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Maunie of Ardwall - Day 3 and the Parasailor adds entertainment
Maunie of Ardwall - Day 3 and the Parasailor adds entertainment
Caryali - piccola pesca apre la stagione
Caryali - piccola pesca apre la stagione
29/11/2012

Morpion - Jeudi: 25°35N:19°37W

Bonjour tout le monde!Bon, après une première nuit et journée assez Rock and Roll, tout va bien a bord du Morpion.L'équipage a bien dormi cette nuit et nous faisons une route plus Ouestpour les prochains jour afin de commencer un peu a se rapprocher del'arrivée ;)Le bateau avance vite (8 Noeuds de moyenne) et faits de bonnes petitesperfs (14Noeuds pour l'instant !) Bref, tout va bien !. read more...


29/11/2012

Caryali - fishing season is open

Siamo al terzo giorno di navigazione, tutto procede bene a parte rottura del fiocco adesso sostituito con nuovo fiocco. Qui le vele non mancano!!!. Navighiamo con randa e fiocco tangonato a farfalla 8,5 –9 nodi. Stamattina abbiamo preso il nostro primo dorado 2,5kg, la giusta dimensione per il pranzo di oggi. La stagione della pesca e' finalmente aperta. Il momento ovviamente e' stato catturato con la foto di rito. In cucina si sente un buon odore di pane da poco infornato. Poco sole ma anche poche scottature.  Abbiamo incontrato i tanto temuti squalls …. Ma finche non li conosci li temi.Carole. read more...


29/11/2012

Little Pea - Little Pea's ARC Blogoramma 1 - We're away!

25:42.3N 20:09.2WSo as you've probably guessed by the lack of posts since we set sail from Las Palmas yesterday at 1030 UT, the first 48 hours of sailing have been pretty intense. It's been a while since we have all been on voyage like this (with the exception of Mike - who has been at sea so long he is definitely beginning to form webbed feet) but the rest of us are settling back into the swing of things and making good progress. SOME IMPORTANT STATS FROM DAY 1:Number of crew to vomit so far = 2Maximum Boat speed = 14.7 KnotsNumber of Reefs = 2Maximum Gust = 40 KnotsNumber of Dolphins = 0Number of Whales = 0Amount of Rain on Day 1 = A Lot As we entered our first night, the nearly full moon rose to give us day-like shine over. read more...


29/11/2012

Great Escape of Southampton - Day 3 Great Escape 25 57N 20 25W

Day 3All are surprisingly well given the high seas we have been experiencing (grade 7 NE gales gusting at grade 8 during the night) – with a couple of notable exceptions; Gregorio has been badly sea sick with regular stomach emptying moments, and for the first time on departing Las Palmas has appeared on deck this morning (Day 4); David managed to shake off his less extreme ‘mal de mer’ early yesterday afternoon after Emily gifted him a Scoporderm plaster, stuck behind his left ear!  John and Graham were already sporting them on the day we left port, and here’s me thinking that Sweeney Todd did their coifs!We have settled down to our regular shift routines drafted by First Mate Steve – two hours on per pair and four hours off; alternating with a two hours on and six hours off. read more...


29/11/2012

Poco Loco - Dag 2: 24:55 N - 19:38 W, dagafstand 153 miles

Als ik s'ochtends buiten kom, is er in de verre omtrek geen boot meer te zien. Heel apart, zo vertrek je met 240 boten en zo ben je weer alleen. Op de AIS zien we wel dat er boten in de buurt zijn, maar die zien we niet met het blote oog. Na best wel een heftige eerste dag en nacht waar we al dansend op de golven een topsnelheid halen van 19,8 knopen!, is de 2e nacht gelukkig een stuk rustiger; zowel de wind als de golven zijn gekalmeerd. Op de genua varen we 5,5 knoop, koers richting het westen. Even bijkomen met zijn allen. Als Martijn en Pat om 5 uur vannacht de wacht van Rene en mij overnemen, zetten ze de gennaker op en zo komt er weer wat meer snelheid in de boot. De weersvoorspellingen zien er goed uit voor de komende dagen. Over 48 uur verwachten we tropische temperaturen. We. read more...


