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!

Approaching the Strait

05 June 2014 | Azores to the Med
Soon after sending the last missive the wind backed to the North West putting us on a reach, and increased to force 6 with a large and steep sea rolling under our quarter on which we surfed throught the night. It was a wild ride at great speed, and we were thrown around somewhat when especially large and steep seas catch us under the stern and tip the yacht, throwing anything not tied down or hanging on tightly around violently.

A little thrush hitched a ride with us looking worried and fluffed up. It sat on Karel's knee for a while, then took up residence on a towel in the aft cabin. This morning soon after dawn I saw it fly off again. Hope it makes it to land which is still a long way to fly.

But this morning at 0400 it was all over as we came under the protective lee of Cape St. Vincent. We shook out the reefs and raised the genoa. The sky is again overcast, but at least there is no rain. Then the wind picked up and we changed down and reefed again, but by 1030 we were back to full main and Genoa. At 5pm the wind finally gave up and we are now motoring on a calm sea under a grey sky avoiding all the huge container ships and traffic entering and leaving the Strait of Gibraltar.

After spending so many days at 30 degrees it feels great to be upright again, but a pity about the noise of the motor. Weather looks like it will be calm for the next day or so.
Whimbrel's Photos - Main
Images from our 2013 crossing from Gran Canaria to Bequia via Cape Verde Islands
6 Photos
Created 21 December 2013