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15/05/2014

Gertha 4 - only one bird

33.18.89 N 63.08.80 W   Trip so far has had very little wildlife,  we may not be far out ; butshould expect more than one solitary bird on the boat. I believe she is a migrant heading from central america to europe,certainly a rare breed. We are one day out from Bermuda pushing east in a westerly, the weathergods are out playing with us. A decision was made this morning to stop going north east and head southeast; saturday looks to be a swell day, and we do not enjoy swelling. Sun shines and sea is blue, all is at peace in our rock and roll world.Crew is at 97%.   S    . read more...


15/05/2014

Andromeda of Plymouth - And off we jolly well go....

N18:33:66 W64:30:48   And as we left Tortola we ran striaght into a 30 ktsquall with rain - what a wonderful departure as we head north oncemore.   Still we have left the clutches of Nanny Cay andthe beach and the pool and are now slowly drying out.   More in due course - heading more or less north atthe moment.   Andrew & SusanS/VAndromeda. read more...


15/05/2014

Anna Sophia - Oceaandagboek deel 2, dag 1

Het startschot klinkt, 30 boten schieten vol tuig over de lijn! Dicht bij elkaar zeilen we de middag in. Wind trekt aan en de nacht beloofde al snel een scherpzeilend begin vanrond de 20 knopen. Het veld verspreidt zich en een ieder maakt zich op voor een tocht van 1800 nm (2 weken).Wanneer mijn wacht van 22.00 tot 01.00 uur erop zit, ben ik tevreden met koers en snelheid.Bezorgd zijn weallemaal om het lagedrukgebied wat zich rond de 40 graden bevindt en wat we, met zijn 40 knopen wind en 6 meter golfhoogte, echtmoeten proberen te vermijden. NE lijkt de beste optie, met later vannacht een slag SE naar de 31 Noord.Nadat we om 1.30 uur maar vast overstag gingen, duik ik al snel onder in een diepe slaap. Plotseling, geschuifel, de kajuittrap wordt weggeschoven en Jan trekt op zijn knieen de. read more...


15/05/2014

Andromeda of Plymouth - Take Two...or here we go....

Gear box ok, check, new alternator fitted, check, provisioning done, check, washing dry, check, everything stowed, check, water tanks filled again, check, batteries charged, check, fridge absolutely filled to the last inch, check, good night’s sleep had, check, well I guess we will be off then.more in due course,Andrew and SusanAndromeda of Plymouth. read more...


15/05/2014

Starship - ED heading EAST - day 01

SUN-FACTOR: Keine Sonne am Himmel, aber Sonne im Herzen. Antares verabschieden uns mit selbstgebackenen, ofenfrischen Muffins. RUN-FACTOR: Wir sind langsam; gerade einmal 4 Knoten bei 6 Knoten Wind. Aber in der Nacht - mit Kurs 022 - geht es ein wenig schneller.FUN-FACTOR: Dank der neuen Bücher von Antares sind allen guten Mutes, die nächsten Tage mit viel Unterhaltung zu verbringen.. read more...


15/05/2014

Webster - Hi Hooo, Azores here we come!

Wednesday 14th May 2014 Noon position just off BermudaWater topped up, provisions on board, goodbye's and good lucks said, it was time to leave Bermuda come 1000 hours. We could have done with a bit more time here to be honest as it is a beautiful island and we didn't see much of it. Indeed I hardly saw anything of it at all as Monday was to be our touring day but because we had problems with the chart plotter I needed to stay with the boat to await the electronics engineer, the only one on the island. He eventually got to me late morning took the machine out and cut all the wires to it which was a bit alarming to say the least. He eventually found power but disconnected the compass light in the process, then went for lunch! Returning mid afternoon he put it all back together, turned it. read more...


14/05/2014

Gertha 4 - Goodbye Bermuda

Chief Medical Officer Manrique here, checking in.   A lovely time has been had by all in Bermuda. Swimming in postcard-perfectbeaches, pottering about, sampling (repeatedly) the local Gosling’s Rum and theodd bit of quasi cross dressing. Skipper seems to enjoy sauntering around in hissarong. He also turned up the other evening with four ladies t-shirts and someladies hats. These have become our crew shirts, which we will sport proudly aswe set sail today.  Contrary to best practices we went out for a bit of a drink last night, ina Rastafarian-run bar on Turtle Bay. A turtle even popped his head up to greetus. Mauritz taught us the finer points of sailing using beer mats and straws.Feeling a touch groggy this morning, but Mauritz seems to have managed an earlymorning of berry. read more...


