Mileage

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NB. * Means mileage not counted in year total... probably because I'm on someone else's boat, or it was all on engine...

2017:

Date Distance: Wind: Direction Sail Plan: Max Speed (knots): Average Speed (knots): Comments:
17th April 7.36 F2 gusting F3 mainly NExE going SWx Full main and 90% genoa 5.8 2.9 Shake down cruise in the cold to Marker
28th April 4.32 (11.68) F0/F1 360' mostly NW/W Full main and genoa 5.4 2.5 Emsworth visiting pontoon on  windless cloudy day
11th April 25.93* F4 going F3 . Full main and genoa 6.5 AM and 5.7 PM 4.7 AM and 3.8 PM Cowes for lunch on AmiLy..
14th May 10.41
(22.08)
Top end F4 gusting F5 SW Reefed main and reefed genoa 5.4 4.2 Sunny windy trip to Snowhill and back - fast sailing
26th May 10.27
(32.35)
F4/5 gusting F5/6 ESE Reefed main and reefed genoa 5.5 3.8 Crafty afternoon off..  fast run to HISC, cocked up mooring, first Spitfire viewing of the summer
28th May 3.43
(35.78)
F0 gust F1 SE/ESEFull main and genoa 5.8 3.1 Wet and windless drift..
2nd to 6th June Approx. 90* F1 to F8 W/SW mostly All combinations 8.5 - Jolly Boys Cruise of 2017
11th June 8.49 (44.27) F4 going F5, gusting F6 SWxS Reefed main and reefed genoa 6.7 3.9 Short trip out in gusty conditions - saw a 7.1 (SOG)!
19th June 4.3
(48.57)
Top end  F2 S going SxE Full main and genoa 4.9 2.7 Blissful evening sail after work - hot and warm..
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Year total (to date): 48.57 miles

2016:

Date Distance: Wind: Direction Sail Plan: Max Speed (knots): Average Speed (knots): Comments:
2nd May 3.36 F4 SW x S Reefed/full genoa only 5.2 3.4 Brief (only an hour) trip to the end of the channel and back..
8th May 12.87 (16.23) F3 up to F5 gusting F6 SE going E x S Reefed/full genoa, and reefed main 4.9 2.8 Lovely sunny afternoon up and down the harbour - first Spitfire spotted, and made a cock up of sailing on to mooring...
21st May 26.35* F4 gusting F6 SWxS going S Double reefed main & #2 jib 9.5 6.1 First day of the Jolly Boys cruise - Portsmouth to Yarmouth
22nd May 36.27* F2 going F4 WNW to S and then back Main and genoa 7.7 4.8 Second day of the Jolly Boys cruise - Yarmouth to Cowes via Southampton Water
23rd May 25* Top end F3 into F4 NWxN to N Main and genoa 6.8 4.3 Third day of the Jolly Boys cruise - Cowes to Lymington
24th May 26* F3 going F4 E going SE Main and genoa 8.6 6.1 Fourth day of the Jolly Boys cruise - Lymington to Portsmouth
29th May 14.04 (30.27) F4 gusting F5 NNE Well reefed main and reefed genoa 5.8 3.6 Late afternoon run down to East Head/Snowhill, and a cracking beat back to the top of the harbour on a very windy day
19th June 8.96 (39.23) F3 going F4 W going SW Main and reefed genoa 5.2 3.5 Grey day but two classic yachts warmed it up nicely..
17th July 13.45 (52.68) Both ends of a F3 WSW going SSW Main and full/reefed genoa 4.6 2.9 Emsworth to the Bar Beacon on one tack - VHF testing not good, but hey ho..
24th July 29.96* F1 to F5 WSW Main and full genoa 6.3 
(avg)
3.1 
(avg)
America's Cup racing on Ami-Ly followed by a blast to Cowes and back
31st July 6.9 (59.58) F1 to F2 N going SWxS Main and full genoa 4.8 2.0 Sunny morning easy drift/sail to Verner and back
7th August 17.9 (77.48) F4 going F5, gusting F6 SWxW. Well reefed main and reefed genoa 5.8 3.5 Beautifully sunny but windy run to Bosham channel.. stupid conditions beating back to Emsworth channel! 
26th August 26.1 (103.58) F2 up to F3 WNW going SWxS  Main and full genoa 4.8 2.8 Solent womble..  double tider, got nowhere in particular but a fine view of the Dutch tall ship 'Stad Amsterdam'
29th August 4.12 (107.7) F1 and less NW Main and full genoa 4.9 1.5 Drifting in F1 and less..
7th September 5.37 (113.07) Both ends of a F3 SExE going ESE Main and full/reefed genoa 4.4 2.7 Post work evening sail to unwind.. mission accomplished!
25th September 8.43
(121.5)
F6 going F5 WSW Well reefed main and reefed genoa 5.7 3.8 Blast down to HISC and back late in the afternoon.. "Big Easy" spotted...
2nd October 6.9 (128.4) F1 gusting F2 NNW to NNE Main and full genoa 5 1.6 Quiet day drifting down wind against the tide..
7th October 9.89
(138.29)
F3 ExN Main and 90% genoa 5.3 2.8 Cold grey last sail of the season to Eaststoke
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Year total (to date): 138.29 miles


