Friday the 11th was spent recovering from the early starts of the previous few days and waiting for Roger to arrive in his Dehler 41 "Blue Magic" with Ron as Crew, they arrived just before seven in the evening after a very quick passage from The Helford.
I went aboard after they had eaten dinner for a chin wag and to decide what to do next day when some strong winds were expected to arrive. Roger, who knows the area well decided on Sand Acre Bay, so on Saturday we set off at 10:00 on the flood tide.
Roger hoisted a jib shortly after weighing but I stayed under motor not wanting to short tack single handed on the turn past drakes Island.
|Drakes Island from the North.|
|Sailing away from the 41 footer which on this occasion|
was handicapped by her small jib.
|One of Brunel's finest as we turned into the Saint Germans or|
Lynher River to anchor at Sand Acre Bay on the north shore.
|Tides and wind had the boat all over the place but in calm water|
and excellent holding for the anchor it was not a problem.