Saturday, October 30, 2010

Bilan de la premiere etape


On a plus navigue durant les 25 derniers jours que dans les 6 dernieres annees...

On a perdu une manivelle de winch, ca flotte toujours pas tres longtemps.
Plusieurs periodes se distinguent dans cette etape:
- SF au tropique
- Du tropique a l'ITCZ
- De l'ITCZ a l'equateur
- De l'equateur a Nuku-Hiva

Energie
- Le frigo consomme en fonction de la temperature exterieure..., et on n'est pas en Alaska. Du coup il tournerait en permanence si on n'y mettait pas le hola. Quand il est arrete, le panneau solaire et l'eolienne suffisent a nos besoins en energie (essentiellement le pilote, la radio, et l'osmoseur). Mais encore une fois, il y a mieux a faire en ce qui concerne la refrigeration.

Comportement du bateau, equilibre sous voiles
- C'est vraiment un bateau agreable. Pour le faire taper, il faut vraiment y aller. Et il y a rarement de l'eau dans le cockpit.
- Ca ne sert vraiment a rien de le surtoiler, c'est ca les bateaux lourds.
- Au pres, il faut garder l'artimon le plus longtemps possible, quitte a affaler la grand voile, et a ne garder que l'artimon.

On a porte quasiment tout le temps le yankee et la trinquette. Le genois est reste dans son sac, et ne nous a guere manque.

Prevision, etc.
- En zone tropicale, sur le livre de bord, les colonnes visi, baro et nuages ne servent quasiment a rien.
- Les GRIBs sont peu fiables - trop vagues - dans cette meme region.

On a du faire des trucs dans des conditions ou on n'aurait pas sciemment mis le bateau (genre plusieurs jours au pres dans 30 noeuds d'alize).
On en tire une confiance accrue dans ses capacites, plus on navigue avec et plus on aime ce bateau, et c'est tant mieux.

La peche, on n'a mange que des poissons volants ramasses sur le pont, on doit pouvoir mieux faire!


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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Nuku-Hiva

After 25 days at sea, we arrived this morning in Nuku-Hiva, we were actually early, we tacked in front of the Taio Hae Bay waiting for daylight to enter this unknown place. We dropped the anchor in 40 feet of water. This place is just gorgeous.

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Apres 25 jours de mer, on est arrivé ce matin a Nuku-Hiva, on était en fait en avance, on a tiré des bords devant la Baie de Taio Hae en attendant le jour pour entrer dans cet endroit inconnu. On a mouillé par 12 metres de fond. La Baie est superbe.

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Land ho!/Terre!

We've seen the land tonight at 6:40pm (PDT). Nuku-Hiva and Ua Huka.
We're approaching Nuku-Hiva, but the wind shifted North East, and dropped.
We still believe we can make landfall by tomorrow...

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On a vu la terre ce soir a 18:40 (PDT). Nuku-Hiva et Ua Huka.
On approche de Nuku-Hiva, mais le vent est passe Nord-Est, et a molli.
On pense quand meme pouvoir atterrir demain dans la journee...

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Current with us/Le courant est avec nous

We are doing more than 120 miles per day on the water, and more than 150 on the ground.
The south equatorial current is with us!

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On fait plus de 120 milles par jour sur l'eau, et plus de 150 sur le fond.
Le courant sud equatorial est avec nous!

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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Progressing

Progressing, beam reaching...

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Ca progresse, au travers...

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From fall to spring/De l'automne au printemps

We've crossed the Line just before sun rise, at 13:52 UT.
For lunch we've opened the bottle of wine presented by Michel for the occasion, 2003 Saint Estephe, south is good!
The previous night, 6 flying fish landed on the deck. They ended up in the frying pan, Even Brendan would have loved it!

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On a franchi l'Equateur juste avant le lever du soleil, a 13:52 UT.
Pour dejeuner, on a ouvert la bouteille de vin offerte par Michel, un Saint Estephe 2003, c'est bien le sud!
La nuit d'avant 6 poissons volants ont atterri sur le pont. Ils ont fini dans la poele, meme Brendan aurait aime ca!

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Friday, October 22, 2010

Dummy day/Un jour pour rien

We did not make much progress yesterday with this current.
It's now weaker, and we resumed our progression.

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On n'a guere fait de progress hier, a cause de ce courant.
Il est maintenant plus faible, et on a repris notre progression.

