Timeline Follow us from day to day

Sunday 13 August 2017, 19:48

Passage to the UK 4

Everything ok!

Info, UTC: 2017-08-13 19:48, Speed: 6.4 knots, Heading: 041

Saturday 12 August 2017, 21:43

Passage to the UK 3

Everything ok!

Info, UTC: 2017-08-12 21:43:02

Saturday 12 August 2017, 00:13

Passage to the UK 2

Everything ok!

Info, UTC: 2017-08-12 00:13:02

Thursday 10 August 2017, 22:43

Passage to the UK 1

Everything ok!

Info, UTC: 2017-08-10 22:43:02

Sunday 9 July 2017, 21:11

Passage to Spain 6

Everything ok! In het Nederlands schrijven we tijdens een oversteek iedere dag een berichtje, klik linksboven op de Nederlandse vlag! Click on the Dutch flag (upper left) to read our more detailed daily updates in Dutch.

Info, UTC: 2017-07-09 21:11, Speed: 6.3 knots, Heading: 092

Saturday 8 July 2017, 20:50

Passage to Spain 5

Everything ok! In het Nederlands schrijven we tijdens een oversteek iedere dag een berichtje, klik linksboven op de Nederlandse vlag! Click on the Dutch flag (upper left) to read our more detailed daily updates in Dutch.

Info, UTC: 2017-07-08 20:50, Speed: 1.1 knots, Heading: 084

Friday 7 July 2017, 20:37

Passage to Spain 4

Everything ok!

Info, UTC: 2017-07-07 20:37, Speed: 7.8 knots, Heading: 082

Thursday 6 July 2017, 22:38

Passage to Spain 3

Everything ok!

Info, UTC: 2017-07-06 22:38, Speed: 8.5 knots, Heading: 074

Wednesday 5 July 2017, 19:24

Passage to Spain 2

Everything ok!

Info, UTC: 2017-07-05 19:24, Speed: 8.2 knots, Heading: 067

Tuesday 4 July 2017, 20:30

Passage to Spain 1

Everything ok!

Info, UTC: 2017-07-04 20:30, Speed: 7.2 knots, Heading: 080

Saturday 10 June 2017, 07:15

Passage to Azores 18

Everything ok! In het Nederlands schrijven we tijdens een oversteek iedere dag een berichtje, klik linksboven op de Nederlandse vlag! Click on the Dutch flag (upper left) to read our more detailed daily updates in Dutch.

Info, UTC: 2017-06-10 07:15, Local timezone: UTC-2, Speed: 8.1 knots, Heading: 086

Wednesday 7 June 2017, 01:32

Passage to Azores 15

Everything ok! In het Nederlands schrijven we tijdens een oversteek iedere dag een berichtje, klik linksboven op de Nederlandse vlag! Click on the Dutch flag (upper left) to read our more detailed daily updates in Dutch.

Info, UTC: 2017-06-07 01:32, Local timezone: UTC-3, Speed: 4.2 knots, Heading: 075

Sunday 4 June 2017, 11:39

Passage to Azores 12

Everything ok! In het Nederlands schrijven we tijdens een oversteek iedere dag een berichtje, klik linksboven op de Nederlandse vlag! Click on the Dutch flag (upper left) to read our more detailed daily updates in Dutch.

Info, UTC: 2017-06-04 11:39, Local timezone: UTC+3, Speed: 9.7 knots, Heading: 079

Friday 2 June 2017, 11:06

Passage to Azores 9

Everything ok! In het Nederlands schrijven we tijdens een oversteek iedere dag een berichtje, klik linksboven op de Nederlandse vlag! Click on the Dutch flag (upper left) to read our more detailed daily updates in Dutch.

Info, UTC: 2017-06-02 11:06, Local timezone: UTC+3, Speed: 5.8 knots, Heading: 062

Wednesday 31 May 2017, 11:33

Passage to Azores 7

Everything ok!

Info, UTC: 2017-05-31 11:33, Local timezone: UTC+4, Speed: 4.8 knots, Heading: 060

Tuesday 30 May 2017, 11:49

Passage to Azores 6

Everything ok!

Info, UTC: 2017-05-30 11:49, Local timezone: UTC+4, Speed: 5.5 knots, Heading: 040

Monday 29 May 2017, 11:34

Passage to Azores 5

Everything ok!

Info, UTC: 2017-05-29 11:34, Local timezone: UTC+4, Speed: 5.6 knots, Heading: 055

Sunday 28 May 2017, 11:23

Passage to Azores 4

Everything ok!

Info, UTC: 2017-05-28 11:23, Local timezone: UTC+4, Speed: 4.7 knots, Heading: 050

Saturday 27 May 2017, 11:46

Passage to Azores 3

Everything ok!

Info, UTC: 2017-05-27 11:46, Local timezone: UTC+4, Speed: 5.4 knots, Heading: 039

Friday 26 May 2017, 10:24

Passage to Azores 2

Everything ok!

