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
26 May 2018 | 120 Miles South West of Cape Horn
25 May 2018 | 50 Miles SSE Cape Horn
24 May 2018 | Same,Same
24 May 2018 | 65 Miles East of Cape Horn
23 May 2018 | 120 Miles ENE Cape Horn
22 May 2018 | 25 Miles South Cabo San Juan, Staten Island
21 May 2018 | 55 Miles NE Staten Island
20 May 2018 | 25 Miles WSW Beauchene Island
19 May 2018 | 15 Miles East of Lively Island, East Falklands
18 May 2018 | FIC Jetty, Stanley,Falkland Islands
14 May 2018 | FIC Jetty Stanley, Falkland Islands
22 April 2018 | FIC Jetty, Stanley
21 April 2018 | Stanley, Falkland Islands
18 April 2018 | Stanley, Falkland Islands
13 April 2018 | The Camber, Stanley Harbour, Falkland Islands
30 March 2018 | FIC Jetty, Stanley
25 March 2018 | FIC Jetty, Stanley, Falkland Islands
14 March 2018 | FIC Jetty, Stanley
09 March 2018 | FIC Jetty Stanley
08 March 2018 | FIC Jetty, Stanley, Falklands
Recent Blog Posts
26 May 2018 | 120 Miles South West of Cape Horn

Snowflakes

6:00pm Friday 25th May 2018 ( UTC-4)

25 May 2018 | 50 Miles SSE Cape Horn

Tail Winds

6:00pm Friday 25th May 2018 ( UTC -4 )

24 May 2018 | Same,Same

Ripping Yarns, Part 2

2:30pm Thursday 24th May 2018 ( UTC-4 )

24 May 2018 | 65 Miles East of Cape Horn

Another Ripping Yarn

2:00pm Thursday 24th May 2018

23 May 2018 | 120 Miles ENE Cape Horn

Pleasant Sailing But Little Progress

5:00pm Wednesday 23rd May 2018 ( UTC-4 )

22 May 2018 | 25 Miles South Cabo San Juan, Staten Island

AIS Mystery Solved

5:00pm Tuesday 22nd May 2018 ( UTC-3 )

Downhill Sailing

30 January 2018 | 135 Miles South of Cape Horn
9:00pm Tuesday 30th January 2018 ( UTC-4 ) Andrew raised an interesting point about down wind sailing without a main. The picture above was taken 10 miles ENE of Cape Horn. ( That little island to the left of Cape Horn is the outlier of Islotes Deceit) .At the time I was briefly running directly downwind in 10 to 12 knots and I had the full jib loose sheeted to Port and the storm jib loose sheeted to Starboard. It was only for a short while but I was pleasantly surprised how directionally stable it was and how the sails so set seemed to dampen any tendency to an unstable quick roll, always the bane of direct down wind sailing. I'm sure it will be good in fresh following conditions. For lighter airs I may pole out the jib and set loose footed off the bowsprit a spare jib from Katherine Ann. The thought of using either of the two spinnakers aboard makes me shudder when consideration is taken into account of pulling them down in a squall without a main to shield them but who knows what I will do once I pass the Tropic of Capricorn and once again go Troppo. --------------070603060301060309040300--
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