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25/05/2005

El Mundo - 07/12 - Zig-zagging Across the Ocean

We've covered 175 miles in the last 24 hours, witha good wind all day and night, alternating between goose-winged and reaching asthe wind changes.....so a bit of a zig-zag course. A bit more action on the fishing front too...lost 2 fish andfound the hooks to have deteriorated, so replaced them. Then caught a largeDorado....maybe 8-10kg, which we let go as we would have been eating it for aweek! Anyway....it was Saturday curry nightand Amanda produced quite a spicy version of her Thai Green Curry. We baked agrain and seed bread loaf for the morning too.Our masthead tricolour bulb has blown (notsomething you really want to replace at sea!), so went to turn on the main Navlights but only the stern light came on. It would seem that the jolt of thespinnaker issue caused both. read more...


07/12/2014

Take Off - Second spinnaker out of service

It is 21h45, Olof is stearing, the full moon is lighting from behind, thewind is stable at around 15 knots (we guess now with no wind instrument), Nilsand Johan are sleeping in the cockpit and Jörgen in the saloon and just as Ipressed on “send” to send the former blog letter I heard a “bang”!What now? There was no wind change nor heavy waves. Olof stearing shoutedthat the rope that holds the spinnaker up lostened itself. We managed to take inthe spinnaker smoothly and saw that the top of the spinnaker had ripped off, weguess due to shafe. So now that our second spinnaker is out of service, wecontinue with the  genua...   Sorry all you guys following us on our trip over the Atlantic, it seems itis now going to be quite challenging to chase BombyXs 4th place. But we’re. read more...


07/12/2014

Philocat Ena - visitor / besuch

Nicht oft bekommt man fernab von Land und Zivilisation ungebeten Besuch,umso entzückter waren wir gestern Abend, als sich ein Vögelchen ins Cockpitverirrte, nein, es sich ganz speziell aussuchte, mehrfach rein und raus flogund schließlich die Nacht bei uns verbrachte. Nach 14 Tagen auf See freutman sich über die kleinste Abwechslung wie ein Kind zu Weihnachten...It is not often that you receive guests, far from land and civilisation.Therefore, all of us got reaqlly excited when a little bird entered ourcockpit in the evening hours. It flew in and out and in and out and aftersome circles it even decided to spend the night with us - which we reallyenjoyed. Wishes are getting small and happiness is easily achieved after 14days on water...FranziskaIMG_4296. read more...


Philocat Ena - visitor / besuch
Philocat Ena - visitor / besuch
07/12/2014

Hera - Piraten der Karibik

  Dankunseres professionellen Petrijüngers Axel gab es  wieder frischeThunfischsteaks direkt von der Angel in die Pfanne. Im Cockpit gab es noch einenKampf, bei dem Frank den Thun mit dem Gaff so erwischte, dass es wie imSchlachthaus aussah oder als ob wir auf dem Deck einen Enterangriff der Piratender Karibik abgewehrt hätten. Die Nacht drehte der Wind, so dass die zweite Wache den Spibaum auf dieandere Seite bringen mußte. Während Susanne am Ruder gebannt auf den Verklickerstarrte, turnten Jürgen und Werner im Flutlicht auf dem Vorschiff umher. DieFreiwachen müssen in in ihren Kojen alle senkrecht gestanden haben. Das sindNächte in denen der Skipper von einem Kurzschlaf zum nächsten taumelt. Dafürsind wir jedoch gut voran gekommen, haben den 45. Längengrad überschritten. read more...


07/12/2014

Domini - The world's most boring blog…Ever!

We had a lovely day sailing. read more...


07/12/2014

Scarlet Oyster - Scarlet Oyster ARC Blog Update Sunday 7th Dec 2014

Hi All,Been pretty frenetic here!There have been numerous squalls over last 3days, good news is we have all had showers, and also plenty to do!The A3has been our work horse, it has been hoisted and dropped at least a dozentimes at all hours of the day, amazingly it is still in one piece, mostunusual especially as it has been flown in up to 35knots on a few occasions!We must have used a couple of sheep's worth of wool in stopping it with woolfor each hoist!The results have been great, and we have been racking up the miles.Hikingis a new discipline to ARC sailing, but makes a difference when pushinghard, we have 10 strong crew so have decided to capitalise on this, theweight is no use on the wrong side!We got caught by a massive cloud system after 1600 yesterday, the cloud hadits own wind. read more...


