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Vagaris - Atlantic weed and swimming - image 2
Vagaris - Atlantic weed and swimming - image 2
Vagaris - Atlantic weed and swimming - image 1
Vagaris - Atlantic weed and swimming - image 1
14/12/2014

Vagaris - Atlantic weed and swimming

We've been motoring for a day, and every few hours have had to stop and let the prop fold to clear off accumulated weed.This one has really puzzled us, for literally two thousand miles we've been passing large quantities of seaweed floating in the sea.We'd originally thought it was detritus from a storm, but it has been ever present for most of our crossing. Over the last few days the small clumps have been getting bigger and forming 2-3 meter round floating islands of weed. Yesterday these islands started growing, with the largest being a couple of hundred metres long. We didn't realise why at the time, but when we became aware of a slight juddering from the prop we changed into neutral and saw large clumps of weed exiting past the stern. A few seconds of astern and then forward was. read more...


14/12/2014

Frisco - Log Day 20 Relaxing day.

Today we have had light winds from the SE. Just enough to pull us along with the Parasailor. Our speed has now dropped below 3 knots and we are planning to motor overnight. Diesel fuel consumption is an issue so we keep the engine RPM down to an efficient burn rate. The advantage of the light winds has been to see more of the sea creatures around us. The flying fish are constantly jumping out of the water and flying sometimes 100 feet before splashing back in. They sometimes land on the deck of Frisco by mistake. A picture shows a small one which landed on our deck this morning, you can see the long pectoral fins which serve as wings. This lucky fellow was returned to the water unharmed.. read more...


Frisco - Log Day 20 Relaxing day.
Frisco - Log Day 20 Relaxing day.
14/12/2014

OOROO1 - End of the Epic Adventure - now lets explore the Caribbean

I’ve been in denial for two days, drowning my sorrow in Rum Punch. After 17days at sea and the finish line in sight, I didn’t want it to end. We Parasailedto about 500m from the finish line then did a quick sail change and sailed theMain and Genoa over the line at 0643. Mike felt the stress of having to actuallysail between two points. We’ve just completed the world’s largest transoceanicrace (sorry I meant rally). St Lucia and the ARC met us at the wharf, helped usdock, presented us with a basket of fresh fruits and a bottle of St Lucia rum,then it was rum punches all round to the sounds of a Caribbean steel drum.Breakfast was champagne and a rum shot !!!! Since arriving we have been having afew quiet ones, catching up with fellow ARC participants and meeting the locals.St Lucia is. read more...


14/12/2014

Anika - BLOG 7

Thisis likely to be our last night out in the Atlantic as we have 84 nm to run toRodney Bay and the finish line. Last night was spectacular with the very best ofhorizon to horizon stars, many shooting stars and perhaps a meteorite shower toboot according to our onboard stargazers. Ourplanning to arrive at sunrise is still on course helped by a day of very lightwinds which resulted in running the engine for propulsion – what a shame as todate over the past three weeks it had only been used for 2 hours 55 minutes!!Anyway to ensure we don’'t arrive early we stopped for a swim which was likeswimming in a warm bath, checked out the goose barnacle growing on the sternpart only of the hull, we now have a decision to make, scrape them off or leavethem to grow on for a nice snack, followed by a. read more...


14/12/2014

Little Pea - Little Pea's Arc 14 Blogoramma - We did it

Our last blog for ARC 2014...   Now Playing: The Winner Takes It All -Abba   Well, we did it. Crossed the pond in 18 days -not quite as quick as our PB, but you can't help the lighter winds. Even thoughit wasn't as quick, our finishing place is better - 1st in Class and Overallresults are TBC although we think its about 11th or 12th in the fleet. Althoughit was just the four of us on board, we honestly couldn't have done it withoutthe support of everyone back home. From family helping with logistics, tofollowers sending messages of support. Each and everyone of them helped us crossthat line faster - Thank you.   Little Pea is now being scrubbed from top to bottomby Pappa John & family (St Lucia's finest), and is being converted from anocean passae maker into. read more...


