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04/12/2014

Juno - Spinnakers and Squalls

Yesterday started badly when I took over from Paul at 3am and he said ‘you might need your foulies’. This was an understatement. Rain was lashing the cockpit as he bade me goodnight and scuttled off to his dry cabin, leaving me sitting in puddles of water in the cockpit. Then things got worse: the wind dropped away leaving us rolling drunkenly in the swell, and still the rain fell. We get these short lulls in the wind every so often but usually normal service is quickly resumed and off we go again with 15 to 20 knots from astern. Not so this morning. The wind refused to blow, the rain continued to fall and although I was happy with the fresh water rinse for the sails and the deck, it made for a miserable watch. After watching our speed bleed away to 3 knots I finally lost patience at 6am. read more...


04/12/2014

Lancelot II - Dec 4th Blog

Hello Lancelot II Fans   Hot hot hot!!! We’ve gone from moaning about the rain to thinking a cloudis a good thing for a few moments! Last night we were under the poled out headsail. Harriet from Southern Child spoke to us at 9pm, they were 6nm behind usand doing fine but they got rained on all day poor things. Palpatine popped upon the AIS about 5nm behind later on the evening and they’ve been on the horizonto the left of us ever since. They have a big red kite up so they are easy tospot!   Things we’ve learnt today- 1. Everyone kicking the little washboard on the way of the companionway isstill funny. Honestly, we’ve been on this boat for more than 10 days now, you’dthink we would have learned. 2. Tying your swim shorts to the aft guard rails after a shower is noguarantee. read more...


04/12/2014

Helen - Day 11- A quiet day

Today we have wind of around 13 knots which is giving us a speed of 6 knots which is less than we would have hoped for. We have just over a 1,000 miles to go so that at this speed it looks like we will get to St Lucia on Friday next week. If we could speed up to average 7 knots then we wouldbe in by Rebecca's birthday on Thursday and at 8 knots it would be a Wednesday arrival.The sun has been strong at times so we have put our sun awning up. We have not seen any more Dolphins so it's a day of reading books or doing puzzles for those inclined.There are several different types of watch systems to determine who is sailing the boat at any one time. No system is right or wrong,just what works for the boat and her crew at any particular time.We have settled into a 3 hours on and 6 hours off. read more...


04/12/2014

Jo - 19:14:41N 42:45:50W

Thursday 4th December2014 ...day eleven seems to haveestablished a very settled routine; boring many a non-sailor would say. Thereare little routines we perform; as much ways to fill the time as necessary tothe maintenance and record keeping of the boat. Log keeping, navigation,meteorology and watches are all important functions to assist our safe passage,but there are also other duties which are important in a different way such asmeals! Lunch and dinner are highlights of the day and a time when we gather. Theremainder of the time one is either on watch (helm or standby) or off watch, andif you are off watch the time is yours to do as you like. For most, this meansreading as there is a limit to what one can get up to on a 43’ boat! As I’ve said previously, we’re notexactly slumming it.. read more...


Jo - ...another glorious sunset
Jo - ...another glorious sunset
04/12/2014

Antares - ARC 2014 Day 10 - Finally, sunny skies

First, congratulations to Leopard and the other early finishers.Two days from a 10 day record is a great accomplishment. We were really close to you on Day One until you crossed the start line then we only saw your stern light.Antares continues on our westerly course and as our stateside observers tell us, we are right in the middle of the pack north to south but a bit east of the main body.We think of ourselves as the rear guard. Hope the faster boats appreciate the safety we are providing them. Plus, we have more time to work on our suntans. Our meals continue to be a highlight.I doubt that Leopard ate any better than we do but they did it a lot faster.Our thanks to all at home who monitor our progress and wait PATIENTLY for the Tres Amigos.Bobby. read more...


04/12/2014

Pelican - pelcan star date well dont ask me!

