Topic: Sailchange

1-6. Below 50S

Feb 24, 2005 - 2145hrs UTC

2145hrs 24 Feb 2005 UTC 50’52”S 112’31”W Map Ref 79

Pete: Reflections, part 3. We were inDunedin, the xrays showed no broken ribs but alex would need a week to recover. this proved to be a blessing as it gave us time to evaluate the storage problems we had on … Continue reading

1-21. Equator to Left Turn

Sep 25, 2005 - 0949hrs UTC │Sail Change

0949hrs 25 Sep 2005 UTC 11’24”S 027’20”W Ref 385

DB 134, 9378, gps 146, day 36, 74 to go. Seems we are about a third into the planned 110 days and we’ve sailed about a third of the distance – but it’s all in the unknowable variables. Now in … Continue reading

1-25. Blowing a (super) gale

Oct 19, 2005 - 0350hrs UTC

0350hrs 19 Oct 2005 UTC 40’44”S 008’02”E Ref 455


Here’s a warts and all sail change. If you’re enjoying your breakfast, perhaps you should leave it till later. It’s about 8 pm and I’ve just laid me head on the pile of old socks and fleece jackets that constitutes … Continue reading

1-27. Indian Ocean Examiner

Oct 31, 2005 - 1315hrs UTC

1315hrs 31 Oct 2005 UTC 39’35”S 029’30”E Ref 505

I’ve completely lost any sense if time or sequence. Some time in the last 24 hours – or more – we were twin poledAn explanation from Malcolm: It is quite normal for a yacht to ‘pole out’ its jib (the … 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