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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
Philocat Ena - heads up
Philocat Ena - heads up
Vagaris - Half way sundowner
Vagaris - Half way sundowner
06/12/2014

Louise - Blog 10 - 12th Day at Sea

Celebration on board.At 15:29:06 on the 5/12/14 our log trip showed 1424 nm and DTW displayed1424 nm! Exactly midway between Las Palmas and St. Lucia. The crew was excited. From now it’s count down. A cold beer for thecommander and a cava for the captain, St. Lucia here we come. The sailing today has been very nice with fair wind and we are doing fine.Only a tiny shower otherwise we were blessed with sun and the sea is to ourliking. Apart from the celebration the day went on as usual. Morning tea, hugebreakfast (bacon and egg), snacks and stew for supper. The night watch has started and the crew look forward to another lovelynight at sea. On behalf of Louise, Carina. read more...


06/12/2014

Take Off - Full moon

After 11 days we had to surrender... We could not fit in one more peace ofplastic or garbage in our garbage bag. Our first garbage bag was taken outtoday. And yes we’ve been cuting, cuting, cuting and cuting more.... We do havethe time and the kids found it entertaining . Today we’ve been filming underneath the boat, quite cool! Another beautiful day has passed. We understand that we are taking inposition after position in all cruising division. We started of at around 37thin cruising division and as off today we have climbed down to 19th, howeverstill 5th in our division D. Shows that we are fighting with the toughest ones Yes the competing horns has grown out of everyone’s head, even among thekids. Alex and Inez are asking every day if we’re winning, who’s ahead andbehind of us, how. read more...


06/12/2014

Hera - St. Niclas war ein Seemann

Wir haben es 06.00 Uhr in der Früh, wir haben Nikolaus und wir habenendlich wieder Wind. Keiner hat geputzte Stiefel vor seine Kammer gestellt. Abervielleicht gibt es von Michael ja doch noch für jeden einenSchokoladenweihnachtsmann zum Frühstück. Gestern Abend gab es die ersten Squalls, die uns regelrecht umzingelthatten. Dank Radar konnten wir uns zwischen ihnen durchmogeln. Susanne und ihre Wache haben zum Mittag einen Nudelauflauf unter Verwendungder letzten Möhren versprochen. Bis auf Äpfel und die letzten zwei Melonen sindfrisches Obst und Gemüse aufgebraucht. In der letzten Woche bis zum Ziel werdenwir hoffentlich keine Fälle von Skorbut haben.  Stefan. 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 Balm. What do. read more...


06/12/2014

Vagaris - Progress update

The past three days has seen a few milestones. We've passed the half way mark, 1500 miles away from land which we celebrated with a little tipple of each person's choosing. We have definitely reached the trades, as we are now in a reoccurring cycle of (currently) light winds from the East during the clear days of blue sky's, puffy cumulus clouds and lovely hot weather, followed by growing clouds and squalls at night. They tend to come about two in the morning, so if we've been able to sail through the early evening with the parasailor up, we've had to get all hands on deck for a quick drop before the rain and winds hit.This morning around 4am we were brave and thoughed one out (due to sub-10 Kt background winds) and had an exhilarating ride along the front of a squall in 17 knots. If. read more...


06/12/2014

Frisco - log day 11

Today I write the log from the cockpit using my iPad. It communicates with the Iridium Go using WiFi. George is at the Helm And Andy is sitting across from me. The others are fast asleep in their bunks, as it is ten to midnight local time.Today we fixed a couple of things. The watermaker is now producing approximately 1,5 gallons per hour. We only turn it on when the engine is running because it uses significant amounts of electric power. The engine is run twice a day anyway to recharge the batteries and charge the freezer holding plate using the engine driven compressor.The other item has been needing attention for a few days. Every time the steering wheel turned a louder and louder screach came from deep within the cockpit floor. At times it sounded like whale vocalizations and I could. read more...


06/12/2014

Aretha - 17 34N 43 57 W - Highlights from 5th December 2014

It’s 1004 miles to go to St Lucia. It’s the most gorgeous evening - I’m on deck in shorts and lifejacket only - the sky is clear and the moon is so bright you can see for miles. Its calm and peaceful on board.Here’s the top 5 highlights from our day today:1) Light and variable winds meant sailing progress was slow. What to do? Obvious of course - turn the cockpit into a swimming pool by closing off the cockpit drain seacocks and filling it with buckets of sea water. The sea temp gauge tells me water temp is 31.6 degrees Centrigrade. Result - 3 happy children splashing and playing in the cockpit and throwing buckets of water over each other. The simple things in life.2) International Adopt a Star Day. School project - find a constellation or star, learn about it, draw a picture and tell. read more...


