Tuesday, September 25th, 2018 at 5:08am
Fathom appears to be in a hurry to get to Madagascar. Best ever 24hr run of 150 nautical miles. 6.25kts average w…
Wednesday, August 29th, 2018 at 12:31am
Calm wind so jumped over side earlier to free some plastic packaging caught on prop. After 11 days at sea so nice…
Saturday, August 25th, 2018 at 6:43am
Wait for good breeze continues. Calms catching me up & Oz is a great trade wind blocker. Spinnaker + 1.5kt curren…
Thursday, August 23rd, 2018 at 12:07am
Still seeking the trade winds drifting slowly west under spinnaker. Enjoying the sunshine,calm seas and dolphins …
Saturday, August 11th, 2018 at 1:55am
Great times in Cairns! Wasn't trying to sneak away quietly..
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Thom D'Arcy @yachtfathom tried sneaking out quietly from Cairns Marina this morning. He's off to more adventures after sailing solo from England. Here is last week hiding behind flags #saltoftheearth
Friday, November 10th, 2017 at 5:22pm
I got caught in bad weather on way to Aus. I'm hove to waiting for better conditions to head to shore. Been tough…
Friday, September 15th, 2017 at 8:30pm
Breaking news!! After sailing 14,135 nautical miles from Yarmouth, Fathom has now reached the other side of the w…
Monday, August 14th, 2017 at 5:32pm
Racing to get to port at Vava'u before a punchy tropical front sweeps through. ETA in the wee small hours. Plenty…
Saturday, July 29th, 2017 at 8:06pm
141 miles in 24 hours @ 5.9kts av. New record run for Fathom! Well done ol' girl. Must be that new go faster fore…
Thursday, July 27th, 2017 at 2:39pm
Departing Bora Bora in a couple of hours headed towards Aitutaki in the Cooks, about 500nm. Thank you French Poly…
Friday, June 9th, 2017 at 5:33pm
Heading out through the SW pass at Apataki atoll shortly. Then onto Tahiti about 3 days sailing. Buddy boating with friends on Waterhoen ⛵️
Tuesday, June 6th, 2017 at 8:58pm
Enjoying hanging out on the Apataki atoll with friends on yachts Waterhoen, and Danika. This place is paradise. Heading to Tahiti Friday 🌴🌞
Friday, June 2nd, 2017 at 4:02pm
Fathom been going great guns from Nuku-Hiva. 24hr runs 133, 135 &130nm. Couldn't
make Toau before dark today tho …
Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 at 12:59am
Another day of good sailing today. 133 miles in 24hr. Back in luck with the fishing. Barracuda this morning which…
Monday, May 29th, 2017 at 6:37pm
Just left Nuka-Hiva and heading out on 530nm sail to the Tuamotos. 15kts breeze, sunshine and a broad reach. hope it lasts. ⛵️🌞
Friday, May 12th, 2017 at 6:53am
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Friday, April 21st, 2017 at 10:52pm
300 miles to Fatu-Hiva. I think I can already smell coconuts 🌰 | Find me with inReach➜
Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 at 11:39pm
How long have I got until scurvy sets in?! | Find me with inReach➜
Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 at 1:50pm
Past the halfway mark last night. About the equivalent of an Atlantic crossing to go. The Pacific is immense! ➜
Thursday, March 30th, 2017 at 11:54am
Last night left the Equatorial Counter Current, the breeze is now blowing and some fast sailing at long last. ⛵️😀 ➜
Friday, March 24th, 2017 at 6:01pm
Fathom just crossed the equator for the first time, second time for me. We are in the south!! Thanks Neptune. 🌎🌞 ➜
Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 at 5:34pm
Right now 3 knots of wind, 1 knot of favourable current and a boat speed over ground of 2 knots. Fighting for ev…
Friday, March 17th, 2017 at 2:49pm
Leaving the anchorage at Isla Contadora any minute. Only 3971nm to the Marquesas!
Thursday, March 16th, 2017 at 11:31am
On the way to the Perlas Islands for a quick stop to scrub the hull and waterline. Then heading on down to the South Pacific.
Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 at 10:08am
Fathom will be transiting the Panama Canal on Wednesday and Thursday next week. The Pacific adventure is not far away
Saturday, February 18th, 2017 at 10:19am
For image of my location Google 'The Panama Cruising Guide' Eric Bauhaus, 5th Edition. Look at front cover Fathom…
Thursday, February 16th, 2017 at 11:05am
Creeping towards the San Blas islands in 5 kts of breeze eta tomorrow morning. Looking fwd to seeing these unique…
Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 at 1:15pm
On final approach to Santa Marta sailing with 3 reefs in main and staysail in 30 knots+ wind. Was 5 knots of wind…
Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 at 9:03am
Becalmed on a mirror sea. This stretch of water normally regarded as one of roughest in world! Sound of the donk …
Monday, January 23rd, 2017 at 10:55am
Cruising Shute up first time since leaving home in May. V light winds for nxt 36 hrs eta Santa Marta late 25th or…
Friday, January 20th, 2017 at 10:19am
1/2m swell, 13 kts of breeze and 2 kts of current pushing Fathom towards Bonaire. Happy sailing today. Icing on t…
Monday, January 9th, 2017 at 10:18am
Day sail to Grenada from Carriacou. An active volcano lies under the direct path so slight detour required..
Thursday, December 29th, 2016 at 4:55pm
See ya St Lucia. Night sail to Bequia in the Grenadines with Sturmschwalbe.