29/11/2012

Jus' do it 5 - Log Day 1- Race Day

Tuesday 27th.We have a great start on the line and get away with the head of the fleet. A couple of hours out decision is made to pole out the headsail - it's blowing 25knots. Then our 1st mishap of the day - the spinnaker pole mast fitting shears - the downhall wasn't let off...THEN, as the headsail is being rolled back out, the toping lift gets fankled with the headsail furler at the top of the mast preventing further use for now. Looks like poor Nathan may be going up the mast earlier than he had hoped! THEN the vang bursts so we are now sailing with 2 reefs in the main and less than a third of a headsail, no vang and no pole  - doom and gloom befalls the Jus'do it crew.....In the evening the wind increases steadily before our starboard autohelm fails which result in a couple of. read more...


26/11/2012

Jus' do it 5 - Log Day 0 - Final Preparations

Monday 26th,Las Palmas Marina Although eager to get away, all our crew were thankful for the extra couple of days in which to do last minute jobs.emails and shopping! By Monday evening we're all done so a few quiet beers after the boys have been to buy new lures and we're all good to go, and well behaved,all home for an early night!Ann, Jus'do it 5 Sorry about the delay, there has been a problem with our sat-phone which is now resolved.. read more...


29/11/2012

Ostrea - generator

Hi folks,We are still cruising along with 21-25 knots from the north east, goosewinging in a southwesterly direction. We made a day distance of just over 150 miles and we were happy to have a bit less wind and waves than the first day. Cedric caught two dolphin fish (mahi mahi) of which we ate one yesterday evening. We enjoyed a full moon while sailing through the night and could see quite a bit.Yesterday our generator broke down but happily we were able to fix the problem today that cause the overheating of our little power generator. The waves are more constant now and we are getting used to the big movements of the boat. It's sometimes a challenge to get something done inside. Michielv Eijck is giving us our daily weather update and we decided to head towards 20 N and 30 W before. read more...


29/11/2012

Katerina - First few days at sea

Well that was an exciting first day, rain squalls, large following sea. This carried on through the first night and the next day with winds gusting to 34knts and 4 mtr + waves in places. We did however get our all time speed record of 15.8 SOG down one wave and another 5 trips down waves at 15 +. Moving around the boat has been pretty difficult with the sea state but that was expected. List of breakages so far top main sheet car, top main sheet batten and the nav station seat. So trying not to push too hard as I can see these breakages continuing. Just about staying awake on watch but I hope we shall get used to that soon.Having a ball Scott & JuliaPS The butter hasn't melted yet, thick coats needed at night. read more...


29/11/2012

Selene - The Atlantic Ocean is a big place

Excitement last night. We saw the first evidence of other human existence in 3 days when a supertanker crossed about half a mile ahead, just before dawn. We seem to have been bowling along for days with 20-28 Kts right from behind. We are surfing along down some very big waves making a steady 8-9 kts and a peak so far of 13.68 scored by the student body. I managed 13.2 and Bob is still trying to break 13kts. The sea state is confused with the remnants of the northerly swell and some west going waves caused by this wind. We are rolling a bit which makes cooking (and sleeping) a little trying, but I think the Badger would be a little ambitious and probably would not increase our speed. The current sail plan of 2 slabs in the main and the genoa reefed to the second mark gives us almost. read more...


