Tag Archives: Yacht Pipistrelle

Flotsam and Jetsam in the North Atlantic

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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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Pipistrelle Takes a Break

After those well-earned sundowners we mentioned before, and flights back to the UK, Pipistrelle is now ‘relaxing’.  Chocked up and strapped down on land at Grenada Marine, St David’s to the east of Prickly Bay, it could be worse.  Staying … 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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Jacaré and Paraiba State

Just under 6nm up the Rio Paraiba from Cabedelo, the small Jacaré Village Marina offers good shelter and a haven of tranquillity as an escape from the sometimes overpowering bustle and noise that is Brazil.  Run by a Frenchman, Nicolas, … Continue reading

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Looking back at St Helena

When we arrived at the end of January from South Africa, we explained to Hannes that we planned to stay on this remote British outpost for about a week.  His retort, “what are we going to do for a week … Continue reading

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Olá from Brazil

After a passage of 1,894 nm over just over 12 days at an average speed of 6.5 kn, yesterday at 10.45 we arrived safely alongside the welcome pontoon at Jacaré Village Marina near Cabedelo where the team took our lines … Continue reading

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Little Penguins

And they really are busy, tiny, cute creatures.  Boulder’s Beach, part of the Table Mountain National Park is home to a colony of South African penguins.  Safe from predators and sheltered from the fierce winds that as sailors we know … Continue reading

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