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

Express train

23 June 2009 | 43 53.7'N:22 30.6'W
NNW 18kts, fine, 1019.5mb falling slowly
A very good day; as promised by GRIB US the wind backed into the Northwest, meaning freed sheets and the joy of 8 knots (max 9.1kt) on course for Union Hall.

Skipper Peter was looking for a 'Challenge'; looks like our challenge is to stay ahead of a developing LOW, packing 30 knot easterlies on Friday/Saturday. We are currently riding the back of a LOW 1013mb at 45N,18W. Mr GRIB forecasts we keep this sweet northwesterly breeze through Thursday. The trick will be to maintain this excellent boat speed to stay well east of the next LOW 1001mb at 47N,22W on Friday, deepening to 995mb by Saturday.

Inshallah, we will make our approach to Ireland in moderate southeasterlies. Come on Family, get out your prayer mats pleeese!!
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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Created 10 May 2008

on board VIENTE

Who: Gerry & Pat
Port: Emsworth, England