Saturday, January 22, 2011

Across the Prime Meridian

This afternoon while some of the crew was enjoying a siesta, Mhadei quietly sailed across the Prime Meridian and entered the Western Hemisphere. The second time in less than a year for her. Last year this day she was at Falkland Islands, licking her bruises after rounding the Horn and getting ready for her first Atlantic crossing.

Compared to the last crossing when she and her skipper got thumped nicely in the Southern Ocean, the present crossing has been a pleasure cruise so far. Moderate winds & seas, temperature in the 20s, pleasant company, clear moonlit nights, the conditions can almost be described as idyllic! Except that we are racing and need stronger breezes to compete against the lighter boats in the fleet. The weather forecast doesn't seem too optimistic on that count so far! For now the crew has settled down nicely in the peaceful rhythm that only a long sea sortie can bring!  

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Be careful what you ask for...pleasure cruise.

ATUL said...

Wish the Nature especially wind helps you all the times. Hope the weather be the most favourable to keep you fit and egile.
Wish you best of luck again
atul donde

Anonymous said...

HELP!!! COMMANDER DONDE LOST SOMEWHERE NEAR THE PRIME MERIDIAN>>> HAS NOT REPORTED ON THIS BLOG IN WEEKS

Designer said...

Abhilash, have you taken over as skipper ? I read somewhere on the net that, that was the plan. If so, I suggest that you inform all the dormant followers of Mhadei and her exploits, by a suitable posting on this blog Mate !

tell tale said...

Hi designer,

Well yes thats true. I sailed her back to Cape Tn with one crew and am sailing back to Goa.

How are things with you?

simon dyer said...

Hello Commander Dilip Donde - do you remember we met in Lyttelton New Zealand? Did you enjoy the solar light cap we provided?

This week we are in Mumbai - please write to me simon AT 2clight.com
It would be fantastic to meet up

Designer said...

Hi Abhilash,
Heartiest Congrats on taking over as Skipper. Like a good fan, I am following your trip and you seem to be doing a good job. From your Pics it seems Mhadei got a good refit in CP TN. Are U getting ready to go around the world later this year ?

Rakhi said...

Hi Popoye the sailer man :)

Rakhi said...

Hey Abhilash , saw u on NDTV ...all d best for ur Mental preparation!!!U r strong enough :)

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