|Approaching the Skerries under the cruising chute.|
|45 minutes later and wind has veered so the cruising chute is|
flying from the pole but with the wind drying the symmetrical
spinnaker would have been better.
|Approaching Lambay Island with very little wind (hence the poorly|
setting spinnaker!) screen shot from a very short section of a video
on the "Sailing Swallow" utube channel (6.5 mins in)
Unfortunately, my intuition had partially failed as whilst I was still packing the spinnaker the wind swung quite a lot and the cruising chute had to come down before I had finished stowing the spinnaker gear.As I past Ben of Howth I could see on AIS that a large ferry was coming down the channel from Dublin and likely to be rather close so I furled the headsail and started to motor sail which was just as well as I had to slow down and head up to keep clear taking me very close to the Traffic Separation Scheme.
There was 2 more ferries and a cargo ship also coming out so I motored across Dublin Bay. All three ferries were leaving for Holyhead one after the other, why they choose to leave almost together I have no idea as I don’t think there are any tidal restrictions at either end.
|Almost at Sorrento Bay and as close as you want to be to Mugglins |
with the tide running.