Cabo Race

April 24, 2013

It’s just over a week now since we returned from Cabo and I must say it has been nice to be back in San Diego. I’m really starting to like this place with its beautiful weather and everybody is so friendly and happy. It was opening weekend for the yacht clubs this weekend and I […]

April 18, 2013

Finally on Friday we made it back up from Cabo after probably the longest 800 miles I've ever done. The trip went pretty smoothly with little damage and all the crew in one piece. The sea state however was far from smooth. When we left Cabo the sea state was terrible and progress was painfully […]

April 18, 2013

April 8, 2013

We are not just in a bar drinking Tequila while held-up in Turtle Bay waiting for better weather. The delivery back-up from Cabo has been so far extremely wet and bumpy. Nevertheless, this return trip back from Cabo has been a valuable shake down for the boat and having a crew on spending multiple days […]

April 5, 2013

After such a slow race to Cabo it was almost time to start thinking about turning around as soon as we got there. In fact as we finished the race a couple of boats were already heading back to beat the weather they knew was coming in. Fortunately for me Dorade is far to slow […]

April 5, 2013

Day 4 cont. We are safely anchored in Turtle bay. Boat is in good shape and we have just finished cleaning her up and looking forward to a good night sleep. Day 4 We are 16 miles from Turtle bay where we will spend the next couple of days waiting for a suitable weather window […]

April 1, 2013

The last day provided some of the best most consistent breeze of the race and we managed to keep up good speeds throughout the day. We had a good tussle with a couple of the faster boats during the day which eventually passed us but considering Dorade's vintage I am sure the other boats were […]

March 27, 2013

Overnight provided some great downwind conditions and we continued to extend our lead. By 0900 the wind was easing drastically as the transition into the new westerly flow progressed. We changed up to the A1 and managed to keep the boat moving along. After a couple of hours sleep I came up to find the […]

March 25, 2013

Last night the wind was great and we were enjoying some nice reaching conditions under the A2 and full sail. By the end of Hannah's and my watch the breeze had filled in to an unexpected 20 knots which signaled time to change to the S4 and bring the pole back to get on course. […]

March 24, 2013

By mid day the wind finally started to fill in from where it should be, and we are sailing again. After a long time struggling to keep the boat moving we are currently making a good 8 knots in the right direction. It was at about mid day the wind really started to provide enough […]

March 24, 2013

Another frustrating evening with fickle winds shifting all over the place . Anything from 2 knots up to 6 knots have been seen and the wind seeker has been up a few times with the boat speed down to 0.0. At about 0300 the wind seemed to make a positive shift to the west and […]

March 23, 2013

We have sailed extra miles as this seemed like the best option to make sure we had wind. Perhaps this has not worked out as we have been in little wind all day. We have just changed up from the wind seeker to the 170 jib and are on the move again. Not much interesting […]

March 23, 2013

NHYCCabo Race 2013 is in progress, track it here Race Update1st hour of the Cabo Race. Hannah Jenner at the helm and Greg Stewart.

March 22, 2013

NHYC Cabo Race 2013 is getting under way, follow the race and Dorade here Tracking

March 20, 2013

Every time we put to sea we learn a lot at the moment about what works and what doesn't on board. What is easy and what is difficult to do when the boat is pitching around. The simplest of tasks can seem like you are climbing Everest in the middle of the night. Lots of […]