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Flomaida II - Angekommen!! NZ will erkämpft sein!
Flomaida II - Angekommen!! NZ will erkämpft sein!
Flomaida II - Christoph checked die Segeltrimmung
Flomaida II - Christoph checked die Segeltrimmung
Flomaida II - Das Riff immer schön im Auge behalten!
Flomaida II - Das Riff immer schön im Auge behalten!
Flomaida II - Oh, wie schön ist Nouméa
Flomaida II - Oh, wie schön ist Nouméa
Flomaida II - Genuss pur, aber leider nicht selbst gefangen
Flomaida II - Genuss pur, aber leider nicht selbst gefangen
Flomaida II - Mmmmh, Erdbeeren auf dem Markt in Nouméa
Flomaida II - Mmmmh, Erdbeeren auf dem Markt in Nouméa
Flomaida II - Die tapferen Segler vor der Abfahrt nach Opua/NZ
Flomaida II - Die tapferen Segler vor der Abfahrt nach Opua/NZ
13/11/2014

Exody - Day 5 - November 13th - In the Groove

A quiet day with up to 17 knot winds almost directly behind us - always a challenge and one we'll need to get used to for the rest of the ARC and beyond!Exody continues to be relatively happy with her genny out unpoled and making 5+ knots with the old Aries (at least 15 years more senior than the boat) doing a grand job keeping us on course relative to the wind. But maybe we need more sail up for increased boat speed - we have twin paired jibs and associated poles on board to try but somehow have not got around to setting things up!Its certainly a great relief to have the main tidily packed away and not to be worrying about unintentional gybes as we bowl along.We sailed all day only running the engine twice to ensure the fridge had enough volts - first time we discovered that running the. read more...


13/11/2014

Lydia - Day 5 - Groovy and Green

Another lovely day and Lydia has gone green. Not only are we assiduously sorting our gash (rubbish to the non naval types) and the non ditchable plastic is gathering in bags on the pushpit but we are heavily into peas. A large bag of well travelled Waitrose frozen peas was transferred to the fridge in Las Palmas so its been peas with every meal, except breakfast, today ...... and probably tomorrow too.With the latest positions in from a recent Yellow Brick report from the skipper's rear link (aka Nicola) generating a degree of'cautious optimism' verging on an air confident smugness that we are very much up with the leaders in our class, Lydia continues to crack on. Though there were some classic mare's tails clouds in the sky this afternoon indicating more wind to come, the weather. read more...


13/11/2014

Hugur - downwind sailing Day 5

Day 5 Thursday 13th November .Bright morning beautiful sunrise. Yesterday evening on my watch I saw at 21.30 a blinking yellow light 5sek apart on our starboard side maybe 3miles away, We think it must have been a  buoy of some sort. This morning 3 flying fish on the deck , and a dead whale floated by with lots of seabirds on him less than half a mile away on our starboard. Other sightings Blue plastic barrel floating by. Lots of flying fish in flocks flying low over the water like their being chased.We rigged the boom for the Genaker and have sailed Gooswing all day and still the Catamaran Lir we saw in the morning on our port has now disappeared on the horizon in front of us.We have 247  miles to go at 1700hrs today, so we probably will not arrive until Saturday morning. read more...


13/11/2014

Starblazer - 12/11/2014 - The final 24 hours.

We started the night with the wind behind, mainly in the 20-25 knot range but I had a sustained gust of 35 just before midnight.We were sailing fast, averaging about 7.5 knots, occasionally getting up to 8 knots without any help from the tide.Just after I did the 0000hrs logbook entry I went up on deck and within 15 minutes the wind suddenly backed 90 degrees, the jib gybed and the mainsail tried to but the gybe preventer did its job.Involuntary gybes can do a lot of damage, even pulling the rig down in some cases.I yelled for John while struggling to get the autopilot to turn us with the help of the engine.It took about 45 minutes to sort out the sails, the heading, the other gybe preventer etc.In daylight it would have been much quicker, we could have seen what we were doing.John would. read more...


13/11/2014

Winedown - Nanny Cay

Friday, November 13,We are all tied up and custom cleared in Nanny Cay! Yesterday we crossed over the line at 11/45/46.Currently we are standing in 3rd. place.  The marina is very nice, clear sky, swaying palms, Caribbean cool vibe, exactly what you would imagine. We are definitely on island time. The pace is much slower here. For those of you following along. We now have internet so feel free to email, text, facebook us.We are connected! Its happy hour now so gotta go,Debbie. read more...


