Day 384 – 12th June 1987

Noon Summary Log

Day: 384
Date: 12th June 1987
Latitude: 3° 17.8′ N
Longitude: 29° 27′ W
Water Temperature: 28.6°C
Wind @ Noon: 15 SE
Max Wind /24 hours: 20 SE
Min Wind /24 hours: 15 SE
Cloud Cover -/8
Cabin Temperature: 31°C
Outside Temperature: 29.3°C
Barometer: 1013
Ships Seen: 1

Source: CUL00045/10

Log

  • Raining – lots. Rain has abated for moment, but I have filled all jerry cans, another shower like that & I can head south again.
  • Turned around, tacked and heading south.

Source: CUL00058/1

Images

Heavy rain June 1987
Heavy rain June 1987
Source: CUL00039/18/3

Heading south to the Equator June 1987
Heading south to the Equator June 1987
Source: CUL00039/18/3

Day 383 – 11th June 1987

Noon Summary Log

Day: 383
Date: 11th June 1987
Latitude: 1° 6.5′ N
Longitude: 29° 21′ W
Water Temperature: 28°C
Wind @ Noon: 20 E
Max Wind /24 hours: 20 E
Min Wind /24 hours: 14 SE
Cloud Cover 2/8
Outside Temperature: 29°C
Barometer: 1013
Ships Seen: 1

Source: CUL00045/10

Log

  • Rocks Ho St Peter & Paul Rocks. I navigated for them & found them. The tallest pinnacle is a little higher than the top of Parry Endeavour’s mast.
  • I’m now continuously north in the hope of finding the usual rain belt in the Equatorial trough & will top up all my fresh water tanks.

Source: CUL00058/1

Images

On board Parry Endeavour June 1987
On board Parry Endeavour June 1987
Source: CUL00039/18/9

Off St Peter & St Paul's Rocks
Off St Peter & St Paul’s Rocks
Source: CUL00039/18/2

Off St Peter & St Paul's Rocks
Off St Peter & St Paul’s Rocks
Source: CUL00039/18/2

Day 381 – 9th June 1987

Noon Summary Log

Day: 381
Date: 9th June 1987
Latitude: 2° 42.4′ S
Longitude: 29° 38′ W
Water Temperature: 28.1°C
Wind @ Noon: 28 SE
Max Wind /24 hours: 30 SE
Min Wind /24 hours: 12 E
Cloud Cover -/8
Cabin Temperature: 30.5°C
Outside Temperature: 28.7°C
Barometer: 1012
Whales Seen: 0 D

Source: CUL00045/10

Log

  • Just passed a shark fin cruising. Lots of nice small dolphins swimming with yacht. One dolphin has a damaged fin.

Source: CUL00058/1

Images

Dolphin swimming with yacht
Dolphin swimming with yacht
Source: CUL00039/21/2

150 miles South of the Equator June 1987
150 miles South of the Equator June 1987
Source: CUL00039/18/1

Day 345 – 4th May 1987

Noon Summary Log

Day: 345
Date: 4th May 1987
Latitude: 51° 32.9′ S
Longitude: 62° 18.5′ W
Water Temperature: -°C
Wind @ Noon: 18 NW
Max Wind /24 hours: 18 NW
Min Wind /24 hours: 14 NW
Cloud Cover 8/8
Cabin Temperature: 13°C
Outside Temperature: 7.9°C
Barometer: 1003
Ships Seen: 1

Source: CUL00045/10

Log

  • My Mum’s birthday today.
  • AWFUL! Collided with foreign squid boat, about 4000 tons. Broke forestay (starboard), but port forestay appears to be okay. Smashed pulpit. Yacht seems okay. No holes that I can detect. Lucky the rigging is so strong. Most upsetting. Wind 20-25 knots NNW – a wind change.’
  • Yacht appears to be okay. Balance of broken forestay swinging around from top of mast, will recover in smoother waters. Centre back stay is now loose, must have helped take the shock. Lucky the bow is reinforced etc. Pulpit a tangled mess’.

Source: CUL00058/1

Images

Damaged pulpit May 1987
Damaged pulpit May 1987
Source: CUL00039/21/2

Damage caused by collision with trawler, May 1987
Damage caused by collision with trawler, May 1987
Source: CUL00039/21/2

Parry Endeavour after the collision with the trawler May 1987
Parry Endeavour after the collision with the trawler May 1987
Source: CUL00039/21/2

Day 275 – 24th February 1987

Noon Summary Log

Day: 275
Date: 24th February 1987
Latitude: 46° 15.2′ S
Longitude: 150° 47.9′ E
Water Temperature: 13.2°C
Wind @ Noon: 30 NNW
Max Wind /24 hours: 30-35 NNW
Min Wind /24 hours: 15 NNW
Cloud Cover 8/8
Cabin Temperature: 19°C
Outside Temperature: 16.4°C
Barometer: 1007
Ships Seen:

Source: CUL00045/8

Log

  • Rough sea, rain & hail. Conditions here are not good, full gale.
  • Golly it is rough
  • Storm warning from Hobart radio.

