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In what must surely be some kind of record in futility, I am becalmed. Again. Again and again and again.

The wind yesterday went from 35 gusting 40 to 10 in a matter of hours. The seas, however, remained until 3 this morning. The only course that I could shape where the remaining swell didn’t roll the wind out of the sails was dead downwind with both headsails poles out and stabilized.

That meant a course ENE. With the forecast calling for a shift to westerlies this morning. By 3am, the swell was down enough to at least try for a faster course in a better direction. Moreover, north of us loomed less wind.

By 8, with the wind no longer registering on the anemometer and the asymmetrical slatting, I was out of options. Yet again, we wait for wind. I’ve given up cursing the vagaries of the wind and instead vent my frustration on the remaining stores of Snickers Bars.

Follow my tracks in real-time:


  • BT
    Posted at 10:41h, 02 July Reply

    Bert, you are amazing! Following you progress and posts with great admiration for you courage and wishing / willing you success. You are on the downhill run now. All the best from an Aussie follower BT ( 2 degrees of separation from your Uncle Joe).

  • Sandi Lyon
    Posted at 03:20h, 06 July Reply

    That looks about right. When it’s hot out in the ocean, its foggy and wet on the Wet Coast. That means you’re on the right track, heading the right direction. Finally. Woohoo.

  • Anita Kuntz
    Posted at 00:10h, 08 July Reply

    Following you journey and am truly amazed.

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