14 January 2023 | 38 45.642'N:0 15.249'E, Passing Denia
02 June 2022 | 38 20.362'N:0 29.043'W, Real Club de Regatas, Alicante,Spain
01 June 2022 | 36 34'N:2 37'W, 70 miles N of Melilla, Algeria
31 May 2022 | 36 14'N:4 41'W, 35 miles W of Gibraltar
30 May 2022 | 35 28'N:09 12'W, 170 miles W of Tangiers, Morocco
29 May 2022 | 34 48'N:12 14'W, 220 miles SW of Cape St Vincent, Portugal
28 May 2022 | 33 43.9'N:14 36'W, 115 nm NE of Madeira
27 May 2022 | 32 47'N:16 30'W, 15nm SE of Porto Santo
27 May 2022 | 32 44.478'N:16 42.722'W, Quinta do Lorde marina
25 May 2022 | 34 04'N:18 41'W, 106nm NW of Madeira
24 May 2022 | 35 30'N:22 29'W, 340 miles WNW of Madeira
23 May 2022 | 36 22'N:25 01'W, 33 miles S of Ilha de Santa Maria, Azores
22 May 2022 | 36 14'N:29 09'W, 90 miles WSW of Ilha de Santa Maria, Azores
21 May 2022 | 36 21'N:30 30'W, 720nm ENE of Madeira
20 May 2022 | 36 19'N:34 51'W, 300nm SW of the Azores
19 May 2022 | 36 08'N:36 47'W, 450nm SW of the Azores
18 May 2022 | 34 48'N:39 45'W, A week from Madeira
17 May 2022 | 32 54'N:45 07'W, Still in the middle of the Atlantic
17 May 2022 | 32 54'N:45 07'W, In the middle of the Atlantic
16 May 2022 | 32 14'N:45 49'W, 1450 miles west of Madeira

Squeaking Rings...

21 May 2022 | 36 21'N:30 30'W, 720nm ENE of Madeira
There is a really annoying squeak originating from the top of the mast that has kept the occupants of the forward cabin awake all night. Porge went up the mast first thing to investigate and found that as the spinnaker halyard exits the mast it goes through a ring. The culprit was the halyard rubbing on the ring. A smidgen of teflon spray solved the problem.

We are cruising along in conditions that are much better than expected. According to the forecast, we are meant to be motoring but with the Code 0 flying we are charging along at 8/9kts VMG over a flat calm sea. We believe The Baroness continues to watch over us and speed us along. It is completely wonderful out here right now.

Although, we still haven't caught a fish possibly because of the change in sea temperature. It went from 24C to 18C overnight. With dwindling food supplies, Micky is talking about "getting creative" in the galley. The crew are nervous and becoming increasingly keen on the dishevelled squid that has been nestled amongst a few lines on deck and gently baked for a few days.

We have however, seen a few humpback whales. They were a long way from the boat, came up for air once and disappeared before we could photograph them for science - the location of the sightings will be useful for Imperial College who are using the data. We have had two pods of dolphins visit the boat over the last few days so life does seem to be returning to the ocean as we approach the eastern shores.
Vessel Name: Zephyr
Vessel Make/Model: Shipman 50
Hailing Port: Lymington
Home Page: www.yachtzephyr.com
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Created 22 August 2014