11 August 2018 | Ramsland, Lindesnes Peninsula
09 August 2018 | Kristiansand
06 August 2018 | Near Lillisand
05 August 2018
04 August 2018 | Lyngor
01 August 2018
30 July 2018 | Björkö
23 July 2018 | Sjötorp
17 July 2018 | Motala
15 July 2018 | Berg
11 July 2018 | Lilla Rimmö
10 July 2018 | Lilla Kalvholmen
04 July 2018 | Västervik
01 July 2018 | Visby
29 June 2018 | Visby
27 June 2018
25 June 2018 | Grankullaviken, Öland
22 June 2018 | Kalmar, still
20 June 2018 | Kalmar

Bermuda to Flores (Azores) - Day 5

19 May 2017 | Mid Atlantic
Kath
Last night the wind was from dead behind, and not really enough of it, so Yarona ghosted along wing-on-wing at barely four knots. The sea was calm, so I managed movie hour in the cockpit on my night watch. Neverland with Kate Winslet and Johnnie Depp was even more surreal mid-Atlantic. We both slept soundly off watch for the first time this passage. Today has been an excellent day, sunshine and a bit more wind. We have dropped the pole that kept the headsail from slatting, and are now creaming along on a broad reach at almost 7 knots. We have change course to head slightly more south. There is a really bad storm forecast for Tuesday, with its centre to the north of us, so we want to put more miles between it and us. We downloaded GRIB files and synoptic charts as usual this morning, gulped at what they showed, and sent a request to Commanders' Weather for an updated forecast and routing advice. They haven't sent it yet, but I suspect they are very busy with a lot of worried sailors out here. We are averaging a sighting of one ship a day. They all divert around us, the default CPA being about four miles. So far we have only seen one other yacht. On each of the last three days we have had a visit from a large pod of dolphins, always around the same time, late afternoon. We treat this as a good omen.
Vessel Name: Yarona
Vessel Make/Model: Hallberg Rassy, HR43
Hailing Port: Lancaster, UK
Crew: Barrie and Kath Stott
About:
We came late to sailing in 2001, first on flotilla holidays then on various courses and "mile builders". By 2008 we had a plan, blew caution to the wind, downsized our home and sold our business. We bought Yarona and lived on board for six months each year, sailing in Scotland and then the Med. [...]
Extra: Yarona was launched in 2003. She had already done a circumnavigation when we bought her. We believe her to be the perfect yacht for a live-aboard couple. She is safe at sea and comfortable at anchor. She is our first boat, and probably our last!
Home Page: https://www.yarona.co.uk
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