08.08.14 – Camaret to St Evette.
True distance 29.0 Nm, final log reading 30.18 Nm. Departed Camaret 1120 after refuelling and arrived at St Evette 1650. Av O.G. 5.3 knots. Av O.W. 5.5 knots.Weather V2>S4 with 1.3m swell. Started as a good sunny day but as we approached the Raz de Sein drizzle turned to an hour and a half of torrential rain. we were aiming to reach La Platte light at slack and about 3 Nm out with a wind over tide situation, a nasty squall forced us to drop the main and progress under reduced genoa only. Motor sailing all the journey as apart from the squall there was little wind. The Raz de Sein was very calm, another downside for our crew who had expected a ‘fun time’ in the overfalls! Moored on a visitors buoy at St Evette No 1200 and 6m under the keel at 1 hour after HW. Entertained by a dolphin and a wonderful sunset. Mooring was 10€ which included a free boat ashore courtesy of the harbourmaster had we wished. Fuel consumption averaging 2.5 litres per hour.