This is the second part of my solo summer sail to Corsica - the return. You'll see that mooring in 30 knots of wind is no joke, watch some Beaufort 6 and 7 sailing, hear a horror story of a collision that happened to me the previous day, experience a bit of night time sailing and then another beautiful sunrise in the middle of the Mediterranean.
Join me on my latest solo sail from mainland France to Corsica. We start in the bay of Cassis and sail to Porquerolles and then all the way to Calvi in the "island of beauty". I'm showing different ways of sailing, a dolphins encounter, admiring a perfect sunset in the middle of the sea, reflecting on night time sailing and its dangers and finally enjoying a beautiful sunrise over Corsica.
A battery failure has left me without power, so no GPS, AIS, navigation, autopilot or even comms. But I took it as a challenge, so I decided to go for a short daysail anyway and this has reminded me of the immersive pleasure of sailing just by feel, steering manually and relying only on the telltales, the wind arrow on top of the mast and my own perceptions of wind and sea. Of course, before leaving the harbor I made sure that I was able to start the engine and that my backup VHF was working.
The gennaker is a cross between a genoa and a spinnaker, an asymmetrical sail used mostly for reaching or downwind sailing. Easier to deploy and control than a regular symmetrical spinnaker, the gennaker is often preferred on small ships with shorthanded crews. I'm showing how to setup a gennaker and how to sail with it singlehanded.
The Cras rule is a handy tool to quickly perform navigational tasks on a paper map. In this video I'm showing the basic use of the Cras rule, first to determine the ship's position on the map from two bearings and then to find a heading to steer the ship to in order to reach a certain place from the current position.
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