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
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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 )

Tomorrow The Trades?

05 November 2017 | 1140 Miles to Hierro
5:20pm Sunday 5th November 2017 ( UTC-2 ) Since 2:00pm yesterday the wind has very slowly but very definitely increased from that 2 to 4 knots to around say 8 over night and now as darkness falls maybe 10 to 12 - I even put one reef in the main for no loss of speed. With just that gentle breeze blowing through it was very comfortable in the cabin but had to close the hatches this evening with the odd drop or two of spray and now at 31C it's a little clammy. Last night it felt like I was rat running in peak hour. Determined to clear the doldrums I had full sail up as a massive CuNimb built up just a few miles astern with attendant rumbles and grumbles and frequent flashes. The full moon showed up the clouds towering up past the height of the aerials which I used to check the distance off. If it looked a little threatening I just sat up straighter. It was very pleasant out in the cockpit and in this way outlasted the storm which subsided of its own account before midnight. The visibility is something shocking. The AIS showed a full size tanker at 6 miles distant in broad daylight but just could not be seen. Also this evening I was wondering if a big CuNimb was forming astern but it turned out to be just another Sahara sandhill. Yes all the omens are there for the Trades tomorrow, not the least of them being the satellite transmitted data from PredictWind. I can't pick up WindyTV but if it doesn't agree don't tell me!
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