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Thursday, September 14, 2023

Swinoujscie, 186NM SSW of Kalmar

As we reached Bornholm, the winds we had been waiting for arrived. 15 to 20 knots, sometimes gusting to 25kn on the beam. Lille Ø was flying at hull speed and surfing down the fastly developing waves with 8 knots. We periodically reefed the genoa a bit to balance out the weather helm so that it would be easier for Starbuck (the wind vane). Other than that we could just sit and enjoy the ride.


As the night fell we got the corner of yet another raincloud but luckily the worst of it went past us. Rest of the night was spent gazing at the stars and the bioluminescent creatures blinking in our wake. For this night our green positional lamp had decided to dim itself into nearly non visible state, something we need to look at before our next evening of motoring.


Coming in at night is always exciting but we managed to find our way in and took the first available free spot right at the harbour entrance. This trip concludes our “Rund Rügen mit abstand” tour. In total 2753,9 NM at sea!

From the logbook

Time Position Course Speed Log Weather Remarks
14.09. 0:00 Z 54°12'46"N 14°22'5"E 192° 6kt 2957NM wind 19.2kt 313° baro 1018 hPa Hourly position log
14.09. 0:38 Z 54°8'52"N 14°21'26"E 191° 5.7kt 2960.9NM wind 18.2kt 319° baro 1018 hPa Entered Polish waters
14.09. 1:00 Z 54°6'39"N 14°20'16"E 186° 6.3kt 2963.2NM wind 18.7kt 325° baro 1019 hPa Hourly position log
14.09. 1:22 Z 54°4'22"N 14°19'37"E 173° 6.4kt 2965.6NM wind 19.7kt 321° baro 1019 hPa Battery is 5% up overnight with the hydro
14.09. 2:00 Z 54°0'40"N 14°18'52"E 212° 5.9kt 2969.3NM wind 20.7kt 299° baro 1019 hPa Hourly position log
14.09. 2:09 Z 53°59'50"N 14°18'25"E 208° 6.2kt 2970.2NM wind 20kt 292° baro 1019 hPa Stowed hydrogenerator
14.09. 2:17 Z 53°59'1"N 14°18'3"E 195° 7kt 2971.1NM wind 20.4kt 309° baro 1019 hPa Autopilot activated
14.09. 2:22 Z 53°58'32"N 14°17'54"E 191° 5kt 2971.6NM wind 16.8kt 298° baro 1019 hPa Autopilot deactivated
14.09. 2:51 Z 53°56'7"N 14°16'33"E 193° 5.6kt 2974.1NM wind 18.9kt 287° baro 1019 hPa Sails down, motoring
14.09. 3:00 Z 53°55'22"N 14°16'54"E 174° 4.1kt 2974.9NM wind 11.5kt 262° baro 1019 hPa Hourly position log
14.09. 3:16 Z 53°54'46"N 14°16'19"E 241° 0kt 2975.7NM wind 3.7kt 271° baro 1020 hPa Stopped