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 )

So Close to Perfect

18 December 2017 | 2420 Miles to Cape Horn
6:00pm Monday 18th December 2017 ( UTC-2 ) Yes with so much time on my hands and with so little to do I can always look around and find something to grouch about. First the positives. A clear almost cool breeze gently wafting through the cabin with only the occasional but distant glorious full bodied white cumulus to contrast the blue of the sky and the really deep blue of the crystal clear Atlantic. An almost imperceptible swell rolling leisurely along and here and there a little white cap but nothing so threatening as to require the closure of any of the hatches and a thermometer that refuses to register out of the comfort zone. Enough strength in the wind to operate the WindPilot and keep us dead on course without any uncomfortable slewing around and sails that remain full but not pressed to heel the boat more than a few degrees. And the grouch? If only we were a knot faster....... Seriously the sailing is superb if a little leisurely at times and the 125 miles on the clock a pleasant surprise. We have now left the Tropics and passed the latitude of Rio and at 144 days elapsed time we are 21 days ahead of the 165 days it took Katherine Ann to reach this point. The only thing of note was that the smart looking 300 metre LNG carrier, SCK Mitre swept past at 17.9 knots, heading, he said, for orders, but I reckon there'll be plenty of willing bidders to make their Yuletide ceramic logs emit that cheerful glow. It is only a guess but by applying the reverse to his course he may well have come from the gas fields of Tierra del Fuego. Something to keep in mind as I travel along this sparsely populated route.
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