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Prabhakari

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Re: Sailing yachts around the world.
« Reply #30 on: February 07, 2018, 09:44:58 AM »
Heading North now, towards India. Course heading 20 degrees. Now wind on stern. I shall set the Gennaker now. It is a light sail for these conditions.
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Re: Sailing yachts around the world.
« Reply #31 on: February 07, 2018, 09:50:46 AM »
Sails reset and course for India. We are sailing the same route taken by the big ships of the Eat India Company. Such as The Lord Mornington. These ships were heavy and somewhat sluggish sailors, so this is why they tried to look like Navy Ships.
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Re: Sailing yachts around the world.
« Reply #32 on: February 07, 2018, 09:56:43 AM »
There is some way to go. I set a rough course for Mumbai. It is 3279 nm. The time to get there is totally dependent on the wind. No engines for sail. Stil, we will do our best.
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Re: Sailing yachts around the world.
« Reply #33 on: February 11, 2018, 07:27:05 AM »
We have had good weather for a few days. So the sky is a mixture of white clouds and blue sky. The Indian Ocean is also tranquil, blue and with a gentle, long swell coming from the East. Still on-course for India. I do not think this could be done for real, as being stuck in a wheelchair does bring limitations.

So on sails Wanderer III. At least I do not need a dentist.

2692 nautical miles to go.
Depth of water under the keel is more than 15200 feet just now. It is sad to know that all this ocean is heavily polluted with plastic.
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Re: Sailing yachts around the world.
« Reply #34 on: February 14, 2018, 06:35:09 AM »
We have reached Mauritius. Now sailing to the east to pass round the island. Winds very light just now. It is hot here. Sea blue.
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Re: Sailing yachts around the world.
« Reply #35 on: February 14, 2018, 07:29:05 AM »
Bel Ombre is just to the north of us. Winds still very light, from the West, so we are using the Gennaker. It is our lightest foresail.
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