S/V Bluebottle

Southerly Strikes - Not Quite There!

31 December 2010
12:30 pm EDT - the south winds have come, and strong. 25 - 30 knots. But coming over us at 60 - 70 degrees off the port bow, we can use sail, and increase our speed, giving us a chance of getting in out of this blow sooner. So we have a part of the genny out - engine running - and doing over 6 knots, heeled over, in the sunshine - and 1 hour to go.

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Vessel Name: BLUEBOTTLE (ex-Aura)
Vessel Make/Model: Lidgard 49' steel ketch
Hailing Port: Hobart
Crew: Adrienne Godsmark and Joe Blake
About:
We have completed our trans-Pacific voyage - from Panama to Hobart via Ecuador, Mexico, French Polynesia, Tonga, Fiji, Vanuatu and Bundaberg, and are now pausing before resuming land life. [...]
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When the port authorities here were approached to renew our Panamanian boat registration, they said "You can't call your boat Aura - that's taken" so we decided to call her Bluebottle! If you know the Goons, you know of Bluebottle, that little twit! He was always getting into trouble with his thin [...]
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BLUEBOTTLE (ex-Aura)

Who: Adrienne Godsmark and Joe Blake
Port: Hobart