07/12/2014

Firefly - Cruising Northland by sea and by land

Firefly sailed North from the Bay of Islands a week ago and we have spent a glorious week in Whangaroa, travelling from there by road to Cape Reinga.The 20 mile sail (on Sunday 30th November) to the Cavalli Islands was quick in a brisk but chilly south west wind. Our intended stop at the Islands was curtailed as it was gusting to 30 knots as we passed - Barney and Juanita sensibly clearing the cockpit and going down below to warm up while we reduced sail and decided where to go instead. Passing Flat Island the wind dropped away again and Susie spotted a promising looking bay on the chart called Whangaihe. We decided to have a look and hoped that the swell would not be entering this perfectly shaped bay. In fact it was calm, with the anchorage off a beach and surrounded by steep wooded. read more...


07/12/2014

Exody - Day 26 - 5th December - St Lucia Landfall

It was on his morning watch, whilst Tony was studying the spectacular and colourful early morning cloud formations, that he kicked himself for missing the multiple bumps of both St Lucia and Martinique which were clearly visible at 40 miles off.Mixed emotions accompanied this 'Land Ahoy' moment:relief that we'd made it, regret that the experience was closing, excitement at prospective arrival and civilisation.After a long night of motoring, mostly with Droppelmina pacing us slightly to the south, we were rewarded with a wind shift to the south/southeast that enabled us to sail 'properly' ie both sails on one side of the boat and 6 knots plus with under 10 knots of wind - something not experienced for a fortnight and it was good to get the mainsail out again!We thus had a great sail for. read more...


07/12/2014

Aretha - Water Maker Dramas, 80's Throwbacks and Zambian National Improvisation Day.

Aretha - 17 04 North, 46 32 West.It doesn’t take much to transform the excellent into outstanding.Today all it took was a small silver disc from the 1980’s. A CD to be precise. Sash and Equador. Don’t think i have listened to that in over 15 years now. In seconds Aretha was transformed to a pumping dance floor. Willow and Bluebell doing their moves downstairs, Paul and Caspar on the poop deck throwing some shapes and getting down to good some dance tunes. The buzz is infectious and soon enough all are involved. We might not win prizes for being first to St Lucia but put us on a dance floor and its a different story.Pressure and breeze has built today and we’re now in South Easterly 15-18 knots of breeze flying along at 8 knots. Every morning we have a values prize for the child and adult. read more...


07/12/2014

Exody - Day 25 - 4th December - Lunation Double Birthday

Whether it is a real word or not, we started a tradition of 'lunations' with our last boat in the early eighties in Trinidad where I was living.Every full moon we would invite a couple of friends and go for a short evening moonlit sail around the small islands in the north of Gulf of Paria.There have been few opportunities to reprise this experience in the intervening 30 odd years but the very near full moon over a tropical sea rising directly above our wake and setting many hours later over the pulpit brought the memories of this privilege back.It was a great way to finish a day of double birthdays at sea - Marian's 60th and Kathy's 66th.The day of quiet winds and slight sea was much the same as the previous 'golden' day.Balloons were tied up, gifts were opened, hidden treats were. read more...


07/12/2014

Meltemi - 14.Tag Suesswasserdusche an Deck

Die frischen Vorraete gehen zur Neige, nun gehts ans Eingemachte. Am Freitagabend gab's entsprechend Kinderessen - Kartoffelbrei mit Wuerstchen und Erbsen aus der Dose an Ketchup. In der Nacht stand ein goldener Vollmond am Himmel, endlich. Dazu samtweiche Luft und Barbara Streisand mit "Moonlight" - DJ Ruediger hatte erneut die richtige Wahl getroffen. Mit durchschnittlich 9 kn duesten wir durch die Nacht und in den 14. Tag. Frueh am Morgen durchbrachen wir die 700 sm Marke, heute Mittag knackten wir dann die 600 sm: Aktuell sind es noch 553 sm bis Rodney Bay Saint Lucia. Ein Klacks im Vergleich zur Gesamtstrecke von 2.700 sm. Der Nikolaus-Tag dann allerdings grau, Nordsee-like. Beim windigen Mittagessen mit rutschenden Salattellern im Cockpit zeigte sich bereits eine gewaltige. read more...


06/12/2014

Milanto - Milanto Log

buongiorno  after the morning routine of cleaning and maintenance of the various pumps and filters x the soft water sustems, coffees, teas and various breakfasts everyone lay down on the deck to enjoy the sun and the wind  , which thank goodness is continuing meaning that we are travelling fast towards St Lucia f. The spinnaker is resting, reaching with white sails and jazz music, The Tropics are like that, we have lunch and eat supper , change the lures on our fishing rods  but not a fish in sight. Well , not quite we lost one around 15kgs. yesterday -we tried to get it on board for over an hour but finally the hook broke and it slipped back into the sea. What a pity!  So as I said everyone around me looks like they are at the beach. half asleep. read more...