13/11/2014

Winedown - Land!

Monday, Day 10After 9 nights on the boat, we woke to the sight of land on the distant horizon. Our last moon rise, sunset, and sunrise of the 1500. Tim entertained himself the night before with shadow hand puppetry by the light of the moon.  When he confessed this too me, I decided it was blog worthy. Just a little insight as to how some of us amuse ourselves on a three hour night shift. We enjoyed our last catch of Mahi Mahi for dinner last night, thanks to Dave for cooking us up a very satisfying and tasty last meal. Dave had what we thought was a very large Tuna on the line yesterday but sadly as we were luffing into the wind to slow the boat down the wind caught us at the top of a wave and jibed the jib just as Dave had the Tuna at the rear of the boat. . read more...


13/11/2014

American Spirit II - Day 312; Safari Day; Thursday, November 13, 2014

Woke up at 3:00 AM; and got out of bed at 4:00 AM. Coffee and then finished one log and typed a second one.Got Joel and Jeremy up at 5:30 AM as today is 'safari day.' Breakfast consisted of left over steak from a previous dinner; eggs; banana; and bread. Jeremy had a new culinary idea: bread with cut banana slices, butter and jelly. Sounds pretty good. I believe I'll try it tomorrow. We departed in two small buses with a capacity of 22 passengers each at around 7:00 AM; and arrived at Hluhluwe iMfolozi park at 8:20 AM. Joel from Rally control was riding in the other bus. I found out later that this was his first safari. The first thing we saw was a large bull elephant with two giant ivory tusks. Nice start! And this is before we enter thru the 'official' park gates. By 8:40 AM we're in a. read more...


08/11/2014

Winedown - Halfway to Tortola

600 miles from Florida, 600 Miles from Bermuda, 600 miles from Tortola, they didn’t want to tell me that we are in fact in the Burmuda triangle.  We’ve had 10.5 gremlins that have caught a ride on our boat, many of them have been solved, but who knows what the Burmuda triangle will stir up for us. Last night we saw some rain, gusts of winda bit of lightening, and a moon rainbow this morning. Our captain left the front hatchesopen and drenched our V berth, with me in it. The thing with salt water is that nothing ever really fully dries after getting wet.  So far we have caught three Mahi Mahi and Dave is cooking the last catch up for dinner! It smells good and relieves me from kitchen duty tonight. Dale and I are learning just how much we don’t know under the skilled. read more...


13/11/2014

Second Wind - Tortola in our sights!

All the hard slog to get to longitude 65W yesterday has paid off at last, and we are finally able to point the boat at Tortola, instead of the Dominican Republic! The forecast came good, and the winds are from the east. Sadly, there isn't much of it, so we have decided to sail when the wind is above 6 knots, and motor when it is not, until we get to the stage where we need to keep the last gallons for navigating round Tortola into the marina at Nanny Cay, hopefully in time for the party on Saturday night.The rules for the Cruising Division Race allow for 30% of total time to be spent under motor, so we are well within that limit (and will have run out of diesel long before), but now the deadline to qualify as a finisher is 12:00 AST Saturday. Will we make it?-----At 11/5/2014 3:13 PM. read more...


13/11/2014

Windswept - The final DAY

Our Final day at seaAfter 10 days at sea our TTG reads only Hours and Minutes.Some of the crew are really ready to touch shore.Our fuel should make it in.We ran our port tank out this morning and then hand pumped the last 2 inches over to the starboard tank.Now we have 7 inches in it.How long that last will depends on who you ask.I say we can sell fuel when we get to the dock someone else is convinced we will be out any time now and never get in.Very few napping today everyone is keeping busy, Fishing, calculating fuel consumption, navigating shorter routes and just looking and watching the DTW to go down.That is like watching for a pot to boil.It is beautiful day sunny, a 8-10 knot east wind and only gentle swells.We could Sail at 3-4 knots but we are motor sailing at 6-7 instead, while. read more...


13/11/2014

Aelfgifu - 13th Nov 2014. las Palmas

This morning was spent swimming in a local pool, building our fitness up before departure. This afternoon we attended several ARC seminars.Posted by Swiss TonyIMG_9866. read more...


