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CTV News 7:15pm – Monday 7th December

For anyone interested, CTV News will be doing a live interview with John via satellite phone at 7:15pm tonight (Eastern Time Zone). For better quality, check out the CTV link here: http://www.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=765141...
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Push On Regardless

Sunday 6th December 14:00  – Forecast – SE/ESE 12/15 until 21:00 then ESE 12/15.  Not bad as long as he SE is not too low. The wind went quite strong SE after the rain last night and started to push...
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Taking Advantage

Saturday 5th December 140:00 GMT – Forecast – SE 12/9 all day and until 15:00 tomorrow. So light wind should let me row on course, won’t help much though, depending on angle but could help a little. Got a great...
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Has My Luck Changed?

Friday 4th December 14:00 – Forecast – ESE/SE 12/15 until 15:00, then 12 until 21:00, then SE for the next 2 days. I said a few days ago, once I get to the good current I would loose the good...
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At Last (Etta James sang to me earlier)

Thursday 3rd December 14:00 – Forecast – ESE/SE 15/28 until 21:00 then ESE 15/12, should be ok. The south east overnight, combined with the north current meant a very high drift, 296°, I need to get that down to at...
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Sleeping On The Job

Wednesday 2nd December 13:30 – Forecast – ESE-E all day 12-18 knots. Hope it’s good enough to get me to the easterly current. Overnight drift was terrible and very NW. It will be tough getting out of the 20s again...
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Vanuatu Vortex (Plagiarized from a message, sorry Geoff)

  Tuesday 1st December 13:30 – Forecast – ESE-SE 15/18 till 15:00, SE 18/15 till 18:00, ESE-E 15/12. Ok if it’s true, the only sticky bit will be the SE. Drifted high, 288°, heading on a high course to try...
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Naval Gazing

Monday 30th November 13:30 GMT – Forecast – ESE , 18-21-24-18-12. So looks like a perfect day to get help for a big score. Unfortunately I think I’m still in current trouble, got turned NW in the night and have...
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Where’s The Wind

Sunday 29th November 13:30 – Forecast – ESE 18 all day until 00:00, E/ESE 18 – 15, only problem is it should be 18-21 at the moment and it’s nearly flat calm. No idea what’s going on, these big wind...
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One Cliché, One Analogy

Saturday 28th November 13:30 – GMT – Forecast – SE 18/21 until 18:00 then 18/15. So depending on how high or low it is, could be an ok day. Rough night with the 21 knots, the boat was getting side...
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Finish On A Positive?

Friday 27th November 14:00. – Forecast – SSE/SE 18/15, then mainly SE 18/15/12/18. If it’s high enough the SE should help push me over the current. Didn’t in the night as I only drifted 2nm so I’m still trapped. I...
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Strange But True

Thursday 26th November 12:30 GMT – Forecast – SE 9/12 until 15:00 SE/SSE 9 until 21:00 SE 9/12 until 03:00 SE/SSE 12/15. That’s a tough day, start is ok. The SE is not a big issue now that my course...
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Let Me Out Of Here!

Wednesday 25th November 10:00 forecast. – E -ESE 12, 00:00 S 6, 03.00 SSE 6/9. Doesn’t really apply until I get out of the island effect but fighting long and hard, then to be faced with S and SSE doesn’t...
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Tiny Light On Espiritu Santo

Thursday 24th November 14:00. – Forecast – E – E/ESE – E, 15/12, 12/9. Good wind direction, ok speed if it’s top end, forecast says big wind shadow behind island which is not good, pretty obvious though. Drifted at a...
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The Coral Sea At Last

Monday 23rd November 14:00 – Forecast – ESE-ESE/SE-ESE, 12 to 15 to 18 to 15. Will be interesting to see what happens as it’s a lot calmer than forecast at the moment. Definitely not 3 knot weather that’s for sure...
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