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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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Passage to St Helena, almost there

DAY 6: 155nm, 24/2/15 Seas: 2.5m Wind: SE 15/25knots Winged out and maintaining rhumb line. Seas abated enough that we don’t get broached, although a surprise 32knot gust at 1.00am gybed the main and had all hands on deck to … Continue reading

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Passage to St Helena, Days 3-5

ETA: Saturday 28th February Distance to go: 560nm Position: 20*55S 002*34E Crew: Settled and happily counting down the hours ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ DAY 3: 148nm, 21/2/15 Seas: 3m Wind: SE 20/30knots Cloudy but no rain. It’s getting discernibly warmer as we move … Continue reading

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Passage to St Helena, Days 1&2

DAY 1 – 165nm Seas: 1-2m Wind: SE 15/25 up to 30knots We left Luderitz at 8am on Thursday 19th February. Conditions good – 15-20knots from sou’east. The grib shows developing conditions over the next four days but our plan … Continue reading

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