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29/11/2014

Hot Stuff - The Tales of Nine - Living Life Sideways

 Before we embarked on our journey on-board Hot Stuff across the Atlantic weheard about the famous trade winds. "Don't worry, it will be downhill all theway" chirped all those who told us the Atlantic would be an easy ride. As wecurrently beat our way upwind across the Atlantic we maidens are experiencinglife at an angle of around 45 degrees .... whilst been kicked around by mothernature ... not the easy ride in the brochure! A freeze frame from on-board today: Feeling more and more toned by the day, we have all been practicing variousyoga positions in attempt to keep upright. Amanda the scribe for todays blog hasjust spotted maiden Linda, who is perfecting the 'Flamingo' pose.We have one crew member in the loo, using those leg and bum muscles to thefullest and holding on for dear. read more...


29/11/2014

Jo - 21:13:80N 27:50:61W

Saturday 29th November I should have done this trip as a Movember fund raisingexercise; most of us are looking a bit shaggy!  I wouldn’t dare cast aspersions on thehygiene or otherwise of the rest of the crew, but I for one am going to treatmyself to a strip wash using a whole pint of water. It’s slowly getting warmerand everything is ripening rapidly! Every now and again, a banana falls onto aslumbering Alastair or the table in the saloon from above, someone picks it upand carefully transfers it to a growing pile of over ripe bananas for what is tobecome banana bread. This sounded like a gd idea until we realised nobody knewhow to cook it! So if anyone who’s reading this blog (1 or two people?!!!) canemail me the recipe, I’d be eternally grateful (plain text with no pictures. read more...


Jo - 21:13:80N 27:50:61W
Jo - 21:13:80N  27:50:61W
Jo - 21:13:80N 27:50:61W
Jo - 21:13:80N  27:50:61W
29/11/2014

Lancelot II - Nov 29th Blog

Hello lancelot II fans   THis one might be a bit short as we’ve had a bit on. Currently 22 deg 25’.107N 028deg 58’573W under full main and no3.   Managed to catch a mahi mahi yesterday evening so the sausage went back inthe fridge for today and we had mahi mahi with couscous.   Then we broke the steering cables at 1am so we woke up Jacko for someinstructions and are now sailing with a spectra replacement. The system is beingperfected at the moment, hopefully it’ll be there soon.   Anyway its my birthday tomorrow, did I mention that??   Lots of love to everyone at home   Lancelot II and crew xx. read more...


29/11/2014

Southern Child - Day 5 29/11

Day 5 29/11 Position 1200: 22* 55' 57N 029* 53'14W Daily Run: 166Nm Distance to Waypoint: 1839Nm   The days are split into multiple sprints of threeand four hour shifts. The two teams meet each other briefly during the handover,and the team going off watch will usually head straight to bed after feeding theother team with coffee and tea. The breaks are mostly about getting a few (2-3)hours sleep before the next watch starts, but now and then one might read achapter or two or watch a movie. Among the highlights of the days are the meals(which has been excellent despite limited space for preparation), sunrises andsetting speed records.   Everything takes time here. Going to the toiletrequires taking off several layers of clothing (we haven't quite reachedtropical temperatures. read more...


29/11/2014

Thula - day 6

Day 6 After four seemingly endless days of shameful fishlessness and great (fish) hunger we were finally able to haul onboard two true monsters of the Atlantic Ocean. While many (but not all) among us had already given up hope and were hardly paying attention to the rod at the rear of the boat anymore, the first fish swallowed our irresistible squid-type lure at around 2pm. Despite the great excitement and surprise, every one in the crew immediately knew what to do: Jakob got hold of the rod, Philippa at the rudder calmly slowed down the boat, Dieter grabbed the Gaff (a large hook to get hold of the fish and haul it onto the boat), Markus wetted the teak deck (with water, that is), Liesel got the camera in position, Jimmy just looked splendid and Mike supervised the whole process. read more...


