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.

A Small Paradise

06 December 2013 | Bequia Admiralty Bay
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On Thursday night soon after the last blog post the wind picked up a little and WFTM scurried along in the starry night, a sliver of moon setting in the West. We rounded the dark outline of Bequia island - no lights showing in contrast to the glittering mass of St. Vincent a few miles to the north, a great bright jewel on the sea attracting the flashing lights of small airoplanes circling moth-like above Kingstown airport.

A short reach down the dark lee coast revealed the lights of Admiralty bay. We rounded up in the now stiff breeze and dropped and secured the sails (no roller reefing here!) and motored into the bay in the inky blackness which was lit only by the reflected shore lights on the water. Using these narrow paths of light to show a clear passage we crept in amongst the anchored craft towards the town, and found a vacant mooring buoy near the village at the head of the bay. It was 2am by our watches, which we put back an hour to equal the local time.

Then all was quiet and still. No rolling or slatting sails. We couldn't make out much of the town in the darkness. We celebrated with tea and biscuits then turned in to our bunks. Up at 7am again to prepare for Richard's departure as we needed to do the immigration proceedure and sign him off the ships crew list so that he could catch his afternoon flight to Barbados. Around us lay green hills and moored yachts, and a village just out of the tourist brochure of a typical Caribbean island. Shantylike buildings mostly in good repair painted in diverse bright colors amongst the lush vegetation. We attracted half a dozen small boats vending bread, fresh live lobster, rum and cigarettes, laundry services etc. All very polite and non-pushy and smiley and welcoming.

Ashore with Richard to do the formalities at the combined post office, immigration and port police office. All very calm and polite and organised and friendly.

We're Here!
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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