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

En route

Very slow day today...
Plus some current - probably wind generated - against us.
Connection is bad. Do not be surprised not to find new posts...

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Journee calme aujourd'hui.
Et du courant - probablement genere par le vent - contre nous.
La connection est mauvaise, ne soyez pas surpris si vous ne voyez pas de nouveaux messages.

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Fishing/En peche

We caught this morning a beautiful mahi-mahi, but that one managed to get off the hook when I was about to pull it into the cockpit. Ah shit!
We put the line back in the water, but at night, the leurre was gone... We must have caught something with teeth.
After that - at night - the wind picked up. We are heading against a force 5 to 6. Welcome to the trade wind.

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On a attrape ce matin un mahi-mahi magnifique, mais ce couillon a trouve moyen de se decrocher juste avant que je le ramene dans le cockpit. Ah merde!
On a remis la ligne a l'eau, mais le soir, le leurre etait parti. On a du attraper un truc avec des dents.
Ensuite - la nuit - le vent est monte. On est maintenant au pres contre un bon focr 5 a 6. Bienvenue dans l'alize!

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Monday, October 18, 2010

British Trade Wind

We had a good night, bouncing from squall to squall.
But no sun this morning, clouds all over the place, plus some rain.
Very British, indeed.

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On a passe une bonne nuit, a rebondir de grain en grain.
Mais ce matin, pas de soleil, que des nuages, et de la pluie.
C'est tres anglais.

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Sunday, October 17, 2010

At last!/Enfin!

The ITCZ is behind us! That's the good news. The other news is that we are heading in 30 knots of wind. We've put the dodger on, to keep the crew happy :)
Anyway, last night was a real big mess.

http://donpedro.lediouris.net/voyage/locator/locator.html?latitude=8.574833333333334&longitude=-131.05433333333335&scale=5&currentdate=17%20Oct%202010%2C%2009%3A12%20PDT%20%28GMT%20-0700%29%3Cbr%3EHDG%3A243%2C%20Speed%3A02.32%20kts%3Cbr%3EDoldrums

Le front inter tropical est derriere nous! Ca c'est la bonne nouvelle, l'autre nouvelle, c'est qu'on est au pres dans 30 noeuds de vent. On a mis le dodger, pour que l'equipage soit content :o)
N'empeche, la nuit derniere etait un vrai bordel.

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Saturday, October 16, 2010

ITCZ again

Forgot the position in previous post

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Oublie la position dans le message precedent.

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ITCZ

The Inter Tropical Convergence Zone front is moving south as we are approaching it...

Le front de convergence inter-tropical se deplace vers le sud au fur et a mesure qu'on s'en approche...

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Friday, October 15, 2010

Rodeo

What a night! Rodeo from squall to squall all night long, non stop.
We were carrying yankee, staysail, and two reefs in the main.
Rarely under 6 knots, very often above 7.
Did not sleep.

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Quelle nuit! Rodeo de grain en grain toute la nuit, sans interruption.
On portait yankee, trinquette, et deux ris dans la grand voile.
Rarement en dessous de 6 noeuds, souvent au dessus de 7.
Pas dormi.

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Doldrums/Pot au noir

We're right in it! Heavy squalls, with rain - big big rain.

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On est dedans. Des grains, avec beaucoup de pluie (des seaux, des citernes, des Canadairs).

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

In the Trade/ Dans l'alize

Yesterday was a real trade day. The wind had shifted East a bit at the end of the night, and in the morning we had all sails out, full main, full mizzen, yankee, staysail. Then it picked up and we reefed the main. Then it shifted north-east, and we dropped the mizzen. It picked up again, we put a second reef in the main. The night went like this, in a steady strong 5 to 6 beaufort. And the was the first night without the foulies. This morining, water temp is 25.6 Celcius.

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Hier, c'etait une vraie journee d'alize. Le vent avait pris un peu d'est la nuit precedente, et au matin on avait tout dessus, grand voile haute, artimon haut, yankee et trinquette. Le vent a forcit, on a pris un ris dans la grand voile. Puis il est retourne un peu au nord-est, on a affale l'artimon. Il a forcit encore, et on a pris le deuxieme ris dans la grand voile. On a passe la nuit comme ca, dans un bon force 5 a 6 etabli. Et c'etait la premiere nuit sans les cires. Ce matin, l'eau est a 26.5 Celcius.

