Yacht Cerulean Atlantic Adventure

Vessel Name: Cerulean of Penryn
Vessel Make/Model: Seastream43
Hailing Port: Gosport
Crew: Richard & Alison Rowley
Richard has been sailing for over 40 years and has done over 12000nm of coastal sailing mainly from out of Portsmouth Harbour (UK) including many cross channel passages to the Channel Islands, and north coast of France and along the UK South coast, as well as yacht charters in Greece and Croatia. [...]
Extra: We have both taken a year off work to sail the Atlantic in our 43' (13m) sailing yacht Cerulean of Penryn which we purchased in 2015. We are signed up for the ARC+ 2018 rally from Las Palmas Gran Canaria to St Lucia via the Cape Verde Islands
Home Page: www.yachtcerulean.com
17 June 2019
14 June 2019 | 47:45N 009:10W
13 June 2019 | 46:38N 010:47W
13 June 2019 | 46:34N 010:51W
11 June 2019 | 44:05N 014:40W
10 June 2019 | 42:51N 018:48W
08 June 2019 | 40:56N 021:26W
07 June 2019 | 38:15N 024:41W
25 May 2019 | Horta, Faial, Azores
21 May 2019 | 38:25N 029:20W
19 May 2019 | 38:31N 034:16W
18 May 2019 | 38:31N 037:37W
17 May 2019 | 38:10N 040:49W
17 May 2019 | 37:55N 042:01W
15 May 2019 | 37:49N 042:58W
15 May 2019 | 36:26N 046:39W
15 May 2019 | 37:10N 044:57W
14 May 2019 | 35:39N 048:42W
14 May 2019 | 35:03N 050:29W
Recent Blog Posts
12 July 2019 | Gosport

A ship is safe in harbour...but that's not what they are for

The Cerulean Big Atlantic Adventure is now over. We are moored back at our home port of Gosport in the UK, and our adventure is rapidly turning into just a memory.

17 June 2019

Bishops Rock

Passage from the Azores to the Scilly Isles

14 June 2019 | 47:45N 009:10W

Ponta Delgado-Bishops Rock 07

Log:958 DTW 166; BTW 039deg 47deg 45'N 009deg 10'W COG: 060 SOG:4.6 Wind SW f3; baro 1016 Status: Sailing; dead run; Port tack; poled out genoa to Starboard

13 June 2019 | 46:38N 010:47W

Ponta Delgado-St Mary's 6

Log:863 DTW 259; BTW 040deg 46deg 38'N 010deg 47'W COG: 040 SOG:6.0 Wind NW f3; baro 1017 Status: motor sailing; main/genoa/staysail

13 June 2019 | 46:34N 010:51W

Ponta Delgado-St Mary's 05

Log:859 DTW 264; BTW 040deg 46deg 34'N 010deg 51'W COG: 040 SOG:6.0 Wind NW f3; baro 1017 Status: motor sailing; main/genoa/staysail

11 June 2019 | 44:05N 014:40W

Ponta Delgado-St mary's 04

Log:6908 DTW 511; BTW 044deg 44deg 05'N 015deg 40'W COG: 075 SOG:5.3 Wind NNE f4; baro 1029 Satus: Sailing 1 reefs main /100% staysail / 100% Genoa


17 November 2018 | 17:33 024:35
It's now 04:30 in the morning of the 7th and last day of this leg from Las Palmas, Gran Canaria to Minedelo, Sao Vincente, Cape Verde. Our destination is now only 45nm ahead of us and there is land only 35nm off of our starboard bow. Although I cannot make out any land mass in the darkness ahead I can quite clearly make out lights on land. By the time dawn breaks in another two and a half hours we should be able to see land clearly.

After days with out seeing another vessel our AIS is showing 2 other sailing yachts converging on the same waypoint, I cannot actually see their lights at the moment but I expect we shall them soon, and I expect to see more as we approach our waypoint and the finish line.

The sea state is quite calm with the swell although 2-3m is at such a frequency (12secs) so as not to cause us any concern. It is quite strange as sometimes you cannot feel any movement on the boat then she will rise and roll for a moment or two then go back to being still for a few seconds. the motion is quite pleasant and relaxing.

When I came on watch at 03:00 the moon was just setting to the west and now with it gone it is pitch black out there, with just the faint glow of the lights ashore ahead of us and the stars above, not to mention the odd shooting star and the sparks of green bio-luminescence in our wake.

We have been motoring now for the last couple of days (250nm or so), with the wind NNE F2-3 which is not enough to move us through the water downwind fast enough for us to sail and arrive in Mindelo in time for the start of the next leg to St. Lucia.

Our ETA for Mindelo is about 12:00 UTC today 18th November 2018, We hope that there will be some wind so we sail over the finish line. Although we shall arrive before the official time because of the amount of miles we have had to motor i expect a result of dnf...but so be it...we are not a racing boat just a few friends have a bit of fun and the adventure of a liftime and in need of a cold beer.


Yacht Cerulean of Penryn

Ventis Secundis
Cerulean of Penryn's Photos - Main
Photos of rigging failure; Lower Aft stays; Bermuda to Horta; 22/05/2019
10 Photos
Created 25 May 2019
Passage along the south coast from Gosport to Plymouth
2 Photos
Created 1 November 2018
1 Photo
Created 27 October 2018