Aelfgifu - 13th Nov 2014. las Palmas
Aelfgifu - 13th Nov 2014. las Palmas
13/11/2014

DreamCatcher -Thursday 13th Nov

Hi. Another good 24hrs. David landed our first fish - mahimahi, apparently. Not so big, but made a great fish starter for Maggie's supper casserole. Thisfeat, plus the expert way he handled the whole gutting, filleting and pan-frying the unfortunate creature, won David a sat phone call home. We've had a couple more 'bites' that got away, today.The sailing has been sublime, with Pandora up all night again. However, chafe is a real problem.I noticed the sound of a small bird chirping the first night. This went away to be replaced by an occasional graunching sound which became steadily louder and more frequent over the hours.As part of our routines, we dropped Pandora this morning to investigate, and discovered it chafed through the outer braid (chirpy, chirpy) and into the solid dyneema. read more...


Velella - finally found the nice trade winds
Velella - finally found the nice trade winds
13/11/2014

Red Devil 3 - 141113 Energía renovable

No es un motor fueraborda. Se trata del hidrogenerador que ya está instalado a bordo. El hidrogenerador nos permitirá abastecer las necesidades de energía eléctrica abordo (comunicaciones, instrumentos de navegación, piloto automático, iluminación, frigo, bombas, etc.) sin tener que recurrir al motor para cargar baterías constantemente. IMG-20141113-WA0001. read more...


Red Devil 3 - 141113 Energía renovable
Red Devil 3 - 141113 Energía renovable
13/11/2014

Red Devil 3 - 141105 Con la carena limpia listo para deslizarse

El Red Devil 3 ya está en el agua con la obra viva limpia y reluciente listo para deslizarse por las aguas del atlántico. La foto recoge el momento de echarlo al agua en el puerto de Las Palmas después del trabajo realizado en el varadero.IMG-20141105-WA0001. read more...


Red Devil 3 - 141105 Con la carena limpia listo para deslizarse
Red Devil 3 - 141105 Con la carena limpia listo para deslizarse
13/11/2014

Aviva - 24 hours at sea in 4 haiku

Pepper on lemonBig saucer eyes watching usGratitude, mahi.Dark clouds, wind buildingWhite line of rain -- we think -- squall!Brief shower then goneBig dipper abaftAviva gently rockingKnitting by moonlightStars fade and are goneEastern glow, clouds turning pinkRolling seas revealed. read more...


13/11/2014

Easy Rider - Day 5 - Flying Fish and Flying Cats

A day of firsts! First day with no breakages. First freshly caught Mahi Mahi fish for dinner.First 12 hour run of 90nm. First flying fish sightedKeeping it simple here, flying along the rhum line (the most direct line to the finish) with a good old fashioned goose wing sail plan, other boats are sailing hot angles but we are just taking the direct route dead downwind with a nice following sea and steadily making ground up the fleet. All's well on board and looking forward to arrival in Cape Verde on Saturday.. read more...


13/11/2014

Lily - Sea Legs Arrived

As one can imagine, the first few days at sea are kind of tough for body and mind. After so many days in the marina with so many parties and other serious activities to be attended, the body and mind were no longer used to life at sea. So it is with great pleasure to announce that aboard SY LILY all are now fully used to living at sea again. Boris, the boat cat, is again trying to chase the waves and brings the occasional flying fish found on deck during the night (it seems that flying fish have a problem with night vision as it seems they only land on deck during the night).Ineke and I have now adjusted to basically not seeing each other too much but for happy hour, breakfast and change of watch (with the standard ritual that the one going off is really happy but sleepy and the one. read more...


13/11/2014

Helen - Start day - 10

It is a beautiful sunny day at sea and we are making excellent progress with the aim of getting into Las Palmas by sundown. There were no events overnight and everyone has found their sea legs.I am still amazed as to how much space there is out here, we have only seen two ships in three days and they were over 10 miles away. Last night I was star gazing using the " Sky Guide" app on the iPad. It is a fantastic use of modern technology and should be great fun on the ARC.. read more...


13/11/2014

T&T - Gran Canaria / Cabo Verde

Vermits T&T (dochters) vinden dat T&T ( boot) onvoldoende nieuws laat en de skipper van T&T niet zo een schrijverke is stel ik opnieuw mijn evenwichtsorgaan op de proef om te laten weten dat het hier op te oceaan fijn vertoeven is. Gisteren was een prachtige dag, heerlijk zonnetje, vriendelijke zee, wel wat deining maar we zijn ondertussen gewoon uit een bakje te eten en ons glas tussen de billen geklemd te houden.Vissen lukt nog steeds niet en dat zal ook voorlopig niet meer gaan want de draad is fors ingekort wegens steeds in de war en reikt nog nauwelijks tot het water.Toch nog een vis aan boord met name een vliegende ( waar halen vissen het trouwens vandaan te willen vliegen) die deze nacht zich gezellig tussen ons in kwam nestelen via het openstaand luik.Nu gaan we de. read more...