Info, UTC: 2017-05-26 10:24, Local timezone: UTC+4, Speed: 6.4 knots, Heading: 359

Thursday 25 May 2017, 10:38

Passage to Azores 1

Everything ok!

Info, UTC: 2017-05-25 10:38, Local timezone: UTC+4, Speed: 6.0 knots, Heading: 035

Tuesday 15 November 2016

Passage to New Zealand, we arrived in Opua!

Everything ok!

Info, UTC: 2016-11-15 00:00, Local timezone: UTC+13, Speed: 0.0 knots, Heading: 329

Monday 14 November 2016, 01:18

Passage to New Zealand, almost there!

Everything ok!

Info, UTC: 2016-11-14 01:18, Local timezone: UTC+13, Speed: 6.8 knots, Heading: 171

Saturday 12 November 2016, 23:36

Passage to New Zealand

Everything ok!

Info, UTC: 2016-11-12 23:36, Local timezone: UTC+13, Speed: 6.9 knots, Heading: 165

Thursday 10 November 2016, 07:40

Passage to New Zealand 5

Everything ok!

Info, UTC: 2016-11-10 07:40, Local timezone: UTC+13, Speed: 4.9 knots, Heading: 209

Wednesday 9 November 2016, 07:44

Passage to New Zealand 4

Everything ok!

Info, UTC: 2016-11-09 07:44, Local timezone: UTC+13, Speed: 5.7 knots, Heading: 237

Tuesday 8 November 2016, 07:49

Passage to New Zealand 3

Everything ok!

Info, UTC: 2016-11-08 07:49, Local timezone: UTC+13, Speed: 5.8 knots, Heading: 258

Monday 7 November 2016, 08:36

Passage to New Zealand 2

Everything ok!

Info, UTC: 2016-11-07 08:36, Local timezone: UTC+13, Speed: 3.6 knots, Heading: 190

Sunday 6 November 2016, 07:33

Passage to New Zealand 1

Everything ok!

Info, UTC: 2016-11-06 07:33, Local timezone: UTC+13, Speed: 6.6 knots, Heading: 205

Friday 4 November 2016, 03:33

Minerva reef

Everything ok!

Info, UTC: 2016-11-04 03:33, Local timezone: UTC+13, Speed: 0.0 knots, Heading: 009

Thursday 3 November 2016, 07:02

Tonga to Minerva reef 3

Everything ok!

Info, UTC: 2016-11-03 07:02, Local timezone: UTC+13, Speed: 3.7 knots, Heading: 234

Wednesday 2 November 2016, 07:15

Tonga to Minerva reef 2

Everything ok!

Info, UTC: 2016-11-02 07:15, Local timezone: UTC+13, Speed: 5.4 knots, Heading: 245

Tuesday 1 November 2016, 07:42

Tonga to Minerva reef 1

Everything ok!

Info, UTC: 2016-11-01 07:42, Local timezone: UTC+13, Speed: 4.6 knots, Heading: 225

Saturday 29 October 2016, 23:41

Nukualofa

Everything ok!

Info, UTC: 2016-10-29 23:41, Local timezone: UTC+13, Speed: 0.0 knots, Heading: 004

Monday 17 October 2016, 21:03

Arrived at the Haapai group of Tonga

Everything ok!

Info, UTC: 2016-10-17 21:03, Local timezone: UTC13, Speed: 0.0 knots, Heading: 269

Monday 17 October 2016, 02:21

On our way to Tonga's Hapai group

Everything ok!

Info, UTC: 2016-10-17 02:21, Local timezone: UTC+13, Speed: 0.0 knots, Heading: 048

Monday 3 October 2016, 18:27

Tonga!

Everything ok!

Info, UTC: 2016-10-03 18:27, Local timezone: UTC13, Speed: 0.0 knots, Heading: 014

Sunday 2 October 2016, 08:13

Niue to Tonga 2

Everything ok!

Info, UTC: 2016-10-02 08:13, Local timezone: UTC13, Speed: 4.4 knots, Heading: 282

Saturday 1 October 2016, 07:36

Niue to Tonga 1

Everything ok!

Info, UTC: 2016-10-01 07:36, Local timezone: UTC-11, Speed: 5.5 knots, Heading: 276

Thursday 15 September 2016, 08:18

Arrived at Niue

Everything ok!

Info, UTC: 2016-09-15 08:18, Local timezone: UTC-11, Speed: 0.0 knots, Heading: 004

Wednesday 14 September 2016, 09:40

Suwarrow to Niue 4

Everything ok!

Info, UTC: 2016-09-14 09:40, Local timezone: UTC-11, Speed: 6.9 knots, Heading: 234

Tuesday 13 September 2016, 06:02

Suwarrow to Niue 3

Everything ok!

Info, UTC: 2016-09-13 06:02, Local timezone: UTC-11, Speed: 5.4 knots, Heading: 226

Monday 12 September 2016, 05:58

Suwarrow to Niue 2

Everything ok!

Info, UTC: 2016-09-12 05:58, Local timezone: UTC-11, Speed: 3.7 knots, Heading: 223

Sunday 11 September 2016, 05:44

Suwarrow to Niue 1

Everything ok!

