Yacht Whimbrel

Discovery Bluewater 50 catamaran

Vessel Name: Whimbrel
Vessel Make/Model: Discovery Bluewater 50 catamaran
Hailing Port: Guernsey
Home Page: www.sailsunsea.com
06 April 2019
26 January 2019 | Carlisle Bay
07 January 2019 | Jolly Harbour
11 December 2018 | Jolly Harbour
08 December 2018 | Jolly Harbour
07 December 2018 | Anchored Freemans Bay English Harbour
06 December 2018 | Anchored off OJ's Crab Hill Bay
05 December 2018 | Jolly Harbour Antigua
04 December 2018 | 88.8 NM East of Antigua
03 December 2018 | 260 NM East of Antigua
02 December 2018 | 423 NM East of Antigua
01 December 2018 | 580 NM East of Antigua
30 November 2018 | 893 NM East of Antigua
29 November 2018 | 740 NM East of Antigua
28 November 2018 | 1070 NM East of Antigua
27 November 2018 | 1232 NM East of Antigua
26 November 2018 | 1376 NM East of Antigua
25 November 2018 | 1540 NM East of Antigua
24 November 2018 | 395NM West of Sao Antao
Recent Blog Posts
06 April 2019

The Futur Plan for Whimbrel

We are free for charters around Antigua between 20th April and 5th May, which is the period of Antigua Race Week 27th April to 3rd May.

06 April 2019

Cruising around Antigua

We start out from Jolly Harbour half way up the West coast.

26 January 2019 | Carlisle Bay

Guadaloupe Circuit

After checking out in English Harbour following a nights stay, and watching an Atlantic crossing rowing boat with 5 men on board arrive around midnight, we sail down to Deshais bay.

07 January 2019 | Jolly Harbour

Christmas Cruise

Cathleen aboard 14th Dec, and guests arrive 22nd. We sail south out of Jolly Hr, anchor off a beach for the night, then visit Cades Reef for snorkelling and spend the next night anchored off Carlisle Bay, near English Harbour.

11 December 2018 | Jolly Harbour

Repairs Under Way

Crew all departed - Colin left on 10th and donated a Yamaha P45 Piano!

08 December 2018 | Jolly Harbour

Secured in Jolly Harbour

Now settled in the marina.

Ready for the Cape Verde Leg

10 November 2013 | Pasito Blanco, Gran Canaria
Len / Fine weather
Finally ready for this 2nd leg of our journey to the Caribbean. We would have left today but the local police station is closed for exit papers, along with the Marina office and mostly everything else this Sunday.

Weather couldn't look better with the NorthEast trade blowing force 4 - 5, and the outlook great.

Great baskets of grub scattered around below, and lashed or jammed in place. The biggest challenge will be finding what we are looking for, despite copious lists and notes.

The sail here with friends Bill and Paolo presented mostly light winds from Elba to Gibraltar, using the motor about 1/3 of the way. Then we hung out in Cadiz for 5 days waiting for a front and Southwesterly head winds to pass through. A great city and nice marina at Porto America to entertain us for a while.

Then after a blowy day and night we set off in a light drizzle, and battled head winds and some 40 knot squalls for a couple of days until we picked up the trade wind and flew on down here, covering 200 miles a day.

Had great fun getting the Aries Vane gear to work, and it works well despite the Heath Robinson rig. This next leg will be the real test.
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Whimbrel's Photos - Main
Images from our 2013 crossing from Gran Canaria to Bequia via Cape Verde Islands
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Created 21 December 2013