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26/11/2014

Helen - Day 3 - The tale of two Turtles

Tom and Tina Turtle were swimming well north of the ARC fleet.Tom was spotted first with a taciturn look on his face. When had he seen Tina last? Tina was at 30*27'N, 17*33'W when suddenly the bow wave of Yacht Helen caught her by surprise and rolled her over.She struggled, thought of Tom and with a good righting moment managed to turn turtle and swim away before Helen had disappeared.PS No turtles were hurt in the making of this story. Philip. read more...


26/11/2014

GarliX - Mittendrin - "nur" noch 900 Seemeilen

Fragt ein Boot der ARC Flotte die SY GARLIX von der ARC Flotte: "Na - wie war die Überfahrt?" antwortet die GARLIX: "squallig….sie war squallig.. und meine Crew und ich finden das blöd." Kaum hatten wir mal einen Tag, an dem wir uns von diesen ständigen Squalls erholen konnten - da erleben wir wieder eines dieser Wetterspiele. Vor allem haben wir gelernt… sie "schlagen" auch seitlich aus. Vorgestern früh locke ich Jens zum Sonnenaufgang raus, um den Tag zu begrüßen, da zieht "urschwarz" solch eine Wand von hinten auf. Aber - sie zieht seitlich weg. Neben uns ist ein Katamaran und wir bedauern ihn und seine Crew sehr. Setzen uns in die Pflicht und wollen das Schauspiel beobachten. Machen klasse Fotos und plötzlich… werden wir ganz schnell. Alle Segel runter (worauf wir mittlerweile immer. read more...


26/11/2014

Jo - 25:21:65N 20:21:10W

Wednesday 26th November Beef burgers with roll and salad for dinner last night;not bad considering how badly the boat was pitching. We will now need to go on amarathon banana eating binge as approximately 40 bananas are all ripeningexceedingly quickly! Same goes for the pears and avocados We managed 178 Nm yesterday; hoping for a similar tallytoday. The shame is the fleet are spreading outwards rapidly. After sunset wecould only see 4 boats around us. Started grading rubbish today: I won’t bore you with thedetails, but having thrown away all extraneous packaging back in port, there’sstill a great deal which has to be stashed somewhere!Although we can’t judge (easily) where we are inrelation to the rest of the fleet, it’s our guess that we’ve taken a northernmid route. The boat (and. read more...


26/11/2014

Easy Rider - ...Captain's Log....Day 7

Tuesday was an eventful day!! It started slowly with little wind & by 0900 hrs we had already tried three different sail plans to help our speed & course.....largely to no avail. By lunch time everything had improved & we were bowling along on a good course. We estimated we would reach the half way point by 1930 hrs, so the champoo went into the fridge & our celebratory, half way steaks came out of the freezer! Dinner was exellent......never have rib eye steaks been bettered!!!!!During the course of the day we sailed through several squalls.Mid afternoon we saw one looming up behind us, we reefed the main sail put on waterproofs & life jackets......we were ready!!The wind increased by 5 or 6 knots, light rain for a few minutes & then it was all over. It possably. read more...


Jo - 25:21:65N 20:21:10W Mark wrestling with Mahi Mahi
Jo - 25:21:65N  20:21:10W Mark wrestling with Mahi Mahi
Jo - 25:21:65N 20:21:10W George and Ian on the high seas
Jo - 25:21:65N  20:21:10W George and Ian on the high seas
26/11/2014

Sandvita - Dag 1-3

Fantatisk start från Grand Canaria tillsamans medett antal imponerande båtar av växlande storlek. Avsked med orkester hurrande människor och viftande flaggor kändes helt rätt. En högljudd spanjor med kraftig högtalare gav varje båt ett omnämnande och ett litet lycka till på färden. Spänningen var påtaglig då vi tvingats skjuta på starten en dag. Vädret varvid tillfället mer lämpat för delfiner och stormfåglar. Ett helt nytt storsegel från den gode kamraten Lundh på Lund Sails väntade förväntansfult på att skickas till väders. Trängseln var omfattande och brådskan att komma iväg påtaglig. Storen åkte upp med hjälp av några rappa mannar och under uppsikt av den kolungne Kapten Lasse. Det kändes som om vi fick mest applåder och glada tillrop av alla där vi stod vackert uppradade i. read more...