14/12/2014

Philocat Ena - ARC Spirit

We would like to share the following video on our start in Las Palmas:   http://youtu.be/p9IXuy6Bqvk   Thanks to all our friends for their support & emails! Thanks to the ARC team for the great effort & perfect organization! Thanks to all participants for their fairness and team play!   There is a great spirit that makes the ARC a special sailing event.   The Philocat Team. read more...


14/12/2014

Celebrate - Stellar Safari joined by American Friends at a Jewel of a Camp in Northern South Africa!

Our friends from Washington State in the US, John & Priscilla Cadwell flew into Cape Town to join us for a safari trip.They had previously seen us off in St. Lucia as we began the rally.We all flew to a safari camp in northern South Africa and stayed for 5 amazing days and had the grandest of times! Our safari adventure began the minute we were picked up at the airport by our terrific ranger, Schalk, in an open-air Land Rover. Within seconds of entering the Game Reserve we were sighting giraffes, zebras and impalas. As we arrived the General Manager, Kate, was greeting us with elegant welcome drinks and telling us the intriguing story of the Camp and how it started with the Endangered Species Center. Our stand alone bungalows had wonderful territorial views and what a location!. read more...


Miss Liz II - The team
Miss Liz II - The team
14/12/2014

Miss Liz II - Log - Complete

Sorry for the delay!  We arrived at Rodney Bay at 02.50 on Friday morning. Our support team was there to congratulate us (Liz and Geraldine), plus the ARC and St. Lucia folks - the later with very welcome rum punch!  Not as fast a crossing as we would have liked, but we feel pretty god about it none the less.  The last day or so was spent repairing, cleaning and having fun. Let the parties commence!!. read more...


14/12/2014

Sanuk - Ingen vind

Dom hade tur dom som inte behövde gå in på Cap Verde, dom fick vind. Nu har vi näst intill stiltje. Vi slangade ur generatortanken och där hittade vi 60 liter. De e bra. Hoppas det kommer vind imorgon så vi kan segla åtmindstånde 150 nm till. Sen bör vi klara oss. Just nu 426 nm till mål. Tvåbiran just slukad. Det är 29 grader i havet och 33 i luften. Synd om oss är det inte. Hade för en stund sen ett stort gäng delfiner med oss. Sånt piggar upp. Dagens bad blir 16.00.Alla hälsar.Olle. read more...


14/12/2014

Libeccio - Libeccio Blog, Saturday Dec 13th

  UPDATE: WE HAVE CROSSED THE FINISH LINE AT 05:19 SUNDAY DEC 14TH AND ARENOW HAPPILY MOORED UP IN THE RODNEY BAY MARINA. WE HAVE TREATED OURSELVES TO ARESTAURANT BREAKFAST AND ARE RELAXING BEFORE STARTING OUR CLEANING SPREE!  MORE ABOUT THIS LATER, BUT, FIRSTLY, HERE IS THE BLOG WRITTEN BEFORE BUT WECOULD NOT SEND.  Today:  Ch, Ch, Changes actually made; Mid Ocean Rescue!; Official StLucia Greeting party; the Really Official Greeting Party!;  Happy Saturday Dear readers,  as I write this, we are about 70nm fromSt Lucia and the finishing line! At our current pace we should cross the linearound 05:00 Sunday morning—not exactly the time on our original plans, but, wetake what the sea will give us (doesn’t that sound, well, so “old man and thesea”like). So, if. read more...


Vagaris - Arrival preparations - image 2
Vagaris - Arrival preparations - image 2
Vagaris - Arrival preparations - image 3
Vagaris - Arrival preparations - image 3
Vagaris - Arrival preparations - image 1
Vagaris - Arrival preparations - image 1
14/12/2014

Vagaris - Arrival preparatuons

60 miles to go and we're making preparations for arrival. The St Lucia courtesy flag has been raisedThe fenders have been recovered from their stowage space in the anchor locker and re inflated. The interior is undergoing a thorough clean. The ARC flag is going up.The decks are today and all ocean paraphernalia such as foam anti-chafe strips and guard rail tape has been removed.Over the past 48 hours we (mostly Steve) have also sanded down and applied a couple of fresh coats of teak oil to the cockpit table, so even that looks smart and new again. I might even allow the crew a quick wash themselves.---No land has been spotted yet.... read more...


