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


31 December 1969 | 15:00 039:28
900nm down 1240 to go.

So its day seven and we've had a crew takeover. Richard and Alison aren't being held in chains or about to walk the plank but we thought you might be interested in the crew perspective. The skipper has been magnificent in his preparations and execution of the passage so far,so we all know that we are in safe hands. The admiral is clearly very organized with stowage lists, (alphabetical and by location) as well as everything else listed. I sometimes think she must have a list of lists. I'm not saying its thoroughly organized but even the corn flakes have cereal numbers. We have had cake baked for us and fed heartily. She did mention that she hasn't felt herself for the last 10 days but i did point out that this is just day 7. Now I'm just a simple cabin boy. You can call me Roger if you like. Names are changed to prevent litigation. The other two crew include our first aider, who seems to spend his time reading Hornblower books, but more worryingly, i know he bought a set of chisels and a hacksaw before we left and i live in fear of cutting my leg and him in his eager and enthusiastic way deciding it has to be amputated. It cant have helped his mindset that we have nicknamed him 'loblolly boy'. If you thought there were four of us, then you forgot about our final member. His name is Harry the Hydrovane and he works tirelessly. He sits at the back of the boat taking us where we tell him. We don't need to feed him, don't include him in the round of teas and he only complains if we ask him to do the impossible. We know that we've done something to upset him if he just quietly sulks,lies over on his side and the boat doesn't go where we want. He is very good though. So the passage to date has been a mixed bag with no wind at first and us needing to motor, followed by quite a bit of wind needing us to reef several times. With the lighter winds, we have altered course to seek out the best wind and best sailing and so far it has been awesome. There are times when getting from one part of the boat to another is a challenge and cooking a meal deserves a knighthood, but we have risen to the challenges so far as that is part of sailing. There is great camaraderie on the SSB network and a similar mood aboard here as we approach the half way mark which we expect to pass sometime tomorrow. At the moment we have a force 4 to 5 behind us as we broad reach on a direct line to our destination. The sun is shining and we've just had tea and cakes. i could definitely get used to this.

Yacht Cerulean of Penryn Ventis Secundis ----- At 27/11/2018 11:50 (utc) our position was 15 00.00'N 037 12.00'W

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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
2 Photos
Created 1 November 2018
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Created 27 October 2018