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Coral IV - Piton, Sufriere - og pris for beste ikke-engelske blogg!
Coral IV - Piton, Sufriere - og pris for beste ikke-engelske blogg!
Coral IV - Piton, Sufriere - og pris for beste ikke-engelske blogg!
Coral IV - Piton, Sufriere - og pris for beste ikke-engelske blogg!
Coral IV - Piton, Sufriere - og pris for beste ikke-engelske blogg!
Coral IV - Piton, Sufriere - og pris for beste ikke-engelske blogg!
21/12/2012

Coral IV - Besøk til Babonneau

Takk for mange hilsner. Så rart å høre om kjente og kjære juleaktiviterer - somjeg ikke er en del av. Men når sant skal sies - er det bare rart - ikke trist. Fra herjeg sitter ved en basseng på et hotell med god internettilgang, er norskjulefeiring med snø og kulde rimelig fjernt. Riktignok går det etelektronisk "Joy to the Lord" i bakgrunnen - uten at det akkurat økerjulestemningen nevneverdig.Jeg leser stort sett mail hver dag - men har i det store og hele nøyd megmed å skrive om det som skjer på bloggen. Det jeg kommer til å skrive om idag, er "gårdsbesøket". Det var veldig spesielt og lærerikt, og jeg skal aldri prute pålandsbruksprodukter på St. Lucia mer! - og jeg ser i enda større grad paradokset i at vi i Norge bygger tollbarrierer som gjør at hardt arbeidende bønder i andre. read more...


Coral IV - Besøk til Babonneau
Coral IV - Besøk til Babonneau
Coral IV - Besøk til Babonneau
Coral IV - Besøk til Babonneau
Coral IV - Besøk til Babonneau
Coral IV - Besøk til Babonneau
Coral IV - Besøk til Babonneau
Coral IV - Besøk til Babonneau
Coral IV - Besøk til Babonneau
Coral IV - Besøk til Babonneau
Coral IV - Besøk til Babonneau
Coral IV - Besøk til Babonneau
Coral IV - Besøk til Babonneau
Coral IV - Besøk til Babonneau
Coral IV - Besøk til Babonneau
Coral IV - Besøk til Babonneau
Coral IV - Besøk til Babonneau
Coral IV - Besøk til Babonneau
Coral IV - Besøk til Babonneau
Coral IV - Besøk til Babonneau
Coral IV - Besøk til Babonneau
Coral IV - Besøk til Babonneau
Coral IV - Besøk til Babonneau
Coral IV - Besøk til Babonneau
20/12/2012

Marlin - SY Marlin in St.Lucia

Hallo ZaemeNur kurz. Wir sind nun im Hafen St.Lucia um 18.00 Uhr local Zeit angekommen. Alles ist gut gegangen. Jetzt wird gefeiert...! Karibische GruesseSY MarlinSkipper Werner & Crew. read more...


20/12/2012

Marlin - LAND IN SICHT...

Hallo ZaemeWir fuehlen uns fast wie in Colubus Zeiten.....!!! LAND IN SICHT..................!!! Der lange ersehnte Satz fur alle.. Juppi wir haben es geschaft.. 2'900sm sind ca. 5'500Km welche wir in 3 Wochen zurueckgelegt haben. Wir haben auf diesem Toern fast alles erlebt. Sei es Flaute, Hitze, Kaelte, Stuerme, Wolkenbruche das es Regnete wie aus Eimern, mit Walen geschwommen, Delfine welche uns begeitet haben, Fische gefangen, emotionale tiefs und hochs erlebt, Sachen gingen kaputt, Reperaturen mitten auf dem Atlantik usw.... Doch wir haben es geschaft, und dass ist was am Schluss zählt.. Oder nicht? Also wenn wir weiterhin mit 6.5kn so weiterkommen sollten wir heute am 20.12.2012 um ca. 17.00-20.00 Uhr localzeit Landfall haben.... Wir freuen uns wieder festen Boden unter den Fuessen. read more...