13/12/2014

Peter von Seestermühe - Finale

Drei Tagelang haben verschiedene Spezialisten vergeblich versucht unsere email anlage wieder zum Laufen zu kriegen. Obwohl wir alle komponenten an Bord ausgetauscht haben, konnte auch auf dem Iridium server kein Fehler lokalisiert werden. So stachen wir also als freie Menschen in See. Mit derart beschränkten Wetterinformationen entschieden wir uns anfangs für eine etwas südlichere Route als den empfohlenen direkten Grosskreiskurs. Wir wollten dem Tief welches von NO zu den Kanaren ziehen sollte so schnell wie möglich davonsegeln. Nach einigen Tagen nahmen wir dann den direkten Kurs, die Bordroutine hatte sich nach anfänglichem Staunen bereits am dritten Tag wunderbar eingespielt. Es folgten nun tage mit wenig Segelmanövern und viel frisch gefangenem Fisch bei gutem Vorankommen. Ohne die. read more...


Morning Haze - Sailor Ted celebrating his last day at sea...making home made Cinnamon rolls with Demi and Becky!!!
Morning Haze - Sailor Ted celebrating his last day at sea...making home made Cinnamon rolls with Demi and Becky!!!
Vagaris - Nearly Finished - image 1
Vagaris - Nearly Finished - image 1
14/12/2014

Vagaris - Nearly finished

We've less than 130 miles to go now and due to low winds have decided to motor the last few miles.The wind has dropped to less than 10 knots, so instead of taking 3 days to slowly sail the last couple of hundred miles we decided to motor in order to arrive late Sunday night so we can start enjoying the rum punches and celebrations. Kath and Steve leave on Thursday, so if we can make it in by late Sunday, that'll give them a few days r&r in St Lucia before they have to head back to cold Blighty. A few passage stats:3051 miles covered20 days offshore480 hours sailing220 night hours1000 litres of water produced48 kWh of electricity used34 hours of generator running65 engine hours used300 litres of diesel used15 other ships spotted Whales seen - noneDolphins seen - 3Maximum wind - 27. read more...


14/12/2014

Louise - Blog 15 - 20th Day at Sea

I did not write yesterday as nothing much happened and then I found outChristmas is coming soon, and I had not made my wishing list for Santa, so hereis what I wrote: “Dear Santa, I’m little Louise on my way to St. Lucia. Unfortunately someof my gear broke, so I wonder if it would be too much to ask for repair of mysails? Maybe new ones? And I do need a new haleyard, and a wire for my davids. Anew fridge would be nice too and if you could do something about my autopilot,the two of them use too much power. Oh yes, the freezer has high powerconsumption too. Do you think you could replace it? Of course on the smallerside I need more oil filters and other minor spareparts. Fuel willl be needed,but I guess my owner will take care of that. But maybe I could have a smallpresent when arriving. read more...


14/12/2014

Domini - Woo Woo Woo - St Lucia!!!

Well my Boatblog friends, it is about 2000 local time (that's 8pm for the landlubbers) which is about midnight GMT, and Ju is about to go on first night watch. We are about 60 miles away from St Lucia, so all being well, by the time you read this we will be back on terra firma!Woo woo woo!!!And that means...No more trackin'(…for now)Ju & Lyn. read more...


13/12/2014

Tinia - Day 19

Captain Lovely went up the mast in the bowson's chair to fix one of the lazy jacks on the mainsail. The rest of us following orders and watching from below - What a hero.Barely any wind today and a cloudless sky.Big excitement-fish leaping out the water , TUNA!! Then the reel purred and the line stretched. 2 tuna were caught and 2 more were taken off the line by the dolphin that swam by the boat seconds later. Anyway tonight's menu has been amended and to Sushi - yeah yeah !!500 Miles left Not much to reportExcept James up the mastAnd a Tuna caught( a poem by JW). read more...


