Monthly Archives: October 2015

Grind On

Thursday 22nd October 14:00 GMT – Forecast is SE- SSE 15/18 then just SE 15/18. Just back in from the deck, not sure it’s safe to row. The SSE came as promised. It was strong and came with some squall...
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Good SE, Bad SE

Wednesday 21st October 12:30 GMT – Forecast all SE 15/18, so good strength just depends on angle if good or bad. Got a small drift, difficult drifting across the weather as it takes a big chunk of rudder which slows...
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Boom Boom Boom Boom

Tuesday 20th October Still Monday, just a quick catch up. I did get rowing again, just for an hour, the wind moved a bit more SE so it let me row a bit SW. I’m now drifting but stuck again...
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Tell Me Why I Don’t Like Mondays

Monday 19th October. 1300 GMT – Wind from SW still 6 to 10 knots but easing, need to wait. 1400 GMT – Wind very light now, breakfast and out, current SE so might be just a south day today, strong...
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Oct 15: Under A Cloud All Day

Thursday 15th October 05:00 Wednesday – Round up – well I eventually made 10.5nm today, against a NE swell, SW wind and NW current (put the para anchor in at lunch and shot NW). It was tough going, I wasn’t...
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Stuck In The Middle

Saturday 17th October 12:30 GMT – Forecast east all day 6/9 knots. However we had a big squall pass through in the night which has left things very calm and the wind is from the east but very light. Forecast...
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More And More Challenging Every Day

Sunday 17th October So yesterday was a tough day as I turned myself inside out to get to 40 nm. I got a bit of luck in the morning from a big squall from the north then it got slower...
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Technical Issues

John is having technical issues and has not been able to send his blog. We will post as soon as we receive it. Text message from John: Having issues with email here is brief summary: Stuck in the middle, forecast...
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No Room For Error

Friday 16th October 12:30 GMT – Forecast ESE, E all day 12/15 mostly a little 9/12. Hope it stays closer to 12 so I’m not fighting XTE (cross track error, amount off chosen course) all day. Modest drift but on...
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No Idea What’s Going To Happen

Wednesday 14th October 03:45 Tuesday – Sat here writing this while I’m being thrown around like a rag doll. The wind has blown hard from the SSW/SW all day and the swell it created is big and powerful, possibly the...
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