S/V Aramis

Aramis is an Amel Super Maramu from Vancouver, Canada

Adios Isla de Guadaloupe

Composed 07/11/2019 1:48 PM

13:30 pst

N 28 49.51
W 118 17.24

Two fishermen stopped by this morning to chat. With my little bit of Spanish and their much better English we had a pleasant visit. They gave me...

Isla De Guadalupe

Composed 06/11/2019 7:03 AM

I am now anchoured in 60 feet on the south side of Isla De Guadalupe, Mexico.

On the way in we were greeted by dolphins and seals as the sun rose.

A panga has stopped by the boat, the...

Location report

Composed 05/11/2019 11:00 AM


Drifting along under mostly sunny skies doing 4.5 knots with a 7 to 8 knot breeze out of the NW. The seas are a little lumpy, with the odd large roller really shaking things up.


Adios San Diego

Composed 04/11/2019 5:57 PM

Arrived into San Diego and dropped anchour at 01:30 on Monday, October 28. Spent a few nights over at the A-9 Anchourage which is a code word for noisy and bounchy. The noisy comes from the being in the middle of...

Location Report

Composed 27/10/2019 4:15 PM

56 n miles to San Diego, eta between 24:00 Hrs and 02:00 tomorrow

The drifter has been put away as have the poles, we are motor sailing along with Genoa, Main and Mizzen.

Winds are from...

Blog Update

Composed 27/10/2019 8:02 AM

Isla Santa Barbara is 7.5 miles to port.
It is said to be named after all the wonderful, kind and extremely intelligent Barbara's born in the 1950's.

It is overcast and the winds are from the...

Position report

Composed 27/10/2019 3:36 AM

Winds have gone back to W, almost SW, so the Main is resting and the Genoa is now poled out with the drifter.
The batteries are back up to 98 % so the Yanmar is off.
West winds 12 to 16, gusting to...

Position report

Composed 27/10/2019 3:00 AM

Sunday, October 27

After a brisk sail the winds have calmed down a little, 10 ~ 14, and sung back to the NW

Genoa has been furled in and the Yanmar has been started, (1,600 rpm), in an...

Channel Islands

Composed 26/10/2019 7:02 PM

We are starting our turn into the Channel Islands. We have another 200 n mile to go to reach San Diego.

Winds remain from the NW 11 ~ 20 knots pushing us along at 6.5 ~ 8.5 knots, seas are now 6 to 9...

14:14 PST Position

Composed 26/10/2019 2:26 PM

Aramis is closing in on Point Conception

With NW winds 14 ~ 18 knots we are making 6 ~ 8 knots with our Genoa and drifter both poled out.

Sunny skies, and relatively calm seas of 4 ~ 6...