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 10

15 May 2019 | 36:26N 046:39W
Richard Rowley
Trip:973 Distance to Waypoint 866; Bearing to Waypoint 076deg 36deg 26'.568N 046deg 39'.106W COG: 072 SOG:7 Wind SSW f4-5

Boat time 15:00 (UT-3)

Atlantic Harmony

Wind, waves, boat and sea in harmony speeding us on our way

The south south westerly wind over our larboard quarter

A moderate breeze at force four fairly frequent white horses

six knots, sometime seven, yet hardly seem to moving at all

one hundred and forty three miles since yesterday the best yet

The waves may be five foot or more every four secs, or there about

Rolling us gently, like you would a baby in a crib, nothing too much

Yes, its every seventh one, maybe the sixth its a bit bigger rolls us a bit more

Yes, we are heeled over a wee bit starboard tack the cupboard stay shut

I lay in the cockpit enjoying the air looking out to sea

The sun kisses my face now and then as it peeps over the shade and back again

No clouds in the sky, not one just a magnesium white orb the sun

A soft haze on the horizon uniform in every direction you look

No quite alone a sail on the horizon our friends in yacht Emotion

lunch, yes please, fresh tomato, basil and garlic served on melba toast,

holding the plate level so it does not slide off

followed by an apple and some cheese all washed down with some squash

A tanker glides by, two miles to the north the Sam John Legacy bound for US Baltimore

The captain drinking fine tea from a porcelain cup not spilling a drop

our tea brewed in the mug, stands in the muggy, but it spills all the same

we don't see many ships out here a few more now than before

eight hundred miles from anywhere nine days out, maybe six to go

onward to the north east we keep going our Cerulean in harmony with the sea.

15/05/19 somewhere in the North Atlantic

If I don't write these things down whilst I think of them I soon forget them. Alison writes such thoughts in a journal. If I did that I would not be able to read them again, so I leave my thought with you for safe keeping til we are back home, if that is ok.

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