Played a great game last night with a three sail beam reach in about 15 to20 knts to see who could get the best speed surfing with no hands on the wheel agreat game of chicken any way who won need you ask 16.5 knts oh well ho hum .ALLsorts of wind last night from right aft to 60 degs off good speed some times bitto much squall activity for consistant speeds .  Any way today we fiddledwith the ships time and Ian pulled the long straw and had another hr ho ho Nowlets get to the important stuff Ants part from squishing them and i did tryasking them to leave they did not see to keen to jump ship not to happy to swimme thinks how do we get rid of then that old clipcloppty mouse has friends.Hadan email this morning  said we had a 1000 to run just off to switch theplotter on and. read more...


04/12/2014

Take Off - Oh what a night

Oh what a night Sailing in moonlight What a wonder night Oh oh with spinnaker up Chewing miles What a wonder night Running to St Lucia all the way   Sailing since 1973, last night was priceless. Hope you ARC participants enjoyed the stars, moon and waves as I did.   Take Off, skipper Jörgen. read more...


04/12/2014

Exody - Day 24 - 3rd December - Golden Day

What a contrast to yesterday- cleanest, clearest horizon virtually free of any cloud and certainly no squalls!Sun glistening on a calm sea with just enough wind to push us along at 4.5/5 knots - we'd rather more but this along with the 31/32 temperature really feels like the Caribbean now. We can just about forgive the tradewinds for blowing light on this our second last full day at sea. The multiple blues and hues contributed to it being a very calming day and night with much time spent simply gazing at the magical sea and sky under sun then moon.We feel the Atlantic is eeking out our experiences at her leisure!With yesterday's grey windy day, our days run to 12 noon UTC was 123 miles - daylight arrival on Friday however now looking a target too far with the continued light winds!By. read more...


Aglaia - Dawn 4/12/2014
Aglaia - Dawn 4/12/2014
04/12/2014

Aglaia - Dave the Autopilot

Good afternoon everyone, today whilst everyone is working hard or sound asleep between watches I thought I would introduce myself, I'm Dave, Aglaia's autopilot.Now, I've been feeling a little under appreciated over the first half of the crossing, working tirelessly to keep the boat on course and being dismissed as soon as the helming conditions look 'fun'.Yesterday I decided enough was enough and it was time everyone aboard realized just how much work I really do.Starting yesterday afternoon I went on full time strike, first result was regular visitor coming to see me in the lazertte at the back of the boat, all my connections were cleaned, setting checked, temperature taken, all in all I started feeling a bit of love so put in an hours work as a thank you.Talking with Berg the plotter. read more...


Thula - en garde, fish!
Thula - en garde, fish!
04/12/2014

Anika - BLOG DAY 11

I am in trouble for not blogging since we leftLas Palmas at the begining of the ARC 2014!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Anyway better late than never. We were hugely appreciative of the support offamily and friends who took the time to come out to Gran Canaria to see us offyou will never know what that meant. If you have been looking at the Fleet Viewerpositions you may be forgiven for thinking that Simon had mutinied locked theskipper below and was heading home to New Zealand as we went due southand only 71 nm off Mauritania the African coast when we finally headedwest passing 320 nm nort west of the Capr Verdes Islands - it might havehad something to do with someone asking how far out into theAtlantic did pirates come - or maybe it was just a judgment call togo south with. read more...


04/12/2014

Cheri - Donnerstag, 4. Dez. 2014

Die Nacht unter Spinnaker durchgesegeltDoch der grosse Spinnaker blieb gestern nachmittag nicht lange oben. Bereits um 16 Uhr zwangen uns die auffrischenden Winde,auf den kleinen Spi zu wechseln. Eine ziemliche Arbeit, aber alles ging zuegig und problemlos ueber die Bühne. Bei 15-25 knWind segelten wir in den Abend hinein. Der Skipper beschloss, den Spi während der Nacht oben zu lassen. Das war fuer vielevon uns eine Premiere. Doch scheinbar hatte der Skipper viel Vertrauen in unsere Faehigkeiten.Es wird eine absolut tolle Segelnacht. Bei herrlichstem Wetter und Mondscheinrauschen wir Richtung Westen. Der Wind schwanktzwischen 20-30 kn und erlaubt uns bei maessiger Welle 6-9 kn Fahrt. Die Rekordmarke von Ronny bleibt bestehen, Uli (12,3 kn)und Max (11,1 kn) kommen nicht annaehernd an. read more...


