Category Archives: South Atlantic

Atlantic Crossing – 20th March 2015

Ahoy Dear Reader Position: 2deg30S 038deg 19W, 74nm off the coast of Fortaleza, Brazil Beginning of day 16. Is it already over two weeks? Time sure flies when you’re… well let’s just say passages over one week soon lose their … Continue reading

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Atlantic Crossing – 16th March 2015

Dear Reader Position: 05deg50S 029deg24W. Weather is almost sailing perfect. To get consistently good conditions day after day is almost unheard of in the sailing community. What’s perfect? 15/25knots broad reach I would say, although we’ve been running with the … Continue reading

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Atlantic Crossing – 12th March 2015

Hello Dear Reader One week already passed since leaving St Helena and we still have 2800nm to reach the Caribbean with Cape Town already 2600nm behind us! Melbourne is now on the other side of the world where the familiar … Continue reading

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Atlantic Passage – 8th March 2015

Hello Dear Reader Blue Heeler is now on the fourth day of our longest passage and all is well with crew and vessel. On the first day out from St Helena the remoteness of the island was reinforced by regular … Continue reading

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St Helena

“Land ho!” I yelled as I sighted the tiny South Atlantic island shrouded in early morning mist. The sun popped up from the east exposing the island of St Helena some 10nm away. A couple of hours until we arrived … Continue reading

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