Sleipnir III

09 July 2020 | North Atlantic
07 July 2020 | North Atlantic
06 July 2020 | North Atlantic
05 July 2020
03 July 2020 | North Atlantic
03 July 2020 | North Atlantic
02 July 2020 | North Atlantic
01 July 2020 | North Atlantic
30 June 2020 | North Atlantic
29 June 2020 | North Atlantic
28 June 2020 | North Atlantic
27 June 2020 | North Atlantic
26 June 2020 | North Atlantic
23 June 2020 | South Atlantic
10 March 2020 | South Atlantic
09 March 2020 | South Atlantic
08 March 2020 | South Atlantic
07 March 2020 | South Atlantic
06 March 2020 | South Atlantic
24 February 2020 | South Atlantic

9 July 2020

09 July 2020 | North Atlantic
Michael
Weather pretty constant. Running with 8 knts towards the Azores.
At the moment we are going too far west but the wind should change easterly closer to the Azores.

7 July 2020

07 July 2020 | North Atlantic
Michael
swell calmed down, bashing to windward with 9kn at the moment. This fun is not going to last, wind is forecast to ease within a few
hours...

6 july 2020

06 July 2020 | North Atlantic
Michael
Continuing our bumpy ride. Swell still big.
Wind should ease soon.

5 july 2020

05 July 2020
Michael
Nothing new. Sailing hard to windward against the trade wind.
Big swell slow and bumpy ride.
but heading in the right direction.

4 July 2020

03 July 2020 | North Atlantic
Michael
We are in the trade winds close to the Cape Verde Islands, sailing hard to windward and just crossing the track of Sleipnir II from Jan
2000.
Last night we got bombarded by flying fish. It was like it's raining fish. The boat again smelled like a fish trawler.
Fortunately we have a wash down pump.

3 July 2020

03 July 2020 | North Atlantic
Michael
all good on board, the sun is out again, feels good after all that rain. At the moment the trades are fairly gentle which helps close to
windward. Forecast for Sunday and Monday is stronger winds from NNE

2 July 2020

02 July 2020 | North Atlantic
Michael
Finally found some wind. The doldrums said good bye this morning with heaps of rain. Hope this really is the trades now, luckily they are
more easterly than expected, running 8+kn close to windward - big fun after all that calm and squall business.
We had bird that was totally exhausted in the cockpit yesterday morning. Nursed him to some warm up sessions in our hands and tinned
(!) tuner and water. Gave him a rope nest and thought he's gonna die as they all do. At sundown he flew off yey.

1 July 2020

01 July 2020 | North Atlantic
Michael
Another flying fish rotting away in the aeration system. Have to put a bull bar in front of the opening next time we haul out.
Had a real drench last night, not a lot of wind between the gusts, just enough to keep steer. Today total lack of wind and swell. Motoring
along now.

30 june 2020

30 June 2020 | North Atlantic
Michael
Wind just changed to north. Should turn further east soon and hopefully that was it for the doldrums.
Fished the smelly flying fish out of the aeration today so the cabin doesn't smell like a fish trawler bilge any more.

29 June 2020

29 June 2020 | North Atlantic
Michael
A few hours of calms, squalls with heavy rain during the night, first t-storm, and then this afternoon an unexpected beautiful beam breeze
pushes us along ...hardly any progress yesterday, but today afternoon has been great fun. Hoping to find the North Atlantic trades
between 10 and 12 degrees north.
Life at sea: The saloon started smelling last night, not just a little bit. A flying fish went into our vents which are under the trampoline so we
struggle to get it out, meanwhile it disintegrates. Our aeration is now sealed airtight with tape which allows us to eat again. yuk.
Vessel Name: Sleipnir III
Vessel Make/Model: Garry Lidgard Custom Design
Hailing Port: Yamba, NSW, Australia
Crew: Ellen & Michael Preischl
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