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06/12/2014

Red Devil 3 - La luna llena reina de la noche atlántica

Viernes 5   Por el día hemos tenido sol y calor. De menútortilla de calabacín y macarrones que nos hemos ventilado en bañera. Estamoshaciendo guardias de 4 horas de día y 3 horas de noche. Esto hace un total de 7turnos de guardia. Como hacemos por parejas, con este sistema corremos un turnocada día y todos pasamos por todos los turnos. Un día ves anochecer, otro vesamanecer, etc. El inconveniente es un cierto despiste con las horas. Por lanoche hemos navegado entre chubascos. Además de agua, los chubascos traen másviento y más ola en las inmediaciones (unos 10 a 15 nudos más de viento y 1m más de ola). El viento del chubasco superpuesto al alisio da como resultadocambios de intensidad y dirección. Esto nos ha venido bien para acelerar lamarcha y para mejorar el rumbo en. read more...


06/12/2014

Aurelia - Day 13

Hello loyal followersAnother sunny day on the Atlantic. In true Aurelia style the last 24 hours passed with more drama on board. At approx 02:00hrs this morning we blew out our large kite which was a bit of a nightmare as we had hoped to keep it flying all the way to St. Lucia. We have now changed course slightly and are flying our code zero which is giving us pretty good speed at the moment. Another fishless day so I believe veggie curry is on the menu.Bye bye our Rainbow coloured friend Over and outJ. McLeish--. read more...


06/12/2014

Blue Waves - Dzien 12 i 13 - Kto refuje ten parkuje

Dzień 12 i 13 - Kto refuje ten parkuje Sobota zlała się z niedzielą w jedną konsystencje. Wachty jedna za drugą, mało  odpoczynku. Wszyscy jacyś tacy mało mówni, nie było czasu żeby pisać. Wydawało się że oba te dni będą się jedynie różnić obiadem. W sobote była lasagna z resztek pokładowych warzyw częściowo naruszonych zębem czasu. Na niedziele już dużo wcześniej zaplanowaliśmy schabowe z piersi kurczaka w wersji morskiej bez panierki bo nie ma już bułki tartej. Te kotlety były naszym jedynym pozostałym mięsem na pokładzie. W sobote rano odbierając wachte od pierwszego na dzień dobry usłyszałem. Znowu załatwili kolejny żagiel,  chodziło mu o bohaterów poprzedniej nocy. Pękła lina liku przedniego. To stało się już wcześniej i tym razem na szczęście znowu udało się nam go. read more...


06/12/2014

Jo - 17:44:37N 47:51:71W

Saturday 6th December 2014 This morning brought fresh and consistent force 4 windsfrom the south east. As a consequence we are screaming along (8-9 knots), on atwo (white) sail reach. After yesterday’s high drama it’s nice to settle backinto a rhythm.  Although we livedaboard the yacht for a week before we set off, it has taken a further week atsea to feel properly at ease and settle into our various routines. For the firsttime since we set off I feel as though we could just ‘carry on sailing’ (ooohmatron!) so long as we don’t run out of beer of wine. Alastair says to mentionmore dolphins! This morning like many others revealed bits of flyingfish on the deck, but in addition, we found a whole one which we’ve photographedto show you just how odd they are. They have huge eyes and. read more...


Jo - 17:44:37N 47:51:71W
Jo - 17:44:37N  47:51:71W
Jo - 17:44:37N 47:51:71W
Jo - 17:44:37N  47:51:71W
06/12/2014

Little Pea's ARC 14 Blogoramma - Daisy is back

16:27.6N  044:23.9W   Tune of the Day: From "Despair to Where", ManicStreet Preachers   Day 13.  The sea is vast and flat, as faras the eye can see in all directions.  There is nothing to see in anydirection except the horizon.  The short confused motion of the waves lapagainst LP's hull, occasionally rolling her, but mostly just slapping againsther with endless repitions.  At 10pm the moon comes out, full and sobright it looks like a night sun, floording the sky with reflected light andmaking the ocean look like a black oil slick.  Slippery, vast, asleep atthe moment, but inherently dangerous.  Below us the ocean is 4 milesdeep and you can't help being terrified of what lingers below usin the vast. read more...


