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Previous Diary Entries

Date Subject Position
2017
Jul 2017
Thu 13 Jul 11:26 Lagos 37:06.00N 8:40.00W
Mon 10 Jul 05:47 nana gibralter 36:08.00N 5:21.00W
2015
Mon 20 Jul 05:09 Tallinn 59:00.00N 30:00.00E
Wed 15 Jul 05:54 gotska 58:23.89N 19:12.00E
Mon 13 Jul 09:14 Visby 59:00.00N 19:00.00E
Sun 05 Jul 06:59 rostock 54:10.00N 12:05.00E
Jun 2015
Mon 29 Jun 09:11 north german bite 53:57.00N 8:05.00E
2014
Sun 15 Jun 17:19 falmouth 50:09.25N 5:03.94W
Wed 11 Jun 15:15 Surprise Visit
Tue 10 Jun 08:04 Grey Skies 44:23.00N 17:08.00W
Mon 09 Jun 13:54 Slow News Day 43:02.00N 18:39.00W
Sun 08 Jun 19:02 The Desolate Turtle and Other Stories from the End of the Rainbow 41:17.00N 20:06.00W
Sat 07 Jun 10:36 back at sea 38:36.60N 23:02.50W
Tue 03 Jun 11:54 Gone Posh 38:39.00N 27:13.00W
May 2014
Tue 27 May 14:56 Floating Engines, Knots and Eating Butter 38:29.00N 33:14.00W
Mon 26 May 19:17 This Particular Day 38:26.00N 35:48.00W
Sun 25 May 09:47 Shift Change 38:24.75N 40:24.34W
Sat 24 May 15:45 Salty Cogs 38:31.25N 43:01.87W
Fri 23 May 18:46 Orange Turtles 38:35.14N 46:26.48W
Fri 23 May 00:38 Simon's Lay Day and the Search for Cheeki Rafiki 38:31.00N 49:05.00W
Wed 21 May 20:55 cheeki rafiki search 37:17.80N 49:38.00W
Wed 21 May 11:32 Spam and Tights (Spamdex Tights)?
Tue 20 May 21:15 search 38:45.00N 47:50.00W
Tue 20 May 16:04 The Things of the Night (or, What is the Point of Penguins)?! 34:49.00N 50:31.00W
Tue 20 May 04:00 Gertha's Multiple Tin Diet Plan 34:30.89N 51:30.29W
Mon 19 May 07:00 surfing usa 34:00.05N 53:59.32W
Sat 17 May 19:47 We're All Flotsam 32:35.00N 58:13.00W
Fri 16 May 20:06 Skipper Becoming Dog 32:16.00N 60:49.00W
Thu 15 May 17:47 only one bird 33:18.89N 63:08.80W
Wed 14 May 11:26 Goodbye Bermuda 32:22.83N 64:40.59W
Fri 09 May 17:03 scones
Thu 08 May 17:04 bouncy 29:15.50N 65:44.00W
Wed 07 May 16:47 Fishy Night! 27:00.60N 65:20.60W
Mon 05 May 14:50 a sunny day 22:48.60N 64:47.10W
Sun 04 May 14:17 sun up bimini up asym up 20:47.90N 64:53.90W
Fri 02 May 02:15 Tortola
Apr 2014
Tue 29 Apr 17:42 Carib 18:03.00N 63:35.00W
Thu 24 Apr 22:41 Antigua 17:00.00N 61:46.00W
2013
Dec 2013
Thu 05 Dec 14:30 The Final Countdown 13:56.03N 58:11.45W
Mon 02 Dec 19:03 Creeping towards a Rum Punch 15:19.00N 52:01.00W
Nov 2013
Sat 30 Nov 12:53 gertha kissed a whale 14:48.00N 47:15.00W
