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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...
25/11/2014

T&T - eerste verslag van midden Atlantische oceaan

Beste vrienden,Dit is de eerste keer dat ik een blog kan posten na ons vertrek op woensdag 19/11 vanuit Mindelo.De koers die we tot nu toe volgden verhinderde de satelietverbinding.Ondertussen zitten we echt  midden op de oceaan.Af en toe zien we eens een zeilboot of cargo in de verte of op de radar, voor het overige helemaal alleen !!  De hemel is prachtig, heel veel regenbogen en prachtige wolken - al vrezen we die wel wat gelet op de wind die er meestal in zit.We hebben 2 hele zware nachten achter de rug : de ene squal na de andere, van geen wind naar 50 knopen wind in geen tijd en ondertussen extreem veel regen . Nat tot op je huid, maar niet koudJe ziet nauwelijks de voorkant van de boot.In bed blijven liggen is een kunst op zich, ondanks de doeken die het schuiven. read more...


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...


26/11/2014

Exody - Day 15 - November 25th - Plenty Water - No Wind

A promising dawn morphed into an unexpectedly overcast day with near 100% cloud cover.Most squalls missed us until late afternoon when I encouraged all on board to take advantage of the torrential rain for an alfresco cockpit shower.Old fashioned I know in these days of high output watermakers but our own model with a miserly output of 5 litres per hour is strictly for drinking!We refilled our main tank today from the several containers carried on deck and below- so now know we are using about 3-4 litres per person per day as planned.The wind petered out late afternoon so we furled the sail and motored for a spell to maintain progress until it returned after dinner. My crude calcs show that if we drop below 2 knots then the ARC engine hours penalty is worth taking - quite apart from the. read more...


26/11/2014

Celebrate - In Cape Town

Well we have arrived safely in Cape Town and the last two days or so from Mossel Bay were the sunniest and most enjoyable of the passage. The wind came round from the South as we turned the corner so enjoyed some fantastic down wind sailing at last a fitting finale for our Indian Ocean adventure and Peter's time on Celebrate. The view of the Cape of Good Hope from the water was spectacular. We picked a good day to round it, with the wind in the other direction it would not be so much fun. To avoid the shipping lanes into Cape Town we had to stay close to the shore between Hout Bay and Green Point and a range of peaks called the Twelve Apostles. We sped past them as the wind picked up to over 30 knots. Fortunately as we approached Green Point there was a wind shadow giving a gentler ride. read more...


26/11/2014

Exjuvantibus - Zurück nach Las Palmas

Nach einem wunderschönen ersten Tag mussten wir am zweiten Tag unserer Überquerung den Rückweg nach Las Palmas antreten. Der Grund dafür ist ein technischer Defekt an unserem Schiff. Uns dreien geht es aber allen gut. Nun gehts halt zurück, Reparatur wird auch etwas Zeit kosten, so dass es nicht mehr für einen Neustart reichen wird... :-(Euch allen danke fürs mitfiebern und vielleicht machen wir ja irgend wann nochmals einen Versuch. ;). read more...


26/11/2014

Milanto - Milanto log 25/11/14

After a fantastic start when we were surfing at an incredible 11kn. down some big waves the wind died and we got stuck under the island . We had to work all night  by pointing south and pulling sails up and down. Everyone was getting pretty fed up with all the sails flapping, finally the main was dropped and a tiny patch of genoa was left out until finally we found the wind again around 5 am  and the expected 15/20 kn. of wind reappeared from nowhere!So off we go again with the sails' goose-winged' travelling at a healthy 8.5 kn. towards St Lucia. Ships mate Carla has been her wonderful energetic self. Unfortunately the rest of the crew are finding the big waves rather hard to get used to so have disappeared. we wish them well and hope by tomorrow that they have found their. read more...


26/11/2014

Reina - REINA TURNS INTO A PARTY BOAT

Happy birthday to Rory Gillard on Reina today. Cake, good wishes and presents. And then quickly back to the helm to keep the boat on the best course. For this occasion we will also make another exception and fulfil Rory’s wish for tonight.What would you like to have on your birthday, Rory? “A big blond!” The birthday boy says.Pardon!? “A big blond with a white collar.” So our chef has put a few trays of Heineken in the fridge. Everybody in the neighbourhood is welcome today between 6 and 7 for drinks and a bite. There is no precise address for that time yet but somewhere on the Atlantic you will hear the crew singing.. read more...


