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.

Bashing along under grey skies

22 May 2014 | Mid Atlantic
Len
We had our Bonito Tuna last night baked in the oven with rice, which was enjoyed by us all. Seasickness seems now a thing of the past. Boat thrashing into the wind all night with 20 - 22 knots apparent, in moderate seas and leaden grey skies. Temperatures low enough for us to start using blankets which must be unusual at this latitude. I say it again that it feels just like sailing in the Enlish Channel in spring.

This morning the wind has started to veer southerly putting us on a reach, and the clouds giving way sometimes to shyly show a little bue. Our days revolve around sleeping and eating and reading as with the well heeled and pitching motion of the boat you have no choice but to remain mostly sitting or lying down. Even writing with a pen is tricky!

Our best wishes go out to the missing sailors in the Atlantic, the search area being about 600 miles to the north of us. But we're keeping a good lookout. This is such a big ocean which is brought home by the seeming slow crawl of our noon positons across our chart of the Central North Atlantic. 800 miles to go for Punta Delgada, with ETA still hopefully 27th May. At least with this wind we are making very good days runs, with 163 miles in 23 hours noon to noon yesterday (clocks foreward 1 hour).
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Images from our 2013 crossing from Gran Canaria to Bequia via Cape Verde Islands
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Created 21 December 2013