05/12/2014

Meltemi - 13.Tag Ohne viele Worte

Wir sind wunschlos gluecklich. Und entspannt. Dazu braungebrannt. P.S.: Zu unserem Raetsel "Wie viel haben wir fuer die Proviantierung der Atlantikueberquerung ausgegeben?" gibt's heute den Hinweis, dass wir 420 Liter Mineralwasser mitgenommen haben. Dies waren die anderen Tipps fuer Euch: Hinweis 1: 7 Personen - 5 Maenner, 2 Frauen, 20 TageHinweis 2: 15 kg Frischfleisch, dazu 7 HuehnerbeineHinweis 3: 60 Packungen à 1 Liter MilchHinweis 4: 60 Rollen KlopapierHerzliche Gruesse von Nils & Ines fuer die Meltemis. read more...


05/12/2014

Pelican - pelican day humm hummm dont know

HI my dear reader at home boom broke last night well very early thismorning, you would have  thought after all these arc that pin would havebeen in there for life, not a bit of it the old thing just dropped out of thegoose neck good o;d z spar any way half an hour we were on our wayagain.standing back and watching as any good captain would perchanced to view amottly collection of underware  jack in his budgi thingies ausi influenceme thinks, andy in his back to front shorts (what the was he doing when thebaloon went up )what was he thinking what was he smoking mouse?....anyway tomorrow is find out where we are day so wish me luck any where with in a 5 mileradi me thinks, hopefully. read more...


05/12/2014

Wiki - Bergfest!!

Nachdem niemand uns ein Bananenrezept gesschickt hat :-((, hatten wir die Vermutung, dass unser Blog nicht interessiert. Nach Mehrheitsbeschluss bloggen wir heute trotzdem wieder , denn es gabwas zu feiern - unser Bergfest :-)):- Skipper hat lt. eigener Aussage seit sieben Jahren kein derartig gutes Steak genossen. ...Aufgrund von wenig Wind lassen wir uns von unserem Diesel grade ein Schlaflied singen. Sollte heute wider Erwarten doch jemand unseren Blog lesen: Drückt uns die Daumen für mehr Wind!Viele Grüße, Eure WIKI - CrewIMG_3200. read more...


05/12/2014

BearBaloo - Day 12 - 1438 nm behind us and 1438 nm left to sail - it´s party time!

Today we celebrated our half way party to St. Lucia with a chocolate cakeand a bottle of champagne! Again, it was a perfect sailing day  with abright blue sky, good wind for our parasailor (he luckily survived the damageand is doing a good job again) and a calm sea. And this in the middle of theAtlantic (I have to admit that we have a Catamaran)! Unbelievable! I alwaysthought that in the middle of the Atlantic, the waves would be at least like 4Meters, the Wind would be so strong that we have to use our stormsail and thatwe have to secure our glasses and cups to the table! But actually, it wasn´tlike this the whole journey! For my first Atlantic experience it´s reallyamazing! Our crew is very glad about our weather today, because yesterday wehad nearly 0 knots wind, it was raining. read more...


Wiki - Bergfest!!
Wiki - Bergfest!!
Reina - Log 12 SINTER CHRISTMAS
Reina - Log 12 SINTER CHRISTMAS
05/12/2014

Aurelia - Day 12

Evening everyoneA fairly uneventful day on the good ship Aurelia expect for one moment of excitement at around 07.00 when John H and I were on shift. John H was preparing our fishing implements on the hope of fish for dinner (we are having pasta, again) and I was on the helm and suddenly the boom disconnected from the mast. Thanks to the speedy reactions of John H, Henry and Nic we soon sorted it. Another very warm day with not much wind, however it was shower day for lucky me! Have a good night from all here. J.McLeish. read more...


05/12/2014

Milanto - log 11 day 4th dec 2014

Here is Herbert again from aboard MILANTO on her cruise to St.LuciaI tricked you with my last blog - there is no 31st of nov! but here you loose any feeling for time and calendar - sorry.9 02 325 N, 45 04 860 W, only another 959nM till St.Lucia to go.4 fish took the bait but we could not get them on board because of our speed. what a pity - i am so much looking forward to have some fresh fish again. it tasted so beautiful.Dolphines accompanied our boat for more than an hour, chasing the bow, app 20 of them. while I watched their joyful game, I had the the impression, that this is a perfect moment in life. sailing under the blue sky, in this cobalt blue ocean, watching the fins of the dolphins coming out of the water and diving in again in a perfect motion, two, three sometimes for of. read more...


05/12/2014

Purrr-fect - Leg Two - day 16: We have arruved in St Lucia!

