Wind is still SW. We will stay in today. Plan is to leave for Guernsey tomorrow with the afternoon tide.
According to the weather forecast it should be possible to make it to Brest by the 13th.
We left Boulogne on Thursday at 07:00 in the morning. It was still blowing with 6-7 Bft and the sea state was quite rough. We had the second reef in the main and the headsail half rolled away.
Waves on Boulogne breakwater
I think I have to secure that outboarder with a rope before it goes overboard…
After 8 hours trying to make way west (we only managed to do 16 miles in 8 hours), we decided to start the engine. A few hours later the wind died away completely and the sea calmed down which was a great relief for one of the crewmembers who was suffering from severe seasickness.
We arrived in Cherbourg Friday in the morning just before the turn of the tide after 24 hours of motoring.