SailNet Community - Reply to Topic
Seamanship & Navigation Forum devoted to seamanship and navigation topics, including paper and electronic charting tools.

Thread: currents in the pacific / Galapagos Reply to Thread
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

  Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below

  Topic Review (Newest First)
04-17-2007 04:07 AM
ido What really is important is his moral: the past weeks he was fighting against current, waves and wind, he reads his guestbook on the website
(he has got a NERA fleet on his boat) and I know it will be a big boost for his moral to hear from sailing fanatics all over the world

If someone feels the need to encourage him in any way, here is the link to his guestbook:

Zeeman Ocean Challenge rowing expedition

thanks and sail on!
04-17-2007 02:12 AM

Thank you very much!

We were a bit worried because based on the maps he shoud have been in a better current already, It's pretty heavy to row a 1300 kg heavy boat against the current...
The good news is that for the last 24 hours he is making progress to the south!

04-16-2007 04:09 PM
camaraderie This link should help you figure it out on the currents:
OSCAR - Ocean Surface Currents Analyses - Realtime

Here's wind/wave data...looks ugly!
Oceanweather Inc: Current Marine Data

Hope this helps a bit

Attachment 413
From the looks of this plot it seems he needs to get to below 2.5 degrees south to get out of the east setting current OR go north of the equator for a very strong west setting current. If he stays south he'll start getting some real current help as he approaches 100 degrees W.
Of course the wind and waves are working against this as a storm moves up from Chile. All best wishes.
04-16-2007 02:33 PM
currents in the pacific / Galapagos


I am writing this post to seek some help and information for Ralph Tuijn, a man who is rowing from Peru to Autralia (Brisbane).

He should already be in a westward current, but the northerly current is still going strong, as are the wind and the waves. He has now arrived below the first island in the Galapagos archipelago. When he gets too close to the islands or cross the equator it will be the end of the expedition

Is there anyone with recent experience in this region or with access to recent maps and statistics about the currents? Any information we can get will help him a lot

Ralphs position: Zeeman Ocean Challenge rowing expedition

All the information about his journey:

Zeeman Ocean Challenge rowing expedition




Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome