All posts by: solopacificrow

Last Push

Saturday 26th December 10:30 GMT – Forecast – 12:00 NW 6, 15:00 WNW 9-6, 00:00 variable less than 6, 03:00 SW 6. That’s about as bad as it gets when you are going SW and there’s a ESE current. No...
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John’s ETA into Marlin Marina Cairns

A decision is made that John will arrive into Cairns Marina Sunday 27th Dec at approximately 10am local time. As of this morning (local time) John had approximately 40 nautical miles to go and was just beyond Green Island.  He...
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Where’s The Wind?

Thursday 24th December (25th Dec in Oz) 14:30 – Forecast – ESE/E 9/12 until 18:00 then ESE 9/6.  The wind has gone a lot lighter than previously forecast so it’s going to need effort today, it gets even lighter still late...
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Merry Christmas

Wednesday 23rd December (24th December in Cairns) 14:30 – Forecast – East 18/15 then 15/12 then some E/ESE later 5/12.  Forecast is fine, only problem is it didn’t materialize overnight.  It got calm last night and hasn’t changed much and I can’t...
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Creeping Up On 100 To Go

Tuesday 22nd December (23rd Dec in Australia) 14:30 – Forecast – ESE 15/18 until 21:00, ESE/E 18/15 until 00:00, ESE/E 15/22. So I asked for it to blow and it certainly is doing that, there’s a massive squall passing through...
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Decisions and Consequences

Monday 21st December 14:30 GMT – Forecast – E 15/12 until 21:00, E / ESE 12/15. Well I’m not sure what to say, the weather is ok, but if it’s good enough to break 50 I have no idea. We...
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What A Race To The Finish

14:00 GMT – Forecast – ESE/E 15/18 until 18:00, ESE 18 until 21:00, ESE/E 18/15. If only it were true! I have water coming over the side while drifting so that suggests there’s still some SE in the wind, the...
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Monsoon Madnesses

Saturday 19th December 14:00 – Forecast- ESE 18-15 until 06:00 tonight. So I’m trying to head for Magdelaine Cay, drifted high last night, the wind seems to have gone deeper SE not ESE at all. I’m now nearly 3nm above...
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Survive The Day

Friday 18th December 14:00 – Forecast – SE 15/18 all day, goes ESE overnight tonight. So what a night! Eventually the wind moved away from south, I had the para anchor out and for 2 hours or so went NE....
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Crocodile Dundee

Thursday 17th December 13:30 GMT – Forecast – S 12/9 until 18:00, S/SSE 9/6 until 03:00 then SSE moving eventual on 19th to ESE. The south combined with the north current means I can either fight to stay south and...
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