13/12/2014

Aurelia - Not sure what day it is

Hello Aurelia followersApologies for no blog on our last day, we had some technical challenges and last night the technical challenges were self inflicted. I think the rest of the chaps were right when they said "i was away with the goalie" It has been said that the blog has been a little lacking detail. This was obviously deliberate as I was encouraged not to be too specific by my fellow crew in order not worry those at home. Well now we have arrived that is now not relevant.Our trip started with no power or ability to charge our batteries. This may not sound much but it was pretty major, so much so that we were debating turning back. No instruments, no fridge, no freezer, no water maker, bla, bla... after much stress and pressure on Mr H he managed to come up with a work around thanks. read more...


13/12/2014

American Spirit II - Day 344: We Depart for Home; Saturday; & Thank You Jack, Joel's Dad; December 13, 2014

Up at 5:15 AM, then back to bed until 8:15 AM. Joel gets up ahead of me at 8:00 AM, a rare event. We have breakfast at the restaurant next to our boat at 9:00 AM with Tim and Tracey from Folie a Deux; Russ, Laurie and Finn from Nexus; and Amelia with Adela. Then Russ, Laurie, Amelia, Jeanine and I walk downtown to get some photo's for the Brazilian Visa's. For Russ, Laurie and Amelia. Then Jeanine, Laurie and I go to the market area. I need to find a large, cheap suitcase that will be large enough to fit the wind turbine into. I find what I'm looking for. The price is 400 Rand. I get the seller down to 300 Rand. I could have held out for 200 Rand, but I'm in a charitable mood today. We're going home at 8:55 PM! Life is good.Back at the boat the day is spent loading up two suitcases,. read more...


13/12/2014

American Spirit II - Day 343; We Pick Up Our Brazilian Visa's; Friday, December 12, 2014

There is no Day 340, 341 and 342 as I've corrected the number of days we've been gone. So don't look for logs for those days.Up at 6:00 AM. I go downstairs at 6:15 AM to the restaurant for breakfast. Joel and Jeanine come down at 8:45 AM. We print a hard copy of our plane reservation, using the hotel printer in their business center to do so. At 10:45 AM we pick up our Visa's. Yeah! Next we roam around an outdoor market area, buying some small items to take home with us. We check out of our hotel and head for the V & A Marina at 12:25 PM. At 1:00 PM we have lunch at the restaurant next to our marina. In side the restaurant restroom's (they're one seat washrooms), are advertisements and information regarding the Two Oceans Aquarium that the restaurant is associated with. One bit of. read more...


13/12/2014

American Spirit II - Day 339; We're Promised Our Brazilian Visas in 1 Day; We Book an Earlier Flight Home; and Have Dinner with Civeta II; Thursday, December 11, 2014

Up at 6:30 AM. At 7:00 AM I wake Joel and Jeanine up. We have a free buffet breakfast in the hotel.I call the US Consulate in Cape Town at 8:45 AM, and the only way to call the Consulate and get a live person on the line is to click the option for extreme emergencies, those involving death or arrest of a US citizen in South Africa. When the operator answers the phone I tell that my emergency is a minor one, and I'm connected to someone who can help me. After talking to them, they tell me that they will have to talk to the Consul General and will call me back. They call back in 30 minutes and tell me that yes, they will grant me an emergency passport in one hour. All I have to do is go online and get an appointment. I tried that earlier and the first appointment date available is December. read more...


13/12/2014

American Spirit II - Day 338; Brazil Visa Day & Paid Exorbicant Haul Out/In Bill; Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Up at 7:00 AM. Breakfast 7:15 AM in the hotel. Went to Royal Cape Yacht Club and paid for haul out at 11:00 AM. I was purposefully misled about the cost of the haul out. When I'd gotten the price estimate I was told the haul out was about 4,000 Rand or $346. A little cheaper than in the US. However, the 'haul out' did not include the 'haul in,' putting the boat back in the water. Same price as the haul out. So twice as much as I expected. We were back at the hotel at noon and Joel and I had lunch at a Wimpy's next door. Not sure where Jeanine went. We left without paying the bill. Oops. We were told this by the manager the next day and rectified the matter. Then Joel and I worked on our Brazilian Visa applications. We found out that in Florida it will take 30 days to get a Visa via the. read more...


