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 06

12 May 2019 | 34:27N 054:04W
Richard Rowley
Trip:598 Distance to Waypoint 1247; Bearing to Waypoint 071deg 34deg 27'.544N 054deg 04'.108W COG: 090 SOG:5.7 Wind SW f4/5

We have had a few problems with communications equipment of late, sat phone not connecting nor the pactor modem on the SSB; If you receive this I have fixed the problem with the pactor modem and SSB

Blogpost from the First Mate 11th May 2019. Day 5. Distance to waypoint 1382 nautical miles. Distance travelled 465 miles.

Lethargy has crept over me like a depression. I sleep whenever not on watch, cocooned inside the duvet, surrounded by pillows creating a warm, dark and secure nest away from the changing moods of winds and waves. At present it is benign. The warm sun is shining. Whitecaps have disappeared, replaced by a low northerly swell. The wind has died away to leave us wallowing from side to side. It's not a gentle rocking. We wait, engine thumping, carrying us forward to where we hope the wind will be. The sky is clear, visibility good. The sea stretches away in all directions. It seems as if we can see forever but in reality we cant even see our buddy boat 'eMotion' which lies only 5 miles to starboard. On the ocean surface jelly fish - Portuguese Man O War I think - float past us like bubbles shimmering in the sunlight, their venomous tendrils hidden beneath the surface. Their only companions are the Pelargic Sargassum seaweed, clumps of golden brown the size of a dinner plate, drifting by just under the surface. Sometimes we have seen them join up, like holding hands, to form long trails across the water but here they are solitary, one every 5 metres. Life takes on a new routine. Sleep 4 hours, on watch 4 hours, eating whenever suitable. To while away the hours I listen to music, read books and at night audiobooks. Harry the Hydrovane does the steering, needing only the occasional tweak to keep us on course. The miles ae slowly creeping by, counting down to our destination. Only 1385 nm to go but that doesn't allow for wind shifts or having to change course to either find the wind or to avoid the very strong winds gathering to the north. It's a very fine line between too much or too little. Day 3 was deeply frustrating as we fell south to avoid one system and then we had to make our way back north. After 120 miles of sailing through the water we had only edged 30 miles closer to our destination. The joy of sailing´┐Ż... Its not all doom and gloom though. Each day we lighten the load with our 'Mid-Atlantic Challenge' quiz with the children (12, 10 and 8) from 'eMotion' each taking turns to set the questions. Sadly so far the Norwegians are winning 3-0 but we have at least another 12 days to go! And so our life continuous as we hang precariously on to the edge of the ocean. Trusting in the strength of our boat and the accuracy of our weather routing. Its good to have company out here. Alison

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