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

The Old Man and The Sea

24 May 2022 | 35 30'N:22 29'W, 340 miles WNW of Madeira
It's been a very active 24 hours on Zephyr. All kicked off yesterday morning when Micky called a crew meeting. We sat around the table waiting to hear what dire news he had for us. Turns out we're running low on puddings and we needed to urgently plan how best to use the remaining ice cream, whipped cream and canned lychees...

Lunch (confit de canard with roast potatoes) was planned as soon as Head of Puddings (HoP) was satisfied with future resource allocation. That sorted, places were set and we waited at the table in quiet anticipation of another good meal when one, and then the other, fishing lines screamed out. We hit the jackpot - a couple of huge big eye tuna. One of the best eating fish in the sea. After a massive struggle we released the big one, which Harry described quite accurately as whale sized, and we kept the smaller 60lb one. Last night tuna ceviche was followed by a tuna curry. Looks like every meal until we arrive will have a tuna component, except for the puddings that is. Or so we have been assured by HoP.

And then the sailing... In anticipation of the weather ahead we'd gone a little north of east and in the process we enjoyed a blissful 72 hours of spinnaker sailing punctuated with the odd spell of motoring when the winds were too light. That all changed yesterday afternoon when the forecasted wind shift and reinforced NE winds winds blew in accompanied by heavy rain. We're currently just laying Madeira with 2 reefs in the main and 28 knots over the deck. Poor Porge - not a day to be in the galley...

If all goes to plan, ETA Thurs am.
Vessel Name: Zephyr
Vessel Make/Model: Shipman 50
Hailing Port: Lymington
Home Page: www.yachtzephyr.com
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