Thula - first of many!
Thula - first of many!
25/05/2005

El Mundo - 29/11 - From our 'Home Correspondent'

After a great day of sailing, the night watchesbrought a blanket of cloud and very light winds, so our total mileage for theday was 175, though we hoped for much more. The light winds have continued thismorning, so progress is slow at 4 knots, but forcast to pick up bylunchtime. Yesterday we caught another Dorado but released it,as we still have not finished eating the last one. Another excellent dinner ofBelgian meatballs in a fennel and tomato sauce, followed by Belgianchocolates. And we have an update from Amanda, our Home AffairsCorrespondent:- Life On Board - The crew on El Mundo are firmlyinto the day's routine. The watch system works during the hours of darkness andwe do three hours each. We swap watches each night and it is very exciting whenyou get the end watch and have. read more...


Reberth - End of the Rainbow!!
Reberth - End of the Rainbow!!
29/11/2014

Aglaia -

After a very calm if a little slow night drifting through the most amazing star scape this morning dawned with a breathtaking sunrise across a clear sky and deep blue ocean.Whilst admiring this and checking the chart and weather it became clear the promised NW-W winds are not going to materialise and running down wind with only 5 knots of true North wind was not going to take us anywhere so it was time to hatch a new plan.After some effort with elastic, string and tape we have a repair in the mainsail that will let us sail safely with one reef permanently whilst the winds are light.So change of everything and we are now sailing under a stay sail and reefed main in 5 knots of true wind making 5 knots due West (yes to those doubting us we really are going to the Caribbean and not running. read more...


29/11/2014

Miss Liz II - Log Day 5 - Chop of his head!

Day 5, we continue to stay as North as we can given the winds. But we are gradually heading South. Today we will pass 30 degrees west so a time change will be in order!The loser on board will have an extra period on their shift :-). Two major events today and one minor. The biggest blow is we have a blocked heads, so we will be drawing straws today to see who has the pleasure of the cleaning them!!! Not a major issue as we do have two more to play with.Next, the 2nd reef chafed through in the night, but again easily solved with a soft shackle. Minor inconvenience that we can't reef from the helm anymore.Last of all, the electronics have started to play games with us, cutting in and out. Again a minor convenience as we have plenty of back ups.But very frustrating!Last night we came within. read more...


El Mundo - 28/11 - The institution of afternoon tea
El Mundo - 28/11 - The institution of afternoon tea
El Mundo - 28/11 - Beautiful Atlantic dawn
El Mundo - 28/11 - Beautiful Atlantic dawn
El Mundo - 28/11 - Amanda kneading focaccio
El Mundo - 28/11 - Amanda kneading focaccio
29/11/2014

Domini - Sailing At Night

Hello again Boatbloggers,I'm not sure why they call this particular crossing, "The Milk Run." We've just been hit by a number of squalls, with winds gusting up to gale force and horizontal rain whacking into your eyeballs. I think I'd call it "The Water Plume," or "Cyclonic Irrigation." Even "The Adrenalin Rush." But Milk Run? Nah. But first of all we'd like to thank the ARC committee for the spectacular display of shooting stars that they treated us to on Wednesday night. Absolutely fantastic.Quick quiz...How big is the average shooting star?Is it...a) About the size of the moonb) About the size of a double decker busc) About the size of a pinhead.The answer my friends may surprise you. According to my Patrick Moore Guide to the Night Sky It is (c) about the size of a pinhead.. read more...


29/11/2014

Milanto - Re: Milanto log 29/11/14

..  there's obviously something wrong with me ... when I decided to do the ARC again this year, considering we were only 4 crew on board  I promised myself that I would stay away from the northern route, which is the shortest, and follow the square-rigged path, going south until as they say 'the butter melts' . But if the weather keep changing like this the butter will never melt! Here I am again on the tough northern route beating against the wind and waves, same day as last year, thank goodness the conditions are better, at least there is a bit of sunshine . The difference is that even the organiser World Cruising, probably for the first time in the ARC Rally history had suggested that the northern route was the right one to take. (By Editor - World Cruising. read more...