20/12/2012

Matilda - Escape From Durban, Capers on the Cape

The weather window mentioned in the last blog for once proved to live up to its promises and we made t'other side of the Cape in one hit. Not that it didn't have its excitement. The first night we got caught up in the middle of some serious electrical storms that were probably for me (Heather) the scariest bit of the circumnavigation so far. At one point we seemed to be surrounded by lightning bolts, and, true to form, Jonathan decided he needed to do something at the mast. Arrgh! Where were the rubber soled boots when you needed them. I am not sure what you have to do to get hit in a powerful electrical storm, I would have thought passing through the middle of one underneath the only tall metal thing on the horizon would do it, but we got through unscathed, only to have the whole thing. read more...


20/12/2012

Frilæns III - Happy Holidays

Hi to All our Supporters,Now already 6 days in Saint Lucia, after a very warm welcome and some celebrations we are now preparing Frilaens for a new crossing.The last few days of the crossing were very pleasant, with variable winds from NE-ENE 15 to 22 knots. We took our great spinnaker out. We saw land at sunset and later the lights from Martinique. The last 5 hours where very long because of lack of wind. Our arriving time was after 17 days, on the 14.12.12 at 02.09....... o'clock.We want to say thanks to all the friends and supporters who sailed and suffered with us on this long trip.Now we fix all the damage - in the end it was not too complicated. read more...


Frilæns III - Happy Holidays
Frilæns III - Happy Holidays
Frilæns III - Happy Holidays
Frilæns III - Happy Holidays
20/12/2012

Coral IV - Storrengjøring og Pigeon Island

I dag har vært en aktiv dag. Hadde avtale om storrengjøring av båten. I dager den vaske og polert utvendig – og grundig vasket inne. Alle dørkplater opp ogvasket rundt. Alle madrasser ute og vasket under. Alle vegger vasket. Byssa. Jegnå er det ganske rent. I tillegg er alt av sengetøy og håndklær vasket. To mannut – og en dame inne. Fra 08.00 til 17.00. Og de var effektive!   Da de var godt i gang – og klokken nærmet seg 10.30 – gjorde jeg noe jegegentlig hadde planlagt for første dag i land: Jeg tok gummibåten over bukta tilden halvøya som heter Pigeon Island. Der hadde jeg en times spasertur opp på deto toppene. På den ene var det bygget et festningsverk. Fra dette kunne man selike til Martinique – 30 NM unna. I tillegg var det flott utsikt over buktenRodney Bay den andre. read more...


Coral IV - Storrengjøring og Pigeon Island
Coral IV - Storrengjøring og Pigeon Island
Coral IV - Storrengjøring og Pigeon Island
Coral IV - Storrengjøring og Pigeon Island
Coral IV - Storrengjøring og Pigeon Island
Coral IV - Storrengjøring og Pigeon Island
20/12/2012

Johanem - 19th Dec

We have sailed to Martinique to a lovely bay called Grand Anse d'Arlet.Great sailing on a beam reach with about 15 knots of wind. Nick is ashore dealing with the paperwork which you have to do on each island. I have had a lovely swim and watched the sun set. No fish today or sightings of dolphin, whale etc. The only thing that seems to be in abundance at the moment are "flying fish" which sometimes resemble a skimming stone.. read more...


17/12/2012

Sunrise - 14.12.2012 - Letzter Tag auf See

14° 04,8 Nord 060° 57, 8 West. Ankunft Saint Lucia nach 2871 unvergesslichen Seemeilen um 14:15:15 Uhr local time ( UTC -4)Keine weiteren Worte, nur Gedanken." United we stood and thank you god for blessing the Sunrise ".The crew: Frank ( unser Skipper ), Ulf, Hans, Dirk, Frank, Robert, Andreas, Peter. read more...


