Topic: Henry Knight

1-21. Equator to Left Turn

Sep 27, 2005 - 1200hrs UTC │“All Were Lost”

I’ve been thinking about young Henry Knight and the thousands of people like him who died out here in truly appalling conditions and have no marker or memorial – some, like Henry, properly buried at sea with a log entry and … Continue reading

1-22. Still heading south south east

Sep 29, 2005 – 0445hrs UTC │Henry Knight: Key explanation

0445hrs 29 Sep 2005 UTC 19’01”S 026’52”W Ref 392

Mal – I think half way down the Atlantic was just north of the equator. By my calculations, we have sailed about 4400 miles from Falmouth and we have 2700 to go to a point south of Cape Town. And 9000 … Continue reading

1-22. Still heading south south east

Sep 30, 2005 - 1400hrs UTC

First, a quiz question for the geniuses at Belmore South. I expect you all know that the sun sets in the west. This means that if you stand on a beach anywhere except in one place on the entire east coast of Australia, you will see the sun setting over land. It goes down behind trees or sand dunes or houses or cliffs. … Continue reading

1-22. Still heading south south east

Oct 03, 2005 - 2350hrs UTC

2350hrs 03 Oct 2005 UTC 27’19”S 024’09”W Ref 412

It’s all too much. We haven’t seen any sign of life or humans for what seems like about a month – since just after the Cape Verdes, when the last of the birds left us. Today, we were joined by a … Continue reading

Oct 04, 2005 - 0715hrs UTC │Paper boat sent towards Henry Knight


0715hrs 04 Oct 2005 UTC 27’34”S 023’40”W Ref 413

And now it’s tomorrow – At 2734 S 2340 W 04/0715, with the sun just breaking the horizon, we sent a little boat full of goodies towards Henry. It had two jelly snakesNatural fruit-flavoured sweets carried on board. , a … Continue reading

Oct 05, 2005 - 0900hrs UTC

05/1230 I’ve been hand steering the assy for the last 3 hours or so – wind still backing but unsettled and fluky around 15 knots. Heading for our waypoint at 3730 S 2000 E south of Cape Town, the gateway to the Indian Ocean, about 2 weeks away at this speed. And roughly half way. The schedule has slipped – half way in days is Oct 14 so we will be several days late at Cape Town. … Continue reading

1-24. Closing on the Barn Door

Oct 14, 2005 - 0550hrs UTC

0550hrs 14 Oct 2005 UTC 38’16”S 003’44”W Ref 439

The sheer wonder of all this has just poked me firmly in the eye. Here we are in our little plastic bathtub home with all its talky toys, barrelling across the South Atlantic towards the barn doorMetaphor for whatever we were … 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

2-13. Equator-Cape Town

Henry's day abd a big thank you

0700/19th position 2221 02252 trip 98/24 Little bit of breeze and creeping along.

Whoever might have been out there during the night isn’t there now. We will send Henry’s box off downwind at 0900 and contemplate over a refrigerated Murph. We are 400 miles from him this time but it … Continue reading

2-13. Equator-Cape Town


At 0905 UTC we launched Henry’s little box at 22.26.1 S 022.44.5 W with instructions to the hairy old fart with the trident to ensure that it gets delivered by his favourite mermaid. Jelly snakesNatural fruit-flavoured sweets carried on board. , jelly beans and chocolate tied with red and green … Continue reading

2-13. Equator-Cape Town

Henry Knight

For those new to Berrimilla’s voyages, here is an explanation about Henry KnightHenry Knight died of starvation on the emigrant ship Java (from England to Australia) and was buried at sea on the 6th Feb 1853 in the S Atlantic – 28.35 S, 26.09 W. On the way home … Continue reading

2-13. Equator-Cape Town

Henry's Place; Berri's position

Posted by I and G in the UK