Jeanne Socrates - nonstop solo RTW 2018

ProaSailor

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Jeanne is about 1,000 miles west of where I'd prefer to be right now...

Tracker: http://www.gsattrack.com/Anonymous/svnereida, Blog: https://svnereida.com/blog

Position: -16.89,-127.18, Heading: 144 degrees, Speed: 3.9 knots

https://www.windy.com/distance?-41.013,-57.920,4

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The high to her SW will move east, be centered on her great circle route by Wednesday and halfway between Easter Island and Chile by Friday.

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Ajax

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I've heard circumnavigating referred to as the sailing version of summiting Mt. Evererst.

I disagree with that analogy. I think it's more akin to summiting the world's 5 tallest peaks, all in one trip, non-stop, with no guide sherpas.

 
Jeanne is about 1,000 miles west of where I'd prefer to be right now...

Tracker: http://www.gsattrack.com/Anonymous/svnereida, Blog: https://svnereida.com/blog

Position: -16.89,-127.18, Heading: 144 degrees, Speed: 3.9 knots

https://www.windy.com/distance?-41.013,-57.920,4

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The high to her SW will move east, be centered on her great circle route by Wednesday and halfway between Easter Island and Chile by Friday.

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However..... the highs don't jump the Andes... they tend to just sit until forced north by a low coming up from the  SW.

Most dangerous situation down there is to be a) to close to a lee shore b) running before a strong NW'ly which is blowing over a substantial SWly swell.

Best to get south as quick as you can first and then worry about heading east.....  

 
"The high to her SW will move east, be centered on her great circle route by Wednesday and halfway between Easter Island and Chile by Friday."

Not sure what her 24 runs will be during that period, but won't she soon pickup consistent  E'ly backing eventually  to NE'ly breezes that will make for steady sailing and good VMG between now and Fri? What am I missing?

 

ProaSailor

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Most dangerous situation down there is to be a) to close to a lee shore
That's true anywhere, eh?  The southerlies off northern Chile turning to easterlies off Peru preclude sailing south anywhere near that coastline, but it looked to me like punching through the ITCZ further east and then being forced to sail west for awhile might have worked well - and been shorter.  Not hindsight, it looked that way to me all along.

"The high to her SW will move east, be centered on her great circle route by Wednesday and halfway between Easter Island and Chile by Friday."

Not sure what her 24 runs will be during that period, but won't she soon pickup consistent  E'ly backing eventually  to NE'ly breezes that will make for steady sailing and good VMG between now and Fri? What am I missing?
She has had consistent easterlies for quite awhile.  That might be changing due to wind holes, south-easterlies and northerlies in her path ahead.  We will see.

 
'Keep off lee shore' south of Pto Montt means 500 miles off shore... unless you want to make landfall in Chile. :)

Yes, from the ITCV south just a case of working south as best you can until you pick up the westerlies in maybe 35/40 south if you are lucky.... but avoiding sailing into the middle of the highs that live off the Chilean coast N of 40S... this austral spring they have been working their way south into the mid to high 40s...

 

ProaSailor

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https://svnereida.com/
https://svnereida.com/blog
tracker: http://www.gsattrack.com/Anonymous/svnereida

Position: -27.54,-123.63, Heading: 140 degrees, Speed: 5.8 knots

https://www.windy.com/?-29.085,-118.103,6,m:cTkacI8   (wind flag at her current approximate position)

Now and the next three days (below).  That's Easter Island at the top right, below the Windy.com logo.  The wind line on Tuesday between northwesterlies and easterlies is ~300 nm. away, at approximately latitude -31.3, moving south to latitude -34 (~520 nm.) by Wednesday - assuming she maintains 140 degree heading.  Next Friday she might have light southerlies, then Saturday and Sunday she might be in a wind hole.

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Norse Horse

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Care to tell us who and where they are?
Hi

Just what I read on her second last post.

" One radio session just started, that's working out quite well, is between myself, Mark on 'Maverick' and Susanne on 'Nehaj' - we're all headed towards the Horn and not too far apart, so radio contact is quite good. I'm just over 1,000 ml to the N of the two of them. Susanne is not in the Golden Globe Race but is at 45S, with Mark 570 mls ahead of her and Uku on 'One and All' over 1,000 ml behind her. "

 

ProaSailor

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Hi

Just what I read on her second last post.