13/12/2014

Anika - BLOG 6

Another starry night clear of squalls and many shooting starsputting on a wondrous display, but uncomfortable sea making it difficult tosteer. By morning we are less than 200 nm to run so our attention is now turningto when we would like to arrive.Amorning shout of land ahoy at sunrise is always nice and perhaps extra specialafter 3 weeks at sea arriving into the Rodney Bay marina sometime the morning of15th December which would be even nicer for VC and SE nee SC who arrive theprevious evening, tired I am sure after their long journey but awake enough tocheer us in I hope. Thereally good news so far today is – no Richard has not yet caught dinner, but Ihave finally got ANIKA’s engine to start after several days of trying to fix it!It looks very much like an electrical problem as the. read more...


13/12/2014

Thula - day 19

At 1:31 a.m. this morning, after 18 full days at sea and approximately 2,900 (nautical!) miles we finally crossed the finishing line in St Lucia. I think we were all agreed that, for us, the crossing was not a race and the ranking hardly mattered to us. Nonetheless we were overwhelmed with emotions when the Thula, our home for the last weeks, finally pushed its bow over the line and we heard the signal. We had a fantastic and truly memorable journey! Now, if you would excuse me, I have to attend to my beer… . read more...


Thula - lucky us
Thula - lucky us
Thula - we made it!
Thula - we made it!
13/12/2014

Morning Haze - Sailor Ted's adventures aboard Morning Haze (day 19)

Bonjour,Yesterday (day 19) was just a picture perfect "trade wind day"! It was sunny, blue sky and winds in the 20-25 kts range. I have to say that we were expecting more of these days on this passage. On our end the wind has been light and variable and Morning Haze's inability to sail directly downwind (because of the B&R rig) did make this run harder... on the nerves! ;-)But what do they say?..."You can't change the wind but you can adjust your sails"...I would add to this... "and modify your course"!!! HiHiHi. In the afternoon, the girls took the last water sample for the micro-plastic project and they both studied. Yes yes, they really studied! Demi did maths and Rebecca studied biology. Unfortunately, the wind started to diminish again in the evening...and our SOG also. Sailor Ted. read more...


13/12/2014

Hera - Ankunftsvorbereitungen

Die Gastlandsflagge von St. Lucia weht schon unter der Steuerbordsaling undder Flaggenschmuck zum Einlaufen ist vorbereitet. Heute werden die Fender aufgepumpt und geschrubbt. Die Crewshirts sind nochzu bügeln und eine Rasur ist angesagt. Die Trinkwassertanks sind seit gestern Abend  frei gegeben. Gesternverbrauchten Gerd und Axel die letzten Kartoffeln für ein leckeresBauernfrühstück. All die Routinen des Bordalltags (vom Wache gehen bis zur Zubereitung derMahlzeiten) laufen heute ein letztes Mal ab. Da kommt schon etwas Wehmut auf,wie man an den feuchten Augen vieler Crewmitglieder sehen kann. Vielleicht istes aber auch die Vorfreude auf verschneite Landschaften und  das geliebteWeib im Arm vor einem prasselnden Kaminfeuer . Zuvor gibt  es aber nocheinige Partys und. read more...


13/12/2014

Hot Stuff - The tales of nine - nearly there now

  Once upon a time on a very fine day, nine beautiful maidens prepared to sail away. They began in Las Palmas, taking it one day at a time, first heading south, butter melting and then left onto the RhumbLine. Look at them now, 2650 miles sailed so far. The glow of land beckons, just 50 miles to the bar.   "We spent tonight reflecting on their journey to this point, with a tear in our eye we told the highlights of our ARC joint. For some the best moment was their first night shift; the carpet of stars, Milkyway and moon felt like mother natures personalgift. For others around half way was their favourite of the trip; with music and talent contests they felt free to relax their stiff Britishupper lip. The unbelievable sailing has been a highlight for us all, learning new skills,. read more...