04/12/2014

Monomotapa - 4 December

Monomotapa 4 DecemberRain, rain and more rain, the ARC is supposed to be a t-shirt and shorts trip? My packing strategy was for limited clothes and plenty of opportunities for quick drying on the sun drenched/scorched decks. My supply of sun cream will now last well into next year's summer!We are now beginning to understand where all this very big puddle comes from...Heading towards the 1,000 nm to go milestone, could this be a poor excuse for another round of Cuba libres (rum and coke to the less sophisticated) and cakes....Juan is making agood recovery from his rope burns and should be back on limited duties tomorrow.We have been more lucky on the wind lottery than our sister boat Milanto. Yesterdaywe have had good sailing but Milanto is supposed to be running at speeds ranging 2-4. read more...


04/12/2014

Albatros - "Albatros" 04.12.14

„Albatros“ 04.12.14   Der Regen liegt hinter uns und wir genießen einen wunderschönen Segeltag mit moderatem Wind (13-15 kn) und 7 kn speed. Nur noch 965 sm bis St. Lucia! Die „Albatrosen“ beginnen zu träumen… Gruß Manfred & Crew P.S.: Vergangene Nacht wurden die Rudergänger Heiner und Fritz beinahe Opfer einer Kollision mit einem fliegenden Fisch!  . read more...


04/12/2014

EH01 - Life in it's simplest form...

Afternoon all,Well its been a quieter 24 hours on board the good ship EH01. After writing yesterdays blog I mentioned that the wind had gone just forward of the beam so the kite had come down. The weather situation has roughly remained the same (bar a period of about 2 hours yesterday evening where we ended up poling out the headsail) so the crew have managed to have a slightly more 'relaxed' 24 hours. It was nice to be able to rota a few of the crew out of the watch system to get a whole nights sleep after what has been a tiring 10 days. It was another stunning moonlit night (we are approaching the full moon) so again it felt like sailing in daylight with the now consistent warm trade winds blowing 24 hours a day.With less to do in terms of constant kite trimming and other checks the. read more...


04/12/2014

Zulú - EXCELENTE NAVEGACION

EXCELENTE NAVEGACION VIENTOS 15/20NUDOS.PESCA ABUNDANTE.HOY COMEMOS MARMITAKO.CONTAMOS LLEGAR ENTRE 10 Y 11 DICIEMBRE. read more...


04/12/2014

Sanuk - Full fart mot St Lucia

Härlig segling. Känns skönt att vara tillbaka på banan efter reparationer på Cap Verde. Alla har det bra och Anders har just slängt i nattens skörd av flygfisk. Knäppfiskarna landar på däck på nätterna. Både Uffe och Patrik har fått fisk i skallen på nätterna. Ingen av dom har hår så dom kanske lockas av glansen.Alla hälsarOlle. read more...


Miss Malin - Log day 11-Big game fishing and workout
Miss Malin - Log day 11-Big game fishing and workout
04/12/2014

Paroya - Log Day 15 Barfussroute

Wenn man an die Barfussroute denkt, hat jeder sicherlich so seine Vorstellungen. Meine waren die folgenden, immer schön warm, moderate bis steife Briese aus immer der selben Richtung, eine Segelstellung bis ans Ziel, viel Zeit zum lesen, nothing to do, einfach gemütlich und schön. Nicht alle der oben erwähnten Punkte sind jedoch so eingetroffen. Der Wind dreht fortlaufend, dies führt zu aufwendigem Segel schifften. Immer ist etwas zu tun, kochen, fischen, flicken, putzen, wachen, steuern, konnte noch kein Buch lesen, ok war auch ein bisschen zu faul. Einzig die Wärme die haben wir gefunden, mit einigen Ausnahmen, wenn es zum Beispiel den ganzen Tag regnet und es einiges an Wind hat, kann und wird es verdammt kalt, und die Finger beginnen sich langsam aufzulösen. Trotzdem das Erlebnis ist. read more...


