L'Eau Commotion Westabout

An (other) attempt to sail non stop Westabout around the world

Vessel Name: L'Eau Commotion
Vessel Make/Model: Northshore 38
Hailing Port: Brisbane Australia
Crew: Bill Hatfield
25 February 2020 | Scarborough Marina, Brisbane
21 February 2020
21 February 2020 | 59 Miles To Go
20 February 2020 | 114 Miles East Of Australia
19 February 2020 | 220 Miles East Of Gold Coast Seaway
19 February 2020 | 262 Miles To Gold Coast Seaway
18 February 2020 | 304 Miles East Of Gold Coast Seaway
18 February 2020 | 328 Miles To Go
17 February 2020 | 423 Miles To Go
17 February 2020 | 423 Miles To Go
16 February 2020 | 505 Miles East Of The Gold Coast
15 February 2020 | 617 Miles To Go
14 February 2020 | 755 Miles To Go
13 February 2020 | 888 Miles To The Gold Coast
12 February 2020 | 1032 Miles To The Gold Coast
11 February 2020 | 580 Miles North Of The Waikato
11 February 2020 | 1167 Miles To Home
10 February 2020 | 1300 Miles To Home
10 February 2020 | 1309 Miles To The Gold Coast
09 February 2020 | 1460 Miles To The Gold Coast Seaway
Recent Blog Posts
25 February 2020 | Scarborough Marina, Brisbane

Thank You

D Day Plus 4 7am Wednesday 26th February 2020

21 February 2020

A Definite Maybe ETA

Day 259 6am Saturday 22nd February 2020 (UTC +10 )

21 February 2020 | 59 Miles To Go

All Good

Day 258 6pm Friday 21st February 2020 ( UTC +10 )

20 February 2020 | 114 Miles East Of Australia

ETA Looking Likely

Day 258 6am Friday 21st February 2020

19 February 2020 | 220 Miles East Of Gold Coast Seaway

Amended ETA

Day 257 6am Thursday 20th February 2020

19 February 2020 | 262 Miles To Gold Coast Seaway

Amended ETA

Day 256 10:30pm Wednesday 19th February 2020 ( UTC+10 )

Lazy Daze

02 September 2016 | 150 miles East of Bermagui NSW
It's now day 5 ( Friday 2 September ) and what a contrast in conditions. Feeling very smug making East of Sydney in 21/2 days but the fair winds just died away.
Totally becalmed all daylight hours on Thursday and then a gentle run through the night to again be becalmed all this morning. Looked up a few of the weather resources which make challenging reading. Up to 42 knots tomorrow so a bit of time was spent rigging down haul reefing lines on the main and setting up the staysail plus a bit of housework and some undeserved naps. Just after midday today a light NE breeze sprung up so up with the main which had been stowed as the whumping had been disturbing my siesta. Next unfurled the jib and away we went soon making 8 to 9 knots. So one reef OK for while then the second reef in the main and then furled the jib and rolled out the staysail. So here we are making great progress at 7 to 8 knots in about 25 knots of wind from the NE and with a minimum of fuss. With the main rudder tied off with a slight weather helm the Windpilot Pacific Plus is handling the conditions nicely which bode well for the future. And to think for a few minutes around 1pm I was contemplating getting out the code zero!
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