19/12/2012

Stormvogel - Tag 23: Shine on you crazy diamond

(Pink Floyd, Ende der 70iger, glaube ich)Frühwache an Bord des STORMVOGEL´s von 04:00 bis 08:00 Uhr. Sitze im dunklem im Cockpit, sehe nach achteraus und beobachte wie im Osten die Dämmerung aufzieht. Höre erst ein paar Stücke von Marillion, dann kommt mir Pink Floyd in den Sinn.Erste Textzeile:"Remember when you where young..."Oh ja, als ich noch jung war:Da lag ich zum Beispiel im Jahre des Herrn 1980 mit 15 Jahren schlaflos am Vorabend meiner Abreise nach Hamburg in Köln im Bett. Das Zimmer teilte ich mir meinen beiden jüngeren Brüdern - die waren aber schon in den Sommerferien und das Zimmer war mein.So hörte ich also über meine Fischkiste ("Kassettenrecorder") Pink Floyd´s Shine on you crazy diamond. In der Studiofassung, von einem Klassenkameraden aufgenommen. Mit Pink Floyd hatte. read more...


19/12/2012

Mis Amores - Report five: Gone with the wind ...

December 18, 2012Dear friendsYou are probably making your last-minute purchases of X-mas presents and think about potential wishes of your loved ones. We have had only one wish: more wind! Yesterday in the afternoon our dream came true. Since 4pm we are sailing with NNE Bf. 3-4 and we celebrated today 299 mile to go. The galley produced yesterday the best meal ever (for lunch) and the worst meal ever (for dinner). ”Ever” means on this Atlantic crossing. The cook (i.e. me) compensated the debacle today with one of a few jokers left; traditional Swiss Rösti with sliced beef and sauce. In background played the traditional Swiss music. The crew felt good.Yesterday our 185sq.m. gennaker twisted around the forestay. Our crew needed more than an hour to untwist it again. Luckily the ocean swell. read more...


19/12/2012

Loupan - Rodney Bay - vår första vecka i Västindien

v\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} o\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} w\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} .shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);} Nu har vi varit en vecka här i Rodney Bay och deras fina marina. Merparten av de deltagande båtarna i ARC 2012 har kommit fram. Tiden har till stor del gått åt till att återställa båten till en normal bo-båt och att acklimatisera oss till klimatet här. Viktigt också att kontrollera rigg, segel och annan utrustning ifall något behöver åtgärdas efter sexton dagar till havs. Här en liten bild från riggcheck i masttoppen. Det är VARMT! Man får helt enkelt acceptera att dra ner ordentligt på takten och gå omkring svettfuktig större delen av dagen. Behagligaste tiden på dygnet är riktigt tidigt på morgonen när solen står lågt och så förstås. read more...


Loupan - Rodney Bay - vår första vecka i Västindien
Loupan - Rodney Bay - vår första vecka i Västindien
Loupan - Rodney Bay - vår första vecka i Västindien
Loupan - Rodney Bay - vår första vecka i Västindien
Loupan - Rodney Bay - vår första vecka i Västindien
Loupan - Rodney Bay - vår första vecka i Västindien
Loupan - Rodney Bay - vår första vecka i Västindien
Loupan - Rodney Bay - vår första vecka i Västindien
Loupan - Rodney Bay - vår första vecka i Västindien
Loupan - Rodney Bay - vår första vecka i Västindien
Loupan - Rodney Bay - vår första vecka i Västindien
Loupan - Rodney Bay - vår första vecka i Västindien
Loupan - Rodney Bay - vår första vecka i Västindien
Loupan - Rodney Bay - vår första vecka i Västindien
Loupan - Rodney Bay - vår första vecka i Västindien
Loupan - Rodney Bay - vår första vecka i Västindien
Loupan - Rodney Bay - vår första vecka i Västindien
Loupan - Rodney Bay - vår första vecka i Västindien
Loupan - Rodney Bay - vår första vecka i Västindien
Loupan - Rodney Bay - vår första vecka i Västindien
Loupan - Rodney Bay - vår första vecka i Västindien
Loupan - Rodney Bay - vår första vecka i Västindien
Loupan - Rodney Bay - vår första vecka i Västindien
Loupan - Rodney Bay - vår första vecka i Västindien
Loupan - Rodney Bay - vår första vecka i Västindien
Loupan - Rodney Bay - vår första vecka i Västindien
Loupan - Rodney Bay - vår första vecka i Västindien
Loupan - Rodney Bay - vår första vecka i Västindien
Loupan - Rodney Bay - vår första vecka i Västindien
Loupan - Rodney Bay - vår första vecka i Västindien
18/12/2012