29/11/2012

Bardeau - A life on the ocean wave and hotdogs

Done over 300 miles now, with only a bit to go. Last night's great Atlantic cook-off was a creation, by David. For lunch we had mince pate a la circular, with an enveloping fusion of bread on either side. The drink was a tin each of the only thing the Canaries know how to do well, Tropical beer. Eco values are now coming thick and fast to the good ship Bardeau. We have recycling hatches in the ceiling. One is marked Glass and tins, the other food and waste. We on deck all know when our brace of chefs are at work by the profusion of objects that come flying out through the hatches into the sea. As illustrious skipper I keep reminding them to use the right hatch for the right refuse.Our fishing line which we are optimistically trawling across the Atlantic at the moment gave us a pause for. read more...


29/11/2012

Peter von Seestermühe - erste Meldung von der Peter von Seestermühe

Hallo zusammen,hier dann doch mal die erste Meldung von der Peter von Seestermühe.Nach den ersten 24 Stunden sind alle wohlauf. Ein paar Blessuren blieben nicht aus. Wie man Wasser mit der Pütz holt musste schmerzhaft erlernt werden von unsere Halbblondine. Ihre Hand ist jetzt so gut eingepackt von unserem Crewsanitäter, man könnte glauben sie läuft mit Ofenhandschuh durch die Gegend. Tippen bleibt aber schwer.... Aber alles nichts ernsthaftes. Und jetzt weiss die Crew wie Wasser zu holen ist bzw. einfach den Schlauch zu nehmen...Es ging aber sportlich los: Nordöstlicher Wind mit Boen in 8. So sind die ersten 19 Stunden durchweg mit 9 bis 10 Knoten gesegelt worden. Auch haben wir das geschafft was wir nicht schaffen durften: eine Patenthalse. Rig und Segel stehen aber noch und. read more...


29/11/2012

Katherine - Day 2 Who needs Main Sail anyway "26:16.66N 22:10.89W"

Day 2 saw us get a break in the weather to drop our mainsail on deck, sounds so simple, in practice a mammoth task. AB took on riding lessons once more with the boom to cut the lashings and has the bruises to show how well you can grip when at sea riding your boom in a lumpy offshore swell. The only problem with having four on board is that when incidents happen you need all hands and no one seems to have a spare hand for the camera and I also note AB doesn’t seem too keen to hang on for a photo.  With  the main on deck we now know the problem was, at this stage we will see how we go and try and continue without the main. All it means is a bit slower crossing at the moment as we are around 2kn+ slower than normal targets. Bit disappointing as we only got the first 3 hours. read more...


29/11/2012

INNcredible Sea Lodge - Day Two

It's night now after a beautiful sunset followed shortly thereafter by the rising full moon to light our way. Although today started out with strong winds and high seas both have tempered a bit and the wind is pushing 20 knots more or less almost behind us allowing us to point SW. Beautiful day today with sun and a breeze which we all enjoyed. Every one has to follow a watch schedule of on 6 hours and off 9. We always have two people on and during the daytime more people are up any way. The watch schedule moves like a volleyball team so no one is stuck with midnight until 6am more than once every three or four days. No watch schedule is easy to get used to but this one gives one the ability to get a long rest in between. Racing sailors prefer on 4 hours off 4 hours but Nate complains. read more...


29/11/2012

Oranda III - primera noche al SW

Se ha dormido poco. viento frescachon y olas altas han hecho que no se pudiera dormir bien, hacemos puntas de 9 y 10 Kt y nos hemos mojado con alguna ola que otra.Para mantener la moral alta, pensaremos en un menú algo especiál, seguramente callos con garbanzos.Buena proa a todos. read more...


25/11/2012

Hera - 2 Tage bis zum Start

Die Crew fühlt sich fit und ist guter Dinge. Wir sind im Ranking als eine der schnellsten Yachten bei den Cruisern in der Klasse A eingestuft. Ich tippe auf Computerfehler. Wir werden trotzdem unser Bestes geben.Gruß an alle unsere FansStefanHera_crew. read more...


