Odyssey Logs

Day 3 of the Atlantic adventure


Bumpy road.
So the last few days we had very uncool winds. Straight on the nose, forcing us to either head for Mauritania or Greenland, not really getting anywhere. This morning we got to meet the sinner in person, going through an intense low pressure with thunder, rain and lots of wind. I’ve never in my life heard such an extreme sound of thunder, the ocean really makes things different.
Against all odds, though, my bed is still intact, and so is the crew and the cereal bowls.

We’re happy to be through the worst, sailing in good speed in a favorable direction, and hopes are again high for getting to Martinique before Christmas! Telling from what I heard over the SSB-radio, most of the boats are ahead of us and still have rather strange weather… wish us luck.
Nevertheless, tradewinds are hopefully coming up for the weekend, and we still haven’t run out of chocolate. In other words, life is good.

Ellie out.


We have completed day three of our Atlantic adventure.
We chose to head SSW initially to avoid a high pressure ridge and a cold front to the NW. We have motored almost continually as we have had light to light winds from the SW. This morning there was lightning off to the north and we are currently seeing 16-18 knots from 275 T. The skies are patchy cumulus with a front to the N. Seas are 4-5 ft W with a big NW swell with a long period. We are comfortable but would like to sail someday.

Gordon & Sherry Cornett

Gazel Rebel

French On l’a cherché et on l’a trouvé.
Ambiance Atlantique Nord
Nous sommes obligés d’abattre un peu de la route idéale car la mer est un peu casse bateau.
Un peu difficile de dormir dans cette ambiance.
Tout va bien à bord en dehors des chaussettes qui sont mouillées!

Damien Chambolle

Hapa Na Sasa

German Tweets:
– und eine Kaltfront aus dem Lehrbuch durchsegelt, jetzt endlich guter Kurs u Wind. 2.Seite vom Mahi sehr lecker. LG C
– Ein anspruchsvoller Segeltag geht zu ende. Um Diesel zu sparen mussten wir weit an die afr Kueste, dann eine Warmfront


German 50 Meilen südlich von Hierro
Endlich haben wir Wind!
Aber zugegeben, wir hatten an den ersten Tagen einige kleine Herausforderungen zu bestehen. Die Lernkurve dabei war – mal wieder – recht steil.
Vor allem der schwache Wind hat uns den einen oder anderen Streich gespielt. Dazu kam er auch aus einer nicht ganz optimalen Richtung.
Aber wir haben nun einige Tricks herausgefunden, wie wir unsere Alytes auch bei widrigem Wind auf den richtigen Kurs bekommen.

Mehr : logbook.alytes.de/2014/11/atlantik-18-11-2019-50-meilen-suedlich-von-hierro/

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