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Sunday, April 21, 2024

Mandal - Seløyhamn

We were waiting for a good weather window for rounding the famous Cape Lindesnes - the southernmost point in Norway. Today it all matched up: low but sailable winds, small waves, and wind with current. And so we filled our water tank and headed west under full sail.

The veering wind meant that most of the day was sailed under a poled out genoa at more or less dead downwind. Apart from a short lull that made the sail slat, we had a wonderful sail among the coastal rocks.


We rounded Cape Lindesnes a bit before 1pm. With the light conditions we decided to steer so we’d get a good look at the lighthouse. It was just us and a ton of weekend fishermen out there.


After Lindesnes we picked the very protected bay of Seløyhamn for today’s stop. Here we are tied with a stern buoy to the pier of the outdoor recreational area. Reputedly this bay was used as shelter by multiple viking fleets.


From the logbook

Time Position Course Speed Log Weather Remarks
21.04. 6:30 Z 58°1'28"N 7°27'9"E 323° 0kt 3885.2NM wind 9.4kt 58° baro 1030 hPa Filled fresh water at Mandal, 39ppm
21.04. 6:57 Z 58°1'28"N 7°27'9"E 275° 0kt 3885.2NM wind 7.6kt 28° baro 1031 hPa Started main engine
21.04. 7:02 Z 58°1'24"N 7°27'16"E 134° 5.5kt 3885.2NM wind 13.2kt 39° baro 1031 hPa Motoring
21.04. 7:15 Z 58°0'27"N 7°27'14"E 185° 3.7kt 3886.3NM wind 11.9kt 27° baro 1031 hPa Motor stopped, sailing with Main, Genoa 1
21.04. 7:59 Z 57°59'0"N 7°22'34"E 260° 5.9kt 3889.6NM wind 14.6kt 36° baro 1031 hPa Started watermaker
21.04. 8:00 Z 57°58'59"N 7°22'23"E 256° 5.9kt 3889.7NM wind 13.5kt 13° baro 1031 hPa Hourly position log
21.04. 8:30 Z 57°58'38"N 7°18'5"E 250° 4.2kt 3892NM wind 9.7kt 37° sea state 2/10 clouds 0/8 visibility 8/10 baro 1031 hPa Poled out genoa
21.04. 9:00 Z 57°58'28"N 7°14'53"E 265° 3.3kt 3893.7NM wind 7.4kt 64° baro 1031 hPa Hourly position log
21.04. 9:14 Z 57°58'25"N 7°13'37"E 270° 3.1kt 3894.4NM wind 6.3kt 38° baro 1031 hPa Autopilot activated
21.04. 9:26 Z 57°58'19"N 7°12'25"E 258° 4.6kt 3895NM wind 9.6kt 74° baro 1031 hPa Sails set: Main (1st reef), Genoa 1. Trying to prevent the sail from banging so much in light winds
21.04. 9:49 Z 57°58'7"N 7°9'30"E 266° 2.9kt 3896.6NM wind 5.8kt 90° baro 1031 hPa Stopped watermaker, 94ppm. Jug full
21.04. 10:00 Z 57°58'12"N 7°8'20"E 276° 3.2kt 3897.2NM wind 7.5kt 102° baro 1031 hPa Hourly position log
21.04. 10:38 Z 57°58'28"N 7°2'51"E 314° 3.8kt 3900.3NM wind 11.2kt 152° sea state 2/10 clouds 1/8 visibility 8/10 baro 1031 hPa Passing Cape Lindesnes
21.04. 10:40 Z 57°58'32"N 7°2'44"E 311° 4kt 3900.4NM wind 9.9kt 149° baro 1031 hPa Sails set: Main (1st reef)
21.04. 10:43 Z 57°58'41"N 7°2'29"E 314° 4kt 3900.6NM wind 11.4kt 151° baro 1031 hPa Autopilot deactivated
21.04. 11:00 Z 57°59'37"N 7°1'30"E 336° 4kt 3901.6NM wind 11.7kt 154° baro 1031 hPa Hourly position log
21.04. 11:17 Z 58°0'31"N 7°0'37"E 332° 3.9kt 3902.7NM wind 12.4kt 179° baro 1031 hPa Sails down, motoring
21.04. 11:32 Z 58°0'21"N 6°59'52"E 335° 0kt 3903.3NM wind 8.6kt 173° baro 1032 hPa Stopped, Seløyhamn wavebreak with stern buoy