Info, UTC: 2016-09-11 05:44, Local timezone: UTC-11, Speed: 3.5 knots, Heading: 225

Sunday 4 September 2016, 06:21

Suwarrow

Everything ok!

Info, UTC: 2016-09-04 06:21, Local timezone: UTC-10, Speed: 0.0 knots, Heading: 307

Saturday 3 September 2016, 10:06

Maupiti to Suwarrow 6

Everything ok!

Info, UTC: 2016-09-03 10:06, Local timezone: UTC-10, Speed: 5.0 knots, Heading: 296

Friday 2 September 2016, 05:29

Maupiti to Suwarrow 5

Everything ok!

Info, UTC: 2016-09-02 05:29, Local timezone: UTC-10, Speed: 4.4 knots, Heading: 305

Thursday 1 September 2016, 06:42

Maupiti to Suwarrow 4

Everything ok!

Info, UTC: 2016-09-01 06:42, Local timezone: UTC-10, Speed: 3.5 knots, Heading: 306

Wednesday 31 August 2016, 05:16

Maupiti to Suwarrow 3

Everything ok!

Info, UTC: 2016-08-31 05:16, Local timezone: UTC-10, Speed: 5.4 knots, Heading: 265

Tuesday 30 August 2016, 05:09

Maupiti to Suwarrow 2

Everything ok!

Info, UTC: 2016-08-30 05:09, Local timezone: UTC-10, Speed: 5.0 knots, Heading: 286

Monday 29 August 2016, 05:18

Maupiti to Suwarrow 1

Everything ok!

Info, UTC: 2016-08-29 05:18, Local timezone: UTC-10, Speed: 4.2 knots, Heading: 294

Friday 19 August 2016, 11:38

Maupiti

Everything ok!

Info, UTC: 2016-08-19 11:38, Local timezone: UTC-10, Speed: 0.1 knots, Heading: 226

Wednesday 17 August 2016, 20:16

Bora Bora

Everything ok!

Info, UTC: 2016-08-17 20:16, Local timezone: UTC-10, Speed: 0.0 knots, Heading: 184

Saturday 13 August 2016, 17:13

Raiatea

Everything ok!

Info, UTC: 2016-08-13 17:13, Local timezone: UTC-10, Speed: 0.0 knots, Heading: 029

Monday 8 August 2016, 18:46

Huahine

Just arrived after an overnighter from Moorea to Huahine!

Info, UTC: 2016-08-08 18:46, Local timezone: UTC-10, Speed: 0.0 knots, Heading: 004

Sunday 7 August 2016, 04:44

Moorea

Everything ok! Check the Dutch part of our website for more information.

Info, UTC: 2016-08-07 04:44, Local timezone: UTC-10, Speed: 0.0 knots, Heading: 332

Wednesday 3 August 2016, 05:06

Moorea

Everything ok!

Info, UTC: 2016-08-03 05:06, Local timezone: UTC-10, Speed: 0.0 knots, Heading: 193

Tuesday 2 August 2016

Tuamotu - Spectacular group of atols › Blog › Tuamotu
This is just a notice to tell you that we have posted a new blog on the Dutch language section of this website. Unfortunately, we currently lack the time to maintain this site in two languages. However, the pictures give you an idea what we are doing and worth seeing alone. The text you might run in a translation program if you are really curious about what we are writing. ;-)

Friday 29 July 2016

Tiller pilot booster
Tiller pilot booster - How to boost a weak tiller pilot › Articles › Propulsion › Tiller pilot booster
Omweg has no steering wheel but a conventional tiller. We need self steering, but tiller pilots are designed with much lighter ships in mind and wear out very quickly with our usage. Here is how we solved it.

Tuesday 12 July 2016, 04:56

On our way to Tahiti

Everything ok!

Info, UTC: 2016-07-12 04:56, Local timezone: UTC-10, Speed: 5.2 knots, Heading: 256

Friday 8 July 2016, 05:00

Fakarava

Everything ok!

Info, UTC: 2016-07-08 05:00, Local timezone: UTC-10, Speed: 0.0 knots, Heading: 319

Thursday 7 July 2016, 05:32

On our way to Fakarava

Everything ok!

Info, UTC: 2016-07-07 05:32, Local timezone: UTC-10, Speed: 3.9 knots, Heading: 266

Monday 4 July 2016, 16:40

Makemo

Everything ok!

Info, UTC: 2016-07-04 16:40, Local timezone: UTC-10, Speed: 0.0 knots, Heading: 237

Sunday 26 June 2016, 05:13

Makemo

Everything ok!

Info, UTC: 2016-06-26 05:13, Local timezone: UTC-10, Speed: 0.0 knots, Heading: 177

Saturday 25 June 2016, 04:58

En route to Makemo

Everything ok!

Info, UTC: 2016-06-25 04:58, Local timezone: UTC-10, Speed: 5.6 knots, Heading: 250

Saturday 18 June 2016, 05:02

Toamotu

Everything ok! Arrived at Raroia.