Stormvogel - Tag 22: Endspurt

Heute haben wir ordentlich Meilen gemacht. Wir haben die Borduhr auf St. Lucia Zeit umgestellt, es ist jetzt Dienstag, der 18.12.2012 18:45 Uhr und wir haben noch 168 Seemeilen bis zur Ansteuerung St. Lucia.Wenn es weiter so läuft rechnen wir mit der Nacht von Mittwoch auf Donnerstag als Ankunftszeit. Das ist auch gut so: Die ARC schließt die Ziellinie am Freitag um 12:00 lokale Zeit und wir wollen wenigstens finishen!Nachtankünfte sind eigentlich doof. Unbekanntes Revier, irritierende Lichter und so weiter. Aber wir wollen nun endlich ankommen und nehmen keine Fahrt raus.Ein Problem wird vor Ort dann noch der Schlepper - die arbeiten wohl nur tagsüber. Im Falle der Fälle soll man dann ankern. Aber wie ich wohl unseren 19 Tonnen Dampfer vor Anker bringe ohne Maschine? Und bitte möglichst. read more...


18/12/2012

Jay Jay - Days 20,21,22 The final stages

Day 22 StLucia!   Last night after several daysbecalmed, the wind decided to return and we could finally switch the engine offand give it a rest. The poor thing had been going non-stop and had done sterlingservice. We still have just under ½ tank of fuel left, plus the reserve jerrycan, so we can pat ourselves on the back for that. We passed a couple of otherboats yesterday who either had no fuel left or chose to be sailing purists andrefused to put their engines on, either way, they were not making any realprogress. We had to keep our progress rates up as we all have flights to catchthis week.   So with the wind on our tail,we had full sails set to port and were bowling along very nicely, reefing downas night fell in case the forecast increase in the wind speed materialised.. read more...


18/12/2012

Bardeau - St loosha

14.02N 61.00wIllustrious skipper here. It all went blank when at 11.00 local on sunday we arrived at an island where as we parked they plied us with loads of rum and rum punch and a banana . As the day progressed it all went rather hazy. I came too yesterday and it seems we are in st loosha First impressions very beautiful. Second impressions: very expensive. Wallet bruising. This makes harrods food hall look like aldi. Motleys spend time comatosing on the remains of the beer and we heading for grenadines on Thursday to see if the booze is any cheaper before returning to loosha on Saturday The blog will continue Thursday to pronounce on grenadines etc.seems we've just crossed the Atlantic and lived to tell the tale. Boats still staggering in.. Some still 500 to 1000 miles away. Seems we. read more...


15/12/2012

Jay Jay - Day 19 15N 54.3W Less than 400 miles to go!

A funny peculiar day yesterday - no wind, and what there was came from thewest which meant we were heading straight into it. No real use from the sails,although we tried the new patented "Witting Wonderset", which basically utilisesthe foresail in the same way that we would use the main sail to enhance the useof the engine, trap whatever breeze might be available, and sneak a couple ofextra tenths of a knot onto our speed. I spent the best part of 2 hours on mywatch tweaking and twiddling the sails to get the best I could out of her in thevain hope of preserving our fuel a bit. No real success, the wind was being itsusual fickle self and swinging either side of dead ahead.  On the fuel front, as we have been somewhat becalmed and are likely to beso for another day at least, we are. read more...