Crispins current position over Contact GEO (go to Expedition website for full tracking map with dispatches).
"After yesterday morning's very light winds we finally got some decent northeasterlies around lunchtime and which have carried pretty much through the night," dispatches Crispin. Live image of a lunch catch, over Contact 3.0 courtesy of the sailor.
After Tropical storm Delta things calmed down - literally. All wind died down and Crispin had two sub-100 mile days and two consecutive nights of little sleep with sail work looking for wind. Live image over Contact 3.0, courtesy of Crispin.
"One of the reasons for wanting to 'bank' some sleep hours is the forecast. Another tropical storm is developing to my north and is expected to move southwards over the next two days. By Thursday it is expected to have reached 23' latitude, only some 300 miles to my north," dispatches the sailor. Forecast courtesy of NOAA.
"Bit hard to get it up singlehanded - but there it is!" Live image over Contact 3.0 only 5 minutes ago!
Crispin Latymer after the storm: "Trade winds - don't make me laugh"
Posted: Dec 06, 2005 04:22 pm EST
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(TheOceans.net) When Crispin Latymer embarked on a solo transatlantic sail from Las Palmas (Canary Islands) to Barbados on the 27th of November, he ran straight into tropical storm Delta: This is the worst Ive ever seen, Crispin told ExWeb over satellite phone, his voice shaking from the experience. I ripped down all the sails and just waited, he said.Crispin later dispatched: "When it arrived, I measured 50 knots on deck! By 03.00hrs the movement of the boat made moving around below dangerous and any attempt to go on deck...
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