Tag Archives: North Atlantic

Horta, Azores

Approaching Horta, with the 2350m volcanic island of Pico hidden under a veil of cloud, a huge dark shape appeared on our port side about 30m from us. The massive unidentifiable whale dwarfed our small vessel. It is great seeing … Continue reading

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Azores Arrival

A nice high to finish our trip with a great 24 hours sailing. The trip took 21 days – best day 155nm; slowest day (with drogue) 35nm. Overall, great sailing and great learning experience. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Day 21: Saturday 10th June … Continue reading

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North Atlantic crossing to Azores 9th June 2017

Thursday 8th June. We weren’t going to outrun this low. Forecast winds from PredictWind and Saildocs.com suggested winds no more than 35-40kn and seas between 4-5m. Experience has taught us not to believe grib files to that degree! Fully expecting … Continue reading

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North Atlantic crossing to Azores 6th June 2017

With only 250nm or so to reach Flores, the low developing from the west was forecst to be nasty and fast moving. We decided that a 40kn+ blow and 5m seas at the tiny marina and anchorage of Flores might … Continue reading

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North Atlantic crossing to Azores 3rd June 2017

By day 15 we had only 650nm left of our trip. At this stage the forecast was looking good and we maintained a course of 060deg for many days. A slight blow north-west of us developing but would be too … Continue reading

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