12/11/2014

Purrr-fect - Day 4 - finally some wind

We fell into a hole two days ago and finally fought our way out late today. Raised the spinnaker at 11 am and we are still flying it as I write this at 10 pm. Normally we douse such a sail at night but we "voted" to leave it up for speed based on weather forecasts of moderate winds. We will see what winds come tonight. No fish yet. Still eating tons of fresh fruits and vets. I discovered that my zucchini order turned out to be cucumbers. Sigh!A few showers last night but sunny and warm all day today. Looks we are getting warmer as we head south. read more...


13/11/2014

American Spirit II - Day 311; Great Repair Day, Lousy Laundry Day, a Sober Skippers Meeting & and Prize Giving Dinner; Wednesday, November 12, 2014y

Jeremy is up at 8:00 AM, followed by Joel and me at 9:30 AM. I guess we slept in. Trevor from Nels Marine shows up mid morning, and after installing a new mother board in the Ray Marine E-80 Chart Plotter, we now have depth and navigation readings once more. This is a HUGE fix! And will make our hazardous journey down the coast of the Republic of South Africa much safer. The cost of the part and labor to fix the unit is $1,500. Expensive. I tell Trevor that I was thinking of upgrading the E-80 to a newer system if he couldn't fix it. He said that if I did so I'd have to get a new radar system, also; because my 'old' (6 years old) systems on the boat are analog, and the news ones are digital. Upgrading everything to digital would probably cost me $10,000. We pick up our laundry late. read more...


13/11/2014

American Spirit II - Day 310; Mall Day & Haircuts; Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Up at 7:00 AM. Took my coffee and went to Folie a Deux, 2 slips away, to get safari information. At 8:10 AM Civetta II arrived at our dock. Like Saphir, they had engine problems, also. Took a shower at 9:00 AM. Communal shower facility. But had hot water. Breakfast at 9:30 AM. Bacon, eggs, potato left over from the day before, fruit cocktail and bread. Lyn from the Zululand Yacht Club gave us and Sandra from Sweet Pearl a ride to a giant shopping mall. Unlike malls in the USA, the mall also has a couple of grocery stores in it. The first order of business in the mall is to get some SIM cards for Sandra and Tim from Folie a Deux. Joel has a cell phone problem that was rectified. After that we go to lunch at a pizza restaurant. We order a Mediterranean pizza and a Hawaiin pizza; plus. read more...


12/11/2014

Windswept - A day near the finish 275 left

----A day near the finish 275 leftWe are still trudging away the last few days were only 116, 117, 130 miles a day and not always in the direction of our final destination.At time it has been a struggle to keep the moral up, but with some effort it has worked out.The morning started out with 3 squalls in 3 hours and wind in every direction.It was early but we worked hard and took advantage of all the wind with numerous tacks. The day calmed down and we even but a Mia in the fridge.Sea food Alfredo was our evening delight.We should have just enough fuel left to make it to Tortola if the promised wind does not come.So we will know that we are there when we are out of fuel.For now we have 6 knot winds exactly on the nose.. read more...


12/11/2014

Exody - Day 4 - 12th November - Halfway !

We passed the halfway mark at about 4pm today 444 miles down, 444 miles to go and the daily rally email shows us midfleet in our class.Early morning search and rescue radio traffic woke the offwatch - air search activity following a flare sighting by an ARC+ boat well south of our position.Having done the fuel calcs and with two thirds of the main tank used, we were relieved tobe able to sail from first thing this morning - under genny alone as the best solution derived so far for our boat in these conditions.Generally making 5 knots - not fast but adequate with a days run at 13.00 of 130, against 150 for the previous two days.As the very dark pre-moonrise night falls, we are trucking along at nearly 6 knots under genny alone - a speed we'll need to maintain to reach Mindelo in time to. read more...


12/11/2014

Second Wind - Further rationing introduced...

