|Broadsands, Galmpton and Greenway
||A circular walk from Torbay to the Dart. Quite long as we went the wrong direction a couple of time! Down to Greenway on the Dart - opposite Dittisham and the old home of Agatha Chritie
|SYC Newport trophy to Dartmouth
||Absolutely no wind to start with - took 1/2 an hour to cross the start line at 10:40. Wind then filled in a bit making the sail from Torbay onwards a bit quicker. Some small waves past Berry Head also slowed things a little. Peter S sailed a storming race in his Sadler 26 and was first by miles on handicap (and very nearly first overall). We came a slightly surprising 2nd on handicap. Very pleasant meal in the Red Lion in Dittisham
|Dartmouth to Plymouth sail
||A great sail in Dereks Sadler 26 from Dittisham on the Dart to QAB marina at Plymouth. Lovely strength winds but a lot from straight behind Wind strength better than forecast. Seas a bit rolly at times but not too bad at Start Point as we were there at slack water.
|Dartmouth race 2016
||A sail to Dartmouth in Derek H's Sadler 26. The wind was in all directions including not there at all. The "dog leg" at Torbay was us searching for wind that wasn't there! Moored up for the night at Dittisham on the Dart.
|Newport Trophy yacht race - Exe to Dartmouth
||A very light winds yacht race (or timed rally) from the Exe to the Dart. Such light winds, in fact, that the race ended early on a line from the Ore Stone to Hope's Nose.
Interesting "inshore passage" for some of the route between Berry Head and Dartmouth.
Overnight stay on a mooring in Dittisham.
|Exe to Dartmouth
||An SYC cruiser race from the Exe Safe Water Mark to the entrance of the Dart at Dartmouth. Then up to Dittisham for the night moored up on a visitors buoy.
I think I need a new GPS with a bit more memory as the start of this GPS track seems to have been lost as the available memory was overwritten by the next days sail down to Plymouth.
|Dittisham to Plymouth
||From Dittisham on the Dart to Quee Anne's Battery marina in Plymouth. Some lovely sailing (especially across Bigbury Bay) but also some motoring due to lack of wind.
The average speed for this passage is partly attributable to the large spring tides that were as favourable as planned.
|Dittisham to QAB Plymouth
||Round from Dittisham on the Dart to Queen Annes Battery marina in Plymouth. With the wind forecast to be F4 to F5 from the west and most of the trip being westwards, this was going to be an interesting trip. Start Point planning was spot on - we arrived just at the very last of the flood tide meaning little adverse tide but, more importantly, no wind over tide. So Start Point was a pussy cat. Prawle Point and Bolt Head made up for this though. With wind over tide by then, the seas there were "interesting" as the wind gusted to 22 knots (low end of a force 6). Some of the biggest overfalls I've been through for quite some time! As we got to Bigbury Bay the wind was a better angle and we got to sail rather than the motor sailing we did from just past Start. Into QAB about 8pm.