Homeward Bound

25 March 2015 | 05 37.2597 S 031 59.2634 W
22 March 2015 | 02 50.3747 S 029 51.6531 W
14 March 2015 | 04 41.7860 N 027 45.1380 W
10 March 2015 | 09 26.2983 N 026 35.7073 W
08 March 2015 | Atlantic heading to Salvadore, Brazil
04 February 2015 | Mindelo
24 September 2013 | 16.482020 -23.326450
21 September 2013 | 16.754967 -22.981124
19 September 2013 | Palmeira Cape Verde
17 September 2013 | 16.761815 -22.892022
16 September 2013 | 17.404540 -22.196950
15 September 2013 | 18.507640 -21.363610
14 September 2013 | 20.544080 -20.130660
13 September 2013 | 21.256850 -19.600050
12 September 2013 | 24.229760 -17.509990
10 September 2013 | 27.076500 -16.015430
07 September 2013 | 27.761315 -15.561021
29 August 2013 | 28.133165 -15.420848
27 August 2013 | 30.134240 -16.004790
20 August 2013

180 Miles to Cabedelo

25 March 2015 | 05 37.2597 S 031 59.2634 W
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Passed hours of thunder storms, confused seas, variable winds and now heading for Cabedelo, originaly heading to Salvadore the Recife, Now Cabedelo 60 miles north of Recife. ETA Saturday 28th early morning. Im sure it's going to be a welcoming harbour after all theose hours of storms.

Crossing the Equator South as the sun goes North

22 March 2015 | 02 50.3747 S 029 51.6531 W
zac
00 18.3700 S 028 30.0280 W Thursday 19th 21:30 UTC. Crossed the line 00 0.0000 N 028 20.7540 roughly mid day FI time today, cracked a bottle of bubbly and did the bucket of water over the head thing. 70nm today, not bad considering the wind is pretty much extinct.


01 22.3850 S 029 11.5720 W Friday 20th 22:00 UTC 78nm today, past a couple of 350 meter cargo ships heading north. 520 nautical miles to Recife.

02 22.1133 S 029 34.9305 W Saturday 20:00 UTC Head wind and Thunder Storm at the moment 460 nm to Recife.

02 50.4170 S 029 49.5740 W Sunday 13:00 UTC.
Wind! but at the moment just off the bow, so progress is still a little slow, but in a few hours the wind should be more favourable. Some large thunder storms to deal which cost quite a few cigarettes!

Hot!!

14 March 2015 | 04 41.7860 N 027 45.1380 W
04 41.7860 N 027 45.1380 W Saturday 14th 21:00 UTC. Not making a lot of headway today, they had a current that was pushing them back 1.5 kts, but that seems to have disapeared now. Dylan said he was too hot today, he made a bit of a hole to lay down in the forepeak with a wet towel on his head, hatch open with the scoop setup.

Half way to the Equator

10 March 2015 | 09 26.2983 N 026 35.7073 W
Fair
09 26.2983 N 026 35.7073 W Tuesday 10th 22:00 UTC total of 468.4 miles so far which makes them roughly half way to the equator. They are going to hank on their lightweight genoa up the inner removable forestay in the hope to catch more wind as it is getting a lot lighter.

Away at last

08 March 2015 | Atlantic heading to Salvadore, Brazil
New Crew joined in Mindelo: Christopher Peck and Nataliya Lyubimova, but then Christopher had an accident getting onto Arombai at the Marina.

Christopher Peck: Gutted I couldn't make the trip it was a hard to say no, hopefully you have good weather all the way, my injuries are slightly crushed nerve endings, torn ligaments and lacerations to my ankle but we know it could have been lots worse, stay safe!

Then delayed waiting for the heat exchanger to be fixed and also the installation of the wind turbine.


Finally departed at 10:30 am on Thursday 5th March 2015

15-20 kts NE Winds looks like making 100 NM a Day, everything ok so far. Update for Friday 20:15 UTC.

Position: 13 19.0673 N 025 28.8830 W

Soon to be crossing the Atlantic

04 February 2015 | Mindelo
Heading back to Cape Verde next week to prepair for the Atlantic crossing, more on this next week.
Vessel Name: Arombai
Vessel Make/Model: Van De Stadt
Hailing Port: Stanley, FI
Crew: Dylan Stephenson and Nataliya Lyubimova
About: Dyan lives in the Falkland Islands. I bought a boat in Totnes Near Dartmouth, now sailing Arombai Back to the Falkland Islands. Nataliya from Russia and wanted to sail the atlantic.
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Arombai

Who: Dylan Stephenson and Nataliya Lyubimova
Port: Stanley, FI