2010 Atlantic Crossing W to E

 

 

A Day At Sea – No More, No Less

Posted by on 19 May 2010 in WE not stop press | 0 comments

A Day At Sea – No More, No Less

Posted from Rosto Alto, Azores, Portugal.19 May 2010 13:14:02 34:22.9N 062:03.5W GPS Position: 34:22.9N 062:03.5W Sea Miles (previous 24 Hours): 160nMs Sea Miles to date: 1,240nMs Present Course Over Ground: 074°M Present Boat Speed 7.6kts Average Boat Speed (previous 24 hours): 6.7kts Average Boat Speed to date: 6.2kts ***Velocity Made Good (VMG) to date: 5.2kts *** Estimated GPS Position in 24 hours time: 35:16N 059:12W Sea State: Calm Wind Speed and Direction: 13kts SSE Barometric Pressure: 1016mB (VMG – An accurate measure of the...

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Bye Bye Bermuda

Posted by on 18 May 2010 in WE not stop press | 0 comments

Bye Bye Bermuda

18 May 2010 15:07:37 33:01.2N 064:09.7W GPS Position: 33:01.2N 064:09.7W Sea Miles (previous 12 Hours): 53nMs Sea Miles to date: 1,080nMs Present Course Over Ground: 041°M Present Boat Speed 6.3kts Average Boat Speed (previous 12 hours): 4.3kts Average Boat Speed to date: 6.1kts ***Velocity Made Good (VMG) to date: 5.5kts *** Estimated GPS Position in 24 hours time: 33:54N 062:50W Sea State: Calm Wind Speed and Direction: 12kts ESE Barometric Pressure: 1014mB (VMG – An accurate measure of the average velocity achieved to date along our...

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Probably The Best Sail In The World!

Posted by on 16 May 2010 in WE not stop press | 0 comments

Probably The Best Sail In The World!

16 May 2010 21:40:12 32:18.6N 064:35.6W GPS Position: 32:18.6N 064:35.6W Sea Miles (previous 24 Hours): 140nMs Sea Miles to date: 1017nMs Present Course Over Ground: 358°M Present Boat Speed 7.4kts Average Boat Speed (previous 24 hours): 5.8kts Average Boat Speed to date: 6.2kts ***Velocity Made Good (VMG) to date: 5.6kts *** Estimated GPS Position in 24 hours time: 32:23N 064:41W (Berthed in Bermuda) Sea State: Calm Wind Speed and Direction: 13kts SW!!!! Barometric Pressure: 1011mB (VMG – An accurate measure of the average...

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Portuguese Men O’War

Posted by on 15 May 2010 in WE not stop press | 0 comments

Portuguese Men O’War

15 May 2010 13:41:06 30:11.3N 064:00.6W GPS Position: 30:11.3N 064:00.6WSea Miles (previous 24 Hours): 136nMsSea Miles to date: 877nMs Present Course Over Ground: 350°M Present Boat Speed 5.5kts Average Boat Speed (previous 24 hours): 5.7kts Average Boat Speed to date: 6.3kts ***Velocity Made Good (VMG) to date: 5.6kts *** Estimated GPS Position in 24 hours time: 32:20N 064:42W (St George’s Harbour Bermuda) Sea State: Calm Wind Speed and Direction: 5kts NE Barometric Pressure: 1017mB (VMG – An accurate measure of the average...

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Bermuda Here We Come

Posted by on 14 May 2010 in WE not stop press | 0 comments

Bermuda Here We Come

14 May 2010 14:05:08 28:10.1N 062:59.2W GPS Position: 28:10.1N 062:59.2W Sea Miles (previous 24 Hours): 162nMs Sea Miles to date: 741nMs Present Course Over Ground: 3352°M Present Boat Speed 6.3kts Average Boat Speed (previous 24 hours): 6.8kts Average Boat Speed to date: 6.4kts ***Velocity Made Good (VMG) to date: 5.6kts *** Estimated GPS Position in 24 hours time: 30:23N 064:08W Sea State: Mill Pond Wind Speed and Direction: 3kts N Barometric Pressure: 1012mB (VMG – An accurate measure of the average velocity achieved to date along ...

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Didn’t Anyone Tell You? Sailing Is A Water Sport!

Posted by on 13 May 2010 in WE not stop press | 0 comments

Didn’t Anyone Tell You? Sailing Is A Water Sport!

