Topic: Man overboard

1-18. Betwixt Madeira and Morocco

Aug 26, 2005 – 1840hrs UTC

1840hrs 26 Aug 2005 UTC 39’03”N 013’01”W Ref 314

We miscalculated a bit – now stuck in the very soft end of a ridge coming off the azores high towards northern Portugal – no wind at all and we’re motoring with the tractorThe engine – as in “running the tractor”. … Continue reading

1-20. Belmore and Pete swims

Sep 16, 2005 - 00hrs UTC│Pete's Swim

00hrs 16 Sep 2005 UTC 05’41”N 022’51”W Ref 366

From Grahame McL

I’ve just read the article in Yachting MonthlyMagazine published in the UK here in UK and now gone on to your site. I think what you’re doing is sensational and I wish I was doing one of the … Continue reading

1-20. Belmore and Pete swims

Sep 17, 2005 - 0345hrs UTC │Pete's Swim

Pete’s Swim: (I will add to this as we think of more) What happened: We are not sure how the boat came to gybe. I think that we had used the electric autopilot to tack after we put the reef in and – as often happens – the actuator arm had disconnected from the tiller so the boat was not under the control of either autopilot. … Continue reading

1-20. Belmore and Pete swims

Sep 17, 2005 – 1530hrs UTC │Pete’s view of events

1530hrs 17 Sep 2005 UTC 04’24”N 024’16”W Ref 370

DG 76, 10376 (GPS 76) Seem that’s going to be about par for the next couple of weeks – we’re going to be hard on the wind down to Trinidade, but I hope we’ll get lifted so we don’t have to … Continue reading

1-21. Equator to Left Turn

Sep 20, 2005 - 1000hrs UTC

We had our normal Breakfast Short Consultation today, bulk billed, of course, with the medico from Dublin and then we decided that the crossing should be appropriately celebrated with a southern hemisphere based medicinal potion so – half and half Dr Bundy and ASDA orange squash was the go. Noice. Very Noice – thanks Dave and RANSA. This could become habit forming. … Continue reading

1-33. Sydney-Hobart Race 2005

Jan 02, 2006 - 1900hrs EDT │Hobart

1900hrs 02 Jan 2006 EDT Hobart

The day after the day before…

FenwickA friend and clearly a colourful character – lovely bloke – went back to the boat to sleep last night after a big meal up here at the Sutherland’s and it was lucky he did. Some idiot – … Continue reading