23/11/2012

Promise - Team Promise complete

Finally Team Promise were joined by the last crew member, Morten Ruud. Morten is one of Norway's greatest Big Game fishers and have brought a lot of fishing gear, hooks, lines and lures to catch the biggest fish during the ARC 2012. We are happy to have you onbord and we promise to have a great great time during the crossing. The last week we have had lot of visitors on the pontoons. The Captains parents, his aunt and uncle has been with us for two days, and we even visited Christian Radich, the norwegian school ship, together. We have also had vistors from Terje's brother and sister. We are happy for your stay.. Read more about Morten here: www.facebook.com/#!/mruud2We will give as special thank you to Ingve Kjeldsrud and his boat Summer Star for beeing a goo inspiration for our. read more...


29/11/2012

Rafiki - Wednesday 28th November

(Rob and Cally write):We left yesterday along with about 200 other boats for our Atlantic crossing to much fanfare from people on the harbour walls and into some strong northeasterly winds of up to 35 kts from time to time.There was heavy rain, but Cally had a lot of fun hand steering in it, soaked to the skin, but with a big smile on her face.The seas were quite rough, but all manageable by Rafiki and we made our best 24 hour run so far this year: 192NM on our log, which is probably a true distance of about 173NM as our log over-reads by around 10%; this is an average speed of 7.2 kts. (At one point we were up to 12.1 kts!)We all slept OK last night, but could do better, plus Cally has been feeling a bit sick, joined by Rob on Wednesday, despite the improving sea state.James has been. read more...


28/11/2012

Coral IV - Sørover i frisk bris og regnvær

26:12.48N 18:29.36WHei alle sammen!En liten oppdatering med bilder fra et sted i Atlanteren. Denne gangen til en avveksling fra 1 styrmann og intendantenFørste hele dagen på havet er over, og vi går inn i vår andre natt på vei til Karibien. Det har vært en strålende dag med sol og varme. Tanken på snø og nullføre er ganske fjern for øyeblikket. På formiddagen spridde vi kutterseilet mot styrbord, og har i hele dag seilt med det som kalles en butterfly, 2 spridde forseil. Det fungerer veldig bra. Mr. Auto sørger for å holde en stødig kurs rett mot Rodny Bay. De første 24 timer har vi seilt 196 nm. Det må sies å være bra. Men kan nok ikke regne med å holde den farten hele tiden. Det er utrolig fasinerende å seile medvinds i store bølger. Du ser de reiser seg bak båten for så å løfte opp. read more...


Hera - 2 Tage bis zum Start
Hera - 2 Tage bis zum Start
Coral IV - Sørover i frisk bris og regnvær
Coral IV - Sørover i frisk bris og regnvær
Coral IV - Sørover i frisk bris og regnvær
Coral IV - Sørover i frisk bris og regnvær
Coral IV - Sørover i frisk bris og regnvær
Coral IV - Sørover i frisk bris og regnvær
28/11/2012

Skyelark of London - Day 2

Day 2 at 8pm - As the only Anglo-American on the boat, I am slowly coming to grips with the language barrier between my European shipmates and myself. Our delightful Danish girls are easy to understand but its tough understanding Lancastrian and southern English dialects -why can't they learn to speak American?!!! Everyone on board has a great sense of humor (or is that "humour"), well I hope they have after my comments above!! We continue to make solid progress towards St. Lucia with less than 2500 miles to go with good winds and mild temperatures. I am still waiting for those balmy sunny days that were mentioned in the cruise brochure! TTFN - Dr.Dave26 12N, 18 47 W. read more...