26/11/2014

Oynas - Nov 26

There was once an Elan yacht named 'Oynas'Set sail November 9 from Las PalmasARC+ fifty boats in the fleetOften another's course we would meetAll heading to welcome drinks in Mindelo.Captain Russell, wife with 2 U.S. crewA few days later she again flewWith the trade wind in her sailsAnd fenders away on the railsEver Eastwards as fast as the wind do blow.. read more...


26/11/2014

Little Pea - Arc14 Blogoramma - Rockin' all over the world

26:03.6N 020:21.2W      Song of the day: Status Quo - Rockin' all Over theWorld   Highest gust: 33kts Highest Boat Speed: 10.2kts Rain: nil Wildlife: nil Chunder: A couple more kids buckets   Well it's been another bumpy, eventful 24hrs.Overnight the wind was up to its usual tricks of being fickle.  Althoughthe overall wave height has dropped, the sea state remains very choppy makinglife on board pretty uncomfortable which is tiring us all out mentallyand physically as our bodies struggle to adjust to the new statusquo.  One of the more challenging tasks iscooking, leaving whoever is on designated mother duty that day thedifficult task of cooking for crew withquestionable appetite whilst leaning at 45. read more...


26/11/2014

BearBaloo - Tag 3 - Entspanntes Segeln auf südlichen Breiten

Gerade haben wir bei angenehmen Seegang einen Atlantik-Burger gegessen undsogar die Sonne hat sich heute blicken lassen, um uns den Rücken zu wärmen. Wirbefinden uns ca. 170 nm südlich von EL Hierro und haben den entspanntensüdlichen Weg über den Atlantik eingeschlagen. Nach drei Tagen auf See bildetsich allmählich eine Routine heraus: Wache, essen , schlafen. Viel aufregendesgibt es nicht zu berichten, nur dass unser Autopilot gestern Nacht ein paarAussetzer hatte und ich heute erfolgreich meine erste Wasserprobe fürOceanConversation genommen habe. Yeahh wir haben gerade bei 20 kn Wind 8 knmit dem Parasailor erreicht! Neue Bestleistung, weil gestern hat er uns schonetwas enttäuscht (bei 10 kn Wind nur 4 kn Fahrt). So kann es gerne weitergehen die nächsten 3 Wochen. Ab in den Süden! Viel. read more...


26/11/2014

Hugur - Hugur half way oday. !

Tuesday 25th November.Weekly meeting on skype with work at home went well.Sailing on, nice wether. We have had some squalls with rain ,some havebeen good enough to shower in so that’s done too.We are alone on this ocean, not a sight of anything other than theocean andthe sky. The only thing is to listen in on the everyday SSBcommunications with the other boats of the ARC+ and thats really nice.Wednsday. 26th November. HALF WAY OVER THE ATLANTIC !Now we have been on the sea for one week and we have covered half ofthe distance to St Lucia. We have been on gooswing for most of thetime, this morning the wind started changing to the southeast and thento the southwest so we have taken down the poled out Genoa and aresailing beam reach.And having done so for about an hour or so the wind has. read more...


26/11/2014

Paroya - Log Day 7 Anglerglück

Seit Kap Verden sind wir nun bereits 7 Tage unterwegs. Der Wind meint es gut mit uns und wir kommen gut voran, einzig die Wellen sind sehr kabbelig und noch nicht so richtig auf Passatwind eingestellt. Man fühlt sich wie in einem Cocktailmixer. Morgen sollten wir in der Hälfte sein. Von Begin an haben wir Anglerglück, es haben bereits 12 Fische angebissen, wir konnten jedoch nur sechs davon rausziehen. Zum Teil waren das riesen Dinger! Aktuell gibt es täglich Fisch, mal schauen wie lange wir noch Lust darauf haben ;-) Gruss von der PAROYA , Roger Zürcher IMG_3784-001. read more...