06/12/2014

Anika - THREE IN A ROW

Threedays three blogs whatever next? Thenight was good sailing contributing to a 24 hour run of 139 nm. Sitting alone inthe cockpit in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean at night lets you think about somany things which perhaps you don’t have time for in your normal daily life. AsI write this having past the half point we are now counting the miles down,currently 1170 nm to run to the northern tip of St Lucia. Theday starts with a glorious sunrise and by 0915 we were putting sun cream on, itwas feeling tropical and with sea temperatures of 29.2 deg C. About midday some900 nm west of the Cape Verdes we passed within 2 nm what looked like a modernfishing boat with no sign of life onboard nor tackle to handle nets or lines,quite mysterious. Talking about fishing prompted discussion about what. read more...


06/12/2014

Tanoa - 1000 sm

Noch 1000 sm!Das Wetter ist schon komisch dieses Jahr. Vorbei ist´s mit Spinnakersegeln. Der Wind hat auf SO gedreht und wir segeln mit halbem Wind, die Wellen von der Seite. Gut, dass wir mit einem Kat unterwegs sind.Heute ist Nikolaus. Noch hat er nix gebracht, kommt aber wohl noch. Vielleicht zum Kaffee?Heute habe ich zum dritten Mal Bananenkuchen gebacken. Trotzdem werden die Bananen nicht weniger. So essen mögen wir sie inzwischen alle nicht mehr. Da müssen wir uns wohl weitere Rezepte mit Bananen ausdenken.. read more...


06/12/2014

Aislig Bheag - log Day 12 - Dancing by Moonlight

Hi  Folks   The temperature is rising and what is left of the butter is definitelymelting!  As some of the crew have changed their watch partners, Don andKate appear to be gelling quite well and Eilidh is threatening to throw Duncan’sphone, with persistent half hourly alarms overboard.  Janice and Alison arebeing supported at the helm by John who is considering a change of career toprofessional dancer/entertainer after his star performance last night during aninvigorating game of ‘Articulate’ by moonlight.  Who could ever haveimagined “jogging” could look so good.   One small member of the crew (The Baby Jesus) went into hiding overnightand re-appeared this morning, parascending into Don and Kate’s cabin through theporthole. Phew!   With Don at the. read more...


06/12/2014

Vagaris - 12 days of freshness

12 days at sea and thanks to good provisioning, meticulous cleaning, effective storage and the efficient use of the fridge, we're still eating fresh produce. Well done JaxToday's lunch was ploughman's with freshly baked bread and all the trimmings (except pickled onion which is in the fridge but was forgotten)I think the nice freshies will be running out in a few days time, as week 3 is supposedly junk food week, with stuff from the freezer, long term fruit and veg such as potatoes, cabbage for coleslaws etc. I think even hot dogs are on the menu at some point - yummy.The wind is back today and the parasailor is out and we're romping along in blue skies with only a slightly confused sea stopping it being perfect sailing conditions. image1. read more...


Vagaris - 12 days of freshness
Vagaris - 12 days of freshness
Helen - Red sky in the morning
Helen - Red sky in the morning
06/12/2014

Helen - Day 13 - red sky in the morning

Red sky at night, shepherd's delight, red sky in the morning, sailor's warning. This tale of course was told by those who lived in the Northern Hemisphere from their experiences of our weather. This morning we had our red sky and it has brought us some stronger wind and the possibility of squalls to add to the strength.However like most weather forecasts it is only an indication of what to expect and whilst the winds are stronger than yesterday we are making good progress. In fact we have now sailed over 2,000 miles in the last 12 days with less than 3 hours with the engine on.On long journeys it is good to have the odd treat to help to pass the time away. So it is shortly afternoon tea and cake, then a sundowner with nibbles, a snickers bar half way through my night watch and because it. read more...