" One radio session just started, that's working out quite well, is between myself, Mark on 'Maverick' and Susanne on 'Nehaj' - we're all headed towards the Horn and not too far apart, so radio contact is quite good. I'm just over 1,000 ml to the N of the two of them. Susanne is not in the Golden Globe Race but is at 45S, with Mark 570 mls ahead of her and Uku on 'One and All' over 1,000 ml behind her. "
Ah, so, thanks.  Two of the three in the Golden Globe Race, [all three] approaching Cape Horn from New Zealand:

https://yb.tl/ggr2018#
https://goldengloberace.com/livetracker/

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And Susanne Huber-Curphey on s/v Nehaj, "...the first woman to navigate the Northwest Passage single-handed (west to east 6)", doing the Long Route 2018, is also approaching from south of New Zealand: http://longueroute2018.com/

In the spirit of Bernard Moitessier, this world tour is not a race: it is a pilgrimage, there is no regulation, no constraints, no obligations, no price either. .. Just the ultimate reward to have a dream come true and to go beyond oneself. It is a return to the true values, the personal human responsibilities of every man and every sailor. The freedom, the serenity of being at sea, alone in front of the ocean.
This tracker shows boats in both events: https://maps.sail.cloud/home/event/19

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ProaSailor

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From Jeanne's latest blog entry: https://svnereida.com/blog/4926-day-46-sat-sun-17-18-nov-2018-good-sunshine-with-scattered-thin-cloud-rolling-around-downwind

Strong sunlight this afternoon - but I'm just not seeing any evidence of it getting into my batteries - so have been looking for the solar panels' earth lead(s). Very glad I did! I've just come away from working in the aft cabin where I found a single earth lead coming from the panels into under the aft bunk - clearly there's a connection inside the boat just below the pole which leads the wires to down below. But the earth and two postive wires were totally tangled up with my autopilot (AP) rams - with the back-up ram in particular. Everything - several other wires as well as the vital hydraulic AP line - was in a mess in that area - just where the steering quadrant and AP rams need room to move freely...
"earth lead(s)"?  The saga of her electrical problems is hard to follow.  It has been going on since almost the beginning of her trip, with daily blog updates raising and dashing hopes for its resolution.  Still unresolved.

Position Information: 19/11/2018  11:31
Position: -29.96,-121.05 - Heading: 128 degrees, Speed: 7.8 knots

Unless she heads east, she'll be crossing that wind line tonight as it approaches her track, changing from NW winds now to SE headwinds:
https://www.windy.com/?-29.960,-121.050,5

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Jud - s/v Sputnik

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From Jeanne's latest blog entry: https://svnereida.com/blog/4926-day-46-sat-sun-17-18-nov-2018-good-sunshine-with-scattered-thin-cloud-rolling-around-downwind

"earth lead(s)"?  The saga of her electrical problems is hard to follow.  It has been going on since almost the beginning of her trip.
Earth leads - I think meaning negative (negative is usually [but not always] at ground, or earth, potential).

I believe she has a physics background, so she’ll probably sort out the various problems :)

 

El Borracho

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Earth leads - I think meaning negative (negative is usually [but not always] at ground, or earth, potential).

I believe she has a physics background, so she’ll probably sort out the various problems :)
When I saw her and her boat about a year ago I was far from impressed about preparations. I am not surprised about the solar panel wiring. Nor the dubious rigging issues so far. Overall more casual than most of us would be before a crossing.

 

ProaSailor

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 https://maps.sail.cloud/home/event/19 - Thanks ProaSailor that is the map we were looking for!
And I see that Jeanne's boat has now been added to it!?  How did that happen?  Not her track though...  It is cool to see different fleets on a single tracker like that but otherwise, that tracker is very short on features, or I can't see how to activate them?  There is a Windy.com logo/link but why?

This one shows two or three positions per day for her, but only the last 64 entries, going back to October 21:
http://mmsn-shiptrak.herokuapp.com/?callsign=kc2iov&filter=30&_m=f

Her current position: -30.5,-120.0, Heading: 120 degrees, Speed: 5.8 knots
https://www.windy.com/?-30.500,-120.000,6,m:cOOacPb

Was it @valis who mentioned earlier that her speed on this tracker are suspiciously regular and unwavering?  They jump between a short list of values.

 
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valis

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Was it @valis who mentioned earlier that her speed on this tracker are suspiciously regular and unwavering?  They jump between a short list of values.
I don't recall if I mentioned it, but I've certainly noticed the strangely consistent speed numbers, apparently selected from a very small list of possible values.  Her 24-hour average runs are pretty close to the reported hourly (most of the time) speeds, but I find it impossible to believe that her speed is the same, down to the tenth of a knot, hour after hour.  I've decided to only take the tracker numbers as a rough indication of her true speed.   

I've been trying to match the polars I'm using for my "what-if?" routing exercises to her actual speed from whatever source I can get, and the windspeed / angle from windy.com.  It's a fun exercise, but far from precise.  Probably the most important factor is that Jeanne isn't sailing the same as a full and rested crew trying to wring the best possible speed from the boat.  I do agree with her "don't break anything important" philosophy.

 
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