29/11/2014

Vagaris - My Ocean...

It feels like my ocean tonight as I stand alone at the helm barrelling through the decreasing swell. The winds are on my beam and they're veering at last. They're warm on my face as the promise of the trades looms closer. The moon has just slipped from the clear skies andthe stars are now guiding me. I know there's 200+ boats out there doing the same - relentlessly pushing southward and westward as the winds allow, but tonight is the first night there is no-one else and it feels like my ocean. Adrian s/y Vagaris. read more...


29/11/2014

Pelican - i think the mouse wins

given up with these traps try some new ones in st lucia .the boat fineish  wihch of then three ship supply has gone down pull one out andrecharge two hrs at a stretch had to be the last on  lol guess who thoughtit would be a good idea to  vent the cabin and left hatch open during hiswatch new experiance for me to sleep in “the wet patch” . i was thinking what tobuy the guys ,ok one a smoker o probs in st lucia ,computer guy game boy,photographer kodak instamatic the old codger couple of viagra tabs help hie maeit through the night , ah yes the sailing neary forgot going well bit roughtytoughty nd noisy so slowed down but now back up to our imposed ten  knotsall seems well pelican out. read more...


29/11/2014

OOROO1 - First weekend on the Atlantic !

Greatbanana cake today devoured in short time. Only 80 ripe bananas to go. Anotherfull day of sailing with the Main and Genoa out. NWesters blew all day and nightso we headed a bit South for comfort. 1 reef in the Genoa for most of the day.Gennaker coming out today. Thanks to ARC for the weather and fleet updates andmailasail for the GRIB files. Keep them coming. A few small whales put on agreat jumping display and provided some excitement for the crew. All of us gotto eat our roast vegie dinner last night with no ill effects !!! Floss and Jenobeen creating culinary delights in the kitchen. Went wild on our first Fridaynight on the Atlantic, all in bed by 7. Enormous 200 foot cruiser “Oasis” isjust motoring past us but that is the only boat we have seen. Squalls, squalls,squalls !! . read more...


Helen - Atlantic swell bread
Helen - Atlantic swell bread
29/11/2014

Hera - Wochenende

Kurz vor dem Frühstück leisteten sich Frank und Stefan eineSalzwasserdusche, die trotz der Wassertemperaturen noch erfrischend ist. Zum Wochenende gibt es dann auch gleich eine frische Garnitur Wäsche. Das gestrige Etmal von 191 sm könnten wir heute wieder erreichen. Wirversuchen konsequent in der Nähe des Großkreises zu bleiben, da Rasmus hier nochetwas großzügiger bläst. Leider haben wir nach dem Malheur mit dem Spibaum einweiteres Handicap. Am Vorlik des Großsegel löst sich die Naht der Keder, so dasswir gezwungen sind, das Rollgroß ständig etwas einzureffen.   Stefan . read more...


28/11/2014

Lydia - Leg 2 Day 9 - The Wall & Sargasso Sneezing

Rather like marathon runners, this blog was in danger of hitting the wall of no significant activity to report because today has been very straightforward. However, there have been a few noteworthy events that mark it out as different. One of which was that, after 3 or 4 days with a blank plotter screen (other than the midday positions of our closest competitors/fellow rally participants, which we enter as waypoints), we actually 'saw' a merchant ship. According to the AIS she was bound for London but sadly her closest point of approach was over 15 miles away so we never saw her lights.We continue to see lots of Sargasso weed - some of it in quite large clumps. It appears to be very healthy and since we're too many days out for a Cape Verde sniffle to materialise, the bouts of sneezing. read more...


