Monthly Archives: February 2016

AROUND ALONE DAY 115-116-117

Total miles sailed so far= 15,783 NM. Miles sailed last three days=389 NM. Distance left to go to East Cape Tasmania=210 NM. Top speed so far=14.1kts. THE REST OF THE STORY: Day-115. 24hr.Run=108NM. Pos. Lat.46*16’S. Long.135*36’E. Weather=Wind=0-20kts. WSW. Seas=8-12ft. West. Cabin Temp=58*-62*. Bar=994mb It is Barometer Soup time as I watch the barometer as it plummets…

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AROUND ALONE DAYS 112-113-114

  Total miles sailed so far=15,394 NM. Miles sailed last three days=421 NM. Distance left to go to East Cape Tasmania=590 NM. Top speed so far=14.1 kts. THE REST OF THE STORY: Just a quick note I love to hear from you all, but please do not hit reply when responding to this email, as…

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AROUND ALONE DAYS 109-110-111

    Total miles sailed so far=14,973 NM. Miles sailed last 3-days=414 NM. Miles left to go to East Cape, Tasmania=1000 NM. Top speed so far=14.1kts. THE REST OF THE STORY: DAY 109. 24hr.Run=127NM. Pos. Lat.46*01’S. Long.118*40’E. Weather=Wind=7-25kts. Seas=8-12ft. Cabin Temp=55*-57*. Bar=1012mb Just wanted to mention Cape Leeuwin is the south western most point of…

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AROUND ALONE DAYS 106-107-108

Total miles sailed so far =14,559 NM. Miles sailed last three days=441NM. Miles left to go to East Cape Tasmania=1,320 NM. Top speed so far=14.1kts. THE REST OF THE STORY: DAY-106. 24hr.Run=142 NM. Pos.45*41’S. Long.108*59’E. Weather=Wind=15-35kts.WSW. Seas=12-18ft. WSW.  Bar=1012mb Cabin Temp=53*-60*. Today was water the batteries day, something I must do every two months, and…

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DAY 108: FEBRUARY 16TH-AT CAPE LEEUWIN

  MY THIRD CAPE AND 2 MORE CAPES TO GO: Today is a very special day as we sail along in yet another gale, and what makes it so, is we will at last have Cape Leeuwin abeam, our Third Cape of the Five. Debbie and I would like to put a special shout out…

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AROUND ALONE DAYS 103-104-105

Total miles sailed so far=14,118 NM. Miles sailed last three days=456 NM. Miles left to go to Cape Leeuwin=390 NM. Top Speed so far=14,1kts. THE REST OF THE STORY Day-103. 24hr.Run=170NM. Pos. Lat.44*52’S. Long.95*39’E. Weather=Winds Gale35-45+WSW. Seas=15-20Ft.WSW. Bar=1003mb Cabin Temp=53*-55*. Feeling much better today, and we are sailing with double reefed mizzen and Patches the…

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AROUND ALONE DAYS 100,101,102

Total Miles sailed so far=13,662 NM Miles sailed last three days=424 NM Miles left to go to Cape Leeuwin, Australia=840 NM Top speed so far=14.1NM THE REST OF THE STORY: DAY-100 24hr.Run=137 NM. Position=Lat.46*08’S. Long.89*24’E.  Weather=Wind=W.25-40kts.  Seas=15-20ft. Cabin temp=48*-53*. Bar=1007mb It seems amazing to me that we have been at sea now for “100-days”. Today…

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AROUND ALONE DAYS 97,98,99

Total miles sailed so far=13,238 NM. Total miles sailed last three days=417 NM. Miles left to go to Cape Leeuwin, Australia=975 NM. Top speed so far=14.1 kts. DAY 97  24hr Run=117 NM. Pos.Lat.46*17’S Long.80*15’E Weather=Wind=10-65 knots Bar=994 mb  Seas 18-40+ ft. Cabin temp=51*-53* DAY 98 24hr.Run=158 NM Pos. Lat.46*55’S Long.83*35’E. Weather=Wind WSW 20-35kts squalls. Seas=15-20ft.…

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AROUND ALONE UPDATE 2/05/2016

“GOOD NEWS FROM JEFF THIS AM 2/05 THIS IS WHAT HE WROTE ME:    Now that was one hairy ass ride.The winds died down in the late morning here and at 5:30 am I pulled in the drogue ,only to find it GONE !! Apparently the three straps that connect it to the swivel failed…

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AROUND ALONE DAYS 94.95.96

Total Miles sailed so far=12,820 NM. Miles sailed last three days=433 NM. Miles left to go to Cape Leeuwin=1,500 NM. Top speed so far=New Record=14.1kts THE REST OF THE STORY: DAY 94 24hr.Run-147 NM. Position= Lat.46*16’S Long.71*3’E. Weather= Wind=W 8-25kts. Seas=8-12 ft.W. Cabin Temp=46*49*. Bar=1002mb Today we find Sailors Run sailing over the top of…

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