13/12/2014

Domini - An Apology to Squalls

Dear Boatbloggers,In our previous dispatches, we may have made reference to "squalls." We now know that this was not correct and would like to apologise to our readers for misleading them. These were mere bagatelles. Triflings. Barely even a strong shower.Because last night we were hit by a proper  squall. In fact several proper squalls. How can we describe it?Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh!Only kidding. It wasn't t too bad really. Though probably not a good time for Lyn to give up smoking.But that's all behind us for now. Lyn has just managed to rustle up a fantastic lunch of Canary Potatoes with Mojo sauce, Iberico hams and home made lemonade! All served with freshly baked bread. It's from an IKEA breadmix, so it looks great when you've made it, but  the next day all starts falling to. read more...


13/12/2014

Libeccio - Libeccio Blog: Friday, Dec 12

Today:  TGIF;  Who forgot to make the sacrifice? Make mine atriple; Ch, Ch, Changes...; What we like about Gingers; Encore, Encore,Entre;      Greetings Dear Readers, we hope this finds you in fine fettle- not surewhat a fettle is, but, apparently being in one is a very good thing. Statistically speaking, Friday is the most popular day of the week as rated by57.38% of our blog readers. Ok, so we made up the stat, but, we think it is. So,speaking of TGIF- as mentioned yesterday, this is our third Friday and so ourthird TGIF- we have had the classic: Thank Goodness Its Friday; then last weekThank Goodness Izzy is Flying and this week, wait for it, drum roll, a peel ofbells.., we’ll tell you later... cruel isn’t it! Kind of like those shows whereyou. read more...


12/12/2014

Helen - The last word

Thank you for following our adventure and thank you Helen for making it happen.The end, Philip. read more...


12/12/2014

Helen - Joe's reflections

Crossing the line was both a great sense of achievement and the realisation that something which had been a long standing dream had finally been achieved.I don't remember exactly when Philip raised the prospect of crossing the Atlantic in his own boat, but it was many years ago and ever since them it was my long term objective to part of the experience. Philip put a great amount of effort into planning and preparing Helen 575 for the crossing and all his efforts were appreciated by all the crew.The crossing itself was great fun and in the main lived up to expectations. The only thing missing on occasions was a lack of wind, but when it was with us Helen 575 performed extremely well. There was also a lack of wildlife, but overall I don't think we could have had a better crossing.Many. read more...


12/12/2014

Helen - Reflective blog

Well I've sailed the Atlantic. Not bad for someone who used to feel uncomfortable on a canal boat! A personal challenge achieved.All those years ago when with Helen and Philip chatting in the evenings on various caravan sites across Europe the conversation would often include Philip's wish to own his own boat and sail across the Atlantic. Joe was always keen to share this ambition but I always thought I would join Helen and fly to meet them at the end of the voyage.However Philip became the owner of Eve and introduced me to ocean sailing. I don't think anyone can be more surprised than me to find that I actually enjoy it. Even the 2.5 days of sea sickness I sometimes have to endure does not turn me off ( but don't ask me if I enjoy sailing during those days!)In no way can say I can. read more...


12/12/2014

Helen - 1st mate

For a PYD skipper to be a first mate is not an everyday opportunity. I ate well and tried to dry my boots out throughout the trip and then they stuffed tinsel in them.I couldn't write my blog because I had a Christmas Fayre to go to and needed to see Jaqs, so I asked the skipper to do it for me.Paul. read more...


12/12/2014

Helen - I am not a fisherman

Hello there, we are coming to the end of the trip now. In the first few days I wasn't feeling too well and dreaded the thought of being at sea for 17 days but now we are nearly there I wouldn't mind another day out here. 2,800 miles of sea with a broken fishing rod, lots of lures gone and all the line broken. I should have put a hook in one of those flying fish and claimed that I had caught something. I am grateful to Philip for inviting me on the journey, it's one I won't forget.Mark. read more...


12/12/2014

Little Pea - Little Pea's Arc 14 Blogoramma - LAND AHOY!