Paroya - Log Day 15 Barfussroute
Paroya - Log Day 15 Barfussroute
25/05/2005

El Mundo - 04/12 - Finally resolved the chafe issue

It's been a solid 24 hours, with reasonablyconsistent winds, covering 160 miles.....and its dawned a beautiful warm sunnyday....the girls have even donned bikini's. It has taken a fewattempts but we appear to have finally resolved our chafe issue on the pole....so hopefully no further trips up the forestay. We didn't catch anyfish yesterday, unless you count the large flying fish that landed in thecockpit on Amanda's watch! There was a disproportionate amount of attentiongiven to the hanging out of the skippers washed 'smalls'.....apparently it was asure fire way of getting an indication of how many days of the voyageremained....crucial clues for our arrival time sweepstake! Dinner was a beefstrogonoff, followed by mini Magnums. It would appear our provisioning. read more...


El Mundo - 04/12 - Amanda's Advent Calendars
El Mundo - 04/12 - Amanda's Advent Calendars
El Mundo - 03/12 - Making mods to the rig
El Mundo - 03/12 - Making mods to the rig
El Mundo - 04/12 - Filling the Avon 'bin lorry'
El Mundo - 04/12 - Filling the Avon 'bin lorry'
04/12/2014

Oynas - Dec 4

And now she's crossed the Atlantic OceanFifteen days in perpetual motionBut sights are now set on Rodney BayAnd on the marina in which she'll stayQuite an accomplishment?I should say so!ETA... within 24 hoursYahoo! :). read more...


El Mundo - 03/12 - Barometer of 'days to destination'
El Mundo - 03/12 - Barometer of 'days to destination'
El Mundo - 03/12 - Sun rising over the pole
El Mundo - 03/12 - Sun rising over the pole
04/12/2014

Hugur - We have arrived in Paradise

Wednsday 3 dec.0909 over the finishline for Hugur and crew, wery happy after thisamazingly beutlyful crossing of the Atlantic ocean 14 days Yey We havearrived in paradise.Nice rum punch and fruits await us on the doc , thank you Santa Lucia .Next explore island and other islands around St Lucia and then prepfor the World Arc in January.Thank you all .. read more...


04/12/2014

OOROO1 - Big Buddies !!

OMG !! The whales escorted us across the Atlantic for most of the day. Wethink they were Blainville’s Beaked whales and they seemed to love the rattlingmirrored teasers. They played like dolphins surfing the waves, circling the boatand zooming around, breaching beside the boat and lying on their side checkingus out. One even surfed between the hulls. Parasailed all day and night in lighteasterly trade winds and reducing swell. Got smoked again by a Mahi Mahi at 8knots and lost another of Mikes pink skirts. I’m thinking a bit of linemaintenance may need to be done !! Now we have the BIG rods out so no excuses.Enjoying the sunshine and had our first Atlantic salt water shower on the frontof the boat courtesy of the captain spraying us down after we soaped up. Crossedthe 20 deg lat line and. read more...


OOROO1 - Whale of a time ....
OOROO1 - Whale of a time ....
03/12/2014

Louise - Blog 8 - 10th Day at Sea

I have to be a bit nice and easy going today, the crew has been workinghard. In the night squalls came and we needed to get all sails down.When the weather was bright again in the morning all was ready to make a goat setting the genua. It all went so very well. Down she went, halyard changed,and we started hoisting. Up she goes, and up she goes, a little down, and upagain ... and then no further. She was stock 1 meter from top ..... you shouldhave seen the crew! they were so sad. Well what to do, secure the sail again,and just  be happy that the genua and the forstay did not break. Thoughtotally exhausted they set the main sail and we could all “relax” and enjoy thesun and a well deserved cup of tea (they are getting kind of English) and a wrapwith beef. Thus well feed they checked. read more...


