Frenchman sets sail across Atlantic in a barrel!

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by JosephT, Dec 27, 2018.

  1. JamesG123
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    But most people would agree winding up in Greenland, back in Europe or Africa, or stuck until he starved in the Atlantic Gyre garbage patch would be pretty wrong.
     
  2. Angélique
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    He's not heading east yet, so making landfall anywhere between Cape Columbia and Cape Horn would be OK I think, missing Greenland might be an issue though.
     
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  3. Dolfiman
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  4. tlouth7
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    My submission is:
    30.21N,25.38W

    Don't forget that the deadline is 23:59 GMT tonight...
     
  5. Dolfiman
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    Weather forecast for the next 10 days seems a lot more favorable >>> I change my submission :
    28.88N,28.02W
     
  6. tlouth7
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    Serious gains to the West!
     
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    And I was thinking my idea was a bit silly, but I understand.
     
  9. tlouth7
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    He does seem to be finally heading in the right direction. No messages on his tracker of late, but this from his facebook page, posted on the 17th:

    "Day 21:
    Hello everyone, I'm really happy to finally have good winds after 3 weeks and to stop going back to the North.
    Review of the journey: week 1, 115 nautilus. Week 2: 165 and 35 this week. I put the ink up to gain speed. I hope to be able to rest properly tonight because the next ones will be extremely hectic with strong winds. (5)
    See you tomorrow !"

    Frenchman in a Barrel Pool - Google My Maps https://drive.google.com/open?id=1-85FL-zqZMTj0nLP_3OXi8ZpfcSKV2ku&usp=sharing
     
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  10. JosephT
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    Good to see he's making progress. He's got some very nice winds plus the Canary current pushing him west now. Wouldn't it be great to surf nice waves in following seas all the way to the Caribbean? He would be a kid in a candy store.

    Here's some graphic art. This is a dreamy voyage so I'm hoping to make some dreamy pics.

    Life in a barrel!

    D4165D7D-2E10-4143-A762-A7BEFAA1B6AF.jpeg
     
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  11. Angélique
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  14. Dolfiman
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    From Ventusky info : he is presently in rough seas, about Hs 4m, including wind waves (2,2 m, 6s) oriented exactly opposite to the swell waves (3,1 m, 12 s) , together with wind average 26 knots, gusts 33 Knots, rain 8mm and thunderstorm. Should not be very confortable in the barrel !!!
    Weather Forecast Maps https://www.ventusky.com/?p=27.8;-24.6;4&l=wave
    Traversée de l'Atlantique en Tonneau - Google My Maps https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?fbclid=IwAR2mEJ-mP_znARe5wf6cmkAYNlQSUODf-h4bK4q1cyCBkaVOio-RflY-ed4&mid=1UiW0t61m2NF2aHiWQ8Q3S3TvQhdhfRoW&ll=28.61385076409069%2C-26.524112409437407&z=8
     
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  15. tlouth7
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    The winner of our first pool is Dolfiman! With a distance of 36.5 nautical miles (vs the next best guess of 156.5 NMi). Some stats from the last 10 days:
    - Travelled 246.5 NMi straight line
    - Travelled 285 NMi based on daily positions (1.2 kt average)
    -Nearest landfall in the Americas is French Guiana or Antigua & Barbuda at 1970 NMi (68 days at current speed)
     
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