28/11/2014

Time Bandit - Beam Me Up

Lat: 15 17NLong: 48 40WFor the last 48 hours the whole fleet has been reporting "washing machine" conditions. On one boat the crew took to the floor. On another, into the sail locker. Consequently, Eric, having read Prof Brian Cox book on physics and space stuff, has been collecting old bits of wire, broken radio and assorted fuses and is now trying to assemble a transporter; same as used on Star Trek.He's hoping to have it finished in time to get him off Time Bandit and back to his own wee bed at least before any more rock and roll nights!Other than that, we're all doing well. We had our best days run yesterday of 171 miles, just breaking the previous day of 170. The winds are dropping to 12-15 for the next few days so we will be logging more like 100-120 but it will be a shade less. read more...


28/11/2014

Aretha - Day 5 - Making rapid progress

We’re feeling properly at sea now.Life is calmer - we are all more relaxed. It helps to be making rapid progress too. After a morning heading South we’ve spent the past 10 hours pointing directly at St Lucia on a beam reach doing between 7 and 9 knots. It’s a fast bouncy sleigh ride. Watching Aretha carve through the water and the swoosh down the hull reminds me of skiing through fresh powder. The children are loving having Paul and Jani on board. They are brilliant with them and it helps to have different influences other than Nichola and mine after 3 months at sea together.More repairs today. An interesting one today. We punctured the tender on one of the davit pins which lost its protective cover. For today, it was hove to and lash the tender onto the davits with spare sheets. We. read more...


28/11/2014

Ellida 6 - fsrp29460

p:23 06.4'N:-28 00.6'WDag 5I dag samlet vi inn vannproeve nr 2 av til sammen 6. Proevene som taser ledd i prosjektet Marine Microplastics. Dette prosjektet er detstoerste som noensinne er gjennomfoert på omraadet, og maalet er åkartlegge mengde og type mikroplastiske partikler i Atlanteren. Av de 220baatene som er med i ARC er hele 150 baater med og samler inn proever ilaferden over Atlanteren.Bakgrunnen for prosjektet er erkjennelsen av urovekkende mengderplastavfall i sjoen, og oppdagelsen av at plastavfall gjoer mye mer skadeenn de triste bildene vi ser av sjoefugl med remaposer grodd fast i vingenog lignende. Mikroplast gaar inn i kretsloepet, blant annet ved at krillog smaafisk forveksler plastpartiklene med mat og spiser det. Smaafiskenspises av stoerre fisk, som igjen spises av. read more...


Ellida 6 - fsrp29460
Ellida 6 - fsrp29460
28/11/2014

Sojourner - Day 5; Eating words with extra salt.....

Been another tough day of working upwind against building NW winds and seas.....20-25kts and 2.5 to 3 meter seas, pretty bouncy ride and keeps driving us south of our desired course, playing havoc with our VMG.Been a good test of our watertight integrity; the new portlight seals we installed in Las Palmas have been great, no or minimal leaking there.Dorades a different story, need to recaulk to get rid of those annoying drips.At any rate, we expect the winds to clock tonight and think we will be reaching starting tomorrow and all will be rainbows and unicorns again.So what is life like on a heeling, bouncing boat crashing through waves?If you are in the Vee Berth, you pray for the integrity of the hull fiberglass as the waves sound like explosions a foot from Ken"s head and sometimes the. read more...


28/11/2014

Hugur - Hugur the Atlantic and green bananas.

Thurstday 27thNovDo I love being on the sunny side of life? yesGood day at sea, good breeze we are taking a more southern heading andhoping for good winds all the way. Easy pea this Atlantic ocean, Ijustlove it. I know what it is capable of both here in the south andin the North where I come from. So I find it smooth and lovely as faras we have come anyhow.Friday 28th November.Still 5 days to go and the bananas are still green and hard !!*???Foodis otherwise good , most fruits and veggies finished, but we stillhave a lot of green hard bananas.We might need to throw them to the fish before arriving in theCaribbean , cause we are not allowed to bring fruits and veggieswithus.So also the Basil and Rosmarey and Mint plants will have to be thrown out .I love the Atlantic ocean it’s a smoothie J. read more...


