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Prabhakari

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Re: Sailing yachts around the world.
« Reply #75 on: April 09, 2018, 12:28:59 PM »
Dear Prabhakari,

Here's an update of your boat's progress and current sailing information for the trip to Swanbourne, Australia, S3157.36' E11543.7'

UTC time: Sun Apr 8 16:10:11 2018
Time since last update: 15.8h
Distance travelled since last update: 37.1 nm.

Position: S280' E10547.65'
Heading: 159 (-)
True wind directon: 200 (+45)
True wind angle: 41
True wind speed: 9.7 kn. (-3.1)
Speed in water: 4.9 kn. (+4.4)
Course over ground: 157 (-13)
Speed over ground: 4.9 kn. (+4.4)

Next destination: S3157.36' E11543.7'
Bearing to destination: 117
Velocity made good to course: 3.8 kn.
Distance to destination: 568 nm.
Time to destination: 6d 5h

this is how the sim collects and shows data from a voyage.
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Re: Sailing yachts around the world.
« Reply #76 on: April 09, 2018, 11:05:58 PM »
I have 413 nautica miles to the coast and Shark Bay. At the curent rate of sailing it will take nearly four days to reach the coast.
the skies are clea and the Milky Way looks like a huge ar ch into which Wanderer is sailing, the Moon is a crescent in front.
It will soon be dawn.
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Re: Sailing yachts around the world.
« Reply #77 on: April 10, 2018, 06:51:13 PM »
308 nm to the entrance to Shark Bay. Then I will make my way to Perth for a rest.
Sailing is much like being stuck in hospital for long periods. There is no escape so one has to learn to make the best of things. I could have chosen a fast cruiser to sail, but using a small boat is closer to the experience of most sailers. Very few can afford such yachts. I like wood. Fibreglass yachts do not feel right. Joshua Slocum built his boat at Boston, U.S.A. for his epic solo voyage round the world. It was wood. He even had a simple auto-pilot, so he could get some sleep. I try to emulate his method. So the boat has a magnetic course set. If the wind changes then the sails have to be reset.
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Re: Sailing yachts around the world.
« Reply #78 on: April 11, 2018, 02:45:33 AM »
277 nm to the coast. The wind is much stronger now and the rigging is singing the song of the sea. The wind is doing around 20 knots and the swell has greatly increased. This is normal weather for this area. The clouds are buidling up; a sign of land.
 When I see birds flying, then I will really know I am close to land.The speed over the ground is around 4.5 knots.
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Re: Sailing yachts around the world.
« Reply #79 on: April 11, 2018, 09:56:00 PM »
Stormy conditions off W. Australia. Turned to South now. 207 nm to the coast. Wind is doing more than 20 knots. Wet on deck. Making sure life-line is secure.
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Re: Sailing yachts around the world.
« Reply #80 on: April 11, 2018, 11:20:23 PM »
It is s till dark off Australia, but I can see the Eastern horizon is showing signs of dawn coming. The sky has a deep purple colour.
Wind still fairly strong.
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Re: Sailing yachts around the world.
« Reply #81 on: April 12, 2018, 07:44:31 AM »
The Catty Snork had a pair of dolphins visiting just now. I have not seen them for months.

Still sailing south with Wanderer. Weather not much changed except for cloud covering.

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Re: Sailing yachts around the world.
« Reply #82 on: April 15, 2018, 03:45:16 AM »
Depth under boat is more than 17700 feet just now. T
he swell is terrific. Good thing the Nordic Volkboot is well-made. It floats over the swell lightly. It is easy to steer with the tiller needing just a light touch.
Winds are now coming from the East, over the land. I am well below Shark Bay now, but still have some way to go to reach Perth.
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Re: Sailing yachts around the world.
« Reply #83 on: April 27, 2018, 04:45:13 AM »
I've been ill and in hospital. Gradually getting better. Will return to the voyage round the world soon, I hope.

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Re: Sailing yachts around the world.
« Reply #84 on: May 08, 2018, 03:00:57 AM »
I am near the bottom of Australia, West side, There is a large headland to get past. Winds are very light. Just got some movement. Sea is calm. Bit of cloud down here. Sailing just south of west. The winds may pick up when Wanderer is clear of the land.

I would like to visit Tasmania next. I have friends who live here.

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Re: Sailing yachts around the world.
« Reply #85 on: May 08, 2018, 10:16:57 AM »
The sun is now setting in the Indian Ocean. The wind changed direction a little, so I had to alter course a little to the North. However, I am doing more 4 knots. A fast walking speed.  Conditions still calm.

If one watches films about sailing, either the ship is under full sail or there is a nasty storm. The reality is different. Finding the wind is the real trick..
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Re: Sailing yachts around the world.
« Reply #86 on: May 08, 2018, 11:30:24 AM »
Here is a wonderful film about sailing ships. It is the best I have yet seen.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQls5w-8ycU
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Re: Sailing yachts around the world.
« Reply #87 on: May 08, 2018, 11:52:48 AM »
Beginning to clear the headland.  I will need to go further West in order to sail south-east.
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Re: Sailing yachts around the world.
« Reply #88 on: May 08, 2018, 10:07:17 PM »
It is dawn over Eastern Australia. there is some cloud, but the waning moon is visible. sea quite calm. Doing around 6 knots as Wanderer makes for the southern Ocean and Tasmania.

The Nordic Volkboat is a nice little wooden yacht. Light on the helm, so one has to have a delicate touch. It is much like flying a small aircraft.
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Re: Sailing yachts around the world.
« Reply #89 on: May 10, 2018, 04:02:13 AM »
The sea has come alive as I sail southward. It was what I expected.  Big rollers and sheets of spray flying aft. I love this little yacht. The coachwork is varnished wood, with a clinker hull that is painted white.
The sea is deep-blue, with flashes of white foam on the crests. This is sailing at its best.

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