2015:

Date Distance: Wind: Direction Sail Plan: Max Speed (knots): Average Speed (knots): Comments:
4th May 14.04 F3 gusting F4 SW going SE Full main and reefed/full genoa 5.7 3.3 First sail of the season, and my first seal sighting
17th May 4.76 (18.8) F1 gusting F2 SW Full main and reefed/full genoa 5 2. Frustrating day trying to reach Marker while getting cold...
24th May 27.08* F1 up to F3 W Full main/full genoa/mostly motor 5.7 4.3 Jolly Boys Outing to Cowes on Ami-Ly - lunch at the Folly, long run downwind home
7th June 8.98 (27.78) F3 gusting F4 SW Full main and reefed/full genoa 5.4 2.7 Warm sunny afternoon practising my beating and using the main track to improve pointing angle
14th June - Nothing - - - - Blechhhhh...
21st June 13.45 (41.23) F5 WWN to WxS Reefed main (3 slides) and half the genoa 6.5 4.2 Very windy Sunday with westerly winds allowing reaching the length of the harbour
28th June 8.1 (49.33) F3 SSW => WxS Full main and partially reefed genoa 4.9 2.9 Run down to Emsworth on a sunny Sunday morning
16th July 10.7* F4 gusting F5 NE Solent rig (genoa only) 5.6 3.2 Day out on "Solitaire", lunch in the sun, seal sighted, twin Spitfires, and playing around with reefing..
23rd July 19.16* F4 gusting F5 SSW 1st reef in main/full genoa 5.6 2.6 America's Cup preview day on Ami-Ly - superb!
25th July 6.43 (55.76) F5 gusting F6 WxS Reefed main (3 slides) and genoa 5.5 4.1 Cheeky evening dash to Pilsey and back. Fast sailing, and a handful in the gusts.
31st July 11.18 (66.94) F3 S => SW Full main and partially reefed genoa 5.2 3 A crafty day off and trip to Snowhill/East Head, finished off by painting the hatches..
2nd August 12.15 (79.09) F4 gusting F5 ESE => SE Reefed main (2 slides) and full/reefed genoa 6.3 3.1 Blowy Sunday and an unusual wind direction to go to Camber - huge tide (5m) and lots of water slopping about! 
7th August 26.72* F1 up to low end F3 NW => W Full main and asymmetric 7.8 3.6 Sunny weather, low wind trip to Cowes the day before the racing starts - flew the blue meany - no one killed!
22nd August 11.06 (90.15) F4 SE => ExS Reefed main (2 slides) and reefed genoa 4.7 3 Trip to the West Pole on a grey day....
18th - 21st September 92.4* Various SW'ly Various 8.5 4 Jolly boys outing - all points Solent
27th September 16.21 (106.36) F4 gusting F5 NE => E Reefed main (2 slides) and reefed genoa 4.6 3.2 Trip up to Prinstead with daughter - gusty wind, big tide, seal spotted in the moorings
8th October 8.5 (114.86) F1 gusting F2 NW => W => SW Full main and genoa 4.3 2.4 First anchoring (ever), and some seal watching on a beautiful, but light wind, day
11th October 13.24 (128.1) F4 ENE Full/reefed main and full/reefed genoa 4 2.5 Bar Beacon trip, reefs in, reefs out all day.
18th October 13.19 (141.29) F3 ENE/E Full main and full/reefed genoa. 4.9 2.7 Last sail of the season - Chaldock Beacon
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Year total (to date): 141.29 miles

2014:

