Sunday 25 March 2018

25th March 2018

Departure Port: Chatham Marina
Departure Time: 13:00
Departure Port Location: 187 Leviathan Way, Chatham ME4 4LP, UK
Way Point 1: Mussel Bank 13:45
Way Point 2: Rochester Cruising Club 14:40
Waypoint 2 Location: 10 Esplanade, Rochester ME1 1QN, UK
Destination Port: Chatham Marina
Destination Arrival Time: 15:14
Destination Port Location: 187 Leviathan Way, Chatham ME4 4LP, UK
High Water At Destination: 19:26
Low Water At Destination: 12:26

Sky State: Heavy Clouds
Preciptation: Dry
Wind Speed (kts): 1 Light Air 1-3
Wind Direction: N
Visibility (metre/Miles): Moderate 2M-5M
Sea State: Smooth 0.1-0.5m
Temperature (c): 9
Pressure (mb): 1013
Engine Hours: 2.5
Trip Distance (nm): 13.7
Total Trip Time (hrs): 2.23
Total Trip Time (mins): 134
Fuel Usage (litres): 19.72
Fuel Added: 0 L

Crew Names: Ray & Annette +
Cruise Notes: First cruise of 2018 - Departed from Chatham Marina and headed out into the estuary on a very dull day but with no wind and a smooth sea. Due to the neap tide there was little flow to the incoming tide and an excellent opportunity to work the engines up to speed. On reaching Mussel Bank we turned and headed back with the little tide there was, passing Chatham and headed up river to Rochester where we turned again and headed back tothe marina.
Locked in with no trouble and moored bow first in order to clean the port side, we had already clened the starboard side erlier in the week.
Excellent run out with all systems performing well. Looking forward to a good cruising year.