15/05/2014

American Spirit II - Day 130; Heading for Suwarrow Atoll, Another Giant Rainbow, Caught a Mahi Mahi, New Watch Schedule; & French Polynesia Summary; Tuesay, May 13, 2014

Up at 7:20 AM. Sent last emails and got last Passage Weather downloads; followed by breakfast and a last trip to the dingy dock to get rid of garbage. Saw another gigantic rainbow in anchorage. We slipped our mooring ball at 10:45 AM, and noticed that the line we had attached to the mooring line was frayed all the way thru. Meaning that the mooring ball on our deck was what was holding the boat in place. We were lucky that we didn't float away during the night or when we were off the boat during the day time hours. At the start of the leg at 11:00 AM we were 3rd across the starting line. A good start. We all 'raced' in the lagoon to the pass, then turned left and headed to Suwarrow, 690 nautical miles and 5 days away. We tried to set our spinnaker once we got out of the pass, but got a. read more...


15/05/2014

American Spirit II - Day 129; Infection Update, Skippers Meeting, Last Provisioning, Joel's Computer Died & Green Flash #9; Monday, May 12, 2014

Up at 6:00 AM so I can be first in line at the doctor's office. I was, arriving at 6:45. The doctor's office opens at 7:30 AM, and the doctor arrived at 7:45 AM. Took bandage off and did not put a new one on. The doctor also gave me the OK to shower and swim. Yeah! My total doctor bills were 21,697 or about $250 for 5 visits. The pharmacy costs were about $500 for drugs and bandages. The Skipper's Meeting was at 9:00 AM for the next leg to Suwarrow, Niue and Tonga. Our fist stop, Suwarrow, is an atoll with no one on it. Caretakers occupy the island, but only 6 months a year. What's unique about this atoll is that we can only safely enter thru the pass in daylight. The charts are accurate enough to make a nighttime entry, but you can't see the shallow coral heads that sprout up from the. read more...


15/05/2014

American Spirit II - Day 128; Mother's Day USA, Great Rainbow, & Joel Installed New VHF Radio; Sunday, May 11, 2014

Raining at 6:00 AM, so Joel got up and closed all hatches. Got up at 7:01 AM. At 7:33 AM saw a brilliant double ended rainbow, where you see both ends of it. And the rainbow was really close and wide. How often do people see double ended rainbows? Very cool.When I say 'close' I mean one of the ends was only 500 yards away. The colors were very intense and wide; with rally boats in the foreground. At 10 AM the first group in our fleet started for Suwarrow. The fleet is split into 2 groups, Group 1 and Group 2, starting 2 days later, because our second stop on this leg, an island called Niue, has only 20 mooring buoys, so with 37 boats we can't all visit that island at the same time.And this island either doesn't allow you to anchor or the anchorage is so deep you can't anchor. We were. read more...


15/05/2014

Sweet Pearl - Bora Bora --> Suwarrow - 2.Tag - Der Start

Die erste Nacht haben wir gut überstanden und wir sind gut unterwegs. Wie es sich herausstellt, haben wir eine nördlichere Route gewählt als einige andere; das Ziel ist aber für uns alle dasselbe;-). Einige Boote mussten länger in Bora Bora bleiben wegen technischen Problemen oder sind gestartet und mussten wieder zurück. Wir wünschen ihnen viel Glück und hoffen dass wir von dieser Pechwelle verschont bleiben. Nachdem Sandra gestern einen herrlichen Eintopf gezaubert hat, muss ich mir heute beim Kochen Mühe geben...puhhh. Heute Abend ist Vollmond, was die Nächte viel schöner macht. Wir freuen uns. Liebe Grüsse nach Hause. Tom. read more...


15/05/2014

Starblazer - 14/05/2014 – Fast and slow

We had a really good 24 hour run to 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, covering 156 nM.We continued at a similar rate until 2000 hrs, that’s when the squalls began. Typically squalls bring rain and wind and soften a windshift.The first squall, just after I went off watch, comprised heavy rain, gusts to 24 knots and a 90 degree windshift which Q (the wind steering) couldn’t cope with. John got soaked to the skin hand steering until the squall passed.The squalls continued until nearly noon today, Wednesday.Unusually they often brought a lull in the wind accompanied by a significant windshift, the boat slowed right down going in the wrong direction then slowly built up speed as the squall passed.This has contributed to a drop in the day’s run to 10:00 a.m. of only 121 nM.We must take the positives though,. read more...


