Topic: Bread making

1-5. Mid Pacific to Heading South

Feb 12, 2005 - 0054hrs UTC │45’35”S 143’15”W 3129nm

0054hrs 12 Feb 2005 UTC 45’35”S 143’15”W Map Ref 59 3129nm

Now past half way in all distance categories – Sydney and Hobart. Still about 1600 miles and a lot of water and time before we get to the Pacific high off the Chilean coast and can dive south to … Continue reading

1-7. Near the Horn

Mar 05, 2005 - 0105hrs UTC

Sitrep: 0105hrs 05 Mar 2005 UTC 54’49”S 090’11”W Map Ref 99

I don’t know whether you will ever read this as it seems there may be a problem with the sailmailSailmail is the system that Berrimilla uses for email communication. It is a non-profit association of yacht owners operating a … Continue reading

1-19. Senegal and Pete's Birthday

Sep 04, 2005 – 0900hrs UTC

0900hrs 04 Sep 2005 UTC 24’29”N 023’22”W Ref 329 DB: 130,11601 (GPS 137) so another goodish day. Really soupy haze – sun came up white, first sighting about an hour after sunrise, through the murk. Looks like convergence zone conditions but we’re not there yet. Looking at the grib, there’s a low forming over the Cape Verdes about 500 miles ahead – this is where the hurricanes are born, as big thunderstorms, which then set off west across the Atlantic and get bigger. … Continue reading

1-26. Through the Barn Door

Oct 25, 2005 – 2200hrs UTC

2200hrs 25 Oct 2005 UTC 37’05”S 018’36”E Ref 486 That’s one spectacularly inventive Examiner we’ve been allocated. She certainly stimulates the reflexes – we are now hove to, not in a gale but in a pretend zephyr that is just enough to keep the headsail backed in a very sloppy and confused bit of ocean. Quite impossible to sail – Berri rolls and gyrates so much in the slop that it’s futile even to try. So the barn door is still firmly closed 66 miles ahead of us and we ain’t a goin’ anywheres. … Continue reading

1-26. Through the Barn Door

Oct 28, 2005 - 0837hrs UTC │Alcohol List, Stocktake

DB: dmg 103 – seems about right, given the adverse current and the overnight park. 69 days out, so in 2 days we will equal the Falklands – Falmouth leg in days, followed the next day by a Berrimilla record voyage. We have already sailed about 1000 miles further. … Continue reading

1-29. Running Along 45°S

Nov 20, 2005 - 0550hrs UTC

0550hrs 20 Nov 2005 UTC 44’52”S 078’37”E Ref 569

I don’t know whether it’s worth writing these because I still dont know what is getting through on Satcom. Not easy writing into a black hole. We are almost in range of NSWNew South Wales. State in the East of … Continue reading