For those following our excursion on yellow brick, you will know already that it's become a bit of a struggle to make any headway towards Tortola.We seemed to have a hiccup with the last blog, and don't know if it was posted.Suffice to say, the plan to head east to find more favorable trade winds and avoid being swept west is only marginally effective, as we have less seasonal head winds that don't seem to be changing, and as the winds become lighter, it gets harder and harder to get south east. A few sharp squalls last night helped us along, and provided some excitement, but by mid morning, the winds were dropping again.So Monday's tea bag rationing shock was only a harbinger of things to come, and diesel is now firmly at the top of the ration list. Listening on the radio to other. read more...


12/11/2014

Exody - Day 3 - Other Life

UFOs we thought as the only explanation of repeatedly twinkling and dancing red lights in the southwestern night sky during the early hours - far too high for masts, no land- witnessed by three of us and all sober!Any other suggestions ?It was a good day for marine life following the previous day's whale experience. Octopus was the only credible description for something brown and with legs that Agnes saw on the surface - though we thought they lived deeper. A small turtle was seen, several petrels and finally we were treated to dolphin games at the bow which never cease to thrill however many times one has witnessed the spectacle before, though for Tony it was a well video'd and photographed first.We motored all day over a calm sea - well under 10 knots of wind and all sails furled to. read more...


12/11/2014

Lydia - Day 4 - Really Groovy Day

The day dawned fair but also to a radio kerfuffle as a Spanish search & rescue aircraft engaged many of the ARC+ fleet in confusing radio dialogue following the sighting overnight of what was thought to be an 'orange flare' but what may actually have been a shooting star.Progress to the Cape Verdes has picked up today with an increase in the wind to a nicer, but still gentle, 15 kts. Lydia has picked up her skirts and this post now finds us cracking on between 6 & 7 kts, still off W Sahara but now in the tropics, having crossed the tropic of Cancer at about midday.Todays engineering tasks generated a tale of progress & setbacks. The black water tank 'sender', which should generate a tank level reading was bravely removed by Henry sporting disposable gloves and a rather. read more...


12/11/2014

Makena - Nov 12 - South of the Tropic of Cancer

Sarah here. I've passed to PW the job of doing the pro boat log but just in case there have been any issues with that I've booted up our power hog of a Mac machine that allows us to send in updates with SailMail while running Windows in a virtual machine. PW sends his using his own Iridium phone and a beast of an everything-proof routing laptop :) He gets interesting news for us such as the Route de Rhum win info - nice!We've crossed the Tropic of Cancer since I last wrote and baby Kai has a 5th tooth! We thought a top incisor was going to come through for him today but on inspection there was a new one on the bottom row! I think that one on top might come join the rest tomorrow. We did 176nm in our first 24 hours, 134 nm in the second and 150nm in the third. We are over the halfway mark. read more...


12/11/2014

Celebrate - Heading for Durban

Our stay at Richards Bay has been great with a first class welcome from the Zululand Yacht Club . Len one of their Rear Commodores and Joel from World Cruising Club have worked their socks off to help the fleet in at all times day and night, added to this the presentation of a bottle of local bubbly and a club burgee made it one of the best landfalls on the trip. Just before getting in we also got a welcoming committee from a hump back whale who breached about a mile away from us followed by two babies.The Zululand Yacht Club has lots of character (a proper Yacht Club) and just the place to conclude a bumpy passage.All the fleet have now arrived and are making a start of repairs and plans to explore.We have also met lots of characters over a drink (or two)in the bar and at the Braai (BBQ. read more...


12/11/2014

Hugur - Sailing well today

Day 4 Wednesday 12 Nov This morning we have passed half way point to Cape Verdes, Yey ! This was  celebrated with a corn snaps and German bistro café with Elba stones (sweets from Elba) a gift from our guest Pascall. This we enjoyed after our midday meal.From midnight the wind finally has picked up and we have been sailing finally. Interpid Elk has long gone passed us during the night. They have been tacking steady and making good headway.We have tried to call up the SY Outrageous both on the VHF and shiphone, after request by email from the ARC rally control, but with out result. Outrageous had reported seeing a red flare. I do hope everything is well with the boat that fired flares last night and all are safe. Nothing has been heard from any boats, nor any. read more...


12/11/2014

Crazy Horse - We arrived!

We arrived here at Nanny Cay Marine yesterday at about 3pm. Andy, Mia, Lyle, and Jake were here to greet us along with Carol who has crew on the boat Windswept! They were all wonderful to behold as we safely made it here! What a blessing to arrive safely at the right port of call with no major damages to person or boat. Crazy Horse has done it again. She has been a wonderful vessel and gotten us through some tough spots. That is why she is dear to us and such an important part of our lives.Now comes the part of cleaning everything, doing laundry, and getting the boat back into order again. Bill went to customs with the rest of the captains off the other arriving boats. They compared stories and breakdowns. But after all is said and done when you make it here safely in paradise all. read more...


