Topic: Party gear

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

Jan 17, 2005 - 1032hrs SYD

We’ve now changed target to waypoint Alpha, 1104 nm to the east. Should take about 8 days in our current fairly conservative mode. Latest report puts us already south of the northernmost sighting of ice, but it’s a long way ahead. Todays wildlife: near the Snares, two tiny penguin-like birds – square back ends apparently with a foot at each rear corner, little narrow wings flapping away but only just airborne. … Continue reading

1-8. Horn to Falkland Islands

Mar 09, 2005 - 0815hrs UTC

0815hrs 09 Mar 2005 UTC 55’26”S 075’59”W Map Ref 109

I think it is easing and abating. The wind has backed as expected, although to the SW instead of W and is now steady at about 40 kt. No more gustsShort increases in wind speed – or people who signed … Continue reading

1-28. How Low To Go? Towards 45°S

Nov 11, 2005 - 0900hrs UTC

0900hrs 11 Nov 2005 UTC 42’07”S 052’21”E Ref 543

DB: dmgDistance Made Good; More here 63 GPS 104 day 83, 46 to go, 3924 to SEC.

Not a good day – becalmed for 6 hours – back on the road now with good wind. Run rate required getting higher every … Continue reading