26/11/2014

Aglaia - 26/11/2014

Two days into ARC 2014 and it has already proven the phrase the ocean is never the same twice.We started from Las Palmas at 10.30 on Monday with a fast reach South to make the bottom of the island, all eyes were on the tracks of the fastest boats to see if they found a short cut through the potential wind shadows that can effect the area.We were recording 14 knots of boat speed as we screamed toward the area keeping fingers crossed for a quick route through and out into open ocean.This is where it became tricky, there were yacht almost becalmed to both the north and south of us as we watched on the radar and worked to tread our way past.All was going perfectly until the last mile when we hit a big wind hole, the second bad news was this wind hole was where the seas funnelling between. read more...


26/11/2014

Purrr-fect - Leg Two- dsy 7: Steady sailing rig

At first light this morning, we gibed our double headsail rig to stay closer to the great circle route course. The wind had shifted about 25 degrees earlier so we decided to do all the work to gibe. This involves all 3 of us to do it best. First we furl in the jib and leave the whisker pole up. Next we drop the loose footed jib and rerun all 4 of the lines to the other side of the boat. Next we move the whisker pole to the other side of the boat by lowering and moving the topping lift, and finally connecting new lines for after and fore guys The sheets (both inboard and outboard) lines to the furling jib are run next, and the outboard one is run through the end of the whisker pole. Finally we hoist the loose footed jib and unfurl the furling jib. And we have a steady sail configuration. read more...


26/11/2014

T&T - 26/11/2014

Nous jouons à saute moutons avec les grains qui, poussés par les alizés, s’alignent comme des wagons reliés entre eux par des arcs en ciel formant des trains nous montrant le chemin… Après 7 jours de mer et la moitié du chemin accompli, nous faisons maintenant corps avec les éléments, le vent, les vagues, les nuages, les astres. Tout va bien à bord, parfois nous recevons une pluie d’exocets, les poissons volants s’infiltrent partout, jusque dans la cabine du capitaine en pleine nuit, « tiens drôle d’odeur ? ». Luc a été touché à l’épaule avant de tenter une reprise de volée, Charles en plein front la nuit tel un baptême hauturier. Nico one, lors de sa ronde matinale rejette à l’eau les exocets jonchant le pont après une nuit de guerre des étoiles de mer. Seule Gerda a. read more...


26/11/2014

T&T - 26/11/2014: 2

We twijfelen of het een walvis was, wellicht wel.Voilà rapport voor vandaag, we zeilen verder richting Caraiben.XXX Gerda. . read more...


26/11/2014

T&T - 26/11/2014: 3

Sinds gisteren zijn we over de helft !!  Tot hiertoe is alles fijn verlopen ondanks het zware weer af en toe.Stilaan wordt het schommelen wel een 2de natuur. Wij hebben dagen geen andere boten gezien.Wel gezien de staart van een grote vis, twijfelen of het een w. read more...


26/11/2014

Ellida 6 - blog

p:26 41.4'N:-18 38.7'WFeiring av 50aars dag'Siren fylte 50 i dag, og og det har vaert stor feiring ombord.Presanger, god middag og et glass champagne.  Alle inviterte moette frem.Vi slapp unna med kun en times motorkjoering i gaar foer vinden kom tilbake med 20-25 kn.  Tvinn paa gennaker furling systemet skapte litt problemer, men ble loest med godt teamarbeid i ettermiddag. 185 kvm spinnaker spredt utover hele dekk på båten.  Avsluttet dagslyset med fin gennakerseilas.  Vi har fortsatt noe beskyttelse fra Kanarioyene, så deter behagelig ombord med lite slingring.  Ser naa kun lanternene fra 3-4 av de mer enn 200 deltakende baatenIMG_5445. read more...


