Sequitur

Michael & Edi have headed out on a slow, thorough exploration of the globe.

Vessel Name: Sequitur and Zonder Zorg
Vessel Make/Model: 2007 Hunter 49 and 1908 Wildschut Skûtsje
Hailing Port: Vancouver, Canada
Crew: Michael Walsh & Edi Gelin
About: For our current location click, on Map & Tracking, then on the Google Earth logo.
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13 January 2014
26 April 2013
24 April 2013
27 October 2012 | Harlingen, Friesland
29 September 2012 | Sneek, Netherlands
19 September 2012 | Hoorn, Netherlands
13 September 2012 | Aalsmeer, Netherlands
20 August 2012 | Sequitur: St Augustine, USA - Michael & Edi: Vancouver, Canada - Nieuwe Zorg: Aalsmeer, Netherlands
11 August 2012 | Sequitur: St Augustine, USA - Michael & Edi: Vancouver, Canada - Nieuwe Zorg: Aalsmeer, Netherlands
10 August 2012 | Sequitur: St Augustine, USA - Michael & Edi: Vancouver, Canada - Nieuwe Zorg: Aalsmeer, Netherlands
08 August 2012 | Nieuwe Zorg: Aalmmeer, Michael & Edi: Vancouver
28 July 2012 | Nieuwe Zorg in Aalsmeer - Michael & Edi in Vancouver
26 July 2012 | Nieuwe Zorg in Aalsmeer - Michael & Edi in Volendam
17 July 2012 | Michael & Edi in Leeuwarden, Netherlands
07 July 2012 | Edi & Michael in Vancouver, Sequitur in Saint Augustine
27 June 2012 | Saint Augustine, USA
07 June 2012 | Saint Augustine, Florida, USA
20 May 2012 | Fajardo, Puerto Rico
11 May 2012 | Terre Le Haut, Les Saintes, Guadeloupe
01 May 2012 | Carlisle Bay, Barbados
Recent Blog Posts
13 January 2014

Another New Book Released

I am delighted to announce that my new book: Carefree on the European Canals is now in print and is available on Amazon.com, Amazon.ca [...]

26 April 2013

New Book Released

The proof copy of my new book arrived by courier today. I have approved it and it is now listed on Amazon for pre-order, with a publication date of 30 April. It is a rather large book at 680 pages in an 8.5 by 11 inch format with 315,000 words illustrated by over 2400 colour photos, charts and maps. [...]

24 April 2013

One Year Out of Brazil

One year ago today we sailed Sequitur out of Brazil after enduring more than six weeks in the least-friendly country that we had experienced during our three-year voyage. In the early evening of 24 April 2012 we crossed the line on the chart dividing Brazil from French Guyana and breathed a huge sigh [...]

27 October 2012 | Harlingen, Friesland

Planing a Metamorphosis

We have added a new post to the Zonder Zorg blog at: Planing a Metamorphosis.

29 September 2012 | Sneek, Netherlands

Onward to Friesland

We have arrived in Friesland and have added a new post to the skûtsje's blog at: Onward to Friesland

19 September 2012 | Hoorn, Netherlands

North From Aalsmeer

We have moved northward from Aalsmeer and I have added two new posts: Heading North From Aalsmeer and North From Amsterdam

13 September 2012 | Aalsmeer, Netherlands

Taking Possession

We are back in the Netherlands, and I have added some new posts to the ZonderZorg blog at: Taking Possession and Settling-In and Making Plans

20 August 2012 | Sequitur: St Augustine, USA - Michael & Edi: Vancouver, Canada - Nieuwe Zorg: Aalsmeer, Netherlands

Added a New Website

We have added a new website: Skûtsje ZonderZorg. Zonder zorg in Dutch means without worry. Our intention with the site is to provide a place to share some of the history, geography and culture of the skûtsje as we discover it. We will also use this place to document [...]

11 August 2012 | Sequitur: St Augustine, USA - Michael & Edi: Vancouver, Canada - Nieuwe Zorg: Aalsmeer, Netherlands

Still More Skûtsje History

We continued to attempt to track-down Douwe Albert Visser, who was the owner of Nieuwe Zorg in 1941 when she was re-registered. One of the problems we repeatedly encountered in our online searches was the effect of currently having Albert Visser and two Douwe Vissers as very competitive skûtsje racers, [...]

10 August 2012 | Sequitur: St Augustine, USA - Michael & Edi: Vancouver, Canada - Nieuwe Zorg: Aalsmeer, Netherlands

Some More Skûtsje History

While I was researching the history of Nieuwe Zorg, I finally found her first registration details obscured by an apparent typographical error in a transcribed online spreadsheet. She was listed as having been built in 1901 instead of 1908. I emailed the webmaster of the [...]

Galapagos Passage Day Seven

01 May 2010 | 420 miles southwest of the Guatemalan coast
Michael
At 1220 we were 2757 miles from our loft in Vancouver's South East False Creek and 2757 miles from my parent's home in Shediac Cape, New Brunswick. At 1400 I refreshed the spinnaker tack strop. Our 1700 position showed us moving along at 4.5 knots on a course made good of 150 degrees. The temperature had dropped to 31.2 from 34 degrees in the early afternoon.


A spectacular red sunset served as the backdrop for our dinner of giant scallops sauteed in butter with portobellos, shallots and garlic, served with steamed basmati rice, garnished with Roma tomato slices with basil and accompanied by plates of steamed asparagus with mayonnaise.

By 0200 the wind had backed to south at 8 to 10 knots and we continued on a course of 130 at 4.5 knots under spinnaker and Hydrovane. At 0502 we were overtaken by a rain squall with variable winds in the 12 to 15 knot range. We altered course to north of east to run out the top side of the storm cell, which was plainly visible on radar. After the cell passed, we altered back to our southeast course and followed the storm

The sun rose at 0710 to show 9/10 overcast, mostly nimbo-stratus and cumulo-nimbus. At 0716, with the Guatemalan coast at 425 miles away our closest point of land, we passed within a cable of an unlit fishing vessel, 15 metres or so in length. The boat made absolutely no paint whatsoever on our radar, no matter how we tuned it, nor did it have an AIS transmitter. Scarry!

Mid morning we finished a two-hour generator and watermaking run, leaving the tanks mid-way up the full mark and the battery indicating 89%. Our course made good from sunrise was 120 at 4.65 knots under spinnaker. We were being overtaken by a series of towering cumulus storm cells, so we doused the spinnaker and rolled out the main and jib to continue along on a course of 120 at about 4 knots continuing blustery and variable winds, mostly from the southwest and 5 to 15 knots.

Our noon position showed a course made good of 132 with 95.13 miles run from noon to noon and a total of 625.13 in daily runs. We were 593 miles at 153 degrees from Acapulco and had 519 miles on a bearing of 149 to run to our landfall in the Galapagos.
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Sequitur and Zonder Zorg's Photos - Main
Some shots of seabirds we have encountered along the way.
9 Photos | 4 Sub-Albums
Created 3 March 2010
Sequitur arrives in Vancouver by truck
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Created 7 September 2009
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Created 7 September 2009
A few views of Sequitur in port.
9 Photos
Created 6 September 2009

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