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 )

A Bright Sunny Day

26 November 2019 | 110 Miles West Of Cape Meredith, Southern Tip Of West Falklands
Day 172 4pm Tuesday 26th November 2019 ( UTC-4 )
It was fully light at 3am this morning after a clear starry night and at that time no sail change is so urgent that can't wait till sunrise at 4am. I have since been fiddling around with the sails to try and take advantage of a basically beam reach and now pleased to settle on full jib, staysail and single reefed main which balances well in the small but confused chop. In contrast to the previous two days we have enjoyed bright uninterrupted sunshine all day with the cabin soon reaching 14C and giving plenty of push to squeeze out another 25 litres of Eau de Vie. I am far from an expert on ocean currents but used to consider them like broad rivers flowing in the sea which is definitely not the case. Instead they seem to consist of twirls and whorls which defy predictions and the only ones who know what's what are the seabirds. Whenever you notice the GPS speed is different to what the boat seems to be doing have a look around and most likely you'll see pairs of albatross or cape pigeons or if it's rough enough Mother Carey’s Chickens, the effect of which is enhanced by a shoaling bottom which brings up the nutrient rich waters from the deep ocean.
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