Exploring Brittany

Saturday, 30.04.2011, St. Malo
09:00 Receiving the boat, then shopping, preparation and safety instruction for the whole crew.
17:30 – 20:00 first maneuvering exercises. Each crew member at least once at the rudder, undocking and docking with spring line. Dinner at the restaurant.

Sunday, 01.05.2011, St Malo
12:30 leaving the berth with course to St. Quay-Portrieux
16:30 mooring alongside the pier, just after mooring: rain showers.
During the day we made run MY ROLLING SWISS II for the first time at full speed.

Monday, 02.05.2011
It’s the Skippers birthday…
Rough sea during cruising to St. Helier, Jersey. Sea sickness comes up, but remains limited
Controlled on sea by the French Custom. Original ship documents of ROLLING SWISS II were not on board, however at least the didn’t give us a fine. We were just recommended for the future, to carry the original papers on board (Remark by CCS: It’s done…).

Tuesday, 03.05.2011
Cruising with calm weather to St. Peter Port, Guernsey.

Wednesday, 04.05.2011
During high tide at 08:03  we reached Herm. With sinking tide we left in time the small harbor of Gosselin at the east cost of Sark; mooring at a buoy and visiting the island of Sark.
14:45 leaving the buoy and crossing to St. Helier, Jersey.
18:00 mooring in the harbor after a lot of maneuvering exercises in the offshore terminal

Thursday, 05.05.2011
St. Helier – Lézardrieux, late lunch in the harbor then cruising to St. Quay – Portrieux
20.30  mooring in the harbor

Friday, 06.05.2011
St. Quay – Portrieux – St. Malo, Bas-Sablons Marina
12 :20 mooring at the petrol filling station, bunkering diesel- but only in small portion posible, only 70 EUR at the time. In the afternoon cleaning the boat carefully to prepare handing over to the next crew.
And – last common dinner in a restaurant….

Saturday, 07.05.2011, St. Malo
09:00–10:30 handing over ROLLING SWISS II to Ernst – and travelling home by train via Paris and Basel.

Cruising Distance: 233 nm; engine hours 36,5, Consumption: 17.4 liters per hour

by Daniel, Skipper CCS cruise 08/2011/18

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