Murphy - Just before sunset Day 2
Murphy - Just before sunset Day 2
Murphy - Sunrise Day 2
Murphy - Sunrise Day 2
Murphy - The start
Murphy - The start
Murphy - My turn
Murphy - My turn
28/11/2012

Murphy - Wind a plenty - Days 1 and 2

 After a bit of a traffic jam leaving the marina, at 11am on Tuesday 27th November the massed fleet of the ARC 2012 Cruising Division powered across the start line in 15 – 20 knots of breeze – ENE. What a sight.  Worries about wind from the wrong direction, or not enough, were quickly forgotten as we sailed southwards along the coast of Gran Canaria into the wind acceleration zone at the bottom of the island.Through the night we had winds up to 35 knots (consistently Force 7 or 8 – near gale or gale!) and Murphy sailed beautifully with the genoa poled out to starboard and the main on the port side (both well reefed).We all got soaked when a squall came through with torrential rain, but thank heavens for the cockpit bimini.Day 2 things calmed down a bit with a nice warm breeze-. read more...


28/11/2012

Johanem - 28 November

Johanem - 28th NovemberWe have covered over 170 miles in the first 24 hours on a bouncy sea with occasional gusts up to 40 knots! The wind has been in a favourable direction and the outlook remains so. Tony is very upset because he typed the original blog but it disappeared into the ether!! Technology!!We saw dolphins today and Susie and Jim thought they saw a shark during last nights watch. Honestly no alcohol had been consumed!!!All is well and Ian and I hope to see some more stars tonight to continue the astronomy lessons from the last leg down from Lisbon.Nick is being a great skipper and looking after us all very well.. read more...


28/11/2012

Puddle Jumper - First day at sea

After the frustration of an unexpected 48 hr. delay to the start due to strong southerly winds the start was announced as earlier than expected on Tuesday at 11 am. No boats to leave harbour before 10 am. and the marshalling area within the outer harbour left most people wondering if it was possible to get over 200 yachts to sea that way in the time available with no collisions. So we went for an English breakfast to  think about it while John Dixon went to do more last minute shopping! and left harbour just in front of the rush at 9:58! In the end all went well and we had an uneventful start getting away towards the front of the fleet. The wind was up to 30 Knots from the N/NE with big rather confused seas making for a challenging first 24 hrs. We covered 212 miles in the. read more...


28/11/2012

Poespas - The First Twenty Four Hours

Hoorah.... We were off at last, at 1100 on Tuesday and of we went with the rest of the fleet... St. Lucia bound.A windy start with 20 knots of wind and a big swell running, heading westerly to get out from the island and then south keeping far enough offshore to try and avoid the wind acceleration zone south of the airport.... well we tried but the wind was accelerating everywhere....Elle was seasick for the first few hours, as she expected to be, but all good now with no one else suffering in this rocking and rolling. We are all now getting used to the watch system of 4 hours on and 6 hours off in a dual watch system, so there are always two people on watch.Before dark we set the Genoa with pole to starboard and the main out to port on a preventer and then ran just of the wind till. read more...


28/11/2012

Berenice by TWT - Day 4 - Above 300

Daybreak came after a quiet clear night we sailed under full main and full Genoa, and a massive almost-full moon  which made life on deck a real pleasure. Steering was easy and we made good progress, but once the sun was out, the first thing in our mind was to hoist the A4 right away.The wind was 15 to 18 knots and it slowly built up to a constant 20 knots by mid-morning. A look at our log suggests we have done about 300 miles on the last 24 hours, give or take a mile or two I would say, but we were very close to that number for sure. Speeds have been quite consistently above 14 knots today and the wind coming up to 29-30 knots when some squalls show their face around in the afternoon, we watch speeds of up to 18-19 and 20 knots. Top speed was 21.9 knots in the early afternoon, and. read more...


28/11/2012

Capricho - Dia 2 - voiles en ciseaux

Posición actual 27ºN ~02,8’ 19ºW~00.1’              Distancia recorrida : 198 MN                      Velocidad promedio :   8+ NudosVientos del : E - NE                                       Velocidad del viento : 15+ NudosEstado de Animo :  AltoParece que la estrategia que diseñamos no ha sido la mejor, nos pasaron varios veleros (normal monocascos de buen tamaño) y algunos catamaranes –ouch-, pero seguimos en a pelea. La. read more...