04/12/2014

Domini - A long way south...

We saw The Southern Cross last night, so I guess we really must be a long way south.The wind has really died overnight, so unless it picks up, I don't think we'll get very far today.We'll keep you posted.Ju & LynX. read more...


03/12/2014

Purrr-fect - Leg two -day 14: Only 200 miles to go

Some of the larger and faster boats have already arrived in St Lucia so we are getting eager to see land. Late this afternoon, we hit the milestone of less than 200 miles to go. So we celebrated with rum punch and a plate of cheese and crackers. Today was a great sailing day with moderate wind pushing along in the right direction. We hope this situation lasts so the final 200 miles are pleasant. Our navigation software is now estimating our arrival sometime late Thursday after midnight. We have started to access our supplies. Water will be just right but Dave will probably make some tomorrow just so we have extra in the tanks. Normally he runs our water maker every 3 days just to make drinking water. We have been using our water tanks for showering and cooking. We will have lots of. read more...


04/12/2014

Rhumb - Log Day 10

It was not to be I guess. Despite our new autohelm drive, over the past few days we have experienced an ever increasing incidence of the autopilot not holding a course and dropping out conpletely. We have managed this by re-engaging it each time, but following a tedious downwind run today where it was continuously losing its fix, we seriously began losing confidence in the system and the thought of continuing further out into the big blue yonder was cause for grave concern. Inevitably, we took the only sensible decision possible and headed back to the Canaries - not sure whether it will be Tenerife or Gran Canaria as yet.So there we have it, our ARC adventure is over and we are desperately disappointed it has ended in such a way, but thankful that we have taken a decision which ensures. read more...


04/12/2014

Hera - Petri Dank

Leider läßt uns Rasmus trotz 11 Uhr Sherry etwas hängen. Er hat wohlbeschlossen, sich  mal zwei Tage auszuruhen. Damit ist unser Vorwindkursnicht länger zu halten und wir gehen auf Steuerbordbug zielstrebig südlichRichtung 15.Breitengrad. Kurz vor Sonnenuntergang rauschte die Leine der Schleppangel währendunseres Segelmanövers für den neuen Kurs plötzlich aus. Axel hatte ein paarMinuten mit einem zehnpfündigen Thunfisch zu kämpfen, bis er ihn an Bord hatte.Mit Franks Hilfe zerlegte Axel das prächtige Tier umgehend in saftige Filets,die nun im Tiefkühlfach lagern. Nun ist es heute Aufgabe der 2.Wache mitSusanne, Werner und Jürgen daraus einen Gourmetschmaus zu bereiten. Der 13er Viura Savignon Blanc ist jedenfalls schon kaltgestellt.. read more...


04/12/2014

Aretha - Past the Half Way Mark

Progress continues at pace on Aretha.We’re now over half way to St Lucia. As of right now, we have exactly 1,255 miles to go and we’re at 18 32.479 N and 39 38.787 W.This is proper trade wind sailing. Consistent 10-15 knots of breeze and heading downwind at a steady 7 knots. Alan the autopilot is doing all the hard work steering the boat and we’re enjoying life on board.It’s definitely hotter - shorts and T-Shirt are almost too warm at night on deck. Hearing how cold it is in the UK makes us grateful to be here.We ran the water maker again today and in the space of 6 hours topped up our tanks with c300 litres of water. Amazing bit of kit and essential for our travels and plans into the Pacific.The children had a cocktail party on board today making their own cups fashioned from half an. read more...


04/12/2014

Hot Stuff - The tales of nine - 25 things that have surpised us at sea.

