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 )

Slugging It Out

04 December 2019 | 170 Miles West Of Cape Horn
Day 180 4 pm Wednesday 4th December 2019 ( UTC-4 )
We changed tack at 1pm and are now back on track though falling below the mark by about twenty degrees. The wind is quite strong and gusty at around thirty knots and with the reappearance of the sun after two gloomy days it is producing large cumulus clouds with the attendant increases and lulls. It is nice to see the sun again which has got the batteries going as over the previous couple of days I had to run the auxiliary for about ten minutes three or four times. Fuel should not be a problem as I think I have used less than 80% of the 100 litres carried but it would be good to have say 40 litres remaining to cover emergencies. The forecast is for another five knots to make 35 during the night but then hopefully it will ease and back to the South West for a good run up past the Western end of the Straits Of Magellan before the next low comes in which by all accounts will be a real doozy with 50+ knots forecast. As for tucker I feel this should be no problem but once in more temperate climes I will do a final stocktake. I have allowed for 2400 Kcal per day with two months reserve but from past experience I can exist on 1000 Kcal a day for a month without losing ANY weight. Today's menu. Porridge with dates and milk, fried rice with beans and tuna, soup cocoa and all of course with hot strong black coffee. Tomorrow's - Porridge with dates ....... The OAT is around 6C but with a couple of blankets and a frequently refreshed hot water bottle I am as snug as the proverbial bug.
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