14/05/2014

Nexus - Seamounts below and Suwarrow ahead

We crossed over Seamount Marara yesterday, which gives you a strange sensation of flying while sailing. Marara is just past Motu One and rises from 16,000ft to 3,800ft as rough cone shaped mountain about seven miles in diameter. It would be an awesome sight on land, but completely invisible in the water. We like to avoid sailing over them. I read a NASA study where they used a low earth orbit radar to study to ocean surface a few years back, and concluded two things; first that rogue waves are much more common than previously thought, and second that they most frequently occur in the vicinity of seamounts or cliffs. We had a great night sailing last night and this morning, with the wind above 20kts, we were clocking along around 9-14kts. We're closing on Suwarrow too soon now, which is a. read more...


14/05/2014

Andromeda of Plymouth - Time to be off once more and re-start the adventure......

With a clean bill of health on the gear box we hadthe alternator checked out as its been problematic for some time. What wassupposed to be a one hour job tuned into an all day exercise so we are behindschedule once more - ho hum.   Anyway, we managed to pay the bills, and get theprovisioning done at last so have decided to leave after a good nights rest andresume the adventure.   We are looking forward to getting underway oncemore and hope the rallies stay in Bermuda was successful - the sunny skies werea very different sight to the torrential rain we've had down here for the pastfew days, though the locals all say its' most welcome.   More in due course......   P.S. song list is now 200 long, so will sort out indue course......thanks to all for the contributions.. read more...


14/05/2014

Ballytrim - Ballytrim log Bermuda 9th - 14th May 14

So, wow.... Bermuda.Who would have thought. Not everybody gets to call this way.A lovely, gentle place. Very colonial but also very American! ( 'have a nice day....')The people are lovely and mainly kind. How often do you walk down your Main Street and have someone, a total stranger, stop to ask how you are?,. Lovely and calm. There's a sense of peace.Regretfully, peace has been a far off thing for ourselves, as we needed to make repairs on the main sail, auto helm, inverter, VHF and a few other things. Im glad to say that we appear to have got there, even though the cost is particularly high, even compared to the Caribbean.... ( I never thought I'd be saying that, more expensive than the Caribbean!!?? but that's how it is with islands in the middle of an ocean. )The weathers definitely. read more...


14/05/2014

Firefly - Full moon

We doubt its planned, but many of the World ARC legs are timed beautifully for a full moon. The sky during our first night at sea on passage to Suwarrow was clear and the moon was huge and bright. It makes the night time watches considerably more enjoyable especially as we are now two handed and having to spend more time on watch. The wind increased gradually during the night and the peak windspeed was 30 knots with about 20 being the average. We are therefore making very good progress with a day 1 24 hour run of just under 170 miles. The sea is moderate and Firefly is rolling a lot as she ploughs on to the west.With most of the boats still in close proximity, the morning roll call via SSB radio was generally a 'loud and clear' affair and due to the fleet being split - it was over. read more...


03/01/2006

Andromeda of Plymouth - Time to be off once ore and re-start the adventure..

With a clean bill of health on the gear box we hadthe alternator checked out as its been problematic for some time. What wassupposed to be a one hour job tuned into an all day exercise so we are behindschedule once more - ho hum.   Anyway, we managed to pay the bills, and get theprovisioning done at last so have decided to leave after a good nights rest andresume the adventure.   We are looking forward to getting underway oncemore and hope the rallies stay in Bermuda was successful - the sunny skies werea very different sight to the torrential rain we've had down here for the pastfew days, though the locals all say its' most welcome.   More in due course......   Andrew & SusanS/VAndromeda. read more...


14/05/2014

Defyr - Towards Azores: Start!

We had last minute changes in our crew. Daniel switched to Anettine, so they would have enough crew to start the crossing. Plus Daniel wanted to switch, so he could sail all the way to Portugal (we only had space to Azores). Sadly Anettine had some autopilot problems and we saw Daniel waving to us at the channel rocks. Hopefully we see them all in Horta!So now we have a happy quatro! Ansgar, me (disguised as a sailor), Alf and Antero.. read more...


Defyr - Towards Azores: Start!
Defyr - Towards Azores: Start!
14/05/2014

Mystic - Blog, Tuesday 5-13-14

The crew is ready to set sail tomorrow morning! The boats cleaned up, we’ve got water, we’ve got food and we leave at 11AM tomorrow from this harbor with 32 other boats (that will squeeze out through this little narrow port mouth) 1800 Miles to the next port, about 16 days! That’s a lot of water under your bum! We’ll email when we can! Remember to check ARC’s tracking site here, we are on ARC Europe Leg 2 Bermuda to Azores : http://www.worldcruising.com/arc_europe/eventfleetviewer.aspx Don, Mystic Captain . read more...