28/11/2012

Ace - Report Day 1

1st 24 hrs at sea, fair winds, fast sailing all is well. 230miles in first 24hrs!We set off at 1100 yesterday from Las Palmas in 25knots of breeze with moderate following sea, quickly settled into a routine of surfing and showers, followed by a fairly tiring night but all caught up on sleep now, almost…Ace is, as ever, looking after us well, a dry boat, fast and forgiving.Wind has dropped off considerably now, overcast and a bit rolley, a but Peter has his rod is out in hope of sashimi later!On the subject of food; breakfast, lunch and dinner have been expertly prepared by William so far, and I am happy to report that all meals have subsequently stayed exactly where they should be…. within the diners.I have to say that I am mightily impressed how all us rusty sailors have. read more...


28/11/2012

Great Escape of Southampton - Great Escape Day 2

 What a night, I don’t think any of us realised we had clicked on the ‘Full on Adventure’ button when we booked the trip. Last night was certainly one to remember, big swells and big winds and surfing down the waves. I think Jan holds the surfing record at just under 12 knots although Stephen reckons he had more than 12 knots at one point. For my part it made for an interesting time on the helm.This morning sees clear skies and most of the crew on deck helping to rig the main sail as well as the head sail. The wind has dropped a bit the boat is more stable and making about 7.5 knots.David and John believe they saw a whale off the port side this morning. Luckily for us it stayed away although John did mention getting the fishing gear out. Hopefully the weather will stay fair and we. read more...


Great Escape of Southampton - Day 2 Great Escape 26 51N 17 49W
Great Escape of Southampton - Day 2 Great Escape 26 51N 17 49W
28/11/2012

Fabiola - our first 24 hours

Frenetic start yesterday with hundreds of goodbyes to loads of new and old friends. A flash of boobies to the boys on "Open Blue" and hard charging to the start line. Fabulous conditions for quick and close "cruising\racing" as we wend our way through the throng of other ARC boats. Fabiola is charging hard. New speed record was broken by Vince of 16 knots over the ground. The entire crew are loving the proximately of other boats and delighted to finally be off. As we head down the coast of Gran Canaria and into the acceleration zone the wind picked up and we reef the main and genoa. The testing condition's continue so the watches run 2 on watch of four hours on and two hours off, but driving the boat in these conditions is definitely the way forward. This morning as the sun rises weary. read more...


28/11/2012

Coral IV - Sørover i frisk bris og regnvær

26:42.20N 16:36.60W Det er 28. november. Mads fra Frivind har truffet bra med vær, bølger og vind. Har hatt lange perioder med 30-25 kn, men det har også ligget lenge rundt 25. Store bølger. Vi seilte for BB halser til kl 21.30. Da hadde vi gått lenge på kurs 210-220, mens kursen til Mads’ WP var 248. Med god fart - snitt på godt over 8 kn - kom vi derfor endel lengere sør enn vi egentlig hadde tenkt. Kl 21.30 valgte vi å ta ned storseilet helt, (Hadde seilt med to rev nesten hele veien.), pga stadige broacher. Nå går vi kun for kutterseil - og holder likevel ca 7 kn. Mye og rotete sjø. Vanskelig å bedømme høyden, men har nok sett 5 m selv om det stort sett ligger på 3,5.Regner med å holde kurs 252 som vi holder nå - frem til ny melding fra deg.Vind 28 kn på styrbord halser.Barometeret. read more...


28/11/2012

Meltemi - 28.11.2012 - 2. Seetag - Wir sind gestartet!

