Yet Again
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Yet Again

Yet Again

Yet Again

I came in deck hoping against hope t that there would be some miracle I could work with sails in order to save us from grinding to a halt in the prevailing Southwest as well.

It was in vain. A few minutes after I took this picture we were becalmed yet again.

We started sailing this morning that is 0200 local. Our course has been South,  Southeast, East. close hauled
East x  North and finally becalmed.

To keep us going today, I’ve had some combination of either jib, the Yankee and the Solent, up full or with 1 or 2 reefs and the main with either 1 or 2 reefs. In the end, it seemed like an awful lot of work for 59 miles noon to noon!

Now, as we did last night, we wait for the wind. This time however it is supposed to spring up from the Northwest as opposed to the South. One can only hope…

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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