Fri 29 Nov 07:40 little wind 15:16.60N 44:55.40W
Tue 26 Nov 15:26 (no subject) 15:20.67N 39:51.58W
Sat 23 Nov 21:17 warm 15:18.65N 33:06.36W
Fri 22 Nov 10:16 porely comms 15:55.39N 29:29.69W
Thu 21 Nov 14:02 its warm here 16:49.98N 27:30.99W
Sat 16 Nov 15:58 (no subject) 16:53.16N 24:59.48W
Thu 14 Nov 14:15 fresh bread, broken cooker latch and wrap on duo 19:32.02N 21:23.88W
Wed 13 Nov 14:46 no aliens 21:32.20N 19:36.20W
Tue 12 Nov 17:33 sunnny 23:22.28N 17:50.74W
Mon 11 Nov 09:06 sun and wind 26:12.08N 16:08.36W
Fri 08 Nov 09:39 4 crew on board
Wed 06 Nov 12:25 Las Palmas 28:07.35N 15:25.40W
Sep 2013
Fri 20 Sep 01:53 bride groom 29:18.27N 14:43.81W
Thu 19 Sep 03:15 full mooon
Tue 17 Sep 19:27 fair saling 33:00.29N 10:19.03W
Tue 17 Sep 03:25 no wind and a few ships 33:49.68N 8:55.90W
Mon 16 Sep 02:18 lots of ships 35:31.64N 7:09.28W
Sat 14 Sep 20:42 Gertha heads south
Wed 04 Sep 07:20 Cadiz, port sherry 36:31.20N 6:11.47W
Wed 04 Sep 07:09 Gertha heads west 35:57.08N 5:20.36W
Wed 04 Sep 07:03 Cabo de Gata 36:44.42N 2:02.71W
Wed 04 Sep 06:57 Garucha 37:04.54N 1:48.45W
Wed 04 Sep 06:53 Aquilas 37:22.60N 1:30.70W
2012
Jul 2012
Tue 03 Jul 10:22 Almerimar 36:39.28N 2:49.53W
Jun 2012
Sat 30 Jun 18:07 Gibralter 36:08.95N 5:21.30W
Wed 27 Jun 14:05 Lagos 37:06.00N 8:40.00W
Sat 23 Jun 14:43 Oeiras 38:40.00N 9:19.00W
Sun 17 Jun 08:57 no wind
Sat 16 Jun 17:21 Bayona 42:07.00N 8:50.00W
Tue 12 Jun 10:54 Approaching Spain 44:06.33N 8:36.74W
Mon 11 Jun 11:55 Mid Biscay 45:51.23N 6:20.43W
Fri 08 Jun 11:50 Cameret 48:16.76N 4:35.37W
Sun 03 Jun 08:49 Post Start!
Sat 02 Jun 15:18 Pre start 50:21.80N 4:10.10W
May 2012
Wed 23 May 10:15 saturday is start day
2011
Jun 2011
Thu 30 Jun 11:29 falmouth 50:09.25N 5:03.95W
Tue 28 Jun 18:01 AZAB return Day 7 48:47.90N 8:42.74W
Mon 27 Jun 19:10 AZAB return Day 6 47:38.14N 11:59.89W
Sun 26 Jun 19:07 AZAB return Day 5 46:29.11N 15:18.80W
Sat 25 Jun 17:35 AZAB return Day 4 45:01.25N 18:01.17W
Fri 24 Jun 19:16 AZAB return Day 3 43:03.54N 20:01.59W
Thu 23 Jun 12:34 AZAB return Day 2 41:11.84N 23:36.24W
Wed 22 Jun 13:34 AZAB return Day 1 39:33.77N 26:08.21W
Tue 21 Jun 11:02 depart
Sat 18 Jun 13:01 an update on performance so far
Thu 16 Jun 21:26 AZAB Day ? 37:45.00N 25:40.00W
Mon 13 Jun 10:47 AZAB Day 9 37:57.76N 24:50.77W
Sun 12 Jun 12:44 AZAB Day 8 39:22.65N 23:54.02W
Sat 11 Jun 16:52 dancing the two step 41:00.00N 23:00.00W