Position: 26-29N / 018-29W, 235 sm seit dem Start in Puerto de la Luz, Las Palmas de Gran CanariaCOG: 270 degSOG: 7,2 kn.. endlich, endlich, endlich, um 11:04 Uhr haben wir die Startlinie passiert. Der Traum von der Atlantikueberquerung wird jetzt Realitaet. Vor uns liegen fast 3.000 sm - nur Wasser! Hinter uns liegen Alltagsprobleme, die jetzt keine Bedeutung mehr haben: Eurokrise, Verkehrsstaus, Business Reports, die eine oder andere private Sorge ... Fuer die naechsten drei Wochen ist nur noch Segeln wichtig.Ich stehe am Steuer, wir haben bis zu 35 kn Wind (Windstaerke 8), und das Schiff laeft in der Spitze bis zu 12 kn. Wir sind im Regatta-Modus!Meine Mitsegler sagen, ich haette ein glueckliches Strahlen im Gesicht - ja, und so fuehle ich mich auch. Um 19 Uhr wird es dunkel und wir. read more...


28/11/2012

Coral IV - Så er vi igang

27:23.59N15:33.31WSå er deførste 6,5 timer bak oss. Vinden kommer rett bakfra, så vi greier ikke holdeønsket kurs. Mellom 20 og 30 (35) kn vind. Vi gjør 8-9 knop. Mye sjø, så det ervanskelig å få gjort noe særlig ombord. Går for storseil med to rev ogkutterseil. Likevel stadige broacher. Nå er det like før GC forsvinner bak oss.En stund siden vi sist så øya. Det skyldes tildels avstand og tildels at det ermye skyer. Periodevis er det noen skikkeligeregnskyll.  Sam harkjøkkenvakt i dag. Han serverte pizza til lunch. SPennende å se hva han diskeropp med til middag. Akkuratnå er det Carl som rorer. Han er godt humør, for han har gjennomført etjobbintervju og fått bekreftet at han får ny jobb.Ivoryhar standby nå. Standby er ment ¨være en passiv vakt, men i dag er det aktivtarbeid med. read more...


28/11/2012

Poco Loco - Dag 1 - 025.31.55N - 017.01.16W Afstand 196 mijl

De wekkers gaan om 7 uur want we moeten om 10:45 starten. We mogen pas om 10:00 de haven uit dus Tony, de buurman maakt een schema om iedereen zo snel mogelijk het kleine (bij)haventje van Las Palmas uit te loodsen. Als de klok 10 uur slaat, vertrekt de eerste cat meteen, soepeltjes varen 18 cats in 10 minuten de haven uit naar de startlijn. Tijdens de start gooien we nog snel een citroen met daarop een USBstick met muziek bij de Ostrea in de kuip. Voor onder weg. De wind is NO 6 en neemt toe, met ruime wind kiezen we een zuidelijke koers (180). Als het donker wordt neemt de wind weer toe tot (35kts) en we besluiten het grootzeil te laten zakken gezien de koers en op genua verder te zeilen, maar tijdens het zakken van het zeil komen de lazyjacks naar beneden. Een blokje geknapt, we. read more...


28/11/2012

Sam III - SAM III abnehmende Welle...

Der Start gestern war sensationell ,über 200 Boote eingefercht in ein engesStartfeld vor dem Hafen und hinter der Startlinie führte zu einer starkenVerstopfung am Hafenausgang.Daher haben wir am Liegeplatz bis 10 Minutenvor dem Start gewartet und sind dann raus,Sgel rauf und haben wie Vetteldas Feld von hinten überrollt.Der Wind war stark aus NO und wir suftren mitbis zu 12,5kn die Welle runter.Südlich von Gran Canaria hatten wir einigeReparaturen:Vorsegelmoter war ein Kabel lose,Besansegel war verklemmt.DieWellen waren ind Nachte sehr hoch und sehr laut.Nachts brach dann am neuenSpinnakerbaum ein Fitting so daß wir iHn einholen mußten.Danach rollten wirdie ganze Nacht sehr.sehr heftig und die Fische wurden gefüttert.Heutescheint endlich die Sonne,Regis hat den Baum reparieren können und. read more...