Thursday, December 22nd, 2016 at 2:38pm
Back to sea and on the way to St Lucia in convoy with Hent-Eon, Sturmschwalbe & Ribouldingue.
Saturday, December 17th, 2016 at 10:33am
Captivated watching killer whales swim and breach around the boat. Feel a mixture of exhilaration and terror. Wis…
Friday, December 16th, 2016 at 2:36pm
Hard to believe 2 wks since Cabo Verde. Time has gone quickly and I'm in no rush to reach shore. Enjoying life at…
Tuesday, December 13th, 2016 at 12:21pm
Lively night sailing in area of squalls. Winds over 30 kts for several hours peaking at 40 kts for a time. Nearly…
Saturday, December 10th, 2016 at 6:03pm
9th day at sea and 1010nm to Barbados which means half way there! To mark the occasion a double rainbow before su…
Monday, December 5th, 2016 at 3:46pm
Boats clock bk 1 hour this avo as passed 30deg W. Wind v light. Admiring efforts of spider sewing web on steering…
Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 at 11:18am
Perfect sailing in 17 knots breeze and sun. Happy if next 17 days like this! Sturmschwalbe 9 miles to my NE and A…
Tuesday, November 15th, 2016 at 1:31pm
Anchor down at Mindelo, Sao Vicente, Cape Verdes. 950nm sailed since leaving Lanzarote Monday last wk. Now time f…
Sunday, November 13th, 2016 at 4:14pm
Slowing down so arrive Mindelo in daylight on Tues. Just a bit far to get there before dark tomorrow. Nice condit…
Saturday, November 12th, 2016 at 7:23am
Looking at the horizon wondering if the Vendee fleet are going to sail past. That would be nice to see. Wind has …
Thursday, November 10th, 2016 at 9:25am
Daily runs 124, 126 & 134nm since Lanzarote. Rolly & uncomfortable first two days but great sailing now and I'm s…
Monday, November 7th, 2016 at 7:03am
Just departed Lanzarote headed for the Cape Verde islands 886nm to the S.E. Expecting to be 7 or 8 days at sea. ⛵️🌞
Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 at 5:02pm
Happy to be sailing faster than 33 footer that left Funchal same time. Now 3 miles ahead not that I'm racing... :…
Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 at 5:28am
Wind over 20 knots with messy sea. Well reefed down. Another yacht close by on same course. Caught fish yesterday…
Tuesday, October 4th, 2016 at 5:14am
Departing the anchorage at Funchal later this morning and heading to La Graciosa, 270 miles to the S.E
Monday, September 12th, 2016 at 8:16am
Breeze on nose today so slow progress. Not much sleep in night as wind light & all over place so constant course …
Sunday, September 11th, 2016 at 6:36am
All good onboard. 200 miles to Porto Santo. Wind now v light expect headwinds Monday for 24 hours. Then NE'lys re…
Saturday, September 10th, 2016 at 6:15am
138 miles covered in 24 hours since Sines. Average 5.75 knots. Not bad for a 28 ft long keeler weighing 5 tonnes!…
Friday, September 9th, 2016 at 4:29pm
Good first day at sea. Broad reach with 15 - 20 knots breeze. Shipping lanes nearly cleared. Cooked spag bol for …
Tuesday, September 6th, 2016 at 7:17am
Heading south 50 miles to Sines. Couple of days there then looks like decent breeze on the way to push Fathom towards Porto Santo, Madeira
Thursday, August 25th, 2016 at 11:15am
A few photos of Fathom from the JAC start in Plymouth back in May.
Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 at 3:52pm
Spending the next few days moored at Seixal, across the river from Lisbon. Preparing for the sail to Porto Santo, Madeira end of next week.
Sunday, July 24th, 2016 at 6:08am
a sad realisation this morning - i’m nearly out of marmite
Friday, July 22nd, 2016 at 7:14am
Charging down Portuguese coast at 6 knots with 20 knots breeze astern. Rocket speed for Fathom. Fishing line out and bread baking in oven
Tuesday, July 19th, 2016 at 5:43pm
Fantastic day exploring Porto. Surely one of the best cites around. Heading back to the boat with bottle of Port in my rucksack, naturally.
Tuesday, May 31st, 2016 at 9:09am
Fishing line out waiting for a nibble. Passing Cabo Torinana, most western point of mainland Europe. Bound for Ria de Muros. ⛵️🌞👌
Wednesday, May 25th, 2016 at 5:37am
First shower in 10 days felt good👌. Now spending some time exploring La Coruna and doing boat jobs. Then to head down coast of Galicia.
Saturday, May 21st, 2016 at 6:18pm
Just got the anchor down in Ria de Cedeira. Biscay you could have been far nicer. What a boat I have. Shame to no…
Friday, May 20th, 2016 at 7:33am
Many jesters retired and turned back due to bad weather and oncoming storm. I'm headed to La Coruna. Witnessed a …
Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 at 5:44am
Blowing hard and big seas right now. Gusting up to 30 knots. Triple reef in main and staysail set heading SW. Fat…
Monday, May 16th, 2016 at 5:28am
Currently around 13 miles south of the lizard. 2 knots of breeze drifting with tide. Guy on Bluegrass 2 miles ast…
Monday, May 9th, 2016 at 1:45pm
En-route to Plymouth. The lovely Easterly has died so resorted to motor. Hoping to get past Portland Bill with the last of the ebb
Friday, April 15th, 2016 at 9:11am
Only one month to go until the start of the Jester Azores Challenge. Busy few weeks ahead ⛵️ 👍