Ellida 6 - blog
Ellida 6 - blog
26/11/2014

Scarlet Oyster - blog day 2

Hi All,Been a fairly busy 2 days since we started the ARC2014, the start went well for us and we were chuffed to be the first yacht over the start line! Leopard 3 soon took over the front running however!We enjoyed a fresh run down the side of Gran Canaria, as the wind speed built to over 30 kn in the acceleration zone we elected to get the kite down to save any costly breakages in sight of the start, a few brave crewspersevered with spinnakers however, Xanadu came storming past us, looking under control but well loaded up!The wind shadow came into play we tried to stay to the east of it, but eventually got sucked in just before dark, my thinking was to stay on the East as the wind rotated to the NE and then find our way through whilst being well south of the island, the 0400 positions. read more...


26/11/2014

Meltemi - 3.Tag - Was die See macht mit uns

Unsere Meltemi liegt auf Kurs - Speed, Stimmung und kulinarische Anregungen sind hervorragend. Am Starttag Filet Bourgignon, am zweiten Tag "Monische" Tortellini. Was 'kocht' Meltemi heute? Die Tage auf See zeigen Wirkung. Rüdiger wird immer zerzauster. Dabei sitzt er zufrieden unter Deck und spielt Sudoko. Wir geben ihm schließlich keine Rätsel auf. Rüdigers Zufriedenheit noch größer seit klar ist: Wir liegen ziemlich gut im Feld. Nils findet dank starker Böen in den Schapps Brillen wieder, von denen er gar nicht wusste, dass er sie dabei hat. Albrecht fragt das erste Mal diskret nach den konkreten Duschmöglichkeiten an Bord... Alexander halluziniert über künftige Gespräche im Kleiderschrank zwischen der abgewetzten Atlantikshort und der schicken City-Bermuda. Monika bewegt sich mit. read more...


26/11/2014

Aislig Bheag - Log 1 Cruise Start whilst fishing for shoe

After the delayed start due to weather, we were all champing at he bit toget way.  As all the boats were edging closer to the start line, there werewe, practicing our MOB drill with one of Eilidh’s shoes! After that we enjoyed afair sail although managed to get stuck in the windless hole south of Tenerife,despite the warnings, whilst the crew found their sea legs.  The bananas are overripe  despite the carefully selected shades of green. The apples have escaped from the net  and started their journey on theforepeak floor.  Not withstanding this, a good start to thejourney.. read more...


Paroya - Log Day 7 Anglerglück
Paroya - Log Day 7 Anglerglück
26/11/2014

Southern Child - Day 2 26/11

Day 2 26/11 Position 1200: 26* 41' 03 N 021* 11'89W Daily Run: 170Nm   If the flavour of yesterday was excitement and saltwater coffee, day 2 was hot chilli thanks to a delicious stiry fry delivered bywatch 2 (Rachel, Val, Pete and Lars).The waves have calmed a fair bit now we're awayfrom the islands and the wind has become more stable from our desired direction,The night was calm and right before sunrise we saw a beautiful sign of good hope- a huge shooting star. We're still not completely alone out here as wehave 2 other boats on the horizon next to us so obviously this brings out thecompetitive side in everyone. We had the wind pick up slightly this morningbefore the sun showed its face. Harriet took the helm after being told of thehighest speed record throughout the night which. read more...


