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Monday, June 17, 2024

Loch Spelve - Oban

After a fun night at anchor, the day dawned with a new mission: to hunt and catch up with the Brigantine Lady of Avenel.

We timed out our exit from the Loch to low water slack, and then hoisted sail in the lee of Mull. Then we headed west along the coast, where our reconnaissance information told the tall ship would be anchored.


At 12:30 we could finally see some square sails in the horizon. We waited for our quarry to pass us, and then turned into pursuit. Replacing the staysail with the genoa and shaking the reef, we could just keep up with the bigger vessel!

Eventually the sporty, sunny sail ended in the Oban marina. We’ll spend the evening here with the Avenel crew and then head out again.

From the logbook

Time Position Course Speed Log Weather Remarks
17.06. 8:14 Z 56°24'33"N 5°44'23"W 212° 0.2kt 4877.9NM wind 9.6kt 342° baro 1008 hPa Started main engine
17.06. 8:24 Z 56°24'32"N 5°44'15"W 125° 3.1kt 4877.9NM wind 22.1kt 315° baro 1008 hPa Anchor up, motoring
17.06. 9:00 Z 56°23'8"N 5°41'27"W 121° 4.5kt 4880.4NM wind 11.5kt 286° baro 1009 hPa Hourly position log
17.06. 9:06 Z 56°22'59"N 5°41'9"W 168° 3.8kt 4880.8NM wind 10.8kt 309° baro 1008 hPa Motor stopped, sailing with Main (1st reef), Staysail
17.06. 9:14 Z 56°22'15"N 5°41'6"W 189° 5.3kt 4881.5NM wind 16.2kt 326° baro 1008 hPa Watermaker turned on. 150ppm
17.06. 10:00 Z 56°19'24"N 5°45'53"W 237° 4kt 4885.5NM wind 8.2kt 356° baro 1009 hPa Hourly position log
17.06. 11:00 Z 56°17'42"N 5°54'23"W 254° 6.1kt 4890.6NM wind 11.8kt 358° baro 1010 hPa Hourly position log
17.06. 11:10 Z 56°17'30"N 5°55'52"W 262° 5.6kt 4891.4NM wind 17.3kt 330° baro 1010 hPa Stopped watermaker, 145ppm
17.06. 11:47 Z 56°17'10"N 5°58'45"W 79° 6.1kt 4894.7NM wind 16.2kt 326° baro 1011 hPa Sails set: Main, Genoa 1. Turned to follow Lady of Avenel
17.06. 12:00 Z 56°17'19"N 5°56'29"W 90° 6.4kt 4895.9NM wind 20kt 321° baro 1011 hPa Hourly position log
17.06. 13:00 Z 56°19'5"N 5°46'41"W 65° 5.4kt 4901.7NM wind 9.2kt 349° baro 1011 hPa Hourly position log
17.06. 13:32 Z 56°20'13"N 5°42'22"W 47° 5.5kt 4904.5NM wind 19.6kt 324° baro 1011 hPa Sails set: Main, Staysail
17.06. 14:00 Z 56°21'13"N 5°38'20"W 70° 5.3kt 4906.9NM wind 16kt 349° baro 1011 hPa Hourly position log
17.06. 14:45 Z 56°22'31"N 5°32'28"W 58° 1.4kt 4910.5NM wind 5kt 3° baro 1011 hPa Sails down, motoring
17.06. 15:00 Z 56°23'24"N 5°31'30"W 34° 4.3kt 4911.5NM wind 11.9kt 337° baro 1012 hPa Hourly position log
17.06. 15:36 Z 56°24'57"N 5°28'32"W 0kt 4914.1NM wind 15.1kt 299° baro 1012 hPa Stopped