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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...