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
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
01 March 2018 | FIC Jetty, Stanley
28 February 2018 | Falkland Islands Company Jetty, Stanley
27 February 2018 | 18 Miles East of Cape Pembroke
27 February 2018 | 18 Miles East of Cape Pembroke
Recent Blog Posts
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 )

21 May 2018 | 55 Miles NE Staten Island

AIS & Watch Keeping

7:00pm Monday 21st May 2018 ( UTC-3 )

20 May 2018 | 25 Miles WSW Beauchene Island

Softly,Softly

4:00pm Sunday 20th May 2018

19 May 2018 | 15 Miles East of Lively Island, East Falklands

Under Way

10:00pm Saturday 19th May 2018. ( UTC-3 )

18 May 2018 | FIC Jetty, Stanley,Falkland Islands

We Sail With The Tide in The Morning!

9:00pm Friday 18th May 2018 ( UTC-3 )

Heading North

07 February 2018 | 460 Miles SSW Cape Horn
3:30pm Wednesday 7th February 2018 ( UTC-5 ) I am just now in the lull of the long hoped for low and not really going anywhere but it is certain the wind will build up from the South West. I have hoisted the storm jib and 50% of the jib is showing which is the first sail that will be reduced. I am also now on a Starboard tack with the wind coming abeam from the left. Although this wind could get me North by a few hundred miles it would seem that it would be better to head North West to try and keep well off the Chilean coast. All models show, as expected, that any Westerly wind is turned by the Andes to North West and also intensified so it appears the best thing to do is to make my Westing bit by bit - no more sleepovers thank you! 4 degrees in the cabin this morning and quite cold outside. It is quite warm working on deck with all the clobber on except for the fingers. I have tried gloves in the past but they only, for me, make tying knots difficult and then they seem to keep the cold in. The quite large swell is subs iding and the mast is less of a worry on this tack. So no thoughts of swaying palm trees for some time to come.
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