28/11/2014

DreamCatcher - DreamCatcher Leg 2, 28th November

Hmmm. Sailing.I tell you what cracking winds and speed we are experiencing...and they drop and/or don't read the forecast and come from a different, and wrong, direction.I had penned a blog a couple of nights ago, telling you how wonderful certain bits of equipment were, especially Pandora, our Parasailor.That night, around 0130 ship's time, about 900nm from the nearest land, it decided to take a swim.As James wrote in the log sometime later: ''the halyard broke. Unintended drop''. I didn't have the heart to post the blog.Actually, the halyard was fine. We are very careful and vigilant about chafe, and had already shortened that rope to eliminate areas of wear, and we lengthen and shorten the halyards periodically to avoid the same surfaces meeting for prolonged periods. No, this was. read more...


28/11/2014

Makena - Meet Jerry

November 27, 2014Onboard Makena, Lagoon 620 crossing the AtlanticPosition at noon16° 41.4' N48° 12.2' WThanksgiving Day aboard Makena felt like a family affair. We have come to depend and rely on each other, building trust, help each other and living in (relatively) close quarters.During the day, we spotted the same whale, species anyway, that we had seen several days earlier. Very curious behavior as it surfed behind us, came alongside at just a few meters from the boat, a couple of meters deep and turned on its side, exposing that white underbelly and white pectoral fins. In the 30 minutes or so that the whale stuck around, we only saw her take a couple of breaths. We would lose it in the deep blue of the ocean, then spotting the dark outline streaming ahead or behind us. Spectacular. read more...


Makena - Meet Jerry
Makena - Meet Jerry
28/11/2014

Makena - Nov 28 - 1/4 DTD left!

Our distance to go to the destination (DTD) just fell below one quarter of where it started. It is now about the same as the recent trip between Mallorca and Gibraltar, to give you an idea of scale. We've made good distance these past 24 hours and spirits are high. We had a lovely Thanksgiving dinner which PW is going to describe in incredible detail for you! People are starting to prepare their photo albums for upload on arrival. It's really warm inside the boat... really warm! We got back within radio contact range of some boats yesterday evening so that was nice to have some chats. We had lunch with the red spinnacker of Archer in view. Happy Birthday to my beloved brother Mick - don't know if he is touring in Australia or Ireland right now so I think I'll leave off the phone call (I. read more...


28/11/2014

Libeccio - Friday Nov 28th

TGIF... inmaritime speak is, Thank Goodness It Floats!  Today:getting it RIGHT;  not only good, but, GREAT circles; where are ourmanners?; sparks are flying now;   We continueto make steady progress to the south and the west, however, not as much to thewest as we would like. We don’t have access to the fleet viewer, but, wouldguess that we are amongst the southern most boats in the ARC. As mentioned inone of the earlier missives, we were not going to take the Northerly routewhich, although faster, comes with potential for heavier seas and strongerwinds. As we are not in a hurry—why race to a marina where you can sit in yourboat with hundreds of others—and the winds have been almost perfect in terms ofstrength to allow us some of the best sailing we have ever. read more...


28/11/2014

Profile - Nic's Blog

....and so boys and girls, what can we see out of the rectangular windowtoday.....   Randy Richard has clearly decided his charms are not going to woo me afterall so I am watching with interest on my watches at the blossoming romance thatis unfolding between him and the crazy Russian....really rather sweet.   Are there plus points to being the only girl on board....well I get extraspecial offers of vicks vapo chest rubs and the option of having my legs shavedby Richy Rich ....and my own bunk...and I get toshare my life for 2.5 weeks with some rather special boys (who are really notvery good at fishing but don’t tell them I said that) who often appear halfnaked on the deck....what’s not to love  Lots and lots of water out here and still no sight of land.... Over and out. read more...


