Topic: AIS

1-15. Falmouth, Malta, and environs

Jul 02, 2005 - 1115hrs UTC │Falmouth

1115hrs 02 Jul 2005 UTC Falmouth

[ed: From Alex’s sister, Isabella] Alex is currently up in London swanning around with the BBC. We had a fairly riotous night here last night which involved quantities of Pimms, Retsina and some totally disgraceful choc roulade. We despatched Pete off to Falmouth about … Continue reading

1-16. Lymington

Jul 27, 2005 - 1245hrs UTC │Lymington

1245hrs 27 Jul 2005 UTC Lymington

The radio is back in and it seems to work – several moments of near heart failure as various bits of it refused to function but huge relief when it finally came good – haven’t yet had time to test it properly – will … Continue reading

1-16. Lymington

Aug 04, 2005 - 1000hrs UTC │Lymington

1000hrs 04 Aug 2005 UTC Lymington

Briefing the day after tomorrow. Very close – we leave for CowesSeaport town on the Isle of Wight (UK). A home for international yacht racing. on Saturday morning and the briefing is at 1800.

So another phase of this saga seems to be coming … Continue reading

1-20. Belmore and Pete swims

Sep 11, 2005 – 2330hrs UTC

2330hrs 11 Sep 2005 UTC 11’07”N 024’20”W Ref 352

We’ve been hand steering all day – since 0900 – with the assyAsymetric spinnaker pulling us along at about 7 knots in an erratic and gusty north easterly and a biggish swell – neither autopilot copes with it particularly well but … Continue reading

1-25. Blowing a (super) gale

Oct 22, 2005 – 0400hrs UTC

0400hrs 22 Oct 2005 UTC 39’39”S 014’11”E Ref 469

We’re struggling on a bit here. Back to NW 35 kts, huge following sea, storm jibA very small jib, usually made from bright orange material, used in storm conditions. only and only making SE. Should back to W later today. Bloody … Continue reading

2-13. Equator-Cape Town

AIS rocks!

AISAutomatic Identification System. An automatic tracking system used on ships and by vessel traffic services (VTS) for identifying and locating vessels. – Automatic Identification of Ships – gizmology with attitude and relevance. Big ships (>300 DWT for the techies) are … Continue reading