Imvubu

Vessel Name: Imvubu
Vessel Make/Model: Barens Seatrader
Hailing Port: Durban
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20 November 2014 | Saldanha Bay
27 October 2014
19 October 2014 | Falklands
06 October 2014
05 October 2014
03 October 2014
28 September 2014
25 September 2014
24 September 2014 | Puerto Montt
16 September 2014 | Puerto Montt
04 March 2014
01 March 2014
28 February 2014
26 February 2014
22 February 2014
15 February 2014 | Beagle Channel
03 February 2014
02 February 2014
02 February 2014
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20 November 2014 | Saldanha Bay

Arrival South Africa

Today at 14:45 we docked at Yacht Port Marina in Saldanha Bay. This brings to conclusion the 24 day crossing, over a distance of 3554nm, from the Falklands to South Africa. The maximum wind speed was 61.7kts, the maximum sustained wind speed was 50kts. We experienced a total of 8 days with sustained [...]

27 October 2014

Departing Falklands

Today at 14:00 we weighed anchor in 35 knots of wind and headed out of Stanley Harbour to start the approximately 3,400nm (great circle route) Voyage to South Africa. We will initially head north of west to give the South Georgia Islands to give the ice reported by other vessels a wide berth. Our initial track will be along the 50S parallel until south of Gough Island before bearing more northerly towards Cape Town.

19 October 2014 | Falklands

Port Stanley

Today at 11:00 local time I dropped anchor in Stanley Harbour in front of the picturesque town of Stanley after a voyage of 556nm. I departed Punta Arenas, Chile on the 25th October at noon in flat calm conditions and arrived at the first narrows in the Strait of Magellan at flood tide reducing my speed down to 3.3kts. This however meant that I arrived at the second narrows at max ebb allowing me to speed through at 12 knots. By sunrise on the 26th I exited the mouth of the straits, with its approximately 50 oil platforms, into the Atlantic. Finally, by noon the wind arrived as forecast and from then it was a rolling downwind ride all the way to the Falklands.

06 October 2014

Punta Arenas

This morning at 09:30 I dropped anchor just south of the town dock in Punta Arenas. I had departed from my previous night’s anchorage in Bahia Manza at 04:00 this morning where I was forced to anchor since the Armada had closed the Port of Punta Arenas due to high winds. As I am discovering the port [...]

05 October 2014

Cabo Froward

At 10:00 I had rounded Cape Froward, the southernmost point of the continental Americas. The land to the south of the cape is a set of islands that make up Tierra del Fuego. This was a cause for some celebration as on the 5th September 2011 I had rounded the northernmost extent of the continent at Point [...]

03 October 2014

Straits of Magellan

This after noon at 16:00 I passed abeam the Isla Fairway Lighthouse marking the entrance to the Straits of Magellan. For the past eight days my heading had been generally south with light to fresh winds from the south. I had sailed through many different channels and anchored in a suitable anchorage [...]

Arrival South Africa

20 November 2014 | Saldanha Bay
Today at 14:45 we docked at Yacht Port Marina in Saldanha Bay. This brings to conclusion the 24 day crossing, over a distance of 3554nm, from the Falklands to South Africa. The maximum wind speed was 61.7kts, the maximum sustained wind speed was 50kts. We experienced a total of 8 days with sustained winds in excess of 35 knots and four days with sustained winds above 48 knots.
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Imvubu's Photos - Main
Stanley and the surrounding area of the east island of the Falklands
13 Photos
Created 26 October 2014
The voyage from Puerto Montt to Punta Arenas down the channels and through the Strait of Magellan.
12 Photos
Created 8 October 2014
Pics from our voyage through the Chilean channels and glaciers around Isla Gordon to Puerto Williams and ending in Ushuaia on Tierra del Fuego Island
14 Photos | 4 Sub-Albums
Created 15 February 2014
Pics from the Antarctica part of our trip. We left from Ushuaia, to Puerto Williams then across the Drake Passage to Deception Island and down the western side of the Peninsula until blocked by ice and then made our way slowly back north again to the Melchior islands and finally back across the Drake to Cape Horn and back to Puerto Williams. We visited with the family at the lighthouse at Cape Horn, and also spent time at the Chilean Videla base, the Ukrainian Vernadsky base, the US Palmer station, the British Antarctic Trust Port Lockroy station and also the Argentinian Brown base though that one was not occupied this season.
13 Photos | 5 Sub-Albums
Created 15 February 2014

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