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Smoke and Roses
Owner Dan & Agnes Long
Design Leopard 47
Length Overall 14 m 27 cm
www.smokeandroses.com
Flag United States of America
Sail Number 7


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18/11/2018

Smoke and Roses - The Sporty Indian Ocean

Logged 2350 Nautical Miles 14 days, 7 hours and 45 minutes314.75 hours sailing, 29 hours motoring  October 1 – 24Cocos Keeling to MauritiusOur next two legs include the second longest and the shortest sailing distances of our circumnavigation. Both are on the Indian Ocean which has a reputation of high winds, big seas and strong currents. Today is the start of Leg 11; we will 2350 nautical miles west to Mauritius for the next two weeks. To my surprise the first couple days had light wind and we were motoring. The clouds were unusual looking, like a thin veil on the horizon. Over the next several days the wind increased to 25 + knots, we had stormy grey skies, there were 10 foot waves sometimes breaking alongside the boat and we sailed fat. One afternoon while I was napping a large. read more...


18/11/2018

Smoke and Roses - Romping Around Reunion

Logged 132 Nautical Miles18.25 Hours Sailing, 1.75 Hours Motoring October 25 to November 2          Mauritius to ReunionReunion Island is a bit of Europe transplanted to the Indian Ocean and the sophistication is welcome. It is a French overseas territory with great diversity in landscape and culture. It is said there are a thousand different landscapes on this mountainous volcanic island from clear Blue Lagoons to magnificent mountain views and enchanting volcanic lunar scenery. At 132 nautical miles, the leg from Mauritius to Reunion was our shortest. The beginning started with 20 knots of wind from the North West, we were close hauled and reefed for this sporty overnight sail. Berthed alongside a wall in a commercial port, at Le Port. read more...


15/11/2018

Smoke and Roses - The Sporty Indian Ocean

Logged 2350 Nautical Miles14 days, 7 hours and 45 minutes314.75 hours sailing, 29 hours motoringOctober 1 – 24Cocos Keeling to MauritiusOur next two legs include the second longest and the shortest sailing distances of our circumnavigation. Both are on the Indian Ocean which has a reputation of high winds, big seas and strong currents. Today is the start of Leg 11; we will 2350 nautical miles west to Mauritius for the next two weeks. To my surprise the first couple days had light wind and we were motoring. The clouds were unusual looking, like a thin veil on the horizon. Over the next several days the wind increased to 25 + knots, we had stormy grey skies, there were 10 foot waves sometimes breaking alongside the boat and we sailed fat. One afternoon while I was napping a large wave. read more...


16/10/2018

Smoke and Roses - It Is Good To Be Back With The Fleet

Logged 525 Nautical Miles75 Hours SailingSeptember 23 – 30         Christmas Island to Cocos Keeling Island South Cocos Keeling is a remote group of 25 islands that form an atoll encircling a beautiful lagoon in the middle of the Indian Ocean. 2000 nautical miles West of Darwin, it is an Australian Indian Ocean Territory. Just two islands are inhabited and Port Refuge, the only anchorage, is on the uninhabited Direction Island. Every time I look out, I am awed with the beauty of this place. The stunning colors of clear water over the shallow reef, the pristine sand beaches lined with swaying palm trees and the tiny glistening white birds are all breathtaking.After months of trying to confirm a crew person who was going to meet us in. read more...


29/09/2018

Smoke and Roses - Christmas in September

Log 1489 Nautical Miles, 8 Days, 21.5 Hours113.25 Hours Motoring 100.25 Hours SailingSeptember 12 -23 Darwin to AustraliaChristmas Island was named by Captain William Mynors when he sighted it on December 25th.It is a dormant volcano that rose from the depths of the Java Sea and was abundant in pure phosphate. The island is full of natural wonders including; rare and unusual birds, the annual red crab mass migration to the sea, glorious deserted beaches, caves, coral reefs and drop off.Although Darwin, Australia is a lovely place, we are excited to leave and have high hopes of catching the fleet at Christmas Island, 1489 nautical miles to the west. The fleet leaves Lombok in 4 days with 620 nautical miles to get to Christmas Island and will only stay there for two days. We put the new. read more...



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