Reina - REINA TURNS INTO A PARTY BOAT
Reina - REINA TURNS INTO A PARTY BOAT
25/11/2014

Vagaris - Settling into day 2

Another brisk day sailing. Winds settling down to between 13 to 23 knots. We've been in contact with our Danish friends in Cygnus Pena, but fear we're now out of VHF reach as we have gybed off in different directions. Only 2 or 3 boats left in visual contact.We did the SSB radio net earlier and heard from many more people so we're all nicely spread out across the seas. We've sailed today on a mixture of white sails and the gennaker. The wind is still from the NE so we've mainly been broad reaching in calming seas. All systems are working well. I've had to run the generator a couple of times to charge the batteries as not a huge amount of sun so far. Water maker working ok and topping us up, but we're still in low usage mode. Cauliflower cheese for supper tonight. Very good. Comms working. read more...


25/11/2014

Lydia - Leg 2 Day 7 - Wallow & Stir

A relatively quiet day today. The perfect wind we had yesterday has dropped a few knots below what we'd really like and so the occasional sail slap breaks the tranquillity of our gentle 5 kt passage. The radio round up was not a great success today with the appointed net controller unable to hear many of the other yachts. From what we could hear (and confirmed subsequently by the 1200 positions email we receive from ARC HQ) we're still at or near the front of our Cruising Division B pack.Lydia's motion continues to test us. As a consequence of it and the fact that the fruit we have suspended from a net in the saloon seems to be shrinking sufficiently to allow some of it to escape periodically and then roll around on the deck. It's amazing how long you can put up with fruit playing saloon. read more...


25/11/2014

Leopard by Finland - DAY 2

Good evening from Leopard by FinlandWe have had a fast few days going nowhere in particular – well nowhere in the direction of where we are supposed to be going which has been quite frustrating – would have been a great course if we were doing ARC plus route!Anyway a few hours ago we finally turned West and we are heading in the general direction of St Lucia, our routing software has an ETA of next Tuesday which is now believable now we are heading in the right direction!Life has not been so tough on board, we have done one solitary sail change soon after the start to our biggest spinnaker and since then we have gybed a couple of times and sitting on around 20 knots plus or minus 5 knots of boatspeed in glorious conditions.Our Chef and stewardess are keeping us very well fed and watered. read more...


25/11/2014

Euphoria - Log Day 2 - Sportfiske

Käraste bloggen,  Första dygnet är avklarat, skiften sitter i ryggmärgen, segelsättningar ochmanövrar sitter bättre, vänskapsbanden starkare. Och samtliga besättningsmän ärkvar ombord. Första nattens glamorösa segling, som nämndes i föregående inlägg,förbyttes mot en kort stund av frustration och framför allt ifrågasättande avsegelkompetens. Nämns 1-2 ms,  2m vågor och skiftande vindriktning vet deflesta som seglat i dessa förhållanden vad vi syftar på; båten får inte fartframåt och därav självförtroendekris som inte blev bättre av att se flera båtarpassera oss för motor! Detta är tillåtet enligt reglerna men något som vi endastavser att tillgripa i nödfall och absolut inte under det första dygnet. Dessutomleder en sådan manöver till ett betydande tidstillägg som beräknas. read more...


Arrayan 2 - sun playing with cliuds
Arrayan 2 - sun playing with cliuds
25/11/2014

Arrayan 2 - Tuesday Nov. 25th 20:30 UTC - ‘This year some records will be broken!’

This year’s preparations for the crossing have been particularly interesting on board of Arrayan 2. When sailing south end of September, we had the ‘honour’ of saving a man out of the water and shortly after encountered engine problems. These turned out to be so severe that the engine had to be totally dismounted; during which it was unclear if all could be taken care of before the start of the race. While all crew flew home and continued their normal lives the Volvo engineers went all the way and dealt with it in an extremely professional and diligent manner, for which we are extremely thankful! After returning, all that had to be done were some test runs. The boat was taken out of the water for some final checks and we were good to go!A local in the harbour told us that on average they. read more...


25/11/2014

Libeccio - day 2

Day 2 dawns and is underway.  We had some nice breezes overnightcorresponding to Kevin's arrival to replace Mike. Unfortunately for Mike he was stuck with the 'iron genny' for most of hisshift.   Kevin, being selfish, decided to take the wind away when Billrelieved him at 0700.  Fortunately that gave Bill time to admire thebeautiful sunrise.   Since Bill wasn't doing anything else Libeccio decided to play some trickson him. First she decide that the autopilot should make sharp turns to port (orthe Left side of the boat- easy to remember because Port has the same number ofletters as left) anytime Bill tried to use it.  You would be smart to thinkit was 'user error' but fortunately it repeated it's behavior with Kevinwatching, since the numerous sharp. read more...