After a final night of light wind which delayed our arrival by several hours, we crossed the finish line here in St Lucia at 5:31 am. We were rewarded during the night with the most spectacular full moon that lit up not only the sky but most of the eastern ocean. We ate our final dinner at sea out in the cockpit under the bright light of the full moon. It is definitely wonderful to have made the 2100 mile journey and we give thanks to God for a safe passage. Now where is the ice cream stand? image1. read more...


Purrr-fect - Leg Two - day 16: We have arruved in St Lucia!
Purrr-fect - Leg Two - day 16:  We have arruved in St Lucia!
05/12/2014

Jo - 18:22:49N 45:12:82W

Friday 5th December2014 ....more excitement yesterdayafternoon as we were visited by a Minke whale, identified by George from a handywhale and dolphin identification guide. The whale was really curious to check usout and swam all around the boat as well as underneath, turning corkscrews andgetting really up close. The whale was only about 7- 8 metres long and possiblya pup and he stayed with us for nearly 30 minutesAs of 0951 hrs today the crewcelebrated the fact that we now have less than 1,000 nautical miles to RodneyBay St Lucia. However, whilst we have made good progress to date, the winds havebecome progressively lighter and when you are moving along at less than 5 knots,1000 nm feels like a long way to go!  The smart money is now on the12th December for our arrival. During the. read more...


Jo - Damage to our stern quarter
Jo - Damage to our stern quarter
Jo - Dolphin
Jo - Dolphin
05/12/2014

Take Off - Havet är djupt...

Att bada på 5000 m djup är en lite hisnande känsla Efter lite märkliga vibrationer i båten insåg vi att vi hade tång som sattfast på köl, roder och drev. Tack till Go Pro kameran under vattnet! Snabbt stopp och bad sedan upp medspinnaren igen, vi har ingen tidatt  förlora då våra kombatanter jagar oss runtomkring. 850 nm kvar nu, ca 5 dygn om allt går som det ska och helst före deandra. Säger som Bengt brukar göra “drive it like you stole it!” Håll tummarna för att förhållandena håller i sig och att vår plan hållerhelavägen.   Tänk på oss, vi tänker på er. Take Off, Nils vid tangenten . read more...


05/12/2014

Sandvita - Dag 9-12

Hej alla vänner.Hoppas ni alla har det fantastiskt bra!Här ute mitt på Atlanten har vi lugnt hav med för lite och fel vind så vi blir ute någon dag längre än beräknat.Det vore dock en brutal lögn att säga att det går någon nöd på oss, förutom förstås det faktum att vi lider av att den där kalla ölen vid ankomst flyttas allt längre fram... en av världens största orättvisor faktiskt;-)Dagarna ombord rullar på och vi plöjer böcker, berättar historier(de flesta påhittade förstås) skrattar till Magnus o Brasse, fiskar men tappar dessvärre fisken... 3ggr har just det skett faktiskt:-) Vi sover någon timme åt gången för att sen styra ett par timmar i skift om 2.Det blir en hel del framtidsplanering eller åtminstone prat och våra personliga mål om just framtiden... och just min egen ser jag. read more...


05/12/2014

Celebrate - Thank you Cathy and Charlie

After three months of sailing the Indian Ocean it's time for me (Peter) to say farewell to the team on Celebrate and return to dry land (for a while)I have enjoyed every minute of the adventure including the bumpy passage from Reunion to Richards Bay. Charlie and Cathy have been such generous and splendid hosts. The farewell party you put on for me was very special. I will miss our chats and sorry I didn't learn more American!My departure does have a silver lining as I will be spending the next two weeks with Jane driving the Garden Route and we catch up with Charlie and Cathy for a spot of wine tasting in Stellenbosh before we fly home.Peter. read more...


05/12/2014

Argalleiro

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05/12/2014

Argalleiro

We have cought many fishes.... read more...


05/12/2014

Argalleiro

Lots of regards for all participants. We have seen someclose to us, regards to ARC... My dream, my experience...Argalleiro. read more...


05/12/2014

Little Pea - Little Pea's ARC 14 Blogoramma - Yeah it's all about the chafe, 'bout the chafe...

16:56.7N 42:18.6W   Tune of the Day: "Canned Heat" -Jamiroquai   Day 12.  Life on board Little Pea is becomingunbearably hot.  We are down to the minimum amount of clothing that modestdictates and have started spending as much time as possible on deckas down below is now really uncomfortable.   However, heat is the least of our problems atthe moment. Someone once said that chafe is an ocean sailor's biggestnightmare, and they were right. So far we've chafed through sheets on a dodgylead and now - just as the sun had set - the spinnaker halyard which was holdingdear Babs aloft snapped sending her into the drink and the remaining ropeshooting down the mast. Nightmare. It was all hands on deck as we struggled tohaul her back. read more...


05/12/2014

Argalleiro

If we could with the first par. We can with the second one, viva Chile... Boat Argalleiro. read more...



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