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World Voyage 7

Captain’s Log – Ports O’Call of our Voyage Around The World.

While it is very important for all of us who sail in this ship to understand and appreciate that our voyage around the blue ocean globe of ours is first and foremost a tarry, shippy, seagoing affair with plenty work and rigorous demands on us all; and if you think that spending a good amount […]

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Transatlantic Voyage 2015

Day’s Run – 11 October, 2015

Noon Position: Docked in Lunenburg, NS, Canada Weather: Overcast, cool, H 14c L 11c, barometer 1010 It is so exciting watching the ship coming back together. From all of the sails, yards and masts that were taken down in August, it is amazing to see the reverse process. The crew is gaining so much first […]

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Day's Run Westward Bound

Day’s Run – December 25

BOUND FROM: Reunion Island, France, Indian Ocean TOWARDS: Cape Town, South Africa, Atlantic Ocean TIME ZONE: GMT +3 NOON POSITION: 29°57.9’S /036°26.7’E DAYS RUN: 71nm PASSAGE DISTANCE RUN: 1,197nm DISTANCE REMAINING: 1,037nm WIND: Wind Force 3-4, NxE WEATHER: fair, 1/8 cloud, visibility very good, barometer 1016 millibars and steady SWELL HIGHT & DIRECTION: NNE 1-2m […]

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Day's Run Westward Bound

Day’s Run – December 24

BOUND FROM: Reunion Island, France, Indian Ocean TOWARDS: Cape Town, South Africa, Atlantic Ocean TIME ZONE: GMT +3 (we retarded the clocks an hour last night, we’re now the same zone as Nairobi and Kuwait) NOON POSITION: 29°14.9’S/037°32.3’E DAYS RUN: 94nm PASSAGE DISTANCE RUN: 1,126nm DISTANCE REMAINING: 1,129nm WIND: Wind Force 3, NNE WEATHER: fair, […]

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Day's Run Westward Bound

Day’s Run – December 23

BOUND FROM: Reunion Island, France, Indian Ocean TOWARDS: Cape Town, South Africa, Atlantic Ocean TIME ZONE: GMT +4 NOON POSITION: 28°40.4’S /039°15.4’E DAYS RUN: 101nm PASSAGE DISTANCE RUN: 1,032nm DISTANCE REMAINING: 1,173nm WIND: Wind Force 2, SSE WEATHER: fair, 3/8 cloud, visibility very good, barometer 1019 millibars and steady SWELL HEIGHT & DIRECTION: SWxW 1m […]

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South Seas Voyage 2013-2014

Drying Sail

Wednesday December 11, 2013 The day comes in fair and clear and calm. Not a ripple on the sea. A few nice old yachts lay at moorings between the Picton Castle and the village wharf of Russell. The early morning ferry from Paihia leaves a wake which rocks our skiff alongside as she passes. Dew […]