Wiki - In letzter Minute...
Wiki - In letzter Minute...
Wiki - Anpassungsschwierigkeiten
Wiki - Anpassungsschwierigkeiten
26/11/2014

Captain Blind - 2éme jour , toujours venté!

bonjour à tousle Captain Blind poursuit sa route en rapprochement direct. Côté vent çase renforce, après une nuit calme, on est spi lourd et GV 1 ris. Lamer est formé et le Capitaine Aveugle dévale les vagues.A part la perte de la casquette du capitaine, il n'y a pas d'évènementsmajeurs à signaler .. aussi nous vous faisons partager notre humble repas..hier soir jambon belota puis omelette aux lardons pour finir par unecrème canarienne difficilement définissable. Ce soir ce sera tajine auxpruneaux... les quarts de nuit d'enchaînent au rythme de 2h , avec toujours un jeunedynamique avec un adulte plus avancé pour les surveiller au cas où ilsvoudraient emballer la machine...Merci à tous de vos encouragements, on retourne tenir compagnie aubarreur!I got to know that some foreigner ones are. read more...


Thula - day 3 underway
Thula - day 3 underway
26/11/2014

Antares - log day two

We are settling in to our routine on Antares. We logged 230 miles, so far, out of 2700.We motored a bit last night to be in a better position today.The wind is light and we are flying our spinnaker.No fresh fish yet.HOLD THE PRESSES - Scott just yelled at me we caught a fish.We caught a nice 5 pound tuna and plan tuna bites for lunch and tuna steaks for dinner - pictures will be published in St Lucia! Joe, Scott, Bobby. read more...


26/11/2014

Thula - day 3

Two days into the race we can say that we have fully arrived on the Thula. Fortunately we have had no instances of sea sickness in our crew so far. This is most likely due to Dieter's gigantic collection of sea sickness medicine which he distributes generously among the crew. That way not even the rough waves on our first day of sailing were able to upset our stomachs. The best thing about this is that we did not have to miss out on any of Liesel's great meals that she has prepared in advance and is miraculously putting together in the pantry even under the most challenging weather conditions. To give you an impression: Yesterday we had a variety of tapas (delicious pimientos, great Serrano ham and guacamole) as starter (!) followed by great german soul food: a chicken fricassee with. read more...


26/11/2014

Nisida - Day 3 26th Nov 1100 UTC Position 24:33N 20:06W

Wednesday 26th November 2014 1200hrs Position-24:34N 20:06WWe had a cracking start to Nisida,s ARC 2014 with 2700+ NM to go we were 15 seconds off the start line and even in front of Leapard! Although not for long. We have made our way a little south and have now gybed onto our course toSt. Lucia! Wind has been faily steady between 15 & 25 kts a couple of short lulls & some gusts to about 30 kts, sea state not too bad, just a bit rollymaking a few of us feel a bit queesy but all getting used to it now. The breeze today has been a steady 18 -22 kts with boat speeds around 8-9 kts under white sails.All on board send their thanks to Suezanne for all her hard work provisioning & for preparing our first couple of very tasty evening meals!. read more...


26/11/2014

Bluewater Mooney - Tag 1 - Teil 2

Wir haben in den ersten 24 Stunden 204,36 Seemeilen gesegelt!!! Die 200-Meilen-Grenze ist für uns nicht so leicht zu erreichen - hatten wir bei der ARC 2010 nur drei Mal überschritten, also ein wirklich guter Anfang.Jetzt kommen wir allerdings in Gebiete mit etwas weniger Wind. Zudem sind die uns zur Verfügung stehenden Vorhersagen unterschiedlich - wir haben uns für einen etwas südlicheren Kurs entschieden - dort können wir in drei Tagen in ein Gebiet mit frischerem Wind als im Norden rechnen - so zumindest zwei der drei Vorhersagen!?Wir werden sehen.. read more...


26/11/2014

Miss Liz II - Log Day 2 - The one that got away

Todays highlight? Without doubt Chris and Jon fishing. They had something BIG on the line....so big they couldn't keep it so they had to cut the line before they lost too much gear. After much debate they have now decided that the big lure will not be making an appearance! On board all is well, highlight Chicken Curry for dinner.The Watt and Sea generator means that we have still not had to use the generator - even after the evenings entertainment of 2 hours of Bo Selector. Now, there's a bit of TV history!Winds remained steady, and we resisted launching the gennaker. In the evening winds blew at a steady 20 Knots meaning our average speed lay between 9 and 10 Knots. Night sailing remained the same but we lost the autopilot several times. Nothing major - and some fun for the crew who. read more...


