Jubilee Hope - Glasgow to Mombasa
Posted on January 22, 2014 by Stewart.
Gordon McLaren - Ships Captain
Jubilee Hope set sail from Glasgow on the 22nd of January on first leg of her journey to Mombasa in Kenya.
DAY 45 (7th March) - Recieved a further update from the ship at 12 noon today with a few interesting details of the journey since Las Palmas. The ship has been visited by various pods of porpoise who dance in the wake and remain with the ship for several miles. The crew has also recently sighted a tropical bird along with flying fish! Another unusuaul bit of news is that a small aquid was washed on deck by a wave.
(7th March) - Ship was roughly in line with Bassau in Guinea-Bassau at 12 midnight. We passed the £10,00o mark in donations this morning, thank you to all who have donated.
DAY 44 (6th March) - At 2am this morning Jubilee Hope passed Ilha de Santiago which is the most south east island of the Cape Verde. Ship is now into rough seas with a heavy swell.
DAY 43 (5th March) - We are on the move again! Set sail at 8am this morning, leg 3 has begun next stop Luanda in Angola!
DAY 42 (4th March) - Jubilee Hope is currenty in harbour and you can now see exactly where by clicking here. If you want to know exaclty why we are sailing a ship 8,585 miles round Afri
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DAY 41 (3rd March) - Leg 2 of Jubilee Hopes journey is complete she is now safely in harbour in Port Grande, Cape Verde. Our total raised is now £9,800 which is 1960 miles so we are 425 miles behind the boat! Why not give us a hand to catch up before the boat sets sail again. Will have an update as soon as the boat leaves port for leg 3 of the journey.
DAY 38 (28th February) - Seas are currently very heavy but Jubilee Hope is keeping a good steady speed.
DAY 37 (27th February) - Jubilee Hope set sail from harbour on Tuesday night and her latest position was 25n 15w which is off the coast from Western Sahara. There's a north easterly gale with very rough seas and confused high swell but ship is keaping a steady speed of above 8 knots.
DAY 34 (24th February) - Jubillee Hope successfully berthed at 10:17 this morning. Current plan is to be ready to begin leg 2 of the journey late on Tuesday night.
DAY 31 (21st February) - Final Jubilee Hope update of the week!
Speed has been good the last 24 hours with the weather helping out to push her along. The crew are enjoying the warmer weather and will be having their first roast since they set sail! Ship will arrive in Las Palmas on Sunday - there will be a wee change of crew before Leg 2 of the journey begins to Cape Verde.
In terms of our "Sponsor a Mile" campaign we have raised enough to cover 1753 miles which takes us 233 miles into the 865 mile journey form Las Palmas to Cape Verde.
DAY 29 (19th February) - Ship is out of the Bay of Biscay and off the coast of Portugal, just north of Porto.
DAY 28 (18th February) - Ship was halfway across the Bay of Biscay at midnight last night and is making steady progress. Crew are all in good spirits.
DAY 27 (17th February) - Jubilee Hope is currently around a third of the way across the Bay of Biscay (46N 007W) and makeing steady progress. There is a very heavy swell and rough seas but the sunshine has helped cheer the crew up. We have broken the £8000 mark in donations towards our sponsor a mile campaign! We are now at £8075 which is 1516 miles - over 20% of the total journey.
Day 26 (16th February) - Jubilee Hope is moving again. Re-started her journey late last night aiming to be off Lisobon by noon on Thurdsay.
DAY 24 (14th Feb) - It may be Valentines day but the weather is definately not loveable in the south of England. No firm plans for a leaving date BUT we are still seeing a great response to our "Sponsor a Mile" campaign. Total raised is now £7565, thank you for your support.
DAY 22 (12th Feb) - No movement yet but a great news piece by ITV on Jubilee Hope - http://goo.gl/pn4KnC
DAY 20 (10th Feb) - There was brief hope this morning of the journey continuing but a weather warning means Jubilee Hope is still in Falmouth.
DAY 17 (7th Feb) - We are hopeful that Jubilee Hope will set sail again with a possible weather window on Monday!
DAY 15 (5th Feb) - With the crazy weather down in Cornwall there are no imediate plans for Jubilee Hope to continue her journey. For a taste of the weather have a look at the photos here http://goo.gl/eDwVSo
DAY 14 (4th Feb) - No movement of the ship but plenty of movement with donations to our "Sponsor a Mile" appeal - total is now over £5000!
DAY 13 (3rd Feb) - No clear weather as yet but all crew are happy and well enjoying the hospitality in Cornwall.
DAY 7 (28th Jan) - No movement from yesterday. Hoping to leave Falmouth on Thursday or Friday.
DAY 6 (27th Jan) - Currently stormbound in Falmouth. Possible delay of 3/4 days.
DAY 3 (24th Jan) - Passed end of Wales at midnight. Passed Lands End at midday. Seas are still heavy. Steady average speed of 8 knots.
DAY 2 (23rd Jan) - Sailed past Isle of Man in the early hours of the day. Passing Dublin by lunchtime. Heavy seas - a few crew sick! Steady average speed of 8 knots.
DAY 1 (22nd Jan) - Succesful send off from Greenock harbour at midday, passed Belfast at midnight. Steady average speed of 8 knots.
The total journey is around 8,585 miles, and the total cost of fuel will be around £45,000. We need you help in raising this money so please spread the word about the amazing work the ship will be involved in on Lake Victoria and encourage people to sponsor one mile of the journey for £5 or get them to push the boat out and fund more miles. Every little really will help.
You can donate using the page on our website HERE or alternatively via text - just send VINE06 £5 or (£10,£20, £50etc) to 70070 to donate.
Leg 1 - Glasgow to Las Palmas - 1520 miles - COMPLETE
Leg 2 - Las Palmas to Cape Verde - 865 miles - COMPLETE
Leg 3 - Cape Verde to Luanda (Angola) - 2800 miles
Leg 4 - Luanda to Cape Town - 1600 miles
Leg 5 - Cape Town to MOMBASA - 1800 miles
Total Journey ~ 8585 miles total fuel cost of journey ~£45,000