14/05/2014

Happy Destiny - Ready to Go - blog 14 May

Happy Destiny is ready to head for the Azores.  We are caffeinated, breakfasted. and have made our final visits to the onshore facilities.  Based on the latest forecast,we are going to head east, south of the rhumb line and hope that we get a lift from a southwesterly moving low now located northeast of us. read more...


14/05/2014

Firefly - en route to Suwarrow

Firefly lead the fleet across the start line, with Susie helming and Paul trimming sheets, at 1100 on Tuesday 13th May at the beginning of leg 4 to Suwarrow. Broad reaching in flat water conditions and with a strong favourable current, Firefly pulled out a good lead on the other 13 boats as we sailed out of the pass at Bora Bora. The wind then dropped in the lee of the island and the engine came on for a short while before the breeze kicked back in. We are now sailing in a tradewind breeze of 15 knots, goose winged with both the jib boom and mainsail prevented as we are in a moderately rolly sea - heading right towards the sun which is due to set about 1800 society islands local time (about an hour from now).We are in group 2, the other half of the fleet left 48 hours earlier - the. read more...


14/05/2014

Flomaida II - `la ora na und maeva in französisch Polynesien

Die Zivilisation hat uns wieder! Papeete/ Tahiti ist schon fast einKulturschock für uns nach den Tuamotus und den Marquesas. Angekommenin der Stadtmarina von Papeete war gleich das Organisieren derReparaturarbeiten fällig. Nach mehrmaligen Anläufenmit Parasailorund Besan Stagsegel im Dinghi zum Segelmacher, der keine Lizenz hat,um an den Quai zu kommen, haben wir ihn endlich gefunden und hoffenauf baldige Reparatur!!! Der Volvo Monteur hat zwar das Gerät, umunseren Alarm auszulesen, aber erstmal keinen Termin frei zumReparieren. Watermaker und Generator funktionieren eigentlichsporadisch gut und bräuchten eine Inspektion- auch schwierig-viel Gerede und wenig output!Funktioniert hat sehr gut das RausnehmendesSchiffes und das Austauschen der Buchse am Saildrive, dieSchleifspurenhatte und. read more...


13/05/2014

Nexus - Welcome Brian and Lauren to NEXUS

We welcome Brian and Lauren aboard NEXUS as new crew this week, they are a young couple from North Carolina enjoying a break from their careers and are already a great addition to NEXUS and we are enjoying their help and companionship on board. We caught up with VIVO and Bora Bora and had a great gourmet dinner cooked by Lorenzo to bid farewell to Dawn who is flying home for a while, and mark the occasion of Brian and Lauren joining NEXUS from VIVO together. It was a great evening with a fabulous dinner and great company, and of course you don't get a better setting than Bora Bora!Russ and Laurie on NEXUS 5/11/14 16 30S;151 46W. read more...


13/05/2014

Puerki - Franse Borreltante

Puerki. Spaans voor Klein Varkentje, hebben we ons wijs laten maken. Maar in een andere taal is het ongetwijfeld: Franse dame. Uit de familie Chantiers Jeanneau. Ze voelt zich thuis vooral in havens. Bij voorkeur in warme, exotische oorden. Ze houdt van het Goede Leven.   Op jonge leeftijd besluit de 45ft lange French Lady meer van de wereld te willen zien en vertrekt uit Les Herbiers. Jaren flirt ze met een zeiler uit Telde, op Gran Canaria. Met een andere liefde komt ze tot in Panama. En uiteindelijk vindt ze haar geluk, je hoort het vaker, op Aruba. One Happy Island. Aan boord wordt geborreld, gefeest, er ontstaan liefdes. Ze ontvangt -altijd gastvrij- mensen uit werkelijk alle windstreken, tot aan Almelo toe. Ze luistert naar verhalen over stoplichten, rood en groen. Over New. read more...


13/05/2014

Andromeda of Plymouth - Alternator....bliss

Hurrah...yippeee.....we have a working alternator after giving Lincoln a right headache most of the day. So we put off Andrew's favourite (!) task reprovisioning till tomorrow morning.The winds look favourable for the next few days for our trip north before we turn east towards the Azores. Andrew has been playing with the fishing lines and has two bright new lures ready and waiting to go....will we catch anything...watch this space.We are looking forward to restarting our trip and enjoying the ocean passage.More in due course,Andrew and SusanAndromeda of Plymouthps will be posting the song titles before we go.....there are a few more. read more...