May 21 – Ardglass to Bangor 33nm

By | May 21, 2012

Left Ardglass under clear blue sky but with zero wind. Another day of mainly motor-sailing but at least we are making progress north. We have been on passage now for 10 days out of our 17 days in total. The rest being days waiting for decent weather.

Last night we talked with two guys from a boat from Norway called Rainbow (a Forgus 35 and the previous owners of a Comfortina 38 – David and Bob’s previous make of boat); they have been cruising British waters for months and have visited 77 ports so far.

We sighted dolphins again as we motored in a flat calm. It was more like Greece than Northern Ireland!

David on dolphin watch!

Later in the afternoon we were crossed by a Wayfarer who seemed to be on a sponsored single handed trip. Looks to have come from Wales?

Entered Belfast lough through the Donagahadee sound – 2 cables (400m) wide and with 2knots of tide behind us. Which saved about an hour on the overall passage.

As we came around towards Bangor marina the wind filled in with 14 knots on the beam. A bit late as we only had 2 nm to run!


A good day even without the wind and tomorrow we are off to Glenarm – 30nm further up the Antrim coast – which will be our jumping off point across the North Channel to Scotland.

Todays Passage Information

Ardglass to Bangor : 33nm / 7 hrs

Sailed: 1 hrs / Motored 6hrs

Total distance run: 455nm

See the Trip Stats page for a chart of journey so far plus details for each days passage.


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1 Comment

Jon Somers on May 22, 2012 at 2:36 pm.

I should occidentally give the hat a nudge. I suggest you do it mid tack or gybe the blame it on the boom. I hope he hasn’t taken that old smock along on the trip as well (you know the one he wears on Persis!!
Seriously though well done I’m watching!!



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