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
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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
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17 May 2019 | 38:10N 040:49W
17 May 2019 | 37:55N 042:01W
15 May 2019 | 37:49N 042:58W
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15 May 2019 | 37:10N 044:57W
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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 11

15 May 2019 | 37:10N 044:57W
Richard Rowley
Trip:1054 Distance to Waypoint 775; Bearing to Waypoint 079deg 37deg 10'.261N 0446deg 56'.144W COG: 055 SOG:6.7 Wind SSW f4-5

Boat time 05:00 (UT-3)

...some say it is best that I forget them anyway...

Still going well and heading north east and keeping ahead of the weather. The sea is still kindly. The currrent is generally keeping in our favour all the time now which is a great help, giving us on average an extra knot speed over ground than our boat speed, that's an extra 24NM per day free, bringing our ETA a day closer. over 4 or 5 days.

A sign that we are moving further east and north is that the sunsets have got earlier and the sunrise earlier, this mornings sunrise 04:50 boat time. which is half and hour or so earlier than yesterday morning. We have actually crossed two time lines on this passage from Bermuda at 64deg W and we are now 44deg W. Time changes 1hr for every 15 degrees westwards from the Greenwich, or Prime Meridian 0deg00. So we are actually in time zone UT - 1 rather than the boat time of UT-3 we are keeping for the duration of this passage. It does not make a lot of difference to us, it just means that rise is a lot earlier than it would otherwise be. For me it means that now when i get up for my 04:00 watch it is already starting to get light with the dawn twilight,and I can have my morning cup of cha as the sun rises which is nice for me. This mornings sunrise was a particularly nice one with no thick cloud on the horizon to obscure it completely. Looks as though it will be a nice day again.



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