1. Just how hard it is to sleep with constant waves. We assumed it would beso relaxing to be rocked asleep like a baby. Somehow it doesn't always quitefeel like that ... 2. How big the boat feels even though there are 9 of us living in a 12meter by 4 meter space. 3. Just how much cleaning it takes to keep Hot Stuff clean, balancing onall fours - or three - or upside down - or in a yoga pose - scrubbing thefloor/heads/deck/galley/bilges. 4. How easy it is to live a 'simple life'. No news, lots of conversation,no materialism LUSH. 5. How frustrating it is to sit on a sofa with reggae hammocks hitting youon the head continuously. Take note to avoid cabbages which pose a serious riskof concussion. 6. Just how precious water is. A very humbling experience for us WesternWorld folk who now. read more...


04/12/2014

Blue Waves - Dzien 10 - Poprosze czternascie razy Atlantyk i Dago

Dzień 10 - Poprosze czternaście razy Atlantyk i Dago Jak umysł schizofrenika dwubiegunowego pogoda dziś od rana poczęstowała nas obfitym już prawie karaibskim słońcem. Jest powiedzenie że pogoda zmienia się jak w kalejdoskopie. Jest to absolutnie prawda w stosunku do tak przeze mnie ukochanych mórz i oceanów jak i do gór za, którymi absolutnie nie przepadam i ostatnio nawet zdecydowałem że będę w życiu unikał na tyle ile się to da. Ani one nie są głeboko błekitne, ani mokre, ani słone. Nie buja więc zupełnie używając nowo podchwconego na rejsie hipsterskiego określenia nie wiem o co "come one". Sztormiaki i inne ubrania schną na siatkach w których wypływając z Las Palmas trzymaliśmy podwieszone pod dachem fly bridga owoce. Owoców jest już coraz mniej ale i tak dziś zdecydowaliśmy sie z. read more...


Vagaris - A small seasonal concession
Vagaris - A small seasonal concession
Vagaris - Just another beautiful sunset
Vagaris - Just another beautiful sunset
03/12/2014

Vagaris - It's Christmas time....

Most places except here. We feel remarkably and refreshingly detached from the run up to Christmas. It's great not being assaulted by Xmas jingles and commercialism. We have two seasonal concessions on board thought. We have advent calendars reminding ourselves that some alleged wise men supposedly travelled a long way once upon a time to see a new born baby. AdrianSy Vagaris. read more...


03/12/2014

Vagaris - Fabulous day

Today was the first day where everything settled down and was good. The wind was consistent, the swell was regular, the sky was blue, the clouds were small and puffy, the sun was hot the squalls stayed away. We ate Spanish omelette with tomato and bruschetta bread for lunch and sweet potato, leek and feta pasta for supper. We even dug out the fishing lines and tried trolling (unsuccessfully) for fish. I also found a fishing rod I'd bought ages ago and it actually seems quite good, so we've set it up and although have stopped at night, will continue with it in the morning. We've sailed from early this morning on the parasailor, knocking off the miles on the correct course to our destination. The wind has been light at between 8 and 12 knots but we've been able to sail all day and have. read more...


03/12/2014

Take Off - Crazy night!

The night from tuesday 2nd of dec to wednesday 3rd of dec was by far thecraziest night for Take Off in the Atlantic. Wind speeding 25-30 knots non-stoptill late this morning. If only the waves had followed the same path as thewind, however they came from both sides roling the boat pretty heavily leavingall of us quite sleepless. We all felt that we were now tired of the strongwind. We are really looking forward to some more normal sailing tempo. Accordingto the weather forecast these strong winds were not predicted so we didn’t evenknow when to look forward to more calm weather. Finally at around lunch todaythe wind dropped steadily to 20 knots allowing us to sail with the spinnaker sothe boat sails more smooth through the waves. And what a lovely afternoon we’ve had today! Sunshine,. read more...