28/11/2014

Euphoria - Log Day 5 – Deadliest catch

Kära bloggen,  Detta inlägg blir på standard swenska, hoppas detta är ålrajt.  Först det viktigaste. Euphorin har lagt sig något, och mentaliteten hargått från “VM-guld” till “det viktiga är inte att vinna...”. Placeringen ärnumera 4a för Euphoria, även om vi fortfarande är överygade om att vårtmastermove norrut kommer att skörda frukt inom 3 dygn. Vänta ni bara. Men vägentill framgång är allt annat än glamorös. Euphoria piskar genom vågorna för kryss(“bidévind” enligt någon). Vågorna är höga, vindstyrkan hög, kränget ärkonstant. Detta fungerar alldeles utmärkt för båten, besättningen börjar dockbli lite sliten. Men som sagt, framgångarnas skörd kommer så småningom attberika. Rikligt. I övrigt ligger vi för styrbordshalsar sedan typ Gran Canaria.För att dubbelkolla att båten. read more...


28/11/2014

Weirkraken - 28/11

Force Ten from Las Palmas - Day 1We finally left the Harbour of Las Palmas on Monday 24th November - one day late because of atrocious weather. During our preparation days, Liz had a thorough sort out of the boat and thew out such vital items as an Iron and china Dinner service much to Rupert's horror. Liz and Anne then spent about 7 hours in the dreaded Carrefours and as a result Weir Kracken was left listing 10 degrees to port much to the discomfort of the Norwegian boat moored next door who spent Saturday night propping us up in a storm. Captain Rupert in his enthusiasm fell off his seat and twisted his ankle as we were preparing to cast off. We crossed the start line at a quarter to one and had a bit of a stand off with a large green boat (you know who you are). Shortly after the. read more...


28/11/2014

Red Devil 3 - Vamos al Hotel

Viernes 27   Las bajas presiones y el temporal que hay a laaltura de Portugal nos influye y nos envía mar de fondo y viento del NNW. Aefectos de la prevsión meteorológica, la organización ha dividido la zonaen cuadriculas con sus correspondientes nombre Alfa, Bravo, Charlie, etc.Estamos dejando atrás Bravo y entramos en Hotel. Parece premonitoriode que a medida que bajamos más al sur las condiciones vanmejorando. Hemos tenido sol buena parte del día, aunque a esta hora seha nublado bastante. La comida ha sido un festín, protagonista el dorado quepescamos ayer y unas patatas con mojo de Macu. De lujo! Hoy han vuelto a picarlos dorados. Hasta tres sobre las 14h aunque dos se han escapado. Mañanavolveremos a degustar el pescado fresco.. read more...


28/11/2014

Archer - In Archer's Wake

Remember the tale of Finnigan's Wake and the lilting Irish tune that goes with it? Poor 'ol Dan Finnigan died and was dressed in his coffin for his wake.The wake got so rowdy that one of his mates spilled whiskey on him.....at which point, Dan awoke from 'the dead" and joined in the fun.Carolyn was on watch last night .... it was a quiet night and she decided to write a song to the tune of Finnigan's Wake to memorialize the passage.If you download the tune, you can sing along....CHORUS:The mighty Archer charges on.Many change of sail we must make.We encounter others across the pondFor now they're all in Archer's Wake.VERSE 1:Bouncing on the tramp at our feetThe big red reacher flying overheadWe coil up the nice clean sheetsAnd we reef the sails when we go to bed.CHORUSVERSE 2:Meals of. read more...


28/11/2014

ARC14 Blogoramma - Life at 45 degrees

24:14.2N  026:02.7W   Tune of the Day: "When the Going Gets Tough", BillyOcean   Day 5.  A challenging 24 hours.  Nosooner had we finished enjoying Ben's second culinary masterpiece of the day- Doggie Pie - and the wind swung around to the NW putting us on a beamreach.  After dark it started to gust 25+ kts and we could nolongerhold our course.  We had to bear off the wind, hand steering for longperiods during the night as Beryl (our trusty auto-helm) couldn't cope with thegusts.  The boat went over onto a 45' heel and everything downbelow became pretty chaotic.  The leecloth holding jags into his bunk brokeand he landed with a crash and led to a "Jags moment".  Minkey spent asleepless night trying to get into any. read more...


