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.

Another Stormy Night

18 May 2014 | Mid Atlantic
Len
1830Hrs we change down to the working jib and put in 2 reefs in the main more as a night precaution than necessity, but still making over 7 knots on a broad reach. Dinner is Tagliatelle with salmon and cream sauce, and all held down! Something big took our fishing bait last evening but the line snapped before anyone could get to it. The one that got away!

0130Hrs this morning the main is down to 4th reef and by 0500hrs the jib is lashed on deck in a rising gale and big seas crossing from the north west and south west. Storming along at over 8 knots just with the 4th reefed mainsail. Impossible to stand or even sit for more than a second or two without hanging on. But we must be getting used to it as Karel cooked eggs and bacon this morning accompanied with my home-made bread. A few gulls swooping and soaring amongst the peaks and troughs keep us enthralled.

We have been having some radio problems which now seem to be temporarily solved. If all goes quiet on the blog the reason will most probably be communications, but I think I've got it licked. The antenna tuner got water in it but the radio seems to work OK with the device bypassed.

Heading now for the Azores from where Miles needs to return home to take an important final exam. We should get there by about the 27th.
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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