03/12/2014

Euphoria - Log Day 10 – Ömsom vin ömsom vatten

Kära bloggen,   idag var en händelserik dag. Euphoria stångar vidare västerut, känns attdet är andra halvlek nu. Andraplatsen i vår grupp 1E är ett faktum, dock så harlite incidenter lett till två avbrott i framfarten under dagen. Det ena var p ga a) ett smärre missöde med spinnakern (som är på verkstaden under däck i dettajust nu) och b) 1 000 mm Mahi mahi som skulle plockas upp. Oktan Karlsson stodför kraftutladdningen när människa ställdes mot fisk, idag gick människansegrande ur bataljen. Alltså reduceras ställningen till 5-1. O. Karlsson är vidmycket gott mod, och stod givetvis för kvällens måltid. Magiskt, fantastiskt,episkt och utsökt ger inte måltiden rättvisa. Det är något visst med egenfångadmat! Så nu har vi mat för resten av seglingen, woho. Spinnakern är lovad attvara. read more...


03/12/2014

Lydia - Leg 2 Day 14 - We've Arrived!

Packing away the laptop computer from the cockpit yesterday evening after a screening of 'Stupid Crazy, Love' and regaining our full night vision, it became apparent that the lights of Martinique were just visible on the horizon.These grew throughout the night watches and were joined by those of St Lucia as well as a flurry of commercial contacts that emerged from the gap between the islands, including a Carnival cruise liner that was lit up like a Christmas tree.So at long last, with the hankee safely on deck, both poles stowed and the >main raised for a final, short beat towards the flashing orange light of the committee boat, the optimists sweepstake bid became the winner and Lydia crossed the ARC+ finishing line at 0500 and 20 seconds local time. (Matthew was 15 minutes out in his. read more...


03/12/2014

Sojourner - Day 9

Hi Folks,We made a decision earlier today to take a more southerly heading rather than directly toward St. Lucia in order to avoid some low wind areas ahead of us.I think that will be a good decision in the long run but even where we are the winds have been only 10 to 12 knots so consequently our progress has been slow.The good news is that today has been sunny, warm and without much in the way of squalls.Pete made an Irish stew from scratch for dinner which was delicious.We are in somewhat of a hurry to cook up some things in the freezer that had thawed unexpectedly and thus the stew beef today and chicken likely tomorrow - unless of course Bob catches another fish.We have an order in for tuna. Also, we switched over to our second water tank today which was somewhat earlier than. read more...


03/12/2014

Captain Blind - 9eme jour ...enfin libres!

Retour de belles conditions depuis hier soir , nuit étoilée, bateau glissant à belle vitesse sous un alizé de 15/20nds ,idem pour la journée...Ce fut donc douche pour l'équipage, petite lessive et un peu de lézardage au soleil , rien à voiravec les 36 h précédentes.nous espérons ces conditions jusqu'à dimanche environ , où le contournement d'un système de calmes devra être négocié aumieux , notre navigateur s'y prépare!Côté de notre petit chien , il a décidé de nous laisser et de décider lui-même de sa route . Il doit également avoir unproblème d'AIS car nous l'avons perdu en visuel mais aussi sur l'écran !Nous avons pu lire son dernier log où il se justifiait de sa stratégie en arguant que les 2 bateaux avait les mêmes anglesoptimum, et que c'est simplement cela qui les faisait nous. read more...


03/12/2014

Libeccio - Log: Weds Dec 3rd

Today we discuss: a little ahead of ourselves; whale of a time opus 3;Izzy’s back; the Lanai is open; Now this is what the brochurepromised!     Greetings from the not only good, but, great ship Libeccio. Following arather wet and windy start to last evening, we find ourselves under sail,heading due east with the sun about to set over the horizon typing the log. Allthat is missing is that rather cheeky and slightly pretentious bottle of (fillin the blank with your favorite plonk) and all would be complete. Some wouldargue that the log should not be shared with the sunset, but, dear readers—youare worth it!  When we last left you we were still engaged in the dodge squall game andfeeling, frankly, pretty full of ourselves— the score was Libeccio: alot—squalls:. read more...