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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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
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14 May 2019 | 35:39N 048:42W
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13 May 2019 | 34:30N 053:01W
12 May 2019 | 34:27N 054:04W
Recent Blog Posts
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

10 June 2019 | 42:51N 018:48W

Ponta Delgado-St mary's 03

Log:453 DTW 661; BTW 046deg 42deg 51'N 018deg 48'W COG: 031 SOG:6.0 Wind NW f4-5; 10026 Satus: Sailing 2 reefs main / 66% staysail / 25% Genoa

08 June 2019 | 40:56N 021:26W

Ponta Delgado-St mary's 02

Trip:287 Distance to Waypoint 825; Bearing to Waypoint 045deg 40deg 56'N 021deg 26'W COG: 060 SOG:5.5 Wind N f5-6; Satus: Sailing 2 reefs main / 50% staysail

Bermuda-Horta 02

08 May 2019 | 32:29N 062:45W
Richard Rowley
101nm down Distance to Waypoint 1695; Bearing to Waypoint 068deg 32deg 29'.625N 062deg 44'.945W

Wednesday 8th May 2019 07:58(boat time)

First Night At Sea

Well we had been making good progress to our destination yesterday, Bermuda quickly disappeared behind us, as we made 5-6kts towards our destination with as fair wind and a fair tide behind us. However overnight the helpful North Westerly wind that had been pushing us on our way nicely, as predicted veered to the North East amidst a heavy rain squall, the best course we could manage for at time was due south. The squall soon passed us by and the wind settled down to NNE force. With one reef in the main, full staysail and 3/4 genoa we are making 4.5-5.5kts SOG (speed over ground) but our COG (course oer ground) is SE (131deg) rather than our desired NE (068 degrees) course. It looks as though it is going to stay like this for a day or two so we shall through in a tack soon to push us back further north, which will hopefully take us above the large area of no wind from the Azores High that we are heading for.

We are still in close contact with S/Y Emotion and VHF communication.

Just as a point of interest 12 or so miles to the south east of the sail training ship Gunilla which we can see on the AIS and whom are also heading for Horta are making the same COG as us, perhaps a little worse but are only making 3.8kts SOG, I assume they are a square rigger, I think they may have been in St George's Harbour Bermuda same time as us, but left a few hours earlier.

Alison has just started her watch now, so time for some kip for me.

'Fayre Wynds and Kynd Seas

Richard and Alison yacht Cerulean of Penryn

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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