L'Aber Wrac'h to Trebeuden - Saturday, 30 August, 48 miles
Dropped the mooring at 10:00, a bit early for the tide, but should be able to make progress outside with the North Westerly F3. tacked down the channel, making equal progress with a big Dutch ketch motor sailing. Went all the way to Libenter, as the wind direction was wrong for the Passage de la Malouine.
Progress at sea was slow at first against the foul tide, but gradually the wind picked up and the tide turned, until off Pontusval we were making 6 knots and had left all the monos who'd started with us out of sight astern.
At 17:00 we entered the Chenal de Batz, and the wind veered and strengthened. We thought we might have to beat through, which was slightly unsettling at low tide, when you really need to keep properly to the channel. In the event, we were able to lay the course all the way through, and never saw less than 3m.
It seemed silly to stop, as we still had 3 hours of favourable tide. Maybe we could make Ploumanac'h for dinner ashore. However, the wind wasn't quite sufficient, and we made for Trebeuden, where we picked up a buoy at 20:00.