06/12/2014

Albatros - Again: "Albatros" 05.12.14

"Albatros" 05.12.14Freitag ist Fisch-Tag. Bei uns leider nicht. Seit ca. 1 Woche angeln wir. Das Ergebnis ist dürftig: 2 Köder verloren, 1 Bündel Algen gefangen. Das Einsammeln der fliegenden Fische vom Deck bringt ein besseres Ergebnis. Ein weiterer Segeltag wie im Bilderbuch entschädigt uns: blauer Himmel, 15 kn Wind, 8 kn Fahrt. Manfred erzählt aus seinem Leben.Leider hat er uns verboten, Gummistiefel mitzubringen. Was stellen wir bloß heute für den Nikolaus raus?Gruß von den "Albatrosen". read more...


06/12/2014

Albatros - Again: Schiff "Albatros" 03.12.14

Tag 1 nach dem Bergfest (es gab Schweinefilet. Köstlich!).Bei der Abschiedsparty auf Gran Canaria hat jemand uns versprochen, dass der Regen auf St. Lucia wärmer sein würde. Leider gilt das auch schon früher. Wir haben schwachen Wind und dafür umso mehr Regen. Aber den "Albatrosen" macht das nichts.Noch 1.130 sm bis Rodney Bay. Gruß von Manfred & Crew. read more...


06/12/2014

Sanuk - Vi seglar på

Nu är vi verkligen på dom lata latituderna. Vi har vinden i rumpan och solen i sidan. Idag såg vi val alldeles nära båten kom han och blåste ut och visa stjärtfenan. Sen blev det napp också, en guldmakrill. Nu börjar watermakern att bli som den ska och så har vi bytt en rem till kylvattenpumpen till generatorn. Det finns alltid att göra.Alla hälsarOlleimage1. read more...


06/12/2014

Loni 3 - Die Atlantiküberquerung 23.11 - 6.12.2014 (Tag 1 bis 13) SY LONI 3

Der Start der ARC2014 wurde leider einen Tag durch Starkwind verzögert und so warteten wir gespannt auf den 24. November .Um 11:00 war unser Start.Wir kamen in einem großen Teilnehmerfeld recht gut über die Startlinie. Mehrere Stunden fuhren wir Seite an Seite mit anderen Booten bis wir uns für eine küstennahe Route um Garn Canaria entschieden So konnten wir die Winddüse am Airport mit 40 Knoten mitnehmen. Wir flogen förmlich über die Wellen. Das änderte sich leider in der Nacht südlich Gran Canaria. Wir hatten so gut wie keinen Wind und dümpelten mit 1..2 Knoten Fahrt dahin. Andere Schiffe drehte es bei dem schwachen Wind und so kam uns ein Catamaran einmal sehr gefährlich nah. Wir hätten den Motor einschalten sollen um voran zu kommen. Aber wer vergibt gern am ersten Abend seine Diesel. read more...


06/12/2014

Nisida - Day 13 ARC 2014

Position 16:19N51:11WAll overnight watches have reported good speeds often exceeding 10 kts we have now dropped the kite and continuing under white sails as the combination of wind strength & angle were making life on board hard work. 12 hour run from midnight to midday was 104NM. We had some small dolphins visit yesterday to break up the day.Getting very warm down below now as it has rained this morning and the hatches have been closed and half the crew sheltering from the wet stuff. We had sightings of 2 other boats both of which we left in our wake. . read more...


06/12/2014

Monomotapa - 6 Dec

Monomotapa 6 DecemberOur good friend Guido/Otto/Valerio has been misbehaving, he keep losing compass heading contact and veering off on his own way. This friend is our auto-pilot who when working correctly steers a steady course when the sails are correctly set and the sea conditions are not too rough. We have three names and the one we use is depending on his performance, so today he has been ... After investigations it was discovered that "he" had a missing link,this explains many things!Alberto exchanged the hydraulics and now he works again. It feels good to have a skipper that has at least two spares of all important equipment and the knowledge to execute repairs.At this stage of the journey when the end is approaching, there can be mixed emotions of disappointment that the voyage. read more...


