Author Archives: Jeff

THE Jefe’ CHECKING IN AFTER MIRACLE IN CHAMELA

  I must admit my cruising lifestyle has taken a turn towards new adventures, like trying to live back on the land in Albuquerque,New Mexico with Debbie in a house for approximately 6-months out of the year. Sounds simple right? Well not exactly as Debbie baby sits 3 of our grand children,2 when they are…

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Sailors Run’s Miracle in Chamela Bay, Mexico.

I’m writing this adventure not just because the order of events that took place were truly a miracle that saved my life, but also to give credit to everyone involved that helped to make it possible. It was Saint Patricks Day March-17th 2017 and the day that I hoped my good friends on the Sv…

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ECUADOR TO BARRA DE NAVIDAD,MEX=DAYS 16,17,18

Total Miles sailed the last three days =303nm. Total miles sailed so far =2004nm. Distance left to go=104nm. Top speed so far 11-kts. Day-16 24hr.Run=99 nm. Pos. Lat.14*54’N. Long. 103*20’W.- Weather=Wind=0-12kts NE -Seas=2-3ft.NE.-Bar=1006mb. Temp.=89* Frustration is starting to set in for both Dave and I as it seems that it is virtually impossible to get…

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Ecuador to Barra De Navidad,Mex-Days 13-14-15-2016

Total miles  sailed last 3-days=361 nm. Total miles sailed so far=1703 nm Miles left to go to Barra=Approx. 300 nm. Top speed so far on trip= 11 kts. Day-13 24hr.Run=160 nm. Pos. Lat.13*31’N Long.99*13’W Weather=8-12kts ne- Seas=2-4ft ne. Bar=1008mb. Temp=87*. This day finds me ahead of David by 9 nm. Today we are dealing with…

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Ecuador to Barra De Navidad Days 10-11-12. 2016.

Miles sailed last three days=280nm. Total miles sailed so far=1342 nm. Miles left to go= 609 nm as the “Booby flys”. Top speed so far=11kts. Day-10 24hr.Run=59nm. Pos. Lat.10*42’N Long.92*45’W. Weather= Wind=0-5ktsNE. Seas =6-8 ft.NE. Bar.1007mb. Cabin Temp.91* Day-11 24hr.Run=88nm. Pos. Lat.11*29’N Long.94*50’W. Weather=Wind 5-12kts.NE Seas=4-5ft.NE Bar=1007mb. Cabin Temp 90* Day-12 24hr.Run=133nm. Pos. Lat.12*23’N.  Long.…

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Ecuador to Barra De Navidad, Mexico-Days 7,8,9

Total miles sailed last three days=214 nm (242 miles) Total miles sailed so far=1062 nm (1222 miles) Total miles left to go=Aprox. 1100 nm.(1265.8 miles) Top speed so far- 11 kts. Day-7.   24 hr.Run=59 nm. Pos. Lat.08*25’N Long. 91*25 W. Weather= Wind SW 0-10 kts Seas 2-4 ft SW. Bar=1005 mb Cabin Temp=87*. David…

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Ecuador to Barra De Navidad, Mexico. Days 4-5-6-2016.

Miles sailed last three days=409 nm. Total miles sailed so far=848 nm. Miles left to go=1,352 nm. Top speed so far =11 kts. Day-4 24 hr.Run=149 nm. Pos. Lat.04*52’N Long.88*11 W Weather=Wind 10-15 kts. SSW. Seas= 4-6 ft.SW. Bar=1007 mb. Cabin Temp. 82*. The sailing has been going great and today the lead over David…

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Ecuador to Barra De Navidad,Mexico- Days 1-2-3.

Day 1 24 hr. Run=140 nm. Pos. Latitude-00*41’N Longitude-82*14’W. Weather-10-15 kts SW Seas 2-4 Barometer-1008 mb and steady-Cabin -Temp 80*-82* Day-2 24 hr. Run=152 nm. Pos. Latitude-02*03′ N Longitude- 84*18’W Weather 10-17 kts SW Seas 4-5 ft. Barometer unchanged.-Cabin Temp 82*-84* Day-3 24 hr.Run=151 nm Pos. Latitude- 03*26’N Long. 86* 12’W. Weather Wind=10-18 kts SW.…

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NOVEMBER 9TH-2016, A DELAY DEPARTURE

Hola, Amigo’s. Sailors run has been delayed because of major 3-day holiday, making checking out impossible and then when we could go there was not enough water to get out across the bar into “open water”. We will be departing on November 11th and the race is still on with David on the Bristol-40. You…

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Sailors Run Prep’s for Sea

Sailors Run Prep’s for Sea. First a quick note, the First installment(Story) on the Around Alone Voyage has come out in the October edition of Sail Magazine, to be followed by three more segments over the following months. “Check it out”. The weeks have flown by here in Bahia Caraquez, and I’m pleased to report…

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