Source: CUL00058/1

Images

Stormy weather February 1987
Stormy weather February 1987
Source: CUL00039/21/1

Rough weather February 1987
Rough weather February 1987
Source: CUL00039/21/1

Gale February 1987
Gale February 1987
Source: CUL00039/21/1

Day 264 – 13th February 1987

Noon Summary Log

Day: 264
Date: 13th February 1987
Latitude: 41° 16.5′ S
Longitude: 131° 52.7′ E
Water Temperature: 13.6°C
Wind @ Noon: 20-25 NW
Max Wind /24 hours: 35 NW
Min Wind /24 hours: 15 NW
Cloud Cover 8/8
Cabin Temperature: 16.5°C
Outside Temperature: 16.6°C
Barometer: 1008
Ships Seen:

Source: CUL00045/8

Log

  • Breakfast coffee made with hot milk
  • Lunch Hot scones with jam or vegemite & tinned cream mixed with a little golden syrup
  • Supper cooked fish on a flat dry tray in oven, then covered with mushrooms, heated baked beans & cold (tinned) potato salad.

Source: CUL00058/1

Images

Scones February 1987
Scones February 1987
Source: CUL00039/21/1

Day 260 – 9th February 1987

Noon Summary Log

Day: 260
Date: 9th February 1987
Latitude: 38° 28.1′ S
Longitude: 123° 20.8′ E
Water Temperature: 16.1°C
Wind @ Noon: 30 SW
Max Wind /24 hours: 35 SW
Min Wind /24 hours: 18 NW
Cloud Cover 4/8
Outside Temperature: 17.9°C
Barometer: 1018
Ships Seen:

Source: CUL00045/8

Log

  • Caught a fish on line, don’t know what sort – not a tuna. A wide shortest fish, flat tough skin

Source: CUL00058/1

Images

Fish caught 8 February 1987
Fish caught 8 February 1987
Source: CUL00039/21/1

Day 256 – 5th February 1987

Noon Summary Log

Day: 256
Date: 5th February 1987
Latitude: 37° 2′ S
Longitude: 116° 12′ E
Water Temperature: 18.1°C
Wind @ Noon: 10 NW
Max Wind /24 hours: 14 SSW
Min Wind /24 hours: CALM
Cloud Cover 2/8
Cabin Temperature: 25.3°C
Outside Temperature: 22.7°C
Barometer: 1006
Ships Seen:

Source: CUL00045/8

Log

  • Listening to the America’s Cup – it seems last race, Kookaburra vs Stars & Strips – looks like back to USA the cup goes, this time the west coast.

Source: CUL00058/1

Images

America's Cup contestants
America’s Cup contestants
Source: CUL00039/17/1

Day 250 – 30th January 1987

Noon Summary Log

Day: 250
Date: 30th January 1987
Latitude: 32° 18.15′ S
Longitude: 114° 53.4′ E
Water Temperature: 20.3°C
Wind @ Noon: 14 SW
Max Wind /24 hours: 18 SW
Min Wind /24 hours: 14 SE
Cloud Cover 1/8
Outside Temperature: 23.4°C
Barometer: 1013
Ships Seen: 1

Source: CUL00045/8

Log

  • Finish of 1st and start of second circumnavigation
  • A nice magnificent refreshing day "out of this world"
  • Joined by massive # of spectacular yachts & some huge spectator craft. Specially Perie Banou skippered by Colin and my crew.
  • Thousands of people were on the North Mole but I was directed to a rounding buoy too far away & I was most disappointed. Rounded buoy off Fremantle.

Source: CUL00058/1

Images

First Return
First Return
Source: CUL00039/20/1

First Return
First Return
Source: CUL00039/20/1

 First Return "John Curtin"
First Return "John Curtin"
Source: CUL00039/20/1

First Return Flotilla
First Return Flotilla
Source: CUL00039/20/1

Parry Endeavour First Return
Parry Endeavour First Return
Source: CUL00039/20/1

Jon Sanders First Return
Jon Sanders First Return
Source: CUL00039/20/1

Fremantle postman Frank Reid delivers mail to Jon Sanders
Fremantle postman Frank Reid delivers mail to Jon Sanders
Source: CUL00039/17/93

Don Watts aboard the "John Curtin"
Don Watts aboard the "John Curtin"
Source: CUL00039/17/49

John Penrose welcoming Jon Sanders
John Penrose welcoming Jon Sanders
Source: CUL00039/17/76

Jon Sanders aboard the Parry Endeavour
Jon Sanders aboard the Parry Endeavour
Source: CUL00039/17/55

First Return Perie Banou
First Return Perie Banou
Source: CUL00039/17/93

Day 242 – 22nd January 1987

Noon Summary Log

Day: 242
Date: 22nd January 1987
Latitude: 33° 18′ S
Longitude: 115° 5′ E
Water Temperature: 21.6°C
Wind @ Noon: CALM
Max Wind /24 hours: 14 SE
Min Wind /24 hours: CALM
Cloud Cover 1/8
Cabin Temperature: 26°C
Outside Temperature: 22.5°C
Barometer: 1010
Ships Seen: 1

Source: CUL00045/7

Log

  • Not due in Port Fremantle for 8 days yet only 1 day away – now killing time in nice weather
  • Channel 7 helicopter overhead, that was fun, they dropped a newspaper. Spoke with Channel 7 reporter.
  • Caught a fish! Caught a fish@ Yum, think it is a Tailor

Source: CUL00058/1

Images

Helicopter
Helicopter
Source: CUL00039/19/6

Helicopter
Helicopter
Source: CUL00039/19/6