Restless Goes Sailing

We made it Horta at last

Hi all, thanks so much for the good wishes and support. What a tough gig that was, 3000 + ocean miles with weather attitude. Our last day was great. Downwind sailing with twin headsails poled out. The wind lasted until late Friday/early Saturday, when we had...

Sat phone update Friday 20th May

Our position is 37 16.78N:29 38.03W. Time is 08.29 with us, 13.29 with you. Woo hoo, we have 89.67 miles to go, barring drama we should be there about 6 a.m. our time tomorrow. We are still belatedly on Caribbean time, but Azores are on your time so we will...

Sat phone update 12 Wednesday 18 May

After Monday's excitement we hoped for a quiet onward passage to the Azores. Tuesday morning found us very upbeat. Three sleeps until Horta and only 337 miles to go. We were getting excited about making landfall as early as Friday. We got our weather update...

Sat phone update 11 Monday 16 May

Phew, what a day yesterday. Our toughest since Biscay. We knew it would be windy, but as is often the case it was much more than forecast. We set of NE at around 5 a.m. planning to clip the back of the departing low pressure system and then make use of those...

Sat phone update 10 Saturday 11th May

Our position Is 32 14N, 38 58W. We came North yesterday and Horta is now 637 miles away. There is a big bad system between us and Horta, and we hope to dodge behind that overnight Sunday and make for Horta. There seem to be more gales expected towards the...

Sat phone update 9 Wed 11th May

Our position is 33 43.011N:043 27.400W. We are still dodging the big low pressure system, and heading south to 33 degrees, we will then head east for a day or two and then NW towards Azores. Unfortunately the low pressure system isn’t moving away, it is...

Sat phone update 8 Monday 10 May

Sat phone update Monday 10 May

Our position is 36 15.42N:45 29.05W. Horta is 814 miles away. Woo hoo and yay. Or it was....😢. We just got an update from Chris the weather which wasn't good news. There is a very low, low front with gales...

Sat phone update 7 Friday May 6

Sat phone update Friday May 6

Our position is 34 35.81N:51 08.95W. Progress has been varied. We were still beating into easterly winds until this morning. For now the wind is behind us, so hopefully progress will improve. Someone keeps moving...

Sat phone update 6 Wednesday 4th May

Another lovely day sailing yesterday, but now in a “wind hole” and motoring. Our forecast didn’t arrive yesterday so chasing that just now.
Two weeks at sea today. As regards the total distance we have sailed I can’t tell you at the minute....

Sat phone update 5 Mon 2nd May

Sat phone update Mon 2nd May

Our position is 32 23.96: 57 01.21. We continue to press north east. The weather continues to refuse to play nicely. We should have north westerly winds behind us, but are beating into the wind and swell still....