Whisper is up for sale! - slightly inflated asking price, but when there is no others, it would be daft to sell it in a day under valued..
Yesterday went surprisingly well, wind was very light, but tides were very strong, so sailed upto Chichester marina and back with my brother, he took to it quickly, but is rubbish trying to grab a pick up bouy for a mooring! (missed it 3 times!)
Tried to get out of Chichester yesterday against a spring tide.. with putput on 3/4 throttle I got down to .4 of a kt... so abandoned that idea swiftly!
Kathy - mad as she is wants to sail out tonight & pick up a deep mooring! - it's looking like F4 at moment so could be worth it,
Last night saw my first week of my Yachmaster, the old boy teaching us is a right old kodger.. struggled with his laptop etc but when he talked about the places he's sailed, my jaw dropped.. he has over 50 yrs of sailing experience - so I will shut up and listen! (something i struggled with at school!)
He's already given some really good idea titbits - for example.
On a local chart you use often, set a Waypoint to the centre of the nearest Compass Rose & name it.
That way, setting your GPS to GoTo (CompRose etc) then shows you a distance & a bearing to a set spot on the chart making it very quick and easy to plot your position (don't forget to calculate Magnetic to True etc & reverse the bearing on the chart as the gps gives a 'heading too' and not 'from')