Yacht Whimbrel

Discovery Bluewater 50 catamaran

Vessel Name: Whimbrel
Vessel Make/Model: Discovery Bluewater 50 catamaran
Hailing Port: Guernsey
Home Page: www.sailsunsea.com
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
25 November 2018 | 1540 NM East of Antigua
Recent Blog Posts
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.

11 December 2018 | Jolly Harbour

Repairs Under Way

Crew all departed - Colin left on 10th and donated a Yamaha P45 Piano!

Docked in Ponta Delgada

29 May 2014 | Mid Atlantic
We arrived at Ponta Delgada at 0620hrs yesterday morning 28th May, and secured to the fuel and arrival quay. The marina rests behind high dark grey volcanic stone breakwaters, and appeared about 3/4 full.

Miles immediately jumped off and ran several times up and down the dock. Necessary after 18 days confinement for an active 16 year old! The offices opened at 0900hrs and we were welcomed by very pleasant and hospitable marina staff, Police, Immigration and Customs. Smiles all round. Then we fueled up and motored around to the West Marina which has less than 1/2 occupancy. Solid finger pontoons and in close vicinity to the town through an electronically operated gate. Somewhat soiled by seagull poop, but the staff acively cleaning it off. This problem reportedly due to the marina being unoccupied for some years and the gulls took over and are not easy to evict.

Quite a bit of ugly new concrete building, but the old town very attractive with typically portugese buildings edged in the local dark volcanic stone and cobbled streets.

We set to taking in laundry, rinsing off salty cushions and cleaning the BBQ on which we had roast lamb and baked potatoes on our last night at sea.

Today Karel and Miles off touring on the island, while I will repair the foredeck sail bags and do all the odd jobs which need to be done before we set off for the next 1000 mile plus voyage to the Mediterranean tomorrow morning.
Whimbrel's Photos - Main
Images from our 2013 crossing from Gran Canaria to Bequia via Cape Verde Islands
6 Photos
Created 21 December 2013