14:14.115N 060:30.577W   Now playing: Final Countdown - Europe   LAND AHOY!!!! After over 18 days at sea we canfinally sea land again, and it's St Lucia - we hope! All that's left to do nowis shower with the water we've been desalinating all day, get into our best crewkit and replenish our rum stock in Rodney Bay. Oh, and there's the small matterof crossing the finish line...   We'll be back tomorrow with a racesummary.   OUT.   Jags, Minkey, Ben andMike. read more...


12/12/2014

Antares - ARC 2014 Day 18

A beautiful day in the tropics except no wind.And, that is the near term forecast, too.Still have seen no commercial traffic in over a weekNo more whale tales, no fishing yarns -- just making a ditch through the ocean.Thanks to all who keep up with us and answer our questions.Still Tres Amigos.Bobby. read more...


12/12/2014

Sandvita - Land i sikte!!!

För första gången på 18 dygn ser vi land, i detta fall framför oss. Vi har nu endast 32 sjömil kvar till St Lucia, en sån kort sträcka har vi inte tänkt på länge. I förhållande till 2800 som vi nu nästan gjort är det fjuttigt. Vi har korsat Atlanten!!!! Atlanten som varit snäll mot oss, kanske för snäll. Resan har tagit ett par dagar längre än planerat men vi har aldrig haft över 15 m/s och vissa dagar alldeles för lite. Om 3-4 timmar är vi i mål, vilket större delen av besättningen längtar efter. Där vankas öl och romdrinkar. Jag skulle dock kunna tänka mig ett tag till härute även om det ska bli gott med den kalla ölen, färska grönsaker och GLASS!!Detta är vårt sista inlägg från havet, nästa gång vi hörs är vi i Karibien. Over and OutFör Sandvitas besättning, Anne. read more...


12/12/2014

Red Devil 3 - Horizonte 360 grados

Viernes 12   Sol y sol y calor de 30 grados. A poco másde 50 millas de Santa Lucía. Todavía podemos disfrutar de un horizontede 360º pero no por mucho tiempo. Esperamos llegar de madrugada del Viernes alSábado. Hemos revisado las notas de pilotaje para llegara Rodney Bay que está en la cara este de la isla. Al otro lado de ladirección de la que llegamos. Además del faro de Cabo Marqués en la costa W deSanta Lucía que veremos a babor tenemos el faro de Isla Cabritos al S deMartinica. En mitad del canal entre las islas más o menos hay una boya de medidade olas. Ya en la costa E de Santa Lucia tenemos referencia de otros dosfaros y la linea de llegada que está 24 horas activa. Según las posiciones quenos facilita la ARC en las proximas horas entraremos nos 20. read more...


12/12/2014

Hot Stuff - The tales of nine - NEWS UPDATE The Hot Stuff Oscars

The critics are hailing last night's Hot Stuff Oscars as "outstanding" "asweet success" "magnificent". With over nine million fishy views it has to have been one of SEA&SKYTV's most popular shows yet.Celebs from all areas of the globe attended the red carpet event to witness the presentation of the fiercely contested awards. Countries represented range from Scotland, USA, England to Dubai, Germany and Canada. Some contestants travelled even 2700 miles across treacherous seas just to be there last night. Hello Magazine was happy to report that contestants took the dress code very seriously. The paps were snappy happy as black tie dresses, jewelry and make up was dug out from duffel bags and hit the decks. St. John's was happy to report that due to the decision this year to leave. read more...


12/12/2014

Morning Haze - Sailor Ted's adventure continue with the "HAZE" family.

Bonjour à tous,La 17e journée à bord de Morning...OUPS...I guess I am almost bilingual now!...Let's go back to english...Day 17 started great with the wind blowing around 20 kts but unfortunately faided away in the afternoon to a mere 15 kts...not quite enough for us...we slowed down to 5 kts of SOG. But the bright side of this is that Demi showed me how to make bread since we are running out of fresh produce. We mixed all the ingredients together (please read we made a total mess in the galley!) and shape the dough to make it into a delicious loaf of bread. I can tell you that there is nothing like the smell of hot bread in the galley...miam miam! In the evening, we watched an episode of "Modern Family" on the IPad and went to bed early (me and Rebecca) as we were both tired...Demi took. read more...



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