Becalmed, Video

April 25, 2019

Day 202

Noon Position: 0 14S  30 22W

Course(t)/Speed(kts): WxN 3

Wind(t/tws): N 3 – 4

Sea(t/ft): Rollers coming in from all around

Sky: Squalls, huge, with rain but not much wind

10ths Cloud Cover: 10

Bar(mb): 1015

Cabin Temp(f): 84

Water Temp(f): 87 (odd inversion re above)

Relative Humidity(%): 73

Sail: Big genoa and main. Spinnaker up for a time before noon.

Noon-to-Noon Miles Made Good (nm): 39

Miles since departure: 27,401

Avg. Miles/Day: 136

Leg North Miles: 4,451

Leg North Days: 36

Avg. Miles/Day: 124

Becalmed overnight. And, as I type it’s two hours after dark and sails are down again. Wind showed promise during the day, but that was all it showed. We’ve made good fourteen miles in the last eight hours.

You are likely looking at the tracker and wondering–and yes, my forecast also shows a lovely wind from NNE at 10 – 15 in this sector. Sorry folks, that wind does not exist here. In fact, no wind of greater than 3 knots has existed here in memory.

I could go on…

But instead, a video from this morning with some images of what it is to be becalmed…

6 Comments on “Becalmed, Video

  1. John Martin and I are sitting at the airport in Washington DC watching your video. It made our day. Go Randall! Mike

  2. It might be a good time to fire up the iron Jenny and blow through the calms …

  3. Time to hoist the code zero! Beautiful video and thanks so much for sharing more video. Strange about the stationary squalls Normally those black walls are a welcome site, and simultaneous full panic. Celebrate the coming squall and then fire drill pull down the 1/2 ounce before it gets shredded 🙂

  4. Beautiful video. Thanks for letting us see what it is like .

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