28/11/2012

Seren Wen - Day 2

Its a good job that we know a good man in Las Palmas, Jon Crouch has saved the day and worked really hard all day to solve the problem. It seems we have 2 hydraulic pipes that have chaffed as they pass through the bulkhead and had holes in them, leaking out all our oil! This was a disaster waiting to happen and although were so sad to return we feel very lucky that this didn't happen half way across. Its a bit crackers, but some of  us ( well, Liz)"talk" to Seren Wen and think she showed us her problem early to keep us safe!New replacement pipe and fittings are being made as we blog and we have high hopes of being away by tomorrow lunch time after a bit of extra provisioning as we keep eating into the stock!!The Marina seems so empty without all the ARC boats and. read more...


28/11/2012

La Boheme - Log Day 1 and 2

We had a great start, thanks to Tom, we were one of the first yachts to cross the starting line. Around the Las Palmas airport the wind increased in gusts to 50 knots. Our first night at sea was far from being comfortable as the sea was choppy and confused with around 6 m waves. The wind stayed up to 50 knots all night. In the morning we saw one yacht blowing her spinnaker only meters from us.We have left the Canary Islands behind. We have done 190 miles in the first 24 hours and we still have 2500 to go. The night was illuminated by the full moon and sailing was unforgettable.La Boheme Team. read more...


28/11/2012

Indulgence - Blog 9 : Nantucket Sleigh Ride and our first night at sea.

Blog 9 : Nantucket Sleigh Ride and our first night at sea. Current Position: N 26o 36" 6 W 18o 04" 82' Exactly 62nm south of Hierro island. Day 1, distance covered : 168 nmCurrent Speed : 7.2knots Distance to Finish : 2510 nm* * * * * "Goodbye, little Robin-MarieDon't try following meMy ship's leaving on a three-year tourThe next tide will take us from shoreWindlaced, gather in sail and sprayOn a search for the mighty sperm whale"The lyrics of Nantucket Sleigh Ride were about to take on a whole new meaning as Dulgie pulled off from the marina at Las Palmas, set for Rodney Bay on the first day of our ARC passage. Aidan liked to remind of us his favourite song the night before as we huddled around an iPad with a failing internet connection singing along. Better make the most of it now.. read more...


28/11/2012

Loupan - Mot Västindien - dygn 1

Nu är det drygt ett dygn sedan vi lämnade hamnen i Las Palmas och efter 24timmar hade vi seglat cirka 220 av ca 2700 sjömilen på vår väg till St Lucia.   Det var en mäktig och lite känslosam upplevelse när båtgrannarna kramade omvarandra och önskade varandra lycka till och att sedan starta seglingentillsammans med ungefär 200 andra båtar som trängdes kring startlinjen.Besättningens nerver dallrade och vi tyckte alla det var skönt att äntligen varapå väg efter en hektisk tid. Vindarna har varit friska mellan 25-35 knop (cirka12-17 m/s) från nordost och vi har seglat med två rev i storen och revad genua 3större delen av tiden. Mot slutet av natten och på förmiddagen har vi bara haftgenua 3:an uppe. Nu är storen uppe igen och vindarna har avtagit till runt 20knop (ca 10/s).. read more...


28/11/2012

Lancelot II - Lancelot II - Day 2 at sea

Date: 28th Nov 2012 11;30 UTC Time: 09:00 UTC Position: 25 16.24N 20’10.21W SOG: 8-9 knots COG: 240 approx Weather: Scattered rain, clouds STILL! Wind NW 10-15 knots  Hello all   Well we’ve had an exciting day since last report, with skipper Jacko takingthe surfing speed record, now at 16.6 knots.   Conditions have continued very similar to yesterday, rather grey, cloudy,few passing showers, but with a healthy following wind.  Seas slightlyquartering us, which gives a corkscrew to the motion, but this we expect todisappear as we enter the trades proper. Conditions overnight were especiallygood, and it was deemed appropriate to reef the main this morning at change ofwatch after the wind fairy gave us 35 knots following. (Others less charitablemight see the reef as. read more...