Sailing East

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Presently NoWayBack is sailing East , more or less direction France in light patchy winds, about 100nm North of the Azores Islands. Looking at windyty or gribs you might wonder why I sail so close or even into the Azores High, but I received a strong wind warning. From tomorrow onwards the winds will be very strong and stronger the more North I would sail. Soon I should start to feel the first of the new weather and make progress again, and will try to stay ahead of the worst. A second Low is following and I MUST be in harbour before Monday morning otherwise I will have to ride out the storm at sea for a few days. Not something to look forward to , nearly there, a closed harbour and a lee shore! The VG and the North Atlantic don’t let me off the hook easily….

So pushing hard for an ETA Monday morning 27/2 as early as possible, about 1230nm (2200km ) to go.The coming days -and nights- will be specially tiring as the weather is getting more muscular,visibility is going down but also I am entering an area with the densest shipping in the world plus a lot of fishing activity. No radar and very limited AIS range ( the AIS masttop antenna blew away) make life all the more interesting…..Looking forward to get in.


  1. Jan van Woerkom

    Hi Pieter,
    Some bad stuff coming up, hope you don’t have to revert to Lorient like the end of your New York– Les Sables Race because Les Sables was too dangerous to enter.
    Anyway wish you safe passage through the bad weather and sea conditions ahead, we’ll keep our fingers crossed ,think of you and admire you for your perseverance and stamina!

    Yours, Jan.

  2. Jan de kock van leeuwen

    Beste Pieter,
    Zoals we makkelijk praten hebben als stuurlui aan de wal ff volhouden! In het zicht van de finish
    Het is pas gedaan als de lijn is gepaseerd, ik zou zeggen keep up the spirit and the mast! Ongelooflijk man echt ! Succes met de laatse dagen! Groet Jan

  3. Willem Houweling

    Beste Pieter, zojuist je uitgestelde aankomst vernomen. Misschien wel een juist besluit na zo’n lange inspanning. Hou alles heel en wij blijven erbij, in onze arm chairs dan wel. Succes de laatste dagen, Willem

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