26/11/2014

EH01 - And we are off!!

Hi All,Sorry for the delay in writing our first blog entry! It has been a pretty interesting few days aboard the good ship EH01. We had a great start and flew down the east coast of Gran Canaria with our kite up not dropping below 10 knots the whole way. As we rounded the bottom of the island we all drove into a huge wind hole which kept us trapped for over 6 hours! Unfortunately it gave the rest of the fleet time to catch up and effectively restarted the race! When the wind finally filled back in to our horror we had to sail upwind. Thankfully the breeze has swung back around to the north east as forecast and has provided us with fast reaching conditions along the Rhumb line to St Lucia.My crew are rapidly turning into a well oiled race machine, having managed several sail changes, kite. read more...


26/11/2014

Bluewater Mooney - Tag 1

Nach der Startverschiebung um einen Tag hatten wir wirklich ein besseres Wetter! Frischer Wind und kein Regen machte den Start zu einem Bilderbuchstart - wieder echtes ARC Wetter.Kurz vor dem Start Segel setzen, um dann gleich ein kleines Problem zu beheben - bei der Sichtkontrolle der Falle und dem Austausch von vier von fünf Fallen (das sind die Tauwerke, mit denen die Segel hochgezogen werden) war zu überprüfen, ob das Großsegel, welches in den Mast eingerollt wird, unten aus der Verankerung herausgerutscht war. Das kommt nicht selten vor, man kann es erst kontrollieren, wenn das Großsegel ganz gesetzt, also herausgezogen ist. Wir konnten aber die letzten drei Tage vor dem Start nicht auslaufen, da wir noch mit anderen Vorbereitungsarbeiten beschäftigt waren, und haben daher die. read more...


Bluewater Mooney - Tag 1
Bluewater Mooney - Tag 1
26/11/2014

Sanuk - Humöret på topp

Efter en fantastisk natt med lagom sjö och vind har vi susat fram med 175 nm det senaste dygnet. Jag är glad med 150 så vi ligger på plus. Watermakern som gör vårt vatten som används till matlagning disk och dusch fungerar åter. En härlig tvåldoft har nu lagt sig över båten. Alla är nyduschade. Nu väntar vi bara på solen.Alla hälsar nära och käraOlle. read more...


26/11/2014

Tinia - Day 2

After the first days excitement of great winds we have settled into steady winds and great eating. We have plenty avocados to enjoy and as they are on the ripe side will be taking pride of place on the menu this week alongside a selection of fine meats and cheeses. Today we had Ratouille topped with fried eggs served up by chef Roger. Looks likely we will reverse the trend of sailors losing weight on Atlantic crossings - hopefully a crane will be available in St Lucia to lift us off the boat! Wildlife watch - Turtles 1 , Birds 4 ,fly 1,fish 0 .. read more...


Morning Haze - Sailor Ted's 1st fish! A Mahi-Mahi, small but delicious!
Morning Haze - Sailor Ted's 1st fish! A Mahi-Mahi, small but delicious!
26/11/2014

Morning Haze - Sailor Ted is already getting his sea legs!

Hello everyone,Even if it had been three months since I have been at sea, we all found our sea legs after our first 48 hours at sea. We missed the start because of a last minute VHF problem and we ended up one of the last boats to leave the marina. These slow starts are not unusual for the crew of Morning Haze (that is what they told me!). Nothing to report on the 1st day as the wind was nice and the boat sailed well and by night we managed to rejoin part of the fleet. Yesterday, the wind died, was very variable and some swell...We had to make many sail changes and we were very slow. But at least we caught our 1st Mahi-Mahi...but too small for any contest. In the evening our weather software crashed so we can't download any grib files...David (the skipper) was very disappointed and is. read more...