28/11/2014

Northern Child - Northern Child Day 5

Our apologies for skipping one day in giving friends andloved-ones an update on our escapade on Northern Child. However, yesterday we were a bit occupied and pre-occupied witha small leakage problem around our rudder.  While some were thinkingof calling out "Houston, Houston, we have a....", others kept their calm andrepaired what turned out to be a moved seal around the rudder casing, which,. inturn, caused a minor leak from the bottom -- never a good thing for a boatcrossing the ocean.  Because of the potential implications, we evenconsidered paying a brief visit to Cape Verde to have it checked out.   But Houdini-like skipper Chris managed to wrigglehimself into the lazarette, and repair the seal with the rudder in motion.The casing. read more...


28/11/2014

Philocat Ena - day 5 - 1 spinnaker (kites) out of three left

A short update after 4 days in the ARC:Monday, 24th: We had a great start in a rough see, sailing downwind up to 23 knots with large heavy spinnaker. Lots of rolling and rocking of boat, not a good night sleep.Tuesday, 25th: Not too much wind south of the canary islands. Unfortunately,we lost our big spinnaker in the evening including our portside railing when everything went to sea by full speed. Stefan's foot was connected to spinnaker by rope but he luckily managed to stay on board and the injury could be mended quickly. Two holes in portside hull due to loss of stanchions but we fixed everything with ducttape and stay-afloat.Wednesday 26th: First dolphins accompanying our journey. Winds are still light- perfect conditions for our pink spinnaker. Unfortunately it broke very soon and. read more...


Philocat Ena - day 5 - 1 spinnaker (kites) out of three left
Philocat Ena - day 5 - 1 spinnaker (kites) out of three left
Philocat Ena - day 5 - 1 spinnaker (kites) out of three left
Philocat Ena - day 5 - 1 spinnaker (kites) out of three left
Philocat Ena - day 5 - 1 spinnaker (kites) out of three left
Philocat Ena - day 5 - 1 spinnaker (kites) out of three left
Philocat Ena - day 5 - 1 spinnaker (kites) out of three left
Philocat Ena - day 5 - 1 spinnaker (kites) out of three left
28/11/2014

Wiki - Ein neuer Autopilot mit fürchterlichen Geräuschen...

Jele übt das Rudergehen für den Fall, dass der Autopilot doch noch sein Leben aushaucht.Eure WIKI-CrewFür die lieben Kurznachrichten bedanken wir uns herzlich bei Jelenas Papa, Pitty aus Münster, Roland aus der Oberpfalz, Arne, Werner007 sowie den Atlantikseglern Denis und Volker!!!--jele. read more...


Philocat Ena - day 5 - 1 spinnaker (kites) out of three left
Philocat Ena - day 5 - 1 spinnaker (kites) out of three left
28/11/2014

Aislig Bheag - log day 4 - life at an angle

We continue to make good progress, clocking up the miles, we hope to havethe 1st 1000 miles ticked off late tomorrow, which will call for a celebration.The wind on your face is becoming increasingly warmer as we travel west, we arestill waiting for the wind to go behind us so that life will flatten out alittle. We are becoming increasingly adept at negotiating each other and movingaround  the boat whilst it is at a constant 15-20% angle, which in drivingterms is about a 1:6... there have been some very impressive moves from one sideof the boat to the other resulting in much hilarity..........strictly comedancing watch out! As a result of this we are changing colour but more due tobruises at this point in time.Last  night Duncan was rudely awakened when his lee.....no not. read more...


Aislig Bheag - log day 4 - life at an angle
Aislig Bheag - log day 4 - life at an angle