Date Distance: Wind: Direction Sail Plan: Max Speed (knots): Average Speed (knots): Comments:
12th March 21.42* F1 N to NW Mostly engine 6.6 5.5 An early season motor to Cowes on AmiLy for lunch
4th May 8.21 F3 gusting F4 S Full main and 3 rolls in genoa 4.5 2.6 Shakedown cruise in a very cold breeze.. new jib used first time!
10th May 12* F6 gusting F8 WSW 3 reefs/main only 5.5 8+ Test sail (on the 40 footer we're taking to Cherbourg) on one of the windiest days we've had in some time!
18th May 14.91 F3 S going SE Full main and genoa 5.1 2.7 Down to Prinstead/Thorney Channel and just beyond Camber - motored past Marker.
23rd to 26th May 24.4* F4 gusting F5, F3 gusting F4 end of day S Reefed main/jib to full main/jib 6.3 4.5 The jolly boys outing for 2014 - Day 1: Port Solent to Yarmouth
23rd to 26th May 43.04* F0 to F7 S Reefed main/jib to full main/jib 7.5 3.1 The jolly boys outing for 2014 - Day 2: Yarmouth to Cherbourg (err... Cowes)
23rd to 26th May 26.87* F4 gusting 5 SSW Full main/jib to reefed main/jib 10 5.8 The jolly boys outing for 2014 - Day 3: Cowes to Lymington
23rd to 26th May 26.05* Top end F3 N Full main/jib 7.8 4.5 The jolly boys outing for 2014 - Day 4: Lymington to home (Portsmouth)
13th June 16.97 F1 ending up F3 S going SW Full main/genoa 5.4 3.2 Bosham trip
21st July 28.41 Nothing to top end F3 NE going NW Full main/genoa from full to small reef 5.2 3.2 Bembridge trip
27th July 6.57 F1 and less NNW Full main/genoa 4 1.7 Sunny Sunday afternoon drift
3rd August 9.47 F4/F5 gusting F6 WSW Reefed main and genoa 6.3 3.4 HISC drag race - what a contrast to last time!
20th August 24.98 F3 gusting F4 NW/WNW Reefed/full main and reefed/full genoa 4.8 3.3 Nab Tower run - new engine not running..
3rd September 5.5 F1 to F2 S/SSW Full main and reefed/full genoa 3.9 2.2 Post work pottering - sea trails for the fixed engine
14th September 10.71 F4 (occasional gust F5) NE->SE Reefed/full main and reefed/full genoa 5.3 2.9 HISC to Fishermans, and a seal eating a fish on a breezy day...
28th September 12.25 F3 dropping to F2 SSE/SE Full main and reefed/full genoa 5 2.5 Beat to Bar Beacon - last sail of the season in big tides and fitful wind..


2013:

Date Distance: Wind: Direction Sail Plan: Max Speed (knots): Average Speed (knots): Comments:
12th April 8.63 F6 gusting F7 WSW Bit of jib - mostly engine 5.2 2.6 Delivery trip, Bosham to mooring.. cold, wet, sunny, a real convoy to Murmansk.. no issues, new boat is fast!
28th April 4.94 F2 gusting F3 (occasionally) SSW Full jib and main 5.9 3.1 First trip out under sail... memorable if only for getting 6.5 knots plus (tide assisted)! Right lash up collecting the mooring but it cheered up a couple of on lookers...!
16th May 3.45 F3 SSW Full jib and main 4.7 2.9 Gentle (and short!) evening sail after work
26th May 12.09 F1 to F4 W to NW, to SWW Full jib and main 5.7 2.9 Down to Snowhill in the sun
2nd June 5.98 F4, but both ends of the scale.. NNW Full jib and main 4.1 3.1 Up to Emsworth early one sunny Sunday morning - into Fowley Rythe..
5th June 14.73 F3 gusting F4 NE Full jib and main 5.1 3.2 Cheeky mid-week day off - back to Snowhill and up to Prinstead on what must be one of the best sailing days I've had so far on Sparrow...
30th June 7.72 F4, but both ends of the scale.. SW going to WSW Full jib and 3 reefs in the main 5.4 3 Tacking practice trying to reach Marker. Back to mooring and sails off for standing rigging replace
3rd July 2.5* n/a n/a Engine n/a n/a Delivery to EYH for mast drop and standing rigging replace
4th
July
2.5* n/a n/a Engine n/a n/a EYH to mooring while I wait for the mast and rigging to be finished.
19th
July
2.5* n/a n/a Engine n/a n/a Delivery to EYH for putting mast back up
19th
July
2.5* n/a n/a Engine n/a n/a EYH back to mooring - all done!
26th July 8.76 F1 gusting F2SSW going SW Full jib and main 4.7 2.1 More Marker tacking practice - first trip after re-rig
9th August 12.5 F4 gusting F5 W Full jib and 3 reefs in the main 4.3 3.1 Bar Beacon for the first time in this boat on an afternoon of (mostly) ups and some downs  (on the putty)
11th August 10.02 F4 gusting F5 W to WSW Full jib and main 5.9 3.5 Both ends of the harbour with my sis.. getting weedy but still a fast trip
22nd August - - - - - - Bosham or bust - trip aborted due to engine failure
26th August 7.11 Force 2 E to NE Full jib and main 4.1 2.3 Light wind bank holiday trip - lot of motor sailing
8th September 8.31 Force 5 gusting F6 WSW Full jib and 3.5 reefs in the main 4.7 3 Gusty nasty conditions, thunder and a cloudburst
26th August 9.49 F3 E to SE Full jib and main 4.1 2.4 Cold, grey, light winds, but then we had two Spitfires (no not beers!) and it all got better
28th and 29th August 50.66* F4/5 Sat, F3/4 Sun E Full jib and main 6.4 4.2 Jolly boys outing in the Solent on "Ami-Ly"


NB:

2016 total (in Sparrow): 138.29 miles
2015 total (in Sparrow): 141.29 miles
2014 total (in Sparrow): 137.98 miles
2013 total (in Sparrow): 113.73 miles
2012 total (in Pap): 173.29 miles
2011 total (in Pap): 193.41 miles
2010 total (in Pap): 154.23 miles
2009 total (in Pap): 125 miles
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