SailBlogs
Bookmark and Share
OYSTER MOON
Panama Canal Transit 25th & 26th February 2012
Paul Foskett
24/02/2012, Panama Canal Transit

Position 09 22.063N 79 57.046W

Hi all,

The transit day and time has now been confirmed, although times may vary!!!!

We will be transiting the Panama Canal on the 25th Feb 2012 at about 16.00 local time, which is about 5 hours after GMT so about 22.00 UK time.

You might just about see us on the Canal web cam at

http://www.pancanal.com/eng/photo/camera-java.html

The following day the 26th, at about noon through to 15.00 (UK time about 17.00 to 20.00 hours) we will be passing through the last lock system on the Panama side .

You might just about see us on the Canal web cam at http://www.pancanal.com/eng/photo/camera-java.html

I expect we will be little dots amongst the large ships!!!

I tried to see a boat which we knew was going through, but the quality of the picture was poor, so you could not make out very much details, so I would not spend too much time looking.

Paul & Rhu

ARRIVED
Paul Foskett
07/02/2012, Passage to San Blas Islands near Panama Canal

Position 09 33.344N 078 56.893W

Passage to San Blas Islands near Panama Canal

Day 6 on the 7 February 2012

We left Bonaire at 09.30 (local time), on the 2 February, heading for the San Blas Islands near Colon and the Panama Canal.

Arrived at Isla Porveir in the San Blas Islands at 8.30 am on Tuesday 7 February 2012

Last 18 hour sailing report

The wind speed dropped down to between 10 to 15 knots during the last 18 hours. The wave height is 1.0 to 2.5 m.

We have had to slow right down so that we arrived at the island at first light, so a very slow sail through the night.

We have had excellent sailing again just under genoa alone.

This is like one of those islands you see in pictures, with coconut trees and white sandy beaches

Passage to San Blas Islands near Panama Canal
Paul Foskett
04/02/2012, Passage to San Blas Islands near Panama Canal

Position 12 08.53N 073 40.67W

Passage to San Blas Islands near Panama Canal

Day 2 on the 4 February 2012

We left Bonaire at 09.30 (local time), on the 2 February, heading for the San Blas Islands near Colon and the Panama Canal.

From 12.00 (local time) on the 3 Feb, to Noon on the 4 February 2012, distance travelled Noon to Noon run was 166 miles (log 12095)

24 hour sailing report

The wind speed varied from 14 knots up to 29 knots during the last 24 hours, with gusts up to 45 knots. The wave height is 2.5 to 3.5 m with the occasional wave peaking up to 5 m.

We are now running down the 1000 m contour to avoid any wave build up nearer to the shore and to keep a safe distance from main land Venezuela and Colombia.

We have had excellent sailing so far just under genoa alone.

The sea for most of the time has not been as wild as we had been told it could be along this coast, however we went through a period of 8 hours when the sea lived up to its reputation in these waters.

The wind has now dropped to 20 knots and the sea has flattened out to a wave height of 1 to 2.5 m.

We are now sailing in company with Karacool (the 53 foot CAT) who left at the same time as us. They are at present 52 miles ahead of us

Two other boats, Marite 111 (40 feet) and Camelot (53 feet) left a day later, i.e. they started on the 3rd. Marite 111 is 150 miles behind and Camelot is 140 miles behind

More news on the next noon report.

Passage to San Blas Islands near Panama Canal
Paul Foskett
03/02/2012, Bonair

Position 13 01.68N 071 09.51WW

Passage to San Blas Islands near Panama Canal

Day 1 on the 3 February 2012

We left Bonaire at 09.30 local time, on the 2 February, heading for the San Blas Islands near Colon and the Panama Canal.

From 12.00 UTC on the 2 Feb, to Noon on the 3 February 2012, distance travelled Noon to noon run was 164 miles (log 11929)

24 hour sailing report

The wind speed varied from 14 knots up to 22 knots during the last 24 hours, with gusts up to 32 knots. The wave height is 1.5 to 2.5 m with the occasional wave peaking up to 4 m.

We are heading out to the 2000 m contour to avoid any wave build up nearer to the shore and to keep a safe distance from main land Venezuela and Colombia.

We have had excellent sailing so far just under genoa alone. The sea has not been as wild as we had been told it could be along this coast, and we hope that it continues this way.

We are now sailing in company with Karacool (the 53 foot CAT) who left at the same time as us. They are at present 12 miles ahead of us

Two other boats, Marite 111 (40 feet) and Camelot (53 feet) left a day later, i.e. they started today the 3rd.

More news on the next noon report.

Bonair
Paul Foskett
02/02/2012, Bonair

Position 12 09.86N 68 17.07W

Bonair

Arrive ad all well

23 jan 12
Paul Foskett
23/01/2012, Pasage To Bonair

Position 12 13.727N 067 20.571W

Noon to noon distance 169.7 miles

Newer ]  |  [ Older ]

 

 
Powered by SailBlogs