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Update on Glenn

September 18 @ 19:00 This update is from MaryLou, Glenn's wife, and our two daughters Claire and Nicola from our home in Victoria. Firstly, we would like to extend our gratitude for your messages and all the support from so many friends … [Read More...]

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Assistance

Thursday, Sept 17, 13:30 Glenn has sent a message asking for medical assistance. We are in communication with the US Coast Guard who is at this moment providing support. Please hold Glenn in … [Read More...]

It’s getting real

Day 9 Sept 14 39.24 N, 131.45 @ 14:15 6.5 knots Recovering from my first full gale last night. All is well and no gear broken, or bones! I have to admit I should have just chosen the other tack … [Read More...]

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First blow

Sunday, Sept 13 @ 21:35 39.39 N, 130.77 W 5.4 knots There's  nothing quite like your first blow to find all the chinks in your armour. It's blowing pretty hard out there and has been for most of today. I have three reefs in the main and the working jib rolled in a little way past the last black reefing stripes. We are … [Read More...]

Heading in to a low pressure area

Recording barograph measures atmospheric pressure Day 8 Sunday, Sept 13 @ 08:13 40.01 N, 129.96 W Glenn is still experiencing communications difficulties on WestWind II so daily updates are minimal for the time being. "Nice to have weather report. Big low moving in below me so decided to chill last night and move on … [Read More...]

Communications

Day 7 Saturday, Sept 12 @ 09:28 40.20 N, 130.31 W Glenn is experiencing challenges with his communications systems which means that his updates via email have been sparse. We are working on helping him sort out the issues and hopefully he will be able to provide regular updates soon. He has a handheld GPS device on board … [Read More...]

Calm and smokey

On WestWind II circa 2019 Day 6 Friday, Sept 11 @ 06:17 42.03 N, 130.21 W Becalmed after a very good sail for about three days with hardly any deck work and lots of naps, reading and eating.I did motor sail for about 2 hours hoping the wind would fill in but no luck.The smoke this morning is really bad and there is some … [Read More...]

Tricky manoeuvers at sea

Day 4 Thursday, Sept 9 @ 03:26 44.19 N, 128.66 WJust got back down below after altering course and changing sails from a run to a reach.  The moon is blood red and there are very few stars showing because the smoke in the air is so thick. There was no sun set this evening for the same reason. A black and not so stormy night. I … [Read More...]

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