Yacht Wishing For The Moon

Oyster Lightwave 48

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.

Rough start, now lovely

12 May 2014 | 450 miles north of St. Martin
On Saturday morning at 0930 we let go lines in the Fort Lois Marina, Marigot Bay, St. Martin under grey and showery skies. The weather had been quite showery for the last couple of days and it looked like more to come, but we were all willing to get going. Karel and and his son Miles aboard as crew.

Up went the mainsail with 2 reefs and the No2 Yankee, and it was a close-hauled start to clear the eastern end of Anguila, which we managed just in one tack into increasing seas and wind. 3rd reef in the main and set the staysail, and we make a northerly coarse close reaching at 7 to 8 knots towards Bermuda. Both crew soon laid out with seasickness, and I have a bad stomach from eating a dodgy piece of chicken. Saturday night a large rip in the mainsail reduces us to the 4th reef, but under the conditions it is no bad thing. Not really a fun start, but we are going well.

Heavy rain and big seas and lots of solid water on deck until Monday, when the first sun we have seen since leaving peeks out. Monday night the crew keep dinner down for the fist time since leaving, and the seas and wind are kinder but we are still going well now close hauled.

Tried to send and receive emails and blog entries but there was something wrong with the transmitter, and in the bad weather there was no opportunity to seek out the fault. But today Tuesday 13th the sun is out, the wind is fair and the seas low enough to open some hatches and get aired out. Took out the antenna tuner and found some water inside and some corroded connections, so after a little work with the soldering iron it is all back together and we are again in communication. Very satisfying! Forecast looks to be for light winds going light Northerly for the next few days. Will keep blogging our progress.
Whimbrel's Photos - Main
Images from our 2013 crossing from Gran Canaria to Bequia via Cape Verde Islands
6 Photos
Created 21 December 2013