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 )

Simply Serene

31 October 2019 | 170 Miles East Of Carravelas, Brazil
Day 146 6pm Thursday 31st October 2019 ( UTC-2 )
About 4am it was seen that the double reef should come out of the main but I left that till daylight. The breeze also backed a little to the North East so I poled the jib out to Starboard, the same side as the main. This gives a remarkably smooth, stable and fast reach considering the strength of the wind and another satisfying one hundred and fifty miles was put behind us. I have two jump starter/ emergency batteries - the Li-Ion I have already mentioned and a heavier lead acid which when it starts to lose its charge lets out a quiet but persistent peep requesting a top up. I was concerned about this as it's normal top up is done by the now defunct 240 volt inverter and one of those little wall plug thingies. Reading the fine print on the back of which said Output 15 v 800 ma and the penny dropped - solar panel! I pulled out the spare from up fwd and 16 volts and 2.2 amps for a couple of hours had the 12 v 17 ah battery chock full of goodness. And talking about jump starts no wonder the Sriracha livens things up - they obviously don't thoroughly clean the returns.
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