Taya's voyage to the South Pacific

23 February 2018
23 February 2018
22 February 2018
21 February 2018 | 750 miles west of Chile
21 February 2018 | 750 miles west of Chile
21 February 2018
21 February 2018 | 769 miles west of Valdivia
21 February 2018
20 February 2018 | about 800 miles west of Chile
19 February 2018 | About 900 miles west of Valdivia
18 February 2018 | 950 miles west of Valdivia
17 February 2018 | Southern Ocean
17 February 2018 | Southern Ocean

New Destination: Puerto Montt

07 February 2018 | Southern Ocean
Alan/rainy, cold and windy
The options were:
Puerto Williams (off the Horn): 1800 nm
Puerto Mont (43S 73W): 1600 nm first port on the coast above the Horn.
It has a marina, travel lift etc.....
Eastern Island: (1100nm) no good port, no facilities
Pitcairn: (1400nm) same as easter but worse (no port at all)
Gambier: 1600nm but no facilities

So the only decent choice is Puerto Mont. Puerto Williams means going to the Horn which is too dangerous in our disabled state.
It is far, especially since we'll have a hard time doing anything on port tack. It might take a month. I am hoping for 3 weeks if nothing further happens ruining our day! The next 3 days won't see any progress toward the goal but after that we should have several days of possible wind. I'll try not to venture more south than what we are now. Puerto Mont is due East of us.
I'm glad you didn't get Argentina tickets yet......

Morale is ok. Janneke is a trooper..... still smiling! I'm getting slowly out of disaster management mode. I kinda hate myself for letting this happen but in Raiatea I took the rudders out to have them inspected and fixed by Metalu. And there was absolutely no problem until it sheared off at the top. I have no idea what actually happened. I tacked the boat last night and it didn't stay on course so I tacked back blaming a windshift. Then on the other tack all was fine. SO I went back to sleep until this morning when we tacked and the same thing happened again. That's when I noticed the starboard rudder was missing. I don't know when it happened because we've been on port tack for several days.

We tucked 3 reefs in the main and have the staysail rolled going slowly North perpendicularly to our desired course. Outside is a nice Southern Ocean day: waves, rain, cold and windy. BUt inside we're cozy, listening to Bob Marley right now.

Vessel Name: Taya
Vessel Make/Model: Medium 38
Hailing Port: Baltimore, MD
Crew: Alan Cresswell, Captain, and Janneke Brouwer, Crew Member
Extra: Katy posting.
Taya's Photos - Main
December 2017
1 Photo
Created 27 December 2017
Prep for the Southern Ocean
No Photos
Created 10 November 2017
New Zealand prep
No Photos
Created 10 November 2017
3 Photos
Created 3 October 2017
3 Photos
Created 1 July 2015
Enjoying Panama's refreshingly warm climate while waiting to transit the canal
10 Photos
Created 10 April 2015
2 Photos
Created 24 January 2015