Ascension Island to the Azores Day 1 - Caduceus is on the move again

Martin and Elizabeth Bevan
Mon 20 Feb 2017 05:34

Position                    07:04.95 S 015:24.28 W

Date                          2359 (UTC) Sunday 19 February 2017

Distance run             in 15hrs 79nm over the ground, 76nm through the water

Passage total            79nm over the ground, 76nm through the water

Distance to go          3,588nm

Planned distance      Ascension to the Azores west around the high 3,666nm


After six days anchored at Ascension Island and with our genoa repaired by hand, by ourselves, we freed our anchor without problems and made our way passed the anchored supply ship, Harland Point and set a course to cross the equator 1t 00N 30W.


The supply ship Hartland Point anchored in front of Jamestown.  The cloud shrouded peak of Green Mountain and left and right two of the more recent perfect volcanic cones.


The wind shadow lasted out to 10nm and then the wind set in with just enough force to give us 5 knots under poled out genoa.  Our first leg to the equator is 795nm.


A detailed diary entry for our time on Ascension Island will be posted when we next have a decent internet connection.  This might be a little while!