Topic: Knockdown

1-2. Hobart (Tasmania)-Dunedin (NZ)

Jan 18, 2005 – 2022hrs SYD Time │ Knockdown

knockdown – huge wave – both ok, no damage to boat. Fair bit of bruising. hdg dunedin precaution. no fuss please. if ok, we’ll keep going. … Continue reading

1-2. Hobart (Tasmania)-Dunedin (NZ)

Jan 19, 2005 – 1700hrs SYD Time

Boat was a bit of a mess inside but all cleaned up now and we’re only going to Dunedin cos it’s the sensible thing to do given my rather sore ribcage. It’s only a bruise, so we’ll spend a couple of days modifying a few things and restocking and then … Continue reading

1-5. Mid Pacific to Heading South

Feb 15, 2005 - 1317hrs UTC

1317hrs 15 Feb 2005 UTC 46’29”S 133’29”W Map Ref 65 3622nm

Reflections on a month at sea part 2:

The big event was the roll so lets talk about that. After about a week from Hobart we passed the bottom of NZ between Stewart Island and the Snares we then … Continue reading

1-10. South Atlantic-Going up

Mar 30, 2005 - 0228hrs UTC │Clench-Inducing Sequences I

0228hrs 30 Mar 2005 UTC 46’06”S 050’27”W Map Ref 134

[ed: Sat phone call from Alex]

Wind is abating from 80kts.

Several knockdowns.

Liferaft was washed overboard, is being towed behind and they may lose it.

They may be able to retrieve it in the morning.

If they lose it … Continue reading

1-10. South Atlantic-Going up

Mar 30, 2005 - 0400hrs UTC │Clench-Inducing Sequences II

0400hrs 30 Mar 2005 UTC 45’58”S 050’27”W Map Ref 135

[ed: back on email an hour later]

2 more knockdowns. Liferaft carried away – inflated, full of wazter, towing behnind for time being, wioll try to recover if abates. 7 hours to daylight. just had a cup of tea. will … Continue reading

1-10. South Atlantic-Going up

Mar 30, 2005 - 1100hrs UTC │Clench-Inducing Sequences III

1100hrs 30 Mar 2005 UTC Map Ref 136

[ed: Laptop’s working again!]

I’ve been in some pretty bad storms but I think that was the worst bashing so far and quite clench inducing. Went down to about 990hp, so well out from the centre, up to 50kts very early – … Continue reading

1-25. Blowing a (super) gale

Oct 23, 2005 – 1400hrs UTC

1400hrs 23 Oct 2005 UTC 38’49”S 016’29”E Ref 477

Ed: a satphone call at 1am Sydney time (1300UTC) to tell us that they had been knocked down twice, computer has flown across the boat, with bits flying everywhere, so comms severely limited. As you can see, the comms have beenre-established… … Continue reading

1-26. Through the Barn Door

Oct 25, 2005 - 1043hrs UTC │Confucius and Lieh-Tzu: The Tao of Berri

DB: dmg 79,(V fishy!)5891 SEC gps 72 66/44. Steve – sailmail spotty but getting some connects – perhaps you could send all by sailmail tfn, then check it daily and anything I haven’t managed to collect after say 24 hours, send satcom or just drop if necessary – saves a bit of money. … Continue reading