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

"...warnings of gales in Fitzroy & Sole"

27 June 2009 | 68nm southwest of Glendore Harbour
SE 15kt, fine, 1016mb
Well, life don't get much better than this; the promised South Easterly breeze one point abaft the beam, flat sea, 'Viente' effortlessly slipping along on course at 7.5 knots; grandson Max on the helm, tweaking and coaxing our beautiful yacht to 8 knots and more.

We are grateful for a fast ship; have been watching a nasty summer LOW tracking North into our sea area and deepening 983mb by Sunday, packing 38 knot gales; thankfully we have maintained good boat speed to put us to the North East of the bugger, so we should carry these moderate southeasterlies all the way to Glendore on the south coast of Ireland. With present speed, we will be shortening sail tonight to arrive at first light Sunday morning.

This has been a grand voyage; the crew have gained some worthwhile ocean sailing experience; Max has certainly earned his Duke of Edinburgh 'Gold' points - character making indeed!

Crew member Shay's photo shows the elegant RMS 'Queen Mary 2' as she passed us yesterday making 26.3 knots, on passage for New York; I'm rather hoping to persuade my wife that we are on that ship for my next Transatlantic!

24HR Run: 165nm
Comments
Vessel Name: Viente
Vessel Make/Model: Hallberg Rassy 40
Hailing Port: Emsworth, England
Crew: Gerry & Pat
Extra: Ellos, May 14 2008
Viente's Photos - Main
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Created 10 May 2008

on board VIENTE

Who: Gerry & Pat
Port: Emsworth, England