Tag Archives: Atlantic

Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Coast: Baltimore to Galway

Some people say we are bold (or crazy) to sail across oceans. However, coastal sailing is a different challenge. There are strong currents and tides to consider, weather from the wrong direction, deadlines to reach anchorages before nightfall, and most … Continue reading

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I say, São Jorge!

Last Thursday we had no wind, but that didn’t stop us motoring 20nm to the small marina at Velas, at the island of São Jorge. After saying goodbye to Coruisk, Inishnee, Inish and others who we’d meet at Horta, we … Continue reading

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Passage to Bermuda – Arrival

Arrival at Bermuda: Thursday 21 May 2015 Trip: 7 nights, 900+nm Now over 30 degrees north the climate is noticeably cooler, but not cold. The days are sunny and clear much like a spring day ought to be, and the … Continue reading

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Passage to Bermuda Days 5 & 6

Day 5: Monday 18 May 2015 DTG: 413nm ETA: 21-22 May 2015 The morning of our fifth day had Blue Heeler more than 100nm west of our original rhumb line. This deviation however equated to only an additional 30nm of … Continue reading

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Passage to Bermuda Days 3 & 4

Day 3: Saturday 16 May 2015 DTG: 632nm ETA: 21-22 May 2015 After motor sailing the previous night we were rewarded with a pleasant day’s sail, managing to stay close to the rhumb line close hauled with full sails. Winds … Continue reading

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