Thula - under 1000nm
Thula - under 1000nm
06/12/2014

Juno - The one that got away

We have been sailing on a broad reach all day, making reasonable progress and hitting our target of 200 miles in the past 24 hours, despite one hour of the day when we were almost stationary, all eyes focussed on the action at the stern of the boat.It has been a relaxing day today after our drama with the spinnaker yesterday. The rope burns on Fatty’s fingers are mending slowly but she is limited in what she can do around the boat. Despite this she stood mother watch yesterday and served up some delicious salads. Kerry and I were on deck after lunch when we hear the unmistakable mechanical chatter of the fishing reel. Ever since my father first taught me to fish, the sound of the ratchet as the line pulls against the brake has always made my pulse quicken. My early memories were fishing. read more...


06/12/2014

Thula - day 13

If I had to give every one of our days here on board a meaningful title, I would have a really hard time picking one for the day yesterday. “The day on which we lost our Genacker”, “The day on which our fishing luck finally came back” and “The day on which we were all suddenly wearing ridiculous beards” – any one of these titles would probably do. But, first things first:The day before yesterday we had for the first time taken down all our “white sails” (Main sail, Mizzen sail, Genoa) and instead put up our two coloured sails, the Genacker with our signature dolphin as well as the smaller Mizzen Staysail. We found that this combination was in fact quite good for the moderate trade winds that we had been receiving the last couple of days and hence decided yesterday that we would like to. read more...


06/12/2014

EH01 - Are we there yet?!?!

Hi all,Day 12 on the good ship. The sun has taken a welcome break today leaving us with overcast skies and scattered squally showers. After the last couple of days a few of the crew (including myself) are looking the wrong shade of lobster. Its still hot and humid but the raw power of the sun over the last couple of days has been slightly overbearing so a day in the rain feels quite pleasant! I also have my towel and shower gel on standby hoping for a monster downpour.Talking of monster downpours... last night was another night of large squalls which left the boat and crew sodden within minutes. Everyone's sense of humour is intact though as I can hear them laughing in the rain through my cabin window! My offer of an umbrella last night was less than politely turned down though...After. read more...


06/12/2014

Southern Child - Day 12 06/12

Day 12 06/12Position 1200: 17* 04' 80N 049* 05'49W Daily Run: 165Nm Distance to Waypoint: 706Nm   Finally we got our day and night ofconsistently good winds again, 15-20 knots and a wind direction of 130which has let us sail right on course. Perhaps it's thanks to the magic powersof our new friend, Winston the Winch. He's a handsome winch sporting a rip curlvisor, fake Ray-Bans and a dish towel with utmost flair (though his eyesare a bit creepy). If nothing else it's good to see a new face around here. Westill have days to go but our focus is building. Staying straight on target getsmore important the closer to the finish line we get. And it's starting tosink in that we are actually going to be back on land thisyear/week! Highlight of the night: We all. read more...


Morning Haze - Sailor Ted's 1st mid-Atlantic swim. "Demi...it's 24,000 feet...isn't that a bit deep for a swim???"
Morning Haze - Sailor Ted's 1st mid-Atlantic swim.
Babsea - BabSea: Provisioning in Las Palmas
Babsea - BabSea: Provisioning in Las Palmas
Babsea - BabSea: Arriving in St. Lucia at sunrise after 16 days at sea
Babsea - BabSea: Arriving in St. Lucia at sunrise after 16 days at sea
Babsea - BabSea: Sailing into a rainbow after leaving the Cape Verdes
Babsea - BabSea: Sailing into a rainbow after leaving the Cape Verdes
06/12/2014

Antares - ARC 2014, Day 12 -- Red Sky at Night....

We have had a couple of "Red skies at night" lately and true to the biblical admonition, they were a sailors delight. This morning, "red skies in the morning" lived up to its billing.Lots of rain but even better, lots of wind.Antares continues our safety patrol of the eastern sectors of ARC 2014. And from all reports, there have been no pirate or sea monster attacks that got by us so we are doing our job.You can thank us with a glass of rum punch.We have banned Joe from fishing for a while as he is too good.We can't eat them as fast as he can catch them.Joe still wants to catch swordfish so I am sure he will be back fishing soon.Thanks to our followers at home.Keep us on track with our tactics and any special recipes(short form only)for Mahi Mahi.Thanks to World Cruising for a great. read more...