12/11/2014

Aelfgifu - 12th November 2014

We all went to the yacht club gym for some fitness this morning, followed by some work on Aelfgifu this afternoon. The photo is the new positioning of the emergency tiller done as required by the ARC safety inspection. The job list is getting smaller.Posted by Swiss TonyIMG_9862. read more...


Aelfgifu - 12th November 2014
Aelfgifu - 12th November 2014
12/11/2014

Time Bandit - What a Night!

Lat: 21 48.2NLong: 018 46.2W15 - 20 knots from behind, smooth rolling sea, stars and milky way above and thrashing along at 7-8+ knots. Just brilliant sailing and when we wake up in the morning its simply hit the "Repeat" button.(A bit like the after effects of our super healthy, veg rich diet). We are currently about 100 miles west of Mauritania and will either have to gybe or keep hoping the wind will back and allow us to make direct for Mindelo. Other than knocking the reefs in and out we've been goosewinged on post pretty much since the start.We finally had a bite on the line last night but it was quickly gone. The crew is fit and well, other than the pole end the boat is in one piece and the Monitor and Duogen are brilliant. Self steering and endless amps for free. However, when I. read more...


12/11/2014

Helen - Start day - 11

The practice at steering by compass alone came in useful last night. This time it was a real failure of all electronics caused by a network failure.As on land that means either a real network failure or a piece of equipment that has failed and is corrupting the network. Two hours of playing Sherlock Holmes lead us to a faulty controller of the autopilot. Fortunately we have two, so with the rogue one disconnected, we continued our progress and had a restful night.Today we have calm seas (for the Atlantic) and no wind worth speaking of. We are making steady progress towards Gran Canaria but Paul has promised me some more squalls on my watch which he seems to arrange every time he hands over to me!Last night's event makes three in three days so we are confidently expecting no further. read more...


12/11/2014

Easy Rider - Log: Day 3

Started beautifully ......not much wind but able to sunbathe on the tramps thinking 'This is the life for me!'Nice lunch and bit more sunbathing n then a nap.Nap interrupted by Neil saying rather calmly 'Dave i think you better comeup, Max says the steering is not responding!' Smith replied 'And you woke me up to tell me that?'Steering had indeed stopped functioning and on examination we discovered that the steering cable had broken and was hanging limply. like 2 dead rats. Did this upset the boys??? No way. we heaved to andswung into action with a remarkable amount of enthusiasm.....fashioned a makeshift cable out of rope..secured by anything that looked suitable. Finally cable was completed and hey presto, it worked. I was impressed by the teamwork and the cheerful way all this was. read more...


12/11/2014

T&T - Gran Canaria - Mindelo

Beste vrienden,Na 3 dagen op de oceaan is het tijd voor een eerste verslag ! Het is hier FANTASTISCH!We vertrokken zondag vanuit Las Palmas Gran Cannaria om13";oo uur met behoorlijk veel wind(50knp)  en deining (3m), maar de boot surfte  primaop de golven en we hadden pieksnelheden van 15 mile, echt indukwekkend , we lagen vlug voorop. Ik was wat groggy van de pilletjes tegen zeeziekte maar ze hielpen wonderlijk.Nu ben ik helemaal "amarinée" en kan zelfs op de computer schrijven zonder misselijk te worden. De eerste nacht viel de wind stil en hebben we op de motor moeten varen maar vanaf maandagmorgen hebben we ononderbroken gezeild. Gisterenmiddag tot vanmorgen 6 uur onder spinakker. De sfeer aan boord is top. Ik kook en de mannen wassen af : fijn geregeld. read more...


12/11/2014

Reberth - Day 4 Skipper at sunrise.

So we start Day 4 listening to Rod Stewart Sailing!!! I think you can guess by that we have turned off the engine at last. We are all in the cockpit on look out. There are now just over 470nm to go. If the wind stays like this all will be good.Skipper Ian called me up to keep watch at sunrise while he went forward and I have to say the sunrise was excellent. There will be another milestone today when we reach half way. Hurrah.skipper at sunrise. read more...


Reberth - Day 4 Skipper at sunrise.
Reberth - Day 4 Skipper at sunrise.

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