13 May 2010 12:42:00 25:59.3N 062:51.9W GPS Position: 25:59.3N 062:51.9W Sea Miles (previous 24 Hours): 164nMs Sea Miles to date: 579nMs Present Course Over Ground: 010°M Present Speed Over Ground: 6.4kts Average Speed Over Ground (previous 24 hours): 6.8kts Average Speed Over Ground to date: 6.3kts Estimated GPS Position in 24 hours time: 28:29N 063:08W Sea State: Moderate to Rough Wind Speed and Direction: 17kts NE Barometric Pressure: 1012mB Engine Hours to date: 0.37hrs It has been a tiring 24 hours for everyone. The seas and...

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Dolphins Do It On Porpoise!

Posted by on 12 May 2010 in WE not stop press | 0 comments

12 May 2010 12:48:00 23:36.5N 062:25.9W GPS Position: 23:36.5N 062:25.9W Sea Miles (previous 24 Hours): 149nMs Sea Miles to date: 415nMs Present Course Over Ground: 014°M Present Speed Over Ground: 6.8kts Average Speed Over Ground (previous 24 hours): 6.2kts Average Speed Over Ground to date: 6.1kts Estimated GPS Position in 24 hours time: 26:07N 062:29W Sea State: Moderate with increasing swell and chop Wind Speed and Direction: 17kts E Barometric Pressure: 1008mB As predicted by the weather forecast we acquired via email yesterday, the...

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Getting Closer To New York

Posted by on 11 May 2010 in WE not stop press | 0 comments

Getting Closer To New York

May 11, 2010 @ 12:00 21:21.1N 062:17.4W GPS Position: 21:21.1N 062:17.4W Sea Miles (previous 24 Hours): 146nMs Sea Miles to date: 266nMs Present Course Over Ground: 348°M Present Speed Over Ground: 6.5kts Average Speed Over Ground (previous 24 hours): 6.1kts Average Speed Over Ground to date: 6.0kts Estimated GPS Position in 24 hours time: 23:31N 063:30W Sea State: Calm Wind Speed and Direction: 12kts NE Barometric Pressure: 1008mB All’s well. The beautiful sunset last night was only exceeded by the beautiful sunrise this...

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A Step Into The Unknown

Posted by on 10 May 2010 in WE not stop press | 0 comments

A Step Into The Unknown

May 10, 2010 @ 12:46 19:02.8N 061:48.2W GPS Position: 19:02.8N 061:48.2.0W Sea Miles (first 20 Hours): 120nMs Sea Miles to date: 120nMs Present Course Over Ground: 021°M Present Speed Over Ground: 7.2kts Average Speed Over Ground(previous 24 hours): 6.0kts Average Speed Over Ground to date: 6.0kts Estimated GPS Position in 24 hours time: 21:27N 061:31W Sea State: Moderate Wind Speed and Direction: 12kts ENE Barometric Pressure: 1004mB   We’ve had our first night at sea and all’s well. A supper of Shepherd’s Pie,...

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First Two Night Passages to Antigua

Posted by on 3 May 2010 in WE not stop press | 0 comments

First Two Night Passages to Antigua

May 03, 2010 18:47:00 17:04.6N 061:53.2W Well here we are, after a week of adventure, in Jolly Harbour Antigua. We sailed out of St George’s and said a fond farewell to Grenada, heading north on the first leg of the trip, full of expectations and the promise of Coconut Prawns at Palm Beach restaurant on the tiny island (population 2,000) of Petit Martinique. We made good time and anchored early afternoon off the glistening white beach of the private resort on Petite Saint Vincent. After a swim in clear aquamarine water, the restaurant was...

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We’re On Our Way Home!

Posted by on 30 Apr 2010 in WE not stop press | 0 comments

We’re On Our Way Home!

Apr 30, 2010 @ 14:25 12:31.8N 061:23.1W Now we are Four ! David flew over to join Oboe on Sunday evening, bringing his expertise in Bush Tucker, Biltong etc. to the provisioning role! Yesterday we worked on the final tasks and then shopped for food and jerry cans for extra diesel to keep us going across the Atlantic; 50 extra gallons to be precise. David cooked up a delicious supper and we crashed out for a final, hot night in the confines of Port Louis Marina, St George’s, Grenada. Today we cast off our umbilical to the shore, said...

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Preparing Oboe For The Trip Home To Dartmouth

Posted by on 25 Apr 2010 in WE not stop press | 0 comments

Preparing Oboe For The Trip Home To Dartmouth

Apr 25, 2010 03:19:01 12:32N 061:25W Nigel, Ryan and Rob (me), are aboard Oboe in Port Louis Marina, St Georges, Grenada, preparing her for the North Atlantic crossing. The Sun is fierce and the air hot and humid, but we are progressing well. Ryan has whipped many rope ends, rigged a clever preventer system, which holds the boom in place when you’re running down the wind. Nigel has worked on his skipper’s tasks, planning, purchasing as well as working on deck with Ryan to refit the sails today, after their inspection and maintenance. I...

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