Balvenie is a 47foot fractional rigged, center cockpit sloop, designed by New Zealander Des Townson & launched in 1991. She is planked macracarpa timber glassed over. We bought her in New Zealand in 2003 and have sailed nearly 50,000 miles in her to date. We are home in New Zealand having just completed the final leg of our circumnavigation. Follow our travels ....
Position 01 34S 93 25W at 1730UTC, 1130 Boat Time (Galapagos Local) 0530 NZ Time
Course Over Ground 265, Speed Over Ground 6.7knots 24 hour run 156 miles. Wind 15knots from SSE, on the beam.
bit of a swell running!
Sunny skies and a lovely starry night last night with Mezzaluna sailing in company with us and a mezzaluna (half moon) above. Wove our way through a fishing fleet of over 18 boats at midnight, the two yachts in front of us, Ole and Wapiti report fishing fleets each night so far.
Mezzaluna are within sight just behind us, we have a double reefed main and slightly furled jib and they have out full sail and it is making us about the same speed which is great. All well on board.