Fri 10 Jun 11:40 AZAB Day 6 41:12.94N 19:39.96W
Thu 09 Jun 13:46 AZAB Day 5 42:06.89N 17:46.92W
Wed 08 Jun 14:21 AZAB Day 4 44:06.50N 16:43.52W
Tue 07 Jun 09:58 AZAB Day 3 45:39.46N 13:52.41W
Mon 06 Jun 09:18 AZAB day 2 47:24.09N 10:48.76W
Sun 05 Jun 12:12 AZAB Day 1 48:53.92N 7:45.25W
Fri 03 Jun 16:51 Pre departure
May 2011
Tue 31 May 17:56 Falmouth 50:09.87N 5:05.01W
Thu 26 May 17:58 weymouth 50:35.46N 2:27.05W
Sat 21 May 12:26 Chichester pre flight for AZAB 50:47.90N 0:49.10W
2010
Aug 2010
Thu 05 Aug 17:42 nykoping
Jun 2010
Mon 28 Jun 17:10 gotland runt 59:17.00N 18:55.00E
Sat 26 Jun 13:46 Midsummer
Sat 26 Jun 12:56 Nykoping 58:44.00N 17:01.00E
Fri 18 Jun 19:09 The canal begins 58:50.00N 13:58.00E
Wed 16 Jun 08:36 Gota river 58:11.00N 12:07.00E
Wed 16 Jun 08:30 goteborg 57:45.00N 12:00.00E
Wed 16 Jun 08:21 Marstrand 57:57.00N 11:50.00E
Wed 09 Jun 13:13 Are we nearly there yet? 57:51.00N 3:27.00E
Tue 08 Jun 10:46 time space contiuum 58:09.00N 0:52.00W
2009
Jul 2009
Wed 29 Jul 20:30 Oban
Mon 20 Jul 19:38 dunstafnage castle 56:27.00N 5:25.00W
Thu 16 Jul 16:25 Talisker 57:18.23N 6:21.50W
Mon 13 Jul 08:15 Tobermoray 57:37.22N 6:03.91W
Sat 11 Jul 07:41 56:25N 05:29W 56:25.00N 5:29.00W
Jun 2009
Sat 06 Jun 14:54 oban 56:25.00N 5:29.00W
Wed 03 Jun 19:16 Gerta makes TV 56:35.04N 5:22.78W
Tue 02 Jun 10:48 Loch Locky 56:58.21N 4:54.23W
May 2009
Sun 31 May 08:07 caladonian canal 57:29.00N 4:16.00W
Sun 24 May 11:56 57:29.73N 04:14.14W 57:29.73N 4:14.14W
Apr 2009
Wed 08 Apr 14:30 Gerthas on the road again 54:55.23N 1:21.15W
Mar 2009
Mon 23 Mar 22:31 Flushing
2008
Nov 2008
Mon 10 Nov 21:22 Winter 2008
Jul 2008
Wed 16 Jul 18:04 Home 51:57.50N 1:16.58E
Mon 14 Jul 19:28 50:47.47N 00:19.52E 50:47.47N 0:19.52E
Sun 13 Jul 18:45 Victory for Gertha 50:47.51N 1:07.02W
Tue 08 Jul 21:36 Dartmouth
Mon 07 Jul 11:37 a few figures 50:09.24N 5:03.95W
Sat 05 Jul 17:56 phew 50:09.00N 5:04.00W
Fri 04 Jul 21:13 wet and windy
Thu 03 Jul 20:37 Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz 47:58.96N 10:34.58W
Wed 02 Jul 21:08 Office is reopen 46:53.30N 13:36.95W
Tue 01 Jul 22:26 46.07.98n 16.42.63w 46:07.98N 16:42.63W
Jun 2008
Mon 30 Jun 20:07 44:55.91N 20:08.73W 44:55.91N 20:08.73W
Mon 30 Jun 12:37 weather 44:22.00N 21:12.00W
Sun 29 Jun 18:07 Surrounded 43:32.50N 23:36.01W
Sat 28 Jun 18:48 Supertramping our way across the ocean !! 42:25.35N 25:54.31W
