Thursday, July 30, 2015

Logbook to Oceanside, Ca

Logbook to Oceanside, Ca



  • Port of Departure: Newport Beach, Ca
  • Departure Date and Time: Tuesday, July 28, 0915 PDT
  • Stops in Between: none
  • Port of Arrival:  Oceanside, Ca
  • Arrival Date and Time: Tuesday, July 28, 1730 PDT
  • Total Travel Time: 8.25 hours
  • Miles Traveled: 38 nm
    • Sails a' soaring: 22 nm
    • Engine a' roaring: 16 nm
  • Engine Hours:  3.9
  • Average Speed:  4.6 kts
  • Forecast:  light morning winds followed by afternoon winds picking up to 12-15 kts by afternoon
  • Navigation Notes:  We didn't ask around but read the charts which highlighted "restricted zone" and "military exercise area" off the coastline of the San Onofre power plant and Camp Pendleton Marine base so we charted a course to keep us offshore about 3-4 miles.  
  • Maintenance Notes:  Nothing of note
  • Personal notes:
    • Chris:  We were able to sail most of the day, flying the turtle asym sail and reaching 7 kts.  Was a great day sailing in barefeet!  We called ahead to Oceanside Harbor before they closed and they assigned us a slip directly in front of the Jolly Roger restaurant.  The admiral got us confidently tied off to the dock in front of audience, we even had patrons come outside and congratulate us on how well we docked!  Thanks Tradewinds Sailing School!
    • Monica:  We left Newport with the motor on, just as we had entered.  I thought for sure we were going to have to motor allllll the way down to Oceanside.  Much to our delight we put the sails up almost immediately after leaving the harbor and cruised down the coast heading further south.  Turtle Power!  Man that big ol' sail works fabulously!  It was pretty much a set it and forget it trip and the wind just carried us on down. The best part for me...sailing in shorts and bare feet!  Shorts people!!!  I had heard rumors of such things but had never experienced it.  AMAZING! :)  Time for Happy Hour at the Jolly Roger!  $3 Mai Tais anyone!?!

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