Info, UTC: 2016-06-18 05:02, Local timezone: UTC-10, Speed: 0.1 knots, Heading: 032

Friday 17 June 2016, 05:32

Marquesas to Toamotu 4

Everything ok!

Info, UTC: 2016-06-17 05:32, Local timezone: UTC-10, Speed: 4.8 knots, Heading: 190

Thursday 16 June 2016, 04:50

Marquesas to Toamotu 3

Everything ok!

Info, UTC: 2016-06-16 04:50, Local timezone: UTC-10, Speed: 4.2 knots, Heading: 210

Wednesday 15 June 2016, 04:47

Marquesas to Toamotu 2

Everything ok!

Info, UTC: 2016-06-15 04:47, Local timezone: UTC-10, Speed: 4.6 knots, Heading: 203

Tuesday 14 June 2016, 04:47

Marquesas to Toamotu 1

Everything ok!

Info, UTC: 2016-06-14 04:47, Local timezone: UTC-10, Speed: 4.5 knots, Heading: 194

Thursday 2 June 2016, 06:49

Ua Huka

Visiting Ua Huka

Info, UTC: 2016-06-02 06:49, Local timezone: UTC-9, Speed: 0.0 knots, Heading: 265

Friday 27 May 2016, 05:08

Arrival Fatu Hiva

Everything ok, very nice sailing yesterday and it's a spectacular bay!

Info, UTC: 2016-05-27 05:08, Local timezone: UTC-9, Speed: 0.0 knots, Heading: 263

Wednesday 25 May 2016, 14:56

Marquesas, May 25

Under way to Fatu Hiva! We just left Tahuata. We didn't find internet so internet wise it's no paradise (although that has advantages too!) but the landscape, people and fruits totally make it a paradise!

Info, UTC: 2016-05-25 14:56, Local timezone: UTC-9, Speed: 5.0 knots, Heading: 137

Monday 16 May 2016, 15:04

Everything OK, but no internet

Everything ok!

Info, UTC: 2016-05-16 15:04, Local timezone: UTC-9, Speed: 0.0 knots, Heading: 085

Thursday 12 May 2016, 07:09

Pacific Passage day 26

Everything ok, arrived at the Marquesas!

Info, UTC: 2016-05-12 07:09, Local timezone: UTC-9, Speed: 0.0 knots, Heading: 339

Wednesday 11 May 2016, 07:17

Pacific Passage day 25

Almost there!

Info, UTC: 2016-05-11 07:17, Local timezone: UTC-9, Speed: 5.4 knots, Heading: 283

Tuesday 10 May 2016, 06:11

Pacific Passage day 24

Everything ok!

Info, UTC: 2016-05-10 06:11, Local timezone: UTC-9, Speed: 5.7 knots, Heading: 260

Monday 9 May 2016, 05:07

Pacific Passage day 23

Everything ok!

Info, UTC: 2016-05-09 05:07, Local timezone: UTC-9, Speed: 4.4 knots, Heading: 260

Sunday 8 May 2016, 04:35

Pacific Passage day 22

Everything ok!

Info, UTC: 2016-05-08 04:35, Local timezone: UTC-8, Speed: 5.6 knots, Heading: 260

Saturday 7 May 2016, 05:00

Pacific Passage day 21

Everything ok!

Info, UTC: 2016-05-07 05:00, Local timezone: UTC-8, Speed: 5.2 knots, Heading: 263

Friday 6 May 2016, 05:55

Pacific Passage day 20

Everything ok!

Info, UTC: 2016-05-06 05:55, Local timezone: UTC-8, Speed: 3.6 knots, Heading: 268

Thursday 5 May 2016, 04:38

Pacific Passage day 19

Everything ok!

Info, UTC: 2016-05-05 04:38, Local timezone: UTC-8, Speed: 4.6 knots, Heading: 243

Wednesday 4 May 2016, 04:19

Pacific Passage day 18

Everything ok!

Info, UTC: 2016-05-04 04:19, Local timezone: UTC-8, Speed: 4.7 knots, Heading: 248

Tuesday 3 May 2016, 04:53

Pacific Passage day 17

Everything ok!

Info, UTC: 2016-05-03 04:53, Local timezone: UTC-8, Speed: 4.2 knots, Heading: 278

Monday 2 May 2016, 04:46

Pacific Passage day 16

Everything ok! Still no wind!

Info, UTC: 2016-05-02 04:46, Local timezone: UTC-8, Speed: 3.0 knots, Heading: 283

Sunday 1 May 2016, 01:43

Pacific Passage day 15

Everything ok! But no wind...

Info, UTC: 2016-05-01 01:43, Local timezone: UTC-8, Speed: 2.7 knots, Heading: 295

Saturday 30 April 2016, 05:14

Pacific Passage day 14

Everything ok!

Info, UTC: 2016-04-30 05:14, Local timezone: UTC-8, Speed: 4.2 knots, Heading: 255

Thursday 28 April 2016, 02:42

Pacific Passage day 12

Everything ok!

