 5.2kt 2068.9NM wind 5kt 220° baro 1016 hPa Motoring
07.07. 7:33 Z 60°32'52"N 27°10'44"E 175° 2.4kt 2069.4NM wind 4.1kt 242° baro 1016 hPa Motor stopped, sailing with Main, Genoa 1
07.07. 7:59 Z 60°31'4"N 27°11'27"E 179° 4.9kt 2071.3NM wind 7.9kt 218° baro 1016 hPa Deployed hydrogenerator
07.07. 8:00 Z 60°30'59"N 27°11'26"E 182° 4.9kt 2071.4NM wind 8.7kt 225° baro 1016 hPa Hourly position log
07.07. 8:05 Z 60°30'37"N 27°11'41"E 151° 5.4kt 2071.8NM wind 11.6kt 239° baro 1016 hPa Pumped the bilge
07.07. 8:25 Z 60°29'6"N 27°13'55"E 135° 5kt 2073.7NM wind 13.1kt 252° baro 1016 hPa Autopilot activated
07.07. 9:00 Z 60°27'11"N 27°19'5"E 124° 5.3kt 2076.9NM wind 13.6kt 219° baro 1017 hPa Hourly position log
07.07. 10:00 Z 60°21'54"N 27°25'1"E 157° 7kt 2083.1NM wind 18.9kt 230° baro 1017 hPa Hourly position log
07.07. 10:05 Z 60°21'33"N 27°25'39"E 129° 5.9kt 2083.6NM wind 19.1kt 231° baro 1017 hPa Autopilot deactivated
07.07. 10:06 Z 60°21'27"N 27°25'54"E 132° 5.5kt 2083.7NM wind 19.4kt 239° baro 1017 hPa Sails down, motoring
07.07. 10:20 Z 60°21'1"N 27°27'13"E 133° 0kt 2084.6NM wind 0.8kt 260° baro 1017 hPa Stopped