26/11/2014

Hera - Bordroutine

Allmählich zieht der Bordalltag ein. Die Netze sind geflickt und auch fürden Spibaum haben wir eine Lösung gefunden. Susanne, Werner und Jürgen (unsere 2.Wache) haben gestern denFünfsternekochbewerb mit Curryhuhn auf Reis mit Banane und Ananaseröffnet. Bei nur mäßigem Nordostwind konnten wir noch kein ordentliches Etmalhinlegen. Wir haben jedoch keinen Grund, mit Rasmus unzufrieden zu sein. Erstaunlicherweise haben wir immer noch andere ARC-Boote inSichtweite.   Stefan. read more...


26/11/2014

Domini - Day Three Begins….

Hello again Boatblog fans,I hope you managed to find us ok on this, our new little piece of cyberspace. I guess if you're reading this right now, you must have done, so welcome back. Apologies that there will be no pictures in these latest editions, but they take too long to upload. The computer boffin from Mailasail did explain how I could do it by re-sizing everything but I'm still none the wiser. ( HIM:- "You send it as an in message, not as an out message, because there are no ins, only outs which collect the ins, so to get an in you need to send an out, which on the leg in, becomes a leg out, thought it's really an in." ME:-  So, you put your left leg in, your left leg out, in out, in out, shake it all about. You do the...") You get the idea. It's all very complicated unless. read more...


26/11/2014

Pelican - trap still empty

Talking o theother matter it seems at 17.35 we are first in class some mistake there methinks, not seen a us playing atsailing a boat.On to more important matters this lodge is eating us out ofhouse and boat but more importantly i have no imigration or health declerationdo not even mention passport, however judging by the way jacks cabin issmelling our worries may be over in a morbid sort of way.any alls well so farfor this one. read more...


26/11/2014

Aretha - Day 2 at Sea - Are we nearly there yet?

Life is settling down into more of a routine onboard Team Aretha.The children are waking and going to bed at the agreed times. Meals and routine maintenance are becoming established. Sleep patterns are adjusting. When it’s your 3 hours off in the night you sleep when your head hits the pillow and you wake rapidly when woken for your watch. I’m always impressed by how adaptable we can be as humans to different patterns - it just takes a little time to get used to it.It helps to have a flat deck and downwind sailing. There is still a little sea sickness on board - Nichola is battling through and has Jani with bouts of queasiness for company. Thankfully the children are 100% fine and happily playing and helping around the boat.One of the questions raised before we left was “will we see many. read more...


El Mundo - 25/11 - Lincy lazing on the aft deck
El Mundo - 25/11 - Lincy lazing on the aft deck
El Mundo - 25/11 - Bob and his 'Tropics' hat
El Mundo - 25/11 - Bob and his 'Tropics' hat
El Mundo - 25/11 - Running goose-winged
El Mundo - 25/11 - Running goose-winged
El Mundo - 25/11 - Belgian made Carbonade of Beef
El Mundo - 25/11 - Belgian made Carbonade of Beef
El Mundo - 26/11 - Amanda and the dark arts....SSB
El Mundo - 26/11 - Amanda and the dark arts....SSB
25/05/2005

El Mundo - 26/11 - Day 2 Frustrating winds

After the previous windy day, Tuesday was a lotmore variable. It started well with a sunny morning and good sailing breeze. Bobwas even sun bathing on the stern seat in his 'Tropics' hat! The wind graduallydecreased until we were just rolling around with the rig crashing and the sailsflapping....very uncomfortable and the noise grates on the nerves. Again wemotored for about 2 hours and still only managed to find a gentle breeze but itallowed us to rig the boat goose-winged and head a bit furthersouth. In the meantime, Amanda had great success with theSSB radio, having a long conversation with Juno and joining the ARC SSB net forthe first time. This may not sound like a big achievement but it would appearthat operating an SSB is somewhat of a black art! Dinner was also memorable, as we. read more...



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