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

Bermuda-Horta 03

08 May 2019 | 32:58N 062:31W
Richard Rowley
Trip:167 Distance to Waypoint 1674; Bearing to Waypoint 069deg 32deg 57'.873N 062deg 31'.237W COG: 350 SOG:5.4

Thursday 9th May 2019 03:01(boat time)

Good sailing...but all in the wrong direction.

You know what they say about sailing...the shortest distance between to points is a zig-zag line...

Since the wind shift early hours of Wednesday morning we have not managed to make much progress to wards out destination. The past 24hrs and 100NM have been tacking back and forth, a big, from midnight till 1500 we have been heading SE then we tacked and now heading NW. At the moment the wind is coming directly from where we want to go. The wind is just starting more round to the east, which means that our COG is now moving North or just slightly east of north, which is welcome, if it carries on going round we might be able stay on this tack for a while longer. We are expecting the wind to go round to the NW again in which case we will change tack and then be able to lay a course direct for Horta...he says hopefully. However we do expect to be becalmed for a few days over the weekend, Saturday through to the wee hours of Monday morning.

We have not had any particularly strong winds of heavy seas as yet, although there are quite a few wind squalls around but are quite mild, giving us a bit of a lift in the wind speed, which at the moment is welcome, but as yet we managed to avoid any significant rain.

We are still in the company of SY Emotion and are trying to keep together. We are in communication via VHF two or three times a day, and are tacking at the same time.

We had a small pod of small dolphins come and swim around the boat round about noon today, which is always a pleasant surprise and uplifting.

We caught up with the sail training vessel ST Gunilla which tacked just before us and sailed between us and Emotion. They were making slow progress, after we tacked we ended up sailing past them, but shortly after they stowed sails and motored off in the direction of Horta.

it is a very dark night with a 1/4 moon low on the horizon and hidden by cloud, I can just make out Emotion's light to our Starboard quarter.

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
2 Photos
Created 1 November 2018
1 Photo
Created 27 October 2018