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No Chocolate On Board

Saturday 7th November 13:00 GMT – Forecast – ESE 12/9, 21:00 ESE/E 9/12 – not bad if it’s high ESE, hopefully so. At the moment it’s quite a bit stronger than 12 knots, has been for the last 3 hours,...

The Glide Is Back

Friday 6th November 13:00 GMT – Forecast, ESE, SE, ESE, E all 9/12 knots. Looks ok on paper, have to wait and see, the east at the end would be a nice finish but as we know that’s a long...

Vanuatu Daily Post

Thursday 5th November 13:00 GMT – Forecasts ESE 12, 15:00, E 12-9. After a tough day yesterday I need that east wind to turn up and hold today. I need no less than 30nm, really need more but got to...

The Scorching Sun And The Satanic South Wind

Wednesday 4th November 13:30 GMT – Forecast – SE 12/15, in a couple of hours ESE 12/9, later E 12/9. Not too bad if it turns out right. Rough night with SE 15, on para anchor so thrown about all...

Real Down Under

Tuesday 3rd November 13:00 GMT – Forecast SE 9/6 knots. Light wind all day, hardly any drift over nighty so indicates tough day. Did drift on course though so at least that’s a good thing. Hope it’s high SE or...

Feeling Everyone Of My 53 Years Today

Monday 2nd November 13:00 GMT – Forecast all east, 15 all the way down to 6 knots, should be 15 now but very light, hope it picks up at dawn but unlikely. There was some ENE in there before but...

The Dream Is Still Alive

Sunday 1st November 13:30 GMT – Forecast – ESE-ESE/E-ENE, 12 knots dropping to 6 on the ENE. Not bad but I fear trouble in the wind, or more accurately in the current. First time in ages I’ve not gone back...

False Dawn

Saturday 31st October 13:00 GMT – Forecast SE 18 to 15 knots all day. Not great as this means one armed rowing if it goes low. It’s more SE/ESE at the moment. I just drifted last night as I was...

More And More Frustration

Friday 30th October 13:00 – Forecast – ESE-E-ESE, 12 to 15 to 9/12. Don’t want it to go light as it won’t help at all, at least it’s from a good angle. The wind last night did move up to...

The Whirling Mess Of Currents

Thursday 29th October 12:30 GMT – Forecast SE all day, 15/12 knots now and 15 later. There is a bit of ESE right at the end of the day but I’m not holding my breath. That could mean I get...

Experiencing Technical Difficulties Tracking John

Johns tracker appears to have ongoing problems in providing a position update. It’s currently configured to send every 4hrs and the last report received was yesterday at 1600, so that’s 6 consecutive reports missed. We are currently looking into how...

Killer Whales!

Wednesday 28th October 13:00 GMT – Forecast just SE 15/18 – lightening storm in distance, wind blowing good. Drifted a bit high so have to keep to 270° this morning to reach the west current. All good though, got some...

All Is Revealed – Updated

The World’s Most Expensive Ginger Nuts Tuesday 27th October 12:00 GMT – Up early as boat acting weird. Forecast, SE 18/15/12. The current model which is based on the day before data showed a NNW current. I found a NE...

All Is Revealed. Interim Blog

Tuesday 27th October 12:00 GMT – Up early as boat acting weird. Forecast, SE 18/15/12. The current model which is based on the day before data showed a NNW current. I found a NE current last night so in the...

Fed Up And Confused

Monday 26th October 12:30 GMT – Forecast, all SE 15/18/15/12, the twelve is not till later however could really do with it early so I can get south. Wind is from same angle as yesterday, it finished so strong it...