Jeanne Socrates - nonstop solo RTW 2018

valis

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Buried on her home page is this: "Where are Jeanne and "Nereida" now? ..... Click here to find out" - this is the link:
http://mmsn-shiptrak.herokuapp.com/?callsign=kc2iov&filter=30&_m=f

Unfortunately, that page is generating this JavaScript error: "You have exceeded your request quota for this API" (Google Maps) - too many page views already!
I tried that link on her website and got a chart with her position from last-night's Pacific Seafarer's radio check-in.  I just tried it again and got the same thing.  I think we're just going to get her once-daily radio reports from that site (when she can make them), not a sat-tracker position.

 
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toddster

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Thanks.  I plan to start Starpath Navigation’s online wx course some time this winter, when I have more time (which never seems to materialize...funny thing, free time... :) )
That's why I signed up for the classroom (though abbreviated) ASA version.  Same materials, same tests.  But it presented deadlines and forced me to do the work. Even though, as usual, there was no time available...

 

Raz'r

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I just read Jefe's book. Didn't think I'd learn about the physiological effects of bread mold. Good luck and god-speed Jeanne!

 

Zonker

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For weather, Steve Dashew's book is quite good at explaining the 500 mB chart. Free download of it. Takes days to read; settle in for a week's evening reading to really digest.

https://www.setsail.com/mwh.pdf

I've also liked this one:

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You can't read enough about weather before setting out for long sailing trips. A lot of sailing magazines probably still have old weather articles available online too.

As climate change brings more changes to the atmosphere, beware the shoulder seasons, when summer turns to winter around the equinox. Lots of different heating the atmosphere. Jeanne as usual is a bit late, best of luck to her.

 

ProaSailor

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Tomorrow (Friday) looks like a long, unpleasant day where she will be.  Southerly wind gusting to 44 knots by early afternoon (1300), with waves peaking at 10' every 7 seconds.  Wind relief forecast after midnight Friday as northerly winds develop, though still very strong until Sunday morning.

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valis

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Tomorrow (Friday) looks like a long, unpleasant day where she will be.  Southerly wind gusting to 44 knots by early afternoon (1300), with waves peaking at 10' every 7 seconds:
I don't think she will be as far south as you seem to be showing her.  If anything, she's going to be blown north before the worst hits, and I'd rather be north of that incoming low anyway.  [edit:  Depending on the model, north of the Strait is pretty awful too.]

I was wondering what model you were using for the wind, since I haven't been seeing anything quite as bad -- then I noticed that you were showing gusts, rather than regular wind.  I suppose that's fair, since it's the gusts (and waves) that do the damage.  Whatever model we use, it's still going to be a rough patch for her.

 
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Norse Horse

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Victoria gave her a nice sendoff. Those classy harbour ferries....

"Three of the tiny Victoria Hbr ferries (some of the famed 'ballet dancers'!) were to be part of my escort - they formed a 'V' ahead of us as we made our way to the fuel dock to top up the main tank (diesel needed for charging the batteries using either my small generator, or the main engine in neutral, when wind and solar power aren't enough) before continuing on to the Harbour entrance.

What a delight to see them ahead of me, with a Harbour Patrol boat ahead and astern of our convoy, blue lights flashing, and some friends in three saiboats..."

Thanks for the links Valis. https://svnereida.com/blog/4877-day-1-wednesday-3rd-october-2018-a-wonderful-send-off-and-start

 

ghost37

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Nothing like starting a passage in heavy weather with no time to get your legs. Idk about her, but I'd be feeling like shit right about now. 

 

Jud - s/v Sputnik

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That's why I signed up for the classroom (though abbreviated) ASA version.  Same materials, same tests.  But it presented deadlines and forced me to do the work. Even though, as usual, there was no time available...
For a course, deadlines are very good, I agree.  (Alas, being Canada, no ASA up here, but I’ll see if I can find a suitable equivalent course).

 
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Jud - s/v Sputnik

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I just read Jefe's book. Didn't think I'd learn about the physiological effects of bread mold. Good luck and god-speed Jeanne!
Yes, google LSD and rye/ergot...there are historical records of medieval German peasants eating mouldy rye and being possessed by the devil, or some such happenings... :)

 

Jud - s/v Sputnik

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For weather, Steve Dashew's book is quite good at explaining the 500 mB chart. Free download of it. Takes days to read; settle in for a week's evening reading to really digest.

https://www.setsail.com/mwh.pdf

I've also liked this one:

You can't read enough about weather before setting out for long sailing trips. A lot of sailing magazines probably still have old weather articles available online too.

As climate change brings more changes to the atmosphere, beware the shoulder seasons, when summer turns to winter around the equinox. Lots of different heating the atmosphere. Jeanne as usual is a bit late, best of luck to her.
Thanks for this.  

Indeed, re: historical storm seasons...the first tropical cyclone of the Pacific just recorded the other day, a month earlier than “normal”, as someone in another thread noted the other day: 




 
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valis

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Her tracker seems to really like reporting "1.9 kts", although it has occasionally shown higher and lower speeds.  When I measure the distance run over the last two hours I get an average speed of about 2.5 kts.  She is running back along her prior track, and unless she's hove-to, she's got the wind on her quarter.  She's got about 20 kts of wind from the SSE, and around noon the wind will be peaking to around 29 kts.  By midnight she should be able to go south again in moderate winds.

 

sv patience

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Thank you guys for the great updates! I've learned a ton following this thread and alctel's thread. 

It is fascinating to watch her west coast passage unfold "real-time" between Windy, her tracker updates, and the various recaps/blog entries. She is one tough lady!

Tim

 

valis

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Since Jeanne is still fairly close to Cape Flattery, we can get a good real-time look at the wind and sea-state by watching the buoy at the entrance to the Strait of Juan de Fuca.  I put together a webpage I use to see what;s going on in the PNW.  The JdF buoy is the second one down on the page, showing 29-kt gusts: 

http://www.sailvalis.com/pnwbuoys.html

Click on the buoy chart to get to the buoy's NOAA webpage.

 
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