Yacht Wishing For The Moon

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Vessel Name: Whimbrel
Vessel Make/Model: Discovery Bluewater 50 catamaran
Hailing Port: Guernsey
Home Page: www.sailsunsea.com
27 January 2021
02 May 2020 | Isola D'Elba, Italy
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
Recent Blog Posts
27 January 2021

Summer 2021 plans

Wishing For The Moon is now back in shape with a new engine, new watermaker, and better plumbing. Now in Isola D'Elba Italy.

02 May 2020 | Isola D'Elba, Italy

Wishing For The Moon

Now on shore on the island of Elba for last couple of years, and works going on October 2019 up to March 23 with engine replacement, plumbing, hull works etc, but locked out due to the virus thing here in Italy, and new engine blocked in the UK still.

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.

Thrashing North

13 December 2013 | Near Martinique
Today close hauled heading North into a fair sized swell and sea, wind blowing force 5-6. 2 reefs in the main and just the little staysail but we're doing 8 knots and the yacht is awash with seas and salt spray.

Set out this morning at 6am from Chateau Belair on St. Vincent. The name evokes fine villas and prosperity, but quite the reverse is true. I went ashore to clear out with immigration before leaving the Grenadines. I tied the dinghy to the high concrete jetty strewn with fishermen's nets, and was immediately accosted with offers of fruit and guide services to the local waterfalls (which are reported to be magnificent). I hired a guide for 3 EC$ to take me to the immigration office, which was just a short walk away. It was a run-down concrete building once painted pale blue inside and out.

The plump uniformed officer remained seated fiddling with his phone, but a young man in a t shirt conducted the formalities and stamped everything to satisfaction. All over in 10 minutes.

The crossing crew have all gone now. Jonathan and Johnny ensconced in a hotel in Friendship Bay and joined by wives and friends. We all went out for a windy jolly to Mustique for lunch at Basil's Bar, which was fun but expensive. Glad I wasn't paying! Mustique very quiet with few tourists or inhabitants, 'though the waiter said they were all arriving next week.

For me now its the sail up to Antigua where I meet Cathleen on the 17th. The first day of the sail was marred by heavy rain showers and overcast skies, and strong NE winds. I dreamed of an easy reach but it's close hauled most of the way. But we'll get there!
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