Info, UTC: 2016-04-28 02:42, Local timezone: UTC-8, Speed: 5.4 knots, Heading: 260

Wednesday 27 April 2016, 03:57

Pacific Passage day 11

Everything ok! We're halfway now!

Info, UTC: 2016-04-27 03:57, Local timezone: UTC-8, Speed: 6.5 knots, Heading: 257

Tuesday 26 April 2016, 02:40

Pacific Passage day 10

Everything ok!

Info, UTC: 2016-04-26 02:40, Local timezone: UTC-7, Speed: 6.0 knots, Heading: 261

Sunday 24 April 2016, 20:29

Pacific Passage day 9

Everything ok! We could use a bit more wind!

Info, UTC: 2016-04-24 20:29, Local timezone: UTC-7, Speed: 5.4 knots, Heading: 261

Sunday 24 April 2016, 05:18

Pacific Passage day 8

Everything ok!

Info, UTC: 2016-04-24 05:18, Local timezone: UTC-7, Speed: 6.0 knots, Heading: 257

Saturday 23 April 2016, 01:29

Pacific Passage day 7

Everything ok! See Dutch version for more details.

Info, UTC: 2016-04-23 01:29, Local timezone: UTC-7, Speed: 6.2 knots, Heading: 250

Friday 22 April 2016, 02:49

Pacific Passage day 6

Everything ok!

Info, UTC: 2016-04-22 02:49, Local timezone: UTC-7, Speed: 6.4 knots, Heading: 261

Thursday 21 April 2016, 01:38

Pacific Passage day 5

Everything ok, 170nm per day!

Info, UTC: 2016-04-21 01:38, Local timezone: UTC-7, Speed: 6.0 knots, Heading: 251

Wednesday 20 April 2016, 02:13

Pacific Passage day 4

We found the trade winds! Doing 7 knots *on average*!

Info, UTC: 2016-04-20 02:13, Local timezone: UTC-6, Speed: 7.7 knots, Heading: 246

Tuesday 19 April 2016, 01:17

Pacific Passage day 3

Everything ok!

Info, UTC: 2016-04-19 01:17, Local timezone: UTC-6, Speed: 6.5 knots, Heading: 244

Monday 18 April 2016, 02:25

Pacific Passage day 2

Everything ok! 10 knots of wind from abeam, together with current good for 6 knots.

Info, UTC: 2016-04-18 02:25, Local timezone: UTC-6, Speed: 5.7 knots, Heading: 246

Sunday 17 April 2016, 01:30

Pacific Passage day 1

En route to the Marquesas (or Gambier, depending on wind)! 3000nm to go! We had a great party at Catamaran Ta-B yesterday evening, 25 guests! Most of them departing monday to the Marquesas as well, so we will sail more or less together. Everyone has SSB so we will stay in touch. Got lots of vegetables from the other cruisers, thanks!

Info, UTC: 2016-04-17 01:30, Local timezone: UTC-6, Speed: 3.9 knots, Heading: 218

Friday 15 April 2016, 22:42

Bureaucratic issues

We are not welcome here! We're missing an autografo which we should be able to arrange here according to various sources, but apparently this is no longer possible. No we can't fix it, no we are not allowed to refuel or buy vegetables. Under military escort back to the boat. They are now watching us with binocculars to check that we don't go on land according to other boaters here. To annoy them we raised the pirates flag. Tomorrow morning a forced leave to the Marquesas.

Info, UTC: 2016-04-15 22:42, Local timezone: UTC-6, Speed: 0.0 knots, Heading: 258

Friday 15 April 2016, 01:56

Passage to the Galapagos day 11

We are sailing between the Galapagos islands! We are heading to Isla Isabella.

Info, UTC: 2016-04-15 01:56, Local timezone: UTC-6, Speed: 5.2 knots, Heading: 247

Thursday 14 April 2016, 02:02

Passage to the Galapagos day 10

It became autumn today! We crossed the equator and are now on the southern half of the globe. We will skip summer this year but I don't think we will regret it.

Info, UTC: 2016-04-14 02:02, Local timezone: UTC-6, Speed: 2.9 knots, Heading: 247

Tuesday 12 April 2016, 23:37

Passage to the Galapagos day 8

Everything ok! See Dutch comment.

Info, UTC: 2016-04-12 23:37, Local timezone: UTC-6, Speed: 3.9 knots, Heading: 239

Monday 11 April 2016, 17:29

Passage to the Galapagos day 7

Everything ok! See Dutch side :-)

Info, UTC: 2016-04-11 17:29, Local timezone: UTC-6, Speed: 6.7 knots, Heading: 240

lona Kooistra

Monday 11 April 2016, 01:31

Passage to the Galapagos day 6

Everything ok!

Info, UTC: 2016-04-11 01:31, Local timezone: UTC-6, Speed: 3.5 knots, Heading: 173

Sunday 10 April 2016, 02:14

Passage to the Galapagos day 5

Everything ok! Still in general not much wind. Went swimming in the Pacific.

