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!

The Sun is Out

04 June 2014 | Azores to the Med
Last night was again overcast, driizly, cool and choopy. Still fully reefed mainsail and small yankee jib and staysail and going well at over 7 knots most of the time. At the start of my watch at 8am the sky was a flat grey and a fine spray of rain hung in the air. At 1030 the wind had eased and we shook out a couple of reefs, and by 1200 the sun came out! Now flying along on a reach in bright evening sunshine and looking forward to our first sunset in quite a while.

Nancy asks if this weather is due to climate change? At the local level you cannot know, as our view of the weather is so locally limited and climate science deals with global effects over long periods of time. There is of course something going on with climate change observable in for example glaciers, polar icecaps and changing migratory patterns. There are natural fluctuations in climate, and human activity is causing an overlying effect in enormously complicated ways.

As with politics we are all so bombarded with mis-information both obvious and subtle from vested interests and incompetant journalism that the truth is almost totally obscured. But that little tear in the old mainsail is undeniably getting bigger, however much I try and spin it to myself that it isn't, and I just hope it will hang together until we get to Almeria and I can get it under the sewing machine and put some more patches on! Much like with the climate and hoping that the problem will go away and all our coastal cities will be underwater etc long after we are dead and buried!
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