06/12/2014

Bluewater Mooney - 12. Tag auf See

187 Meilen - klingt als wenn wir konstant Eisenbahn fahren, aber jeder Tagbis heute war sehr unterschiedlich, und wir sind über die letzten 24 Stundensehr zufrieden! Die ganze Nacht über konnten wir den Spi stehen lassen, derWind mit durchschnittlich 15 kn stärker als die vorhergesagten 10 kn, unddamit ausreichend für den Spi von Parasailor. Mit einer Ausnahme haben sichdie Squalls nicht mehr als 2 nm genähert, so dass wir bei gleichenKorrekturen auch noch den Kurs halten konnten - mittlerweile nach Kursnördlich nun wieder WestSüdWest - heißt Kurs St. LuciaZudem gibt es erste Tendenzen in der Vorhersage, dass das Hoch vor St Luciaweiter nördlich sein wird, und da uns bereits 300 sm nördlich reichen, habenwir gute Aussichten, deutlich besser als gehabt durch zu kommen - das kannbis 1,5. read more...


Bluewater Mooney - 12. Tag auf See
Bluewater Mooney - 12. Tag auf See
06/12/2014

El Mundo - 06/12 - Spinnaker was up....briefly

Wind during the day pretty steady and, as it veeredslightly, we set the kite during late morning and were making 9 knots.... verynice. We had just finished a gespachio soup lunch when there was a loud bang asthe end of the bowsprit detached itself. We managed to drop the sail on deck.The pullpit had been bent a bit with the vertical force (the only thing holdingthe spinnaker was a safety strop), so our guardrails are a bit slack. We bent itback a bit but some further remedial work will be required at the other end. Thebowsprit has been rerigged but we now need to wait for some very light airsto reraise the kite to try and furl it again (still hoping we'll need it for thefinal leg into St Lucia). The crew areall in good spirits and just took it in their stride...some great. read more...


05/12/2014

Euphoria - Re: Log Day 12 - bara 900 nm kvar!

Bästabloggen,   I gryningen bjöds på nybakat bröd av nattskiftet. Enutomordentlig god start på dagen. Bagaren har numera en viss förhoppning om attslippa disken framöver. För övrigt bjöd denna dag inte på några omvälvandehändelser. Solbränner jämfördes, böcker lästes och besättningen samlades kringen fantastisk Spagetti Carbonara, signerad Överkalix svar på PerMorberg. Rivalen Cluck har tagit in ytterligare några sjömil påoss och ligger endast 1 sjömil efter. Ganska otroligt att det är så jämnt efteratt ha seglat mer än 1700 sjömil. Vi har därför beslutat att pausa fisket ochfokusera en aning mer på seglingen vilket innebär att fler jämförelser nu görsmed Volvo Ocean Race än någonsin tidigare. Bland annat har vi i detalj avhandlatolika strategier för rundningen av märket utanför. read more...


06/12/2014

Captain Blind - 12éme jour

environ 500 milles restant selon l'endroit où on va aller chercherl'empannage , la bulle prévue sur l'est et NE de Ste Lucie à l'arrivée esttoujours sur les fichiers, donc pas trop de choix , on arrivera par le sud.Pour vous parler de la vie à bord le mieux c'est de vous décrire notregarde-robe , car l'activité principale de la journée est de passer d'un spià l'autre ...on a même été sous génois avec un vent au 180° , bien lesalizés!!Donc on passe d'un grand spi medium (165m2) , à un spi de capelage lourd (115m2) et quand ça mollit bien , un spi asymétrique de tête (145m2)...tousces spis dessinés par Ronan Floch..du bon boulot Ronan , bravo!Coôté vivres on a atteint la limite basse pour pas mal de choses , et deschoses importantes comme la confiture et les tablettes de chocolat. read more...


