Monday, 3 March 2014

Departed Nongsa Point

Hi everyone,
We departed Nongsa Point Marina at 0930 today after obtaining our port clearance and topping up the "pulsa" (aka credit) on my phone. Our stay at Nongsa was very pleasant.

We are currently at 00 36.7N 104 29.2E, making 7 knots on a course of 150M. The wind is 18-22 knots from the NE, making this a nice beam reach. We have a single reefed main and No 2 jib up. Zen Again is loving it.

We have had a variety of conditions already. We departed in a 12-15 knot NE breeze and once around the point had a nice reach down the channel east of Batam Island. We had up to two knots of assistance from the tide as the wind gradually faded away in the lee of the island to our east. We spent several hours with boat speed of less than 3 knots but with the tide still assisting us. Eventually we ran into a "hole" and had to motor for half an hour. Then we found wind again. Since then we've been sailing along very well.

Trust all's well where you are.

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