Fri 27 Jun 19:15 breaking news
Thu 26 Jun 19:38 39:08.15N 28:00.74W 39:08.15N 28:00.74W
Tue 24 Jun 13:38 ships log star date 24062008
Mon 23 Jun 18:59 horta 38:31.95N 28:37.51W
Sun 22 Jun 20:17 Getting there 38:17.80N 31:11.09W
Sat 21 Jun 20:58 Questionable Mentally horizontal ? 37:47.35N 33:59.49W
Fri 20 Jun 19:57 37;11.23N 36;39.02W
Thu 19 Jun 20:28 35:48.55N 39:26.56W 35:48.55N 39:26.56W
Wed 18 Jun 20:54 Karma Chameleon 35:07.64N 42:26.92W
Tue 17 Jun 21:17 A state of suspicion 34:25.93N 45:27.30W
Mon 16 Jun 21:47 33:25.69N 48:12.61W 33:25.69N 48:12.61W
Sun 15 Jun 21:40 suicide fish
Sat 14 Jun 21:26 2am wake up 30:51.44N 52:54.14W
Fri 13 Jun 21:23 Hook a Duck
Fri 13 Jun 11:28 Fw: light wind 28:33.39N 56:11.61W
Thu 12 Jun 13:53 comms
Wed 11 Jun 21:20 28:38.23N 57:58.11W 28:38.23N 57:58.11W
Tue 10 Jun 21:52 Mince Mince and not a recipe in sight!!! 27:21.57N 59:47.70W
Mon 09 Jun 22:02 Up down, on off shake it all about 25:53.95N 60:38.62W
Sun 08 Jun 21:29 24:32.46N 61:27.25W 24:32.46N 61:27.25W
Sat 07 Jun 23:25 got wind? 23:00.10N 62:06.76W
Fri 06 Jun 22:23 6th June 2008 21:03.21N 63:17.48W
Thu 05 Jun 22:50 18:44.4N 64:27.4W 18:44.40N 64:27.40W
Tue 03 Jun 23:14 In the shit
Tue 03 Jun 00:20 18:27.20N 64:26.90W 18:27.20N 64:26.90W
Mon 02 Jun 13:14 18:30.0N 64.22.0W 18:30.00N 64:22.00W
Sun 01 Jun 22:27 anything i can dream up! 18:18.30N 64:22.00W
May 2008
Sat 31 May 22:45 17:39.9N 62:45.3W 17:39.90N 62:45.30W
Fri 30 May 23:22 17:04.55N 61:53.55W 17:04.55N 61:53.55W
Thu 29 May 23:04 first sail
Thu 29 May 17:27 mystery bus on tour 17:01.24N 61:46.57W
Mon 05 May 22:54 hot falmouth
Thu 01 May 22:34 jolly Harbour 17:03.92N 61:53.08W
Apr 2008
Tue 29 Apr 22:43 race 3
Mon 28 Apr 23:13 Race 2
Sun 27 Apr 21:05 Ist race 17:08.26N 61:51.94W
Fri 25 Apr 13:57 Antigua race week
Feb 2008
Sat 02 Feb 22:21 Antigua 17:00.00N 61:50.00W
Jan 2008
Mon 28 Jan 23:28 St Barts. 17:52.00N 62:56.00W
Sat 26 Jan 00:19 Norman island 18:19.00N 64:37.00W
Wed 23 Jan 00:52 americans 18:25.50N 64:39.60W
Sat 19 Jan 01:02 virgin gorda 18:27.10N 65:26.30W
Wed 16 Jan 05:19 Antigua 17:00.00N 61:50.00W
Sat 12 Jan 02:15 isles des saintes 15:53.00N 61:35.00W
Wed 09 Jan 22:51 johnny & kierra part 11 15:35.00N 61:28.00W
Mon 07 Jan 12:33 dominica 15:18.00N 61:25.00W
Thu 03 Jan 00:33 martin i que 14:28.00N 60:53.00W
Tue 01 Jan 14:13 New years day