Info, UTC: 2016-04-10 02:14, Local timezone: UTC-6, Speed: 3.8 knots, Heading: 225

Saturday 9 April 2016, 03:01

Passage to the Galapagos day 4

Everything ok! Not much wind...

Info, UTC: 2016-04-09 03:01, Local timezone: UTC-6, Speed: 2.9 knots, Heading: 205

Friday 8 April 2016, 11:58

Passage to the Galapagos day 3

We had no wind tonight. Calm sea, no moon. Algae very sensitive for movement and waiting for a reason to go off. And then a group of dolphins appeared and caused a spectaculair light show!

Info, UTC: 2016-04-08 11:58, Local timezone: UTC-5, Speed: 5.6 knots, Heading: 238

Thursday 7 April 2016, 11:49

Passage to the Galapagos day 2

In just two days we've seen all variations: from a sea flat as a mirror to a wild water attraction, from 30 knots of wind to no wind at all!

Info, UTC: 2016-04-07 11:49, Local timezone: UTC-5, Speed: 3.7 knots, Heading: 235

Wednesday 6 April 2016, 15:30

Passage to the Galapagos day 1

Rough conditions near Punta Mala. Strong current of 3 knots but against tide. Favorable wind.

Info, UTC: 2016-04-06 15:30, Local timezone: UTC-5, Speed: 6.2 knots, Heading: 195

Monday 4 April 2016, 13:36

Las Perlas

Just a small pause at the Las Perlas islands. Prettier than the Panama city anchorages.

Info, UTC: 2016-04-04 13:36, Local timezone: UTC-5, Speed: 0.0 knots, Heading: 203

Saturday 26 March 2016, 12:14

The rear side of the world

Just passed the Panama canal to arrive in the Pacific.

Info, UTC: 2016-03-26 12:14, Local timezone: UTC-5, Heading: 242

Tuesday 22 March 2016, 12:41

Rio Chagres

Thursday transit through the Panama channel! Now in a better place to wait it out: The river Rio Chagres. We are suddenly in a tropical forest. Sounds of tropical birds, monkeys, etc. Just besides Omweg a tribe or spider monkeys, alligators around the boat.

Info, UTC: 2016-03-22 12:41, Local timezone: UTC-5, Heading: 354

Saturday 19 March 2016, 12:38

Colon

We are in Colon, at the entrance of the Panama-channel!

Info, UTC: 2016-03-19 12:38, Local timezone: UTC-5, Heading: 286

Thursday 17 March 2016, 23:21

Isla Linton

We left Kuna Yala, we are now anchored at Isla Linton, just in front of an abandoned house which has been taken over by monkeys.

Info, UTC: 2016-03-17 23:21, Local timezone: UTC-5, Heading: 271

Thursday 17 March 2016, 05:19

Porvenir

Finally checked in. Had a nice evening with some Norwegian friends in a Kuna village!

Info, UTC: 2016-03-17 05:19, Local timezone: UTC-5, Heading: 102

Wednesday 16 March 2016, 15:13

Salardup

Spotted a shark while snorkling! The shark was not interested in us, but one of its Remora fish thought we would be a better host and we had a hard time convincing that creature not to attach itself to us!

Info, UTC: 2016-03-16 15:13:03, Local timezone: UTC-5

Sunday 13 March 2016

Buporgana

An island just for the two of us. With a beautiful reef around it!

Friday 11 March 2016

Green island

Yet another beautiful island.

Info, UTC: 2016-03-11, Local timezone: UTC-5

Thursday 10 March 2016

Olosicuidup

Yet another island which is even prettier than its name!

Info, UTC: 2016-03-10, Local timezone: UTC-5

Sunday 6 March 2016

Quinquindup

We now have a private anchorage in front of the uninhabited island Quinquindup. Tonight we are going to bake a pizza under s palm tree on the white beach!

Info, UTC: 2016-03-06, Local timezone: UTC-5

Friday 4 March 2016, 18:00

Arrived on San Blas

We have arrived on the Holandes Cays. Very beautiful with white beaches, palm trees, cristal clear water. But no internet and mobile coverage.

Info, UTC: 2016-03-04, Local timezone: UTC-5

Friday 4 March 2016, 07:44

Bonaire to San Blas, day 6

It was a great passage. Within a few hours we will enter the Holandes Cays.

Info, UTC: 2016-03-04, Local timezone: UTC-5

Thursday 3 March 2016, 08:17

Bonaire to San Blas, day 5

Everything still ok. We're almost there!

Info, UTC: 2016-03-03, Local timezone: UTC-5

Wednesday 2 March 2016, 08:21

Bonaire to San Blas, day 4

Still very windy. We got to slow down to arrive in the morning.

Info, UTC: 2016-03-02, Local timezone: UTC-5

Tuesday 1 March 2016, 08:18

Bonaire to San Blas, day 3

Still making steady progres, weather looks good. We avoided a low pressure area with crazy winds.

Info, UTC: 2016-03-01, Local timezone: UTC-5

Monday 29 February 2016, 08:52

Bonaire to San Blas, day 2

Nice amount of wind, progressing well under only (partly rolled in) roller furling.