Milanto - Milanto Log
Milanto - Milanto Log
Milanto - Milanto Log
Milanto - Milanto Log
Milanto - Milanto Log
Milanto - Milanto Log
06/12/2014

Arrayan 2 - no wind: no sail

Today was a bit strange : no sun for all day and wind coming from south.Then a few squalls with little wind in it.Then the little wind shift interestingly to the west.And then, no wind at all !Tired to listen to sails suffering with flogging, we put all sails down. In the middle of the Atlantic!Now with nobody at the helm we are moving at 1.5 knots, heading 300, stableWhat a beautiful day for the irish se., sorry for the west indies.Hoping to see some wind coming sometimeBest wishes from all crew of ARRAYAN 2Marc YREUX. read more...


Oynas - Twin headsails and the now golden spinnaker pole - mid Atlantic
Oynas - Twin headsails and the now golden spinnaker pole -  mid Atlantic
Oynas - St Charlie... fitting right in on Oynas!
Oynas - St Charlie... fitting right in on Oynas!
06/12/2014

Reina - Log 13 SINTERKLAAS AVOND (EVE OF SINTERKLAAS)

During the daily gathering at 18.00 hours aboard Reina there was a big surprise. For the two Dutchmen aboard because far away from home they were going to celebrate Sinterklaas Avond, The Eve on which Saint Nicolas surprises them every year on December 5 with gifts. It was also a big surprise for the English members of the crew who would celebrate this specially Dutch Holiday for the first time in their lives.Next to the cupboard with glasses (representing a burning fireplace) we found a bunch of nicely wrapped parcels. Brought by Zwarte Piet (Black Pete). All with a name on it and on top a rhyme. All typical Dutch. One after another we had to recite our poem. Then unwrap your present. Exactly like at home. Only on the ocean the temperature at that time was about 22 degrees and at home. read more...


Reina - Log 13 SINTERKLAAS AVOND (EVE OF SINTERKLAAS)
Reina - Log 13 SINTERKLAAS AVOND (EVE OF SINTERKLAAS)
Reina - Reina Sinterklaas Avond
Reina - Reina Sinterklaas Avond
Reina - Reina Sinterklaas Avond
Reina - Reina Sinterklaas Avond
06/12/2014

Allegro - 6 de Dezembro de 2014

Sábado.Hoje o vento tem estado permanentemente inferior a 8 nós.Apanhámos com um “squall” grande, carregado de chuva fresca e com algum vento, mas com uma duração limitada e uma direcção inadequada (dos quadrantes Sul).Assim, temos vindo a motor.Contamos chegar amanhã à tarde.Está um tempo quente e abafado.Hoje o almoço foi feito por mim - Arroz de Salsichas e “Crumble” de Maçã.Interrompemos temporariamente as tentativas de pesca, porque há muitas algas à superfície e já tivemos que recolher a amostra várias vezes e desembaraçá-la do meio de um emaranhado de algas.Nas primeiras vezes ficámos todos entusiasmados com o barulho da linha a correr, para depois constatarmos que só tínhamos pescado algas!O Luís tentou perceber o que se passa com as bombas de água. Parecem ter ficado isoladas.De. read more...


06/12/2014

Weirkraken - Re: Log Weir Kraken cont

Pilot Whales - Day 12Another lovely day, cooler but sunny with good winds, which wasenlivened in the after-noon by Andy spotting a whale which veryobligingly came over and frolicked by the bow giving us a good 1/2 anhours entertainment.As we are now almost 500 nautical miles from St Lucia we have starteda sweepstake on the estimated ETA in St Lucia. A prize still has to bedetermined, but the entries are as follows:- Rupert Tuesday 4pm, Andymidnight Tuesday, Archie Wednesday 2.30am, Anne Wednesday 6.30am, LizWednesday 9am, Magnus Wednesday 10am. Watch this space..... read more...


06/12/2014

Northern Child - nc blog. day 12

0530 AM. I wake up, what time is it, holyshit only 30 minutes to go for my shift starts. 5:45 AM a red light shinesin my eyes, who is this, where am i, what do they want ''goodmorning, your shiftis on'', hmm... no way i am getting up, way too tired, what kind of holidayis this?? 5:50 AM I get out of bed, I meet myroommate in the hallway for the 21st time and for the 21st time we do ourroutine: "how are you:", "I am ok", "how are you?", "goodthanks".  He disappears in the toilet, as he always does. I get mylife jacket, shorts and t-shirt and walk outside, meeting on the waysome other sleepy faces getting up, the kettle is on, good stuff. I take thestairs outside, my eyes half open, ''you might want to get your rain jacket wehave a squall. read more...


