Sunday, 17 April 2016

17th April 2016

Departure Port: Chatham Marina
Departure Time: 12:31
Departure Port Location: 1 Maritime Way, St Mary's Island, Chatham ME4 3ER, UK
Way Point 1: Stangate Creek 13:30 - 14:10
Waypoint 1 Position: Upchurch, UK
Destination Port: Chatham Marina
Destination Arrival Time: 15:25
Destination Port Location: St Mary's Island, Chatham ME4 3NX, UK

Sky State: Partly Cloudy
Preciptation: Dry
Wind Direction: SE
Sea State: Slight 0.5-1.25m
Temperature (c): 9
Pressure (mb): 1016
Engine Hours: 2.4
Trip Distance (nm): 18
Total Trip Time (hrs): 2.9
Total Trip Time (mins): 174
Fuel Usage (litres): 18.94
Fuel Added: 0 L

Crew Names: Ray & Annette
Cruise Notes: First cruise out of Chatham to Stangate Creek for anchoring practise. Steady cruise out making Stangate in an hour, dropped anchor and had lunch. The first time we had used the new windlass and Annette did extremely well in dropping and lifting the anchor even though she was a bit nervous about it. Headed back, this time against the tide and made a good entry back into Chatham Lock.