Info, UTC: 2016-02-29, Local timezone: UTC-5, Speed: 6.5 knots, Heading: 278

Sunday 28 February 2016, 07:06

Bonaire to San Blas, day 1

Lots of wind, progressing fast. Clock advanced one hour.

Info, UTC: 2016-02-28, Local timezone: UTC-5, Speed: 6.5 knots, Heading: 336

Thursday 10 December 2015

Atlantic crossing, morning day 18

We're almost there!! 17 days and a few hours for this Atlantic crossing. Almost 2200nm sailed! The critical point begins now

Info, UTC: 2015-12-10, Local timezone: UTC-4, Speed: 55 knots, Heading: 266

Wednesday 9 December 2015, 07:45

Atlantic crossing, day 17

Today Dutch lessons again :-D

Info, UTC: 2015-12-09 07:45, Local timezone: UTC-4, Speed: 52 knots, Heading: 270

Tuesday 8 December 2015, 07:45

Atlantic crossing, day 16

263nm to go. With our currend speed of about 5.3kts we are right on target to arrive during the morning at Union Island. Everything fine. Nice sunny quiet weather.

Info, UTC: 2015-12-08 07:45, Local timezone: UTC-4, Speed: 52 knots, Heading: 265

Monday 7 December 2015, 07:45

Atlantic crossing, day 15

108nm sailed. Everything fine. Nice sunny quiet weather.

Info, UTC: 2015-12-07 07:45, Local timezone: UTC-4, Speed: 45 knots, Heading: 250

Sunday 6 December 2015, 07:45

Atlantic crossing, day 14

We aim to arrive on Union Island at Thursday morning. We need to slow down a bit. 128nm sailed, 492 to go.

Info, UTC: 2015-12-06 07:45, Local timezone: UTC-4, Speed: 55 knots, Heading: 260

Saturday 5 December 2015, 07:45

Atlantic crossing, day 13

133 nm sailed. Try to read the Dutch part :-)

Info, UTC: 2015-12-05 07:45, Local timezone: UTC-3, Speed: 61 knots, Heading: 270

Friday 4 December 2015, 07:45

Atlantic crossing, day 12

133 nm sailed. Try to read the Dutch part :-)

Info, UTC: 2015-12-04 07:45, Local timezone: UTC-3, Speed: 50 knots, Heading: 245

Thursday 3 December 2015, 07:45

Atlantic crossing, day 11

140 nm sailed. Try to read the Dutch part :-)

Info, UTC: 2015-12-03 07:45, Local timezone: UTC-3, Speed: 65 knots, Heading: 265

Wednesday 2 December 2015, 07:45

Atlantic crossing, day 10

137 nm sailed. Try to read the Dutch part :-)

Info, UTC: 2015-12-02 07:45, Local timezone: UTC-3, Speed: 63 knots, Heading: 255

Tuesday 1 December 2015, 07:45

Atlantic crossing, day 8

129 nm sailed. Everything fine but it's annoying that the wind speed is very instable. Our destination is again a bit further: Union Island and today we will be half way :-)

Info, UTC: 2015-12-01 07:45, Local timezone: UTC-3, Speed: 67 knots, Heading: 260

Monday 30 November 2015, 07:45

Atlantic crossing, day 8

One week underway. 133nm sailed.

Info, UTC: 2015-11-30 07:45, Local timezone: UTC-3, Speed: 55 knots, Heading: 264

Sunday 29 November 2015, 07:45

Atlantic crossing, day 7

132nm sailed. Yesterday was difficult sailing with winds that were constantly changing in speed. After 17UTC everything got better. Weather has been utterly pleasant since departure: 25 degrees Celcius at night and 30 during the day. We can't believe it's almost december. Passed another 15 degrees so we set the clock again one hour back.

Info, UTC: 2015-11-29 07:45, Local timezone: UTC-3, Speed: 63 knots, Heading: 270

Saturday 28 November 2015, 07:45

Atlantic crossing, day 6

We sailed another 124 miles. Almost no wind during two hours at night.

Info, UTC: 2015-11-28 07:45, Local timezone: UTC-2, Speed: 56 knots, Heading: 265

Friday 27 November 2015, 07:45

Atlantic crossing, day 5

We sailed another 128 miles. Wind decreased somewhat during the night, this morning we raised the main sail and now we are making progress again.

Info, UTC: 2015-11-27 07:45, Local timezone: UTC-2, Speed: 52 knots, Heading: 262

Thursday 26 November 2015, 07:45

Atlantic crossing, day 4

We sailed another 127 miles, but in a slightly different direction. We had some time to reconsider our schedule and wishes and we now think that skipping Suriname gives us more time for other things. We are now hading towards Grenada, which takes two more days of sailing but later saves five days. That is the nice thing with travelling by sail boat: you can adjust your plans whenever you like to.

Info, UTC: 2015-11-26 07:45, Local timezone: UTC-2, Speed: 52 knots, Heading: 260

Wednesday 25 November 2015, 07:45

Atlantic crossing, day 3

Got more wind, 129 nm sailed in one day.

