Falkenburg to Varberg
8th June 2014
Light SW wind F1/2
Clear visibility, Sunshine with occasional cloud.
Distance travelled 16.4 nm Average speed of 3 kts
Left Falkenburg at about 09:30 hours and made a maximum of 4 knots but averaged 2 knots or less. It was proving difficult conditions to maintain a decent cruising speed and so resorted to engine to maintain progress. I seemed to be one of the slower boats in the fleet. This may have been due to the efficiency and condition of the sails. The weight of the boat due to the amount of kit I was carrying, food and water. For a while I goose winged the sails by poling out the foresail with a whisker pole.
Arrived at Varberg at 15:20 hours.
|Tyboat with unconventional Drascombe sail.|
|The Swedes have a great love of large american cars.|
Varberg was a ferry port for a service to Denmark. The ferry would manoeuvre within feet of the marina pontoons.