Taya's voyage to the South Pacific

20 February 2018 | about 800 miles west of Chile
19 February 2018 | About 900 miles west of Valdivia
18 February 2018 | 950 miles west of Valdivia
17 February 2018 | Southern Ocean
17 February 2018 | Southern Ocean
16 February 2018 | Southern Ocean
15 February 2018 | Southern Ocean
15 February 2018 | Southern Ocean
14 February 2018 | The Southern Ocean
14 February 2018 | The Southern Ocean
14 February 2018 | the 40s.
14 February 2018 | the Forties
13 February 2018 | 1200 miles west of Chile
13 February 2018 | 1250 miles west of Chile
11 February 2018 | 1300 nm west of Chile
10 February 2018 | 1500 miles west of Puerto Montt
09 February 2018 | 1500 nm west of Puerto Montt

Starboard Rudder Lost

07 February 2018 | Southern Ocean
Alan
10:14 am
We lost our starboard rudder which means the boat has no steerage on port tack (wind coming from port). I noticed it when I tacked early this morning and the boat could steer properly because the port rudder gets out of the water on port tack and can't steer the boat efficiently.

We are fine and we have no problem on port tack but we cannot sail heeled on port tack.

Our options are either the southern polynesian islands (Gambier island) or Puerto Mont up the Chilean coast. Puerto Mont being probably the best option because it is closer and they have repair facilities there. We are assessing the situation. I'll email you in a few hours when we have reached a decision.
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Vessel Name: Taya
Vessel Make/Model: Medium 38
Hailing Port: Baltimore, MD
Crew: Alan Cresswell, Captain, and Janneke Brouwer, Crew Member
Extra: Katy posting.
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