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Monday, October 11, 2010

Nice night/Jolie nuit

Finally, the clouds cleared up a bit. It looks more like Trade Winds.
The moon is now 2 days old, making it even nicer.

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Enfin, les nuages se degagent un peu. Ca a deja plus l'air de l'alize.
Et la lune qui a maintenant 2 jours rend le tableau encore plus agreable.

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Alize breton/Britain Trade Wind

We are now officially in the Trade Winds, but - apart from the temperature - it looks like some place in Brittany. Overcast sky, and choppy seas. And no flying fish. The ones we've seen the other day must have been placed there by the visitor's center...

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On est officiellement maintenant dans l'alize, mais a part la temperature, on se croirait en Bretagne. Ciel couvert, et clapot. Et pas de poissons volants. Ceux qu'on a vus l'autre jour oont du etre mis la par le syndicat d'initiatives...

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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Tropic

We crossed the tropic of Cancer this morning at about 05, as well as the 1000 miles on the ground.
We've not seen the sky during the night, cloudy all the way.

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On a franchi le tropique du Cancer ce matin vers 5 heures, en meme temps qu'on passe les 1000 milles sur le fond. On n'a pas vu le ciel de la nuit, nuageux d'un bout a l'autre.

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Tropic

We crossed the tropic of Cancer this morning at about 05, as well as the 1000 miles on the ground.
We've not seen the sky during the night, cloudy all the way.

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On a franchi le tropique du Cancer ce matin vers 5 heures, en meme temps qu'on passe les 1000 milles sur le fond. On n'a pas vu le ciel de la nuit, nuageux d'un bout a l'autre.

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Saturday, October 9, 2010

Friday, October 8, 2010

Impossible

Based on the Pilot Charts, it is impossible to have calms or south wind where we are, absolutely impossible.
But that is what we had last night, though...

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D'apres les Pilot Charts, il est impossible d'avoir du calme ou du vent de sud la ou nous sommes, categoriquement. Mais c'est pourtant bien ce qu'on a eu cette nuit.

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Thursday, October 7, 2010

One night with no wind/Une nuit sans vent

We've been stuck - almost - all night in no wind. The north wind died with the day.
We hope the the trade wind will show up soon.

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On a ete empetole toute la nuit, le vent de Nord est mort avec le jour.
On espere que l'alize va se montrer bientot.

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Flying fish/poisson volant

On a eu le premier poisson volant ce matin, il a aterri sur la figure a Corine pendant qu'elle dormait sur le pont.

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We've got our first flying fish this morning, it landed in Corine's face when she was napping on the deck.

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Windy!

Voila deux jours qu;on est dans un flux de N de 20 a 25 noeuds.
On porte yankee, trinquette et deux ris dans la grand voile.
Il y a une bonne houle d'ouest.
Tout va bien a bord!

http://donpedro.lediouris.net/voyage/locator/locator.html?latitude=31.263166666666667&longitude=-127.61283333333333&scale=5&currentdate=5%20Oct%202010%2C%2021%3A15%20PDT%20%28GMT%20-0700%29%3Cbr%3EHDG%3A192%3Cbr%3ESpeed%3A06.41%20kts%3Cbr%3E%3Cbr%3EWindy%21

We've been in the past two days in a North flow of 20 to 25 knots.
We carry yankee, staysail and two reefs in the main.
Big swell from west.
All is Ok!

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Monday, October 4, 2010

Sortis des nuages/Out of te clouds

Le ciel s'est degage cette nuit, on est en route sous yankee, trinquette et grand voile haute.
Tout le monde est en forme.

http://donpedro.lediouris.net/voyage/locator/locator.html?latitude=34.11483333333333&longitude=-125.949&scale=5&currentdate=4%20Oct%202010%2C%2014%3A52%20PDT%20%28GMT%20-0700%29%3Cbr%3EHDG%3A205%3Cbr%3ESpeed%3A06.58%20kts%3Cbr%3ETout%20le%20monde%20est%20en%20forme%2C%20one%20est%20sorti%20des%20nuages.

The sky cleared up last night, we carry yankee, staysail and full main.
Everyone is in good shape.

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Sunday, October 3, 2010

first night / premiere nuit

Tout va bien, on a eu une premiere nuit rapide, tout dessus.
Avec marsouins, baleines, et dauphins ce matin!

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All is OK, we had a first fast night, all sails out.
With porpoises, whales, and dolphins this morning!

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