Info, UTC: 2015-11-25 07:45, Local timezone: UTC-2, Speed: 56 knots, Heading: 235

Tuesday 24 November 2015, 07:45

Atlantic crossing, day 2

114 nm sailed, clock adjusted to utc -2.

Info, UTC: 2015-11-24 07:45, Local timezone: UTC-2, Speed: 59 knots, Heading: 265

Monday 23 November 2015, 08:25

Atlantic crossing, day 1

Just raised the anchor, now motoring to get out of the wind shade of Santo Antao

Info, UTC: 2015-11-23 08:25, Local timezone: UTC-1, Speed: 42 knots, Heading: 249

Saturday 31 October 2015, 10:10

Crossing to Cabo Verdes, day 6

Lots of flying fish.

Info, UTC: 2015-10-31 10:10, Local timezone: UTC-1, Speed: 50 knots, Heading: 232

Friday 30 October 2015, 10:00

Crossing to Cabo Verdes, day 5

Everything ok. Frans caught a tuna.

Info, UTC: 2015-10-29 10:00, Speed: 50 knots, Heading: 220

Thursday 29 October 2015, 10:00

Crossing to Cabo Verdes, day 4

Today was a gift: we had a nice ocean swell; high but slow and nicely from one direction, just as if the strict teacher of these little children had appeared and nobody dared to make a chaos anymore. We let the parasailor do its job this night because there was no indication at all that the wind would increase. Imagine this: full moon, clear sky full of stars, nice gentle motions and the parasailor quietly pulling our ship to the direction we want to go whilst every now and then there are glittering dolphins swimming next to the boat. This is how it was, absolutely fabulous! In the afternoon we pulled the parasailor down because the wind increased and was predicted to increase more and we did not want to take a risk with this giant 104 square meter sail!

Info, UTC: 2015-10-29 10:00, Speed: 55 knots, Heading: 199

Wednesday 28 October 2015, 16:18

Crossing to Cabo Verdes, day 3

I am late writing this report, too busy! Haha, no, just enjoying the sailing too much. Although the night before day three was actually not pleasant at all. The wind died on us, we were rolling heavily from one side to the other and we felt like a little duck in a giant bathtub messed up by a group of laughing little children. The next morning we were still rolling and we decided to put up our never used parasailor. And it was fantastic! It needs very little wind to keep our speed at or over 4 knots. We got a big dolphin show and we saw a turtle and were lucky to get him or her on a picture too! We were wondering why this cute turtle was drifting all alone on the open ocean but hey, maybe this smart animal was thinking the same about us; we didn't see any other ship since the day we left!

Info, UTC: 2015-10-28 16:18, Local timezone: UTC-1, Speed: 60 knots, Heading: 190

Tuesday 27 October 2015, 08:00

Crossing to Cabo Verdes Day 2

Not so much wind, so we are progressing slowly. Full moon, so at night we enjoy the same view as during the day: wherever we look only deep blue water. We are taking turns for sleeping, day and night, without schedule, just how we feel. Time and space are fading. We have adjusted the clock to UTC-1 but it feels irrelevant.

Info, UTC: 2015-10-26 08:00, Local timezone: UTC-1, Speed: 4 knots, Heading: 240

Monday 26 October 2015, 09:35

Crossing to Cabo Verdes

"Are you too running out of jobs to do?" asks our neighbour Ed. "Actually yes" Frans tells him, surprised himself that indeed after one and a half day of hard work, we have completed all the jobs we wanted to have done before we would set course to the Cabo Verdes. We really had a nice time on La Gomera and El Hierro but more about this later! At this moment there is a suitable weather window and we are eager to sail to our next destination. At 10:10 we leave the dock and raise the sails. Two other ships leave at the same time to set course to the south. We enjoy being on the ocean a lot and we will try to send an update daily.

Info, UTC: 2015-10-26 09:35, Speed: 40 knots, Heading: 215

Friday 27 February 2015

Light control
Light control - Computer controlled illumination › Articles › Electronics › Light control
A small poststamp computer of 2 Euro's can be used to activate the ships illumination (like anchor light) between sunset and sunrise automatically, to monitor the lamps for correct operation, and to adjust the backlight illumination of the switch panel to the ambient light. Description of a small nice Do It Yourself project!

Sunday 22 February 2015

Prop shaft brake
Prop shaft brake - Why and how? › Articles › Propulsion › Prop shaft brake
We have created a computer controlled prop shaft brake out of affordable materials. In this article more about the why and how. For do-it-yourselfers we have added the schematic diagram and computer code.

Friday 6 February 2015

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Wednesday 10 December 2014

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Sunday 1 June 2014

How it all started
How it all started - Why, when, and how? › Blog › How it all started

How and why we decided, without considerable experience, to travel around the world in a sailing yacht. How we got the idea, took the decision, how we prepared, and how we bought a sailing yacht.

Passage to Azores 8

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Info, UTC: 2017-06-01 24:35, Local timezone: UTC+4, Speed: 6.3 knots, Heading: 069


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