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Intl. Waters : Atlantic Ocean

1005.1 km (624.2 miles) NNE of Sinnamary (French Guiana), Atlantic Ocean, Intl. Waters
Approx. altitude: 0 m (0 ft)
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Antipode: 14°S 130°E

Accuracy: 1.1 km (1170 yd)
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#2: Looking north, water, water, water! About 1.900 nm to Newfoundland #3: Looking east, water, water, water! About 1.450 nm to Mindelo, Cabo Verdes #4: Looking south, water, water, water! About 800 nm to mouth of Amazonas, Brasil #5: The Confluence Area... water, water, water! #6: The GPS picture... #7: The Atlantic crossing crew! #8: Sometimes we already also had fisherman's luck! #9: After 24 days and 8 hours we reached St. Lucia! A great experience and a great welcome scenery!

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  14°N 50°W (secondary, incomplete) 

#1: Looking west, water, water, water! About 630 nm to St. Lucia, Caribbean

(visited by Andreas Paiha, Hans-Dieter Patz, Klaus Liemer, Helmut Gaishofer, Michaela Mattauch and Dietmar Walter)

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10-Dez-2010 -- Im November/Dezember 2010 haben meine Crew und ich mit einem Segelboot Bavaria 44 namens "Blaubär" den Atlantik überquert. Die Reise ging von Las Palmas auf Gran Canaria in die Karibik mit dem Ziel St. Lucia.

Im Zuge dessen segelten wir in etwa 2.000 sm am 14. Breitengrad entlang und schnitten nicht weniger als 31 Längengrade.

Jeden dieser Confluence Points hatten wir selten weiter als 2 sm passiert. Stellvertretend für alle möchte ich den am genauesten getroffenen Point präsentieren. Abgesehen davon war in diesem Bereich auch das Wetter am besten. Leider war die Reise in den ersten acht Tagen von vielen Flauten und Schwachwinden geprägt, gefolgt von drei Tagen mit Starkwind aus Westen, später dann mit vielen Tagen mit sogenannten Squalls, großen Regenwolken mit Sturm oder Starkwind darunter. Erst in der letzten Woche war das Wetter wieder angenehm, aber auch nur von kurzer Dauer. Die letzten drei Tage vor St. Lucia waren wieder gezeichnet von zermürbenden Schwachwinden...

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10-Dec-2010 -- In November/December 2010 my crew and me did an Atlantic crossing by a sailing boat Bavaria 44 named "Bluebear".

The journey started in Las Palmas, Gran Canary, and went to the Caribbean with the target St. Lucia.

On this journey we sailed about 2.000 nm just on 14°N latitude and passed not less than 31 longitudes! Everyone of them we passed at not more than 2 nm distance. Representative for all of them I'll present the most accurately reached point! Also the weather was really fine at this point.

Unfortunately, the trip was marked during the first eight days by many lulls and weak hoists, followed by three days with strong wind from the West, later on with many days with so-called squalls, big rain clouds with storm or strong wind under them. Only last week the weather was pleasant again, but even of short duration. The last three days before Saint Lucia were drawn again by backbreaking weak hoists...


 All pictures
#1: Looking west, water, water, water! About 630 nm to St. Lucia, Caribbean
#2: Looking north, water, water, water! About 1.900 nm to Newfoundland
#3: Looking east, water, water, water! About 1.450 nm to Mindelo, Cabo Verdes
#4: Looking south, water, water, water! About 800 nm to mouth of Amazonas, Brasil
#5: The Confluence Area... water, water, water!
#6: The GPS picture...
#7: The Atlantic crossing crew!
#8: Sometimes we already also had fisherman's luck!
#9: After 24 days and 8 hours we reached St. Lucia! A great experience and a great welcome scenery!
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  Notes
Far out in the Atlantic Ocean, about 1000 km from the coast of South America and the Caribbean Isles.