06/12/2014

Cheri - Samstag, 6. Dez. 2014

Von Gewittersturm ueberrascht19 Uhr Nachtessen: Gersauermagaronen mit Apfelmus à la FridyUm 21 Uhr wechselten wir den Spi fuer die Nacht. Der grosse musste runter, der kleine hoch. Nach den Erfahrungen dervorherigen Nacht wollten wir kein Risiko eingehen. Alles lief nach Programm.Was folgte, war eine phantasische Nacht unter Spinnaker. Der fast-Vollmond tauchte das Meer in eine fast unwirkliche Farbe.Es machte einen Riesenspass, die Cheri unter Spi durch diese Traumlandschaft zu steuern. Die grossen Wellen erlaubten einemimmer wieder kleine Surfs, und die dreistuendigen Nachtwachen waren im Nu vorbei.Heute macht das Wetter aber nicht so gute Laune. Es ist zwar warm und schwuel, in der Sonne sogar heiss, aber leider zumeiststark bewoelkt. Schon seit dem fruehen Morgen kreuzen immer wieder. read more...


06/12/2014

Weirkraken - Re: Log Weir Kraken cont

Pleasant Surprise - Day 11We were all delighted to find that Magnus's gloomy forecast turned outto be wrong and we had a lovely sunny day with just the kind ofsailing everyone imagines we have all the time. The crew of XLNT tookadvantage of this by sitting on the steps at the back and danglingtheir feet in the water, which is actually as close as they are goingto get to swimming on this trip.First contact with another human being was made since the start by aDutch boat nearby, sailed by an American and his crew who had not beenin touch with another boat for two weeks and was clearly desperate fora natter. It was amusing to watch Magnus struggling to keep theconversation going, just as we are doing with this blog.. read more...


06/12/2014

Weirkraken - Re: Log Weir Kraken cont

Atrocious Weather - Day 10Many friends have sent us messages envious of us lying on the decks inour bikinis, sadly this could not be further from the truth especiallytoday where we had constant sheets of horizontal rain and stormyweather. One ray of sunlight however for the XLNT crew was that MPAnneovercame these extremely adverse conditions to bake some deliciousbread. A feat indeed!! We managed to have supper outside when the rainstopped where MP Anne was rewarded for her efforts by being attackedby a Flying Fish which flew into her back. After much discussion inwhich Archie wanted to play with it, Anne prevailed and bravely lentover the side to return it to the ocean.We werelittle sad to hear that we had slipped from 3rd to 5th untilMagnus explained that this was due to tactical. read more...


06/12/2014

Frisco - Log Day 12 Half way celebration.

Today we passed the half way mark and celebrated with a day of festivities. In preparation Jim prepared herbal teas last night to replace his usual Friday night case of beer, I think he has seen the light!!Starting with a clean out of the fridge we undertook a cleansing of Frisco worthy of such a momentous occasion. The afternoon saw the long awaited salt water baptisms in water temperature 27.3 Degrees C, followed by clean clothes, for those who still had them.As I write this log Jim and Paul are preparing our feast of Linguine in Mushroom and truffle sauce, with Norwegian smoked salmon. The beverage of choice is of course Aqua con Gas.CheersFredDSC00277 (2). read more...


Frisco - Log Day 12 Half way celebration.
Frisco - Log Day 12 Half way celebration.
06/12/2014

Albatros - "Albatros" 06.12.14

"Albatros" 06.12.14 (Nikolaus)Keine Stiefel, keine Schokolade! Dafür kreiert die Bordküche kulinarische Hochgenüsse: Müsli zum Frühstück, Avocadocreme zu Mittag, Brathähnchen zum Abendessen. Die "Albatrosen" spekulieren über die Ankunftszeit in St. Lucia. Wir denken an Dienstag oder Mittwoch und rauschen dem Ziel mit 9 kn entgegen. Grüße, Manfred & "Albatrosen". read more...


06/12/2014

Domini - Cap'n Ju's Atlantic Waters Shaving Balm

Ahoy Boatbloggers,Today has been a day of slow winds, and little progress, but despite all that there have been a few firsts.To conserve our fresh water supplies, we had our first ever salt water shower. Well, not so much a shower, more a wash in a bucket, but you know what I mean. We've got this special shampoo which is rather unimaginatively called, "Sea Shampoo," probably because it is shampoo for the sea, and today we gave it a go.And we're happy to tell you it works a treat. Ju even had a shave using it, and it is actually better that a fresh water shave. The salt water heals all those little nicks and scratches before you've even done them. It's brilliant. We're thinking of bottling some and bringing it back home to sell.  Cap'n Ju's Atlantic Waters Shaving. read more...


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...