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

Ponta Delgado-St mary's 02

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

Boat time 23:00 (UT)

Day 03 at sea

from: Ponta Delgardo towards: St Mary's Isles of

We are on our third night at sea on this passage and it is very dark, there is a bit of moon laying on his back shining through the dark menacing looking clouds that are dotted around the sky. Did I say the moon was wanning the other day, apologies, i think it is waxing.

We have NW to N force 5-6, whatever 20kts plus for most of the day. The wind is not a problem, it is the lumpy confused with waves/swell coming from the north and north west at the same time, not a particularly big swell at that, 2-3m but a short period between. We have been crashing into waves all day with the odd one stopping the boat and sending spray right over the boat and soaking the cockpit with the odd dribble making its way through the sprayhood and dribbling and dribbling down the companion way. We reduced the stay-sail a bit, which has slowed the boat down a bit and made the motion a bit more comfortable (bit still enough to spill your G&T).

In this sea and having a bit of heal on does make preparing, cooking and eating supper a bit of a challenge. It was a scrummy chicken curry with coconut rice today, a joint effort in cooking and preparing between me and Alison, Alison done the hard work by cutting up the veg, I just put it in the pan and done the rice. The leftovers will make a nice soup for tomorrows lunch.

It has turned quite cold now, a lot colder than we have been used to...I suppose that means we are getting close to home. The sea temperature has dropped from 20.5 deg C to 17.5 deg C in just two days, you know about that when the sea chucks a few bucketfuls over you in the cockpit.

Hopefully the wind will go back round to the west and we might be able to pick up speed at bit be in somewhere on the 15th or 16th June, current ETA has slipped a couple of days. It had been out intention to stop of in the Isles of Scilly, but I am not sure if the weather is going to be settled enough to go there, so where we will end up I do not know...France, Spain, Ireland, England...From: Ponta Delgardo Towards: St Mary's Isles of Scilly it says in the log book but who knows.

We have seen quite a few large pods of dolphins, at least one pod a day of perhaps 10 to 20 dolphins in each pod, Short Beaked Oceanic dolphins, sometimes they play in the bow wave and swim around the boat, other times they just head on by in search of food.

Wind seems to be easing little bit now, suppose I better go and have a look around and make sure there are no ships around. Last night it was quite busy with shipping we must have been crossing a major transit route form the Med to North America, we had several ships passing less than 2nm.

Good night

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