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Friday, April 26, 2024

Hellvik - Linehamna

The weather forecast promised a bit frustrating passage past the shallows of Jærens Rev. First some downwind sailing, then windstill, and finally short tacking in sleet. Luckily for us, forecasts can be wrong.

We left the industrial fishing harbour of Hellvik at sunrise. Wind picked up quickly, and soon we were blasting down on a broad reach and aided with a nice 1kt of current.


The landscape here was flat, quite reminiscent of Denmark or southern Sweden. We took turns on watch and having a nap.

Rounding Jærens Rev, the wind picked up even more instead of dying down. We kept going at hull speed, and soon rerouted ourselves to a harbour a little bit further along.


At the entrance to the Stavanger Bay the wind turned more to northeast, and we decided to take the first tacks of this trip. A grand total of two brought us to our destination, the small recreation island of Line. Seems this place is popular with the locals, as the pier filled up just half an hour after our arrival.

Now that we’ve reached the fjords of Rogaland, we’ll shift from passage mode to coastal cruising. The good chance of easterlies in April that pilot charts predicted has worked out. We’ve done the trip here from Berlin in three weeks, with wind behind the beam the whole time.

From the logbook

Time Position Course Speed Log Weather Remarks
26.04. 4:19 Z 58°28'45"N 5°52'18"E 85° 0kt 3969.5NM wind 4.4kt 54° baro 1006 hPa Started main engine
26.04. 4:25 Z 58°28'43"N 5°52'7"E 274° 3.9kt 3969.5NM wind 6kt 81° baro 1006 hPa Motoring
26.04. 4:44 Z 58°28'30"N 5°49'50"E 287° 2.7kt 3970.8NM wind 10.6kt 68° baro 1006 hPa Motor stopped, sailing with Main, Genoa 1
26.04. 4:59 Z 58°28'50"N 5°48'8"E 293° 3.9kt 3971.8NM wind 10.8kt 56° baro 1006 hPa Autopilot activated
26.04. 5:00 Z 58°28'53"N 5°47'59"E 297° 5kt 3971.9NM wind 13.8kt 88° baro 1006 hPa Hourly position log
26.04. 5:12 Z 58°29'29"N 5°46'2"E 316° 6.3kt 3973.1NM wind 15.6kt 92° sea state 2/10 clouds 2/8 visibility 7/10 baro 1006 hPa Deployed hydrogenerator
26.04. 6:00 Z 58°32'31"N 5°38'57"E 327° 6.4kt 3977.9NM wind 13.5kt 99° baro 1007 hPa Hourly position log
26.04. 7:00 Z 58°37'25"N 5°33'12"E 335° 7.3kt 3983.7NM wind 22.1kt 106° baro 1007 hPa Hourly position log
26.04. 7:04 Z 58°37'51"N 5°32'49"E 321° 6.9kt 3984.2NM wind 27.1kt 103° baro 1007 hPa Sails set: Main, Genoa 1 (20% furled)
26.04. 8:00 Z 58°43'26"N 5°27'37"E 341° 6.4kt 3990.4NM wind 21.2kt 103° baro 1007 hPa Hourly position log
26.04. 8:46 Z 58°48'14"N 5°28'18"E 29° 5.2kt 3995.6NM wind 11.9kt 82° baro 1008 hPa Started watermaker, 90ppm
26.04. 9:01 Z 58°49'38"N 5°29'40"E 23° 6.4kt 3997.2NM wind 12.6kt 94° baro 1008 hPa Sails set: Main, Genoa 1
26.04. 9:03 Z 58°49'54"N 5°29'53"E 32° 6.8kt 3997.5NM wind 21.4kt 110° baro 1008 hPa Autopilot deactivated
26.04. 9:06 Z 58°50'13"N 5°30'8"E 22° 6.8kt 3997.8NM wind 16.4kt 124° baro 1008 hPa Autopilot activated
26.04. 9:28 Z 58°52'17"N 5°31'40"E 21° 6.1kt 4000.1NM wind 9.4kt 71° sea state 2/10 clouds 2/8 visibility 7/10 baro 1008 hPa Hydrogenerator out.
26.04. 10:00 Z 58°55'43"N 5°33'6"E 6.4kt 4003.6NM wind 12.5kt 78° baro 1008 hPa Hourly position log
26.04. 10:10 Z 58°56'43"N 5°33'8"E 5.8kt 4004.6NM wind 12.2kt 85° baro 1008 hPa Stopped watermaker, 97ppm
26.04. 10:52 Z 59°0'55"N 5°33'19"E 22° 5.6kt 4008.9NM wind 11.1kt 75° baro 1008 hPa Autopilot deactivated
26.04. 11:00 Z 59°1'34"N 5°33'48"E 26° 6.1kt 4009.5NM wind 13.5kt 93° baro 1008 hPa Hourly position log
26.04. 12:00 Z 59°1'14"N 5°38'56"E 24° 3.5kt 4013.8NM wind 8.3kt 83° baro 1008 hPa Hourly position log
26.04. 12:17 Z 59°2'13"N 5°40'11"E 42° 2.2kt 4015NM wind 5.6kt 75° baro 1008 hPa Sails down, motoring
26.04. 12:35 Z 59°2'16"N 5°40'51"E 58° 0kt 4015.7NM wind 6.6kt 238° baro 1008 hPa Stopped