Yacht Cerulean Atlantic Adventure

Vessel Name: Cerulean of Penryn
Vessel Make/Model: Seastream43
Hailing Port: Gosport
Crew: Richard & Alison Rowley
About:
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
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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
13 May 2019 | 34:30N 053:01W
12 May 2019 | 34:27N 054:04W
10 May 2019 | 33:18N 059:11W
09 May 2019 | 33:25N 060:54W
08 May 2019 | 32:58N 062:31W
08 May 2019 | 32:47N 063:44W
08 May 2019 | 32:29N 062:45W
29 April 2019 | Convict Bay, St George's Harbour, Bermuda
25 April 2019 | 31:35N 066:04W
Recent Blog Posts
25 May 2019 | Horta, Faial, Azores

Across the Atlantic’ Bermuda to Azores

DATE:2019-05-24 12:00Z

21 May 2019 | 38:25N 029:20W

Bermuda-Horta 17

Trip:1745 Distance to Waypoint 35; Bearing to Waypoint 080deg 38deg 25'N 029deg 20'W COG: 080 SOG:5.4 Wind W f4

19 May 2019 | 38:31N 034:16W

Bermuda-Horta 16

Trip:1521 Distance to Waypoint 265; Bearing to Waypoint 089deg 38deg 31'N 034deg 15'W COG: 0103 SOG:6.0 Wind SW f4

18 May 2019 | 38:31N 037:37W

Bermuda-Horta 15

Trip:1379 Distance to Waypoint 423; Bearing to Waypoint 087deg 38deg 31'N 037deg 37'W COG: 092 SOG:7.6 Wind SSW f4-5

17 May 2019 | 38:10N 040:49W

Bermuda-Horta 13

Trip:1249 Distance to Waypoint 674; Bearing to Waypoint 084deg 38deg 10'N 040deg 49'W COG: 081 SOG:5.7 Wind SW f4

17 May 2019 | 37:55N 042:01W

Bermuda-Horta 14

Trip:1192 Distance to Waypoint 632; Bearing to Waypoint 083deg 37deg 55'N 042deg 01'W COG: 081 SOG:6.0 Wind SSW f4-5

ARC+ LEG 2 DAY 6

26 November 2018 | 15:45 037:07
RICHARD ROWLEY
736nm down 1381 to go.

The wind and swell have been gradually decreasing overnight, we put the main back up yesterday afternoon with the two reefs still in it and poled out the genoa on the other side and we have gradually let out more genoa until it is all out. Wind speed has now dropped to 12-15kts and our boat speed accordingly to less than 6kts, so its time to shake out those reefs in the main...not such an easy job when you are going downwind, we will have to gybe the genoa head up to wind a bit and shake out the reefs then gybe the genoa again and pull it back out on the pole.

We might have to drop the genoa to carry our a small repair to the scarificial strip before it gets worse.

Un-eventful night, but good sailing with and average of 7kts plus, no other yachts or shipping in in sight or on the AIS, the echomax active radar is not picking up anything either...that is when you feel alone, but last nights and this mornings SSB radio net was lively with chat with other ARC+ yachts, probably spread over an area of a couple of hundred mile. you don't feel quite so isolated then. There have been a few problems with gear failure on other yachts but all seems to be under control, sailors can get very inventive when they have to.

We shall have to wait and see if our tactic of heading a bit further south pays off or not.

Routine goes on as normal for us 4 hourly wathes during the day and 3 hourly watches overnight form 6pm - 6am \(local time - its darkness all that time much the same as home i suspect). and we keep on sailing 24/7 for the next 10 days or so.

Yacht Cerulean of Penryn Ventis Secundis
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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
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Created 1 November 2018
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Created 27 October 2018