on board VIENTE

07 July 2009 | Glandore Harbour
27 June 2009 | 68nm southwest of Glendore Harbour
26 June 2009 | 240nm SW of Union Hall
25 June 2009 | 370nm SW of Union Hall
24 June 2009 | 525nm SW of Union Hall, Ireland
24 June 2009 | 45 22.0'N:20 03.0'W
23 June 2009 | 43 53.7'N:22 30.6'W
23 June 2009 | 43 53.7'N:22 30.6'W
22 June 2009 | 42 20.3'N:25 22.2'W
21 June 2009 | 40 37.0'N:27 09.0'W
18 June 2009 | Horta, Faial
15 June 2009 | Horta Marina
12 June 2009 | Horta Marina, Faial
11 June 2009 | 10nm south of Ilha do Pico
10 June 2009 | 60nm SW of Santa Maria, Acores
09 June 2009 | 34 31.3'N:23 50.8'W
08 June 2009 | 32 52.5'N:22 06.6'W
07 June 2009 | 31 18.45':19 52.20'W
06 June 2009 | 151nm SSW of Madeira
05 June 2009 | 29 13.0'N:15 35.0'W

sheets eased for Ireland

22 June 2009 | 42 20.3'N:25 22.2'W
N 15kt, overcast, vis good, 1023mb
At 1000 this morning after two days of hard pounding to windward, the winds backed into the North (as forecast by GRIB US). So it was good for morale to be on course for Union Hall, reefed main & full genoa, sheets just eased, romping along at 7.5kts. A classic grey Atlantic today, but good visibility; as I write the 572ft Tanker 'Maracas Bay' is two miles to port on a reciprocal course for Pt Lisas and the 845ft MSC 'England' is 15nm to starboard; busy place this afternoon.

With Max fully recovered after his long night journey out to Horta, we have settled into a five man watch; each man is on watch for two hours (overlapping with one other, so always two on watch), then he has three hours off; seems to be working well. There is so much for a new crew to learn in the working of the ship; there has been a marked preference for steering on the autopilot rather than with 'Nigel' our Hydrovane. Of course, a relationship must be established with 'Nigel' - perhaps if I rename the Vane 'Nigella' the crew will be keener on getting to know her!

Days Run: 137nm

All OK on board
Comments
Vessel Name: Viente
Vessel Make/Model: Hallberg Rassy 40
Hailing Port: Emsworth, England
Crew: Gerry & Pat
Extra: Ellos, May 14 2008
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on board VIENTE

Who: Gerry & Pat
Port: Emsworth, England