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Bringing her home #7

Bringing her home #7

27th October 2017 Hello Folks, In the 24 hours to 9am this morning we achieved 196nm – quite a thing for Chimere as she would normally average 140nm. As mentioned yesterday this is courtesy of favourable winds and current and seas. Well the broad reach continued all night and into this afternoon. At 3am I […]

Bringing Her Home #6

Bringing Her Home #6

26th Oct 2017 Friends and Family, Today has been a day of great progress on the water – despite the winds being relatively light we have had good wind angles and good current and some assistance with good ‘ole trusty Perkins (85 quality diesel horsepower). Right now we have the main and reacher filling with […]

Bringing her home #4

Bringing her home #4

23rd Oct 2017 Hi there Family and Friends, Well if yesterday was special then today was magnificent to say the least. We arrived at Chesterfield Reef at about 0830 – look it up on GoogleEarth. It is a vast reef arrangement about 67nm long by 38nm wide containing a huge lagoon about 45m deep pretty […]

Bringing her home #3

Bringing her home #3

23rd Oct 2017 G’day readers, This last period has seen us progress from the western end of Grand Passage through to 20nm east of the Chesterfield Reef. During that time the wind has continued to ease and vary in direction and we have had a number of sail changes in an effort to max out […]

Bringing her home

Bringing her home

Apologies for no blog on Thursday. We had a couple of busy days preparing Chimere for the voyage and set sail on Thursday morning tired but keen to get going. We dropped our mooring lines at 7:37 in the morning and spent some time familiarising the crew with the boat. Outside of Mele Bay we […]

Ready to return

Ready to return

Port Vila to Melbourne Wednesday 18 October 2017   It was back on Monday 2 October that Chimere returned to Port Vila. It followed the conclusion of Mission 4 and a week-long sail south from the island of Vanualava. This is where most of the medical and dental team left the ship, choosing to fly […]

Bringing her home – 2017

Bringing her home – 2017

This blog begins the voyage home for Chimere after more than 4 months of [hyper]active service throughout the lovely islands of Vanuatu. The last 3 days have been a conglomerate of meeting new blokes, travelling together, arriving in Port Vila and being greeted by Rob Lat and Martin Burgess, before finally meeting Chimere herself at […]