Tag Archives: On Passage

Unscheduled Landfall

Starting with our departure from Inverness Marina on Thursday 17th August, this turned out to be no ordinary passage. With 80 nm ahead of us to reach the busy fishing port of Fraserburgh in a day sail, and slipping lines … Continue reading

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The Last Ocean Leg

Or Azores to Kinsale and Dublin On 30th June, it was comings and goings at Ponta Delgada airport, with Elaine departing (see Amazing Azores post) on the same flight on which Martin Goodchild arrived.  It’s not the first time we … Continue reading

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Flotsam and Jetsam in the North Atlantic

Variable weather, trying to catch the wind, constantly changing sail configurations and dealing with unidentified submerged objects all made for a challenging, not entirely uneventful passage from Bermuda to the Azores. Back home in the UK, having flown from Bermuda … Continue reading

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Pipistrelle makes Landfall in the Azores

After a 14-day passage, Pipistrelle, with Bob, Pete Stone and Bob Tuckwood on board, reached Horta on the island of Faial.   A full account of the trip will follow shortly, but this is worth posting! On the marina wall … Continue reading

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Farewell Caribbean

After the family had left, we turned our attention to retrieving our ‘clobber’ from the locker, re-provisioning, cooking on-passage meals to freeze, baking bread and generally preparing Pipistrelle for our first serious passage of 2017 – from the Lesser Antilles … Continue reading

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Summary of a Circumnavigation

First of all, and just in case you may have missed our news in the last blog, Pipistrelle has completed her circumnavigation!  Here she is at anchor in Grenada. On 2nd June 2010 we sailed from Prickly Bay, Grenada on … Continue reading

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Closing the Loop

Hurrah!  We’ve done it! Sunset at sea – what a fitting finale to a circumnavigation that has taken us almost six years to achieve, putting 35,000nm under Pipistrelle’s keel … More to follow from Prickly Bay, but cheers for now. Meanwhile, … Continue reading

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Final Days to Grenada

After a passage of just under four days from French Guiana, we dropped anchor in Prickly Bay, Grenada at 08.15 on 5th April 2016, having sailed 688nm at an average speed of 7.2kn. The rip-roaring ride of the first 48 … Continue reading

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French Guiana to Grenada

On Easter Monday we dropped anchor off Ile Royale, Iles du Salut nearly 9 days at sea (8 days, 17 hours and 30 mins to be precise!) covering 1361 nm at an average speed of 6.5kn. With 3 reefs in … Continue reading

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The Northern Hemisphere

Oops! In his haste to send off emails, the over-zealous Captain had not understood this piece was still a draft and, as such, not to be sent! We can in fact send an email to our blog while at sea, … Continue reading

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