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Finally Here

Finally Here

As Bob said in his log the weather has been a challenge since Monday. Strong, cold SW winds. Right on the nose making it difficult to hold a straight course for Sydney. Seas braking over the bow constantly sending spray flying. Down below everything became wetter and wetter. In these conditions we thought Bob was […]

Home safe and sound!!

Home safe and sound!!

Friday 27 August 2010 Sydney Harbour After a horrible few days of beating into high seas and strong winds Chimere has been guided safetly home by her gallant crew of five – Bob, Rhod, Tony, Carl and Rim We’ll be hearing more from skipper Bob and maybe some of the crew later, but this is […]

Are We Nearly There?

Are We Nearly There?

Thurs, 26th August   12:00 hrs 32 25’S  153 19’E The past few days since the last update have delivered a mixed bag. Since Sunday, which started off with glassy sea & not a zephyr of breeze, we’ve had a bit of everything.  From what started out as a light Nth Westerly that moved slowly around […]

Daggy Weather !!

Daggy Weather !!

Tuesday 24th August   14:00 hrs 30 23’S   156 09’E Sorry no blog – after glassy sea & not a breath of wind Sunday night/Monday morning, gradually filled from N, NE then built to rip-roaring NWesterly for Monday night, but since early today, clocked even further round to SW at 20 to 25 knots, with gusts […]

Saturday blog

Saturday blog

Saturday 21st August 2010 0000hrs 25 deg 42 min E, 162 deg 37 min E Which way to go?? Hard to know.  We want to go to Sydney but the SW wind (light breeze) means that we cannot get anywhere near or track at the moment.  There are compensations though.  Chimere must have been travelling […]

Are We Actually Moving?

Are We Actually Moving?

Monday 16th August 18:00hrs 21 38′ S 166 55′ E The answer is yes and no.  Right now we have peace and quiet, 4 kts and stars to guide us but earlier Mr Perkins was required to give us the same speed.  Perhaps an adverse current was the culprit together with an hour spend at […]

On The Road Again

On The Road Again

Sunday 15th August 2010   17:00hrs 19 45’S  166 46’E Just over 24 hrs out from Port Vila and rolling off the miles on the homeward voyage. It was all a bit of a rush to get away yesterday, but had we missed clearance formalities before 11:00 am, we would not have been able to leave […]