25/11/2014

Libeccio - first blog of the ARC!

First the important bits, we have travelled  60 nm and have a mere  2740  nm to go! You can see our position from the map so we won't bore you with that detail. After many days of squalls and rain showers and a one day delay because of high winds ARC 2014 is underway.   The boat was decorated with flags from Gran Canaria and ARC 2014 as well as a courtesy flag for Spain.  We also hoisted flags for each of the crew mambers native countries – Canada, Australia, and the United States.   Fortunately Mike was out getting bread when our neighbor Paul pointed ou that the Australia flag was upside down.  Kevin and I didn’t see the problem.  It would have looked right from ‘Down Under’. We successfully navigated the tricky exit from the harbor and. read more...


25/11/2014

Makena - Nov 24 - PW Reporting - Meet Todd

November 24, 2014Onboard Makena, Lagoon 620 crossing the AtlanticNoon Position17° 06.6' N40° 23.6' WIn the wee hours of the morning, while I was still asleep, the wind came up and the crew dropped the main and opened the genoa to port and the staysail to starboard. From the sound of the water rushing by the hull I knew we were going fast, there weren't the usual slams and bangs that are usually associated with that speed. Winds varied between 23 and 28 knots and we glided easily over the waves, occasionally taking off on a surf. This sail configuration is easy on the boat and crew and we were making good time. The contrast was stark. The proverbial wild horses, wave tops breaking and crashing alongside us, whipped by the strong winds versus the easy rhythm of the Lagoon with just. read more...


25/11/2014

Northern Child - blog

First night has passed. Everyone is getting used to thewobbly waters and night shifts. The night proves an excellent opportunity todiscuss different world improvements and other topics which i will not mentionon email.. The weather is great, today we are experiencing 20-25 knots comingfrom astern, no rain and with that it becomes quite comfortable. Getting intothe routine of dinner, sleeping over day all is getting into our DNA. With thatseveral adrenaline rushes, we got the kite up in 20-25 knots of windpushing our beautiful lady to 13 knots, we saw a whale tail up and someturtles. You do not get to see this when you are behind your computer allday. Now getting into the night watches,beautiful sun downer boat easing down the high way, see u tomorrow, we are. read more...


25/11/2014

Makena - Nov 25 - Less than halfway to go!

Dolphins just passed by us here. Normally they would play with our bow waves but we are going too slowly to interest them, I think! Ha! Squalls all around. Nothing to worry about but it just makes for slow going and conservative sailing. We're still having a nice time despite the low "VMG" readings. Ceviche snack time!. read more...


25/11/2014

Arrayan 2 - 1st day at sea

This has been a marvellous moment! All those sails and Gran Canaria island in the background was something we will all remember!We foundthe acceleration zone around the airport as forecast by Chris but we hit the no wind zone south of Gran Canaria, where everybody knows you should avoid, but of course we found ourselves there !This was a very frustating time and we were obliged to roll away the genoa to avoid too much flogging. Eventually a SW wind helped us to get out of the trap!All in all, a marvellous day!M. Yreux. read more...


Blue Waves - Mid Atlantic mast walk by INGE
Blue Waves - Mid Atlantic mast walk by INGE
25/11/2014

Blue Waves - Dzien 1 - spacer po parku

Czy to park łazienkowski w Warszawie czy lódka na środku oceanu?Sam już nie jestem pewny bo za każdym rogiem czaji się jakiś paw. To na dziobie, to na burcie i na rufie też. Rozprzestrzeniła się ta zwierzyna po całym naszym 14 metrowym okręcie.Pierwsza doba po super starcie z drugą pozycją w naszej klasie katamaranów okazała się bardzo pracowita. Wachty są 3 zmieniają sie co 4 godziny i zajmie nam to trochę czasu żeby wejść w rytm a adrenalinki nam nie brakuje. Ja miałem wczoraj tą przyjemność być dziobowym. To chyba jednak nie ze względu na wybitne osiągnięcia w tej materji ale dłógie ręce łatwiej sięgające na czubek bukszprytu dziobowego. A może ze względu na długość dzioba albo częstotliwości  jego kłapania, tam z przodu nic nie słychać jak fale uderzają o pokład ani ci na mostku. read more...