El Mundo - 05/12 - The girls dolphin watching
El Mundo - 05/12 - The girls dolphin watching
06/12/2014

Aglaia - Suprises from the Atlantic

Just when you think you know what to expect from the weather each night the infinite possibilities of the Atlantic surprise you.All of the weather information suggested we would have lightish wind, rolling swell and struggle to make the direct course to St Lucia we are hoping for.When darkness finally fell yesterday we were doing around 7 knots about 10 degree North of course which looked like solid if not stunning progress.Within half an hour a dark cloud started to form behind which rapidly caught us giving the boat and crew on deck a real tropical wash down and dropped the boat speed down into the mid 5 knots.Then the moon came out from behind the big dark cloud, the winds filled in to 18 knots and we started a fast 10 plus knot surf directly on course.Everyone helming through the. read more...


06/12/2014

Hot Stuff - The tales of nine - Half-way day! 04/12

Our day began with the debut hoist of our Loveshack spinnaker to keep HotStuff gliding along in the diminishing winds. We nine fair maidens gazed up inawe at the peaceful breathing heart logo - it is such a beautiful sail. Onceagain our teamwork rose to the occasion with two perfect hoists and drops. 10days of rigging lessons, learning about poles and sails and trimming and allother things sailing all came together today. When we began to plan our half way party we visualised a spa day,champagne, canned strawberries and a nice civilized Arabian celebration. As youcan imagine it didn't turn out quite as planned... 4pm came and Hot Stuff blared out the stereo. Nine maidens as you havenever seen them before marched up the stairs, faces streaked with multi-colouredwar paint and handmade. read more...


06/12/2014

Miss Liz II - Log - Day 12. Whoops, we've dunnit again!

A quiet day, good winds and god progress - in the right direction. Parasailed all day and the sail really is making a difference. For one the rolling is greatly reduced, which means we can actually sleep comfortably in the forepeak! Bliss.It also allows a run with very little adjustment which makes the days routine much easier.Better still Harry is perfect downwind so we able to maintain a good angle.No more friends on deck this morning and minimal chafe as we are managing the Parasailor halyard carefully. Probably drop her at sometime today just to double check.Movies have now moved on to band of brothers....which means we will have to stay out longer if we want to watch the entire series!!!!Panic at dinner as Jon set off the fire alarms and eventuallyprovided us with a good but well. read more...


El Mundo - 06/12 - Would make a nice painting
El Mundo - 06/12 - Would make a nice painting
El Mundo - 06/12 - Repairing the damage
El Mundo - 06/12 - Repairing the damage
El Mundo - 06/12 - Eating Gespachio is a bit tricky
El Mundo - 06/12 - Eating Gespachio is a bit tricky
El Mundo - 06/12 - Enjoying a steady 9 knots
El Mundo - 06/12 - Enjoying a steady 9 knots
El Mundo - 06/12 - The kite is flying
El Mundo - 06/12 - The kite is flying
Vagaris - Fishing exploits
Vagaris - Fishing exploits
Vagaris - Kath with sun sights
Vagaris - Kath with sun sights
Vagaris - Heavy weather compatible marshmallow cake
Vagaris - Heavy weather compatible marshmallow cake
06/12/2014

Philocat Ena - heads up

It's about time to give you all heads up.We've had some exhausting last days as Stefan's leg got very infected and wewere not sure how to treat him correctly or whether to call the helicopterin order to get him to hospital. But nothing is easy off shore and sometimesthere is just nothing you can do. Franziska was in close contact with thehead of the Austrian society of maritime health and safety and anothercompetent doctor and they helped us through. The leg seems to get betternow, Stefan is feeling better, too.As there is hardly any wind left, the pink Spi is absolutely neccessary.Instead of trying to fix the broken part I just tied a big fat knot on topand though it might not be in best shape this funny construction has lastednow for the past 48 hours and we even gain some speed.Due to. read more...


06/12/2014

Philocat Ena - offshore-Peter

Die Augen klar am Ziel - und hinter ihm der unendliche Horizont, das istOffshore-PeterAim clearly in focus - and in the background the infinite horizon - meetOffshore-Peter:-)peter. read more...


Philocat Ena - offshore-Peter
Philocat Ena - offshore-Peter

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