I wanted to go the Ardglass to refuel and revictual as I have run out of fresh stuff but its 45 miles and with headwinds that would not be possible without sailing into the night so I did a short hop to Ballyholme Bay, Bangor.
I was off at 06:30 as the tide started to turn in my favour in a southerly F3 wind. That was up and down, largely down until I was about four miles from Bangor when a a south westerly came in suddenly at F4 then F5.
|In Belfast Loch, in a few minutes I went from ghosting along at 2 knots |
with little wind to making over 5 knots and 5 minutes after that
I had a reef in the headsail and genoa with the wind blowing F4-5.
|At Anchor off Bangor.|
|When I arrived in the late morning there appeared to be no activity|
at the sailing club but it looks like the good sized fleet only
has one race on a Sunday.