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Monday, April 29, 2024

Børevigå - Vikavågen

After doing the laundry it was time to head out for the day. The aim was to beat our way to Lysefjord for some epic anchoring scenery. We left the harbour under gusty conditions and raised the main in first reef under the wind shadow of some tall apartment buildings. Staysail followed shortly after.


From between the hills the wind was gusting up to 30kn, so we reduced our main to second reef before entering the long Høgsfjord where the wind and waves had a 10 NM fetch. So the tacking started. Boat was behaving well and we had so much fun with the water splashing over the bow. We shared our water today with multiple fast sightseeing RIBs and bigger sightseeing catamarans, all doing well over 20 knots.


After the whole day of beating it was nice to turn into the Lysefjord and downwind sail it. The scenery is gorgeous and one has hard time understanding the scale of all of it.


From the logbook

Time Position Course Speed Log Weather Remarks
29.04. 11:42 Z 58°58'26"N 5°43'58"E 298° 0kt 4020.6NM wind 10.9kt 119° baro 1016 hPa Filled water tank, 54ppm
29.04. 12:04 Z 58°58'26"N 5°43'58"E 106° 0kt 4020.6NM wind 8.2kt 157° baro 1016 hPa Started main engine
29.04. 12:16 Z 58°58'27"N 5°44'5"E 90° 4.4kt 4020.6NM wind 18.3kt 155° baro 1016 hPa Motoring
29.04. 12:26 Z 58°58'25"N 5°45'37"E 98° 4kt 4021.5NM wind 13.9kt 182° baro 1016 hPa Motor stopped, sailing with Main (1st reef), Staysail
29.04. 12:51 Z 58°58'5"N 5°50'12"E 96° 5.4kt 4024NM wind 15.4kt 177° sea state 2/10 clouds 7/8 visibility 7/10 baro 1016 hPa Sails set: Main (2nd reef), Staysail. Gusts pack a punch
29.04. 13:00 Z 58°57'58"N 5°51'54"E 98° 5.6kt 4024.8NM wind 18.6kt 181° baro 1017 hPa Hourly position log
29.04. 14:00 Z 58°57'12"N 5°58'52"E 115° 5kt 4028.8NM wind 16.4kt 167° baro 1017 hPa Hourly position log
29.04. 15:00 Z 58°54'56"N 6°2'57"E 99° 4.2kt 4033NM wind 23.4kt 145° baro 1018 hPa Hourly position log
29.04. 16:00 Z 58°56'9"N 6°6'15"E 38° 4.9kt 4037.8NM wind 21.3kt 175° baro 1019 hPa Sails set: Main (1st reef)
29.04. 16:00 Z 58°56'10"N 6°6'17"E 37° 5.4kt 4037.8NM wind 21.3kt 178° baro 1019 hPa Hourly position log
29.04. 16:20 Z 58°57'2"N 6°7'54"E 336° 0.6kt 4039NM wind 4.3kt 260° baro 1019 hPa Sails down, motoring
29.04. 16:33 Z 58°56'42"N 6°7'50"E 288° 0kt 4039.4NM wind 4.1kt 135° baro 1019 hPa Anchored
29.04. 16:40 Z 58°56'43"N 6°7'48"E 123° 0.5kt 4039.4NM wind 2kt 103° baro 1019 hPa Stopped main engine