Tue 01 Jan 14:07 Soufriere 13:50.00N 61:00.00W
Tue 01 Jan 14:04 Soufriere 13:50.00N 61:00.00W
Tue 01 Jan 13:52 Jonnny and Kierra 15:00.00N 61:10.10W
Tue 01 Jan 13:25 Mayreau 28/12/2007 12:38.50N 61:23.50W
Tue 01 Jan 13:18 Grenadine Cays 27/12/2007 12:38.01N 61:22.02W
2007
Dec 2007
Tue 25 Dec 22:18 bequia 13:00.56N 61:14.56W
Tue 25 Dec 00:03 crimbo
Sat 22 Dec 14:11 victory
Sat 15 Dec 04:00 14:04.518N 60:56.947W 14:04.52N 60:56.95W
Tue 11 Dec 18:14 15:1.7N 57:09.38W 15:01.70N 57:09.38W
Mon 10 Dec 19:08 a small chrisis 16:00.58N 54:36.98W
Sun 09 Dec 19:16 Sun again 17:00.18N 51:53.33W
Sat 08 Dec 21:43 miden
Sat 08 Dec 12:59 17:55.19N 48:28.28W 17:55.19N 48:28.28W
Tue 04 Dec 11:52 Half way on Day 10 - ARC 2007 19:56.46N 37:21.48W
Mon 03 Dec 11:41 ARC 2007 Day 8 update 21:12.33N 34:27.10W
Mon 03 Dec 11:09 21:12N 34:27W 21:12.00N 34:27.00W
Nov 2007
Fri 30 Nov 11:30 Wot no fish ? 23:34.42N 27:00.71W
Wed 28 Nov 19:48 Greetings from somewhere in the Atlantic ocean 24:55.00N 22:38.00W
Tue 27 Nov 11:45 No fish 25:41.98N 19:16.45W
Mon 26 Nov 12:44 Lumpy sea 26:30.48N 15:51.60W
Sat 24 Nov 17:43 Gertha's bottom and Andrea the fish
Sat 24 Nov 16:48 21 hours to go
Wed 21 Nov 18:45 English no good
Tue 20 Nov 17:12 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 28:07.72N 15:25.60W
Sun 18 Nov 19:55 Gran Can
Sep 2007
Thu 06 Sep 19:09 Lanzerote 28:55.02N 13:42.07W
Tue 04 Sep 15:01 Day 3 along the morocon coast 31:35.00N 12:09.00W
Mon 03 Sep 14:23 Its hot out here. 33:28.00N 10:47.00W
Sun 02 Sep 12:52 Day 2 portugal - canaries 35:13.50N 9:46.00W
Sun 02 Sep 12:52 Next Leg portugal to Canaries 36:51.60N 8:47.10W
Aug 2007
Sun 26 Aug 15:17 lagos
Jun 2007
Fri 29 Jun 21:49 Final update from Rally Portugal 37:06.56N 8:40.45W
Sun 24 Jun 19:18 Nearly there 37:57.03N 8:51.95W
Fri 22 Jun 16:13 A 1st 38:40.60N 9:19.07W
Tue 19 Jun 09:52 39:21.09N 09:22.63W 39:21.09N 9:22.63W
Sun 17 Jun 11:17 weather 40:08.83N 8:51.62W
Wed 13 Jun 17:16 41:22.29N 08:45.889W 41:22.29N 8:45.89W
Mon 11 Jun 12:10 42:07.37N 08:50.79W 42:07.37N 8:50.79W
Thu 07 Jun 12:19 42:24.94N 09:10.11W 42:24.94N 9:10.11W
Tue 05 Jun 19:19 46:10.60N 08:17.22W 46:10.60N 8:17.22W
Tue 05 Jun 11:07 47:00.32N 08:11.09W 47:00.32N 8:11.09W
Mon 04 Jun 11:27 48:55.05N 05:55.68W 48:55.05N 5:55.68W
Fri 01 Jun 11:17 Photo
May 2007
Thu 31 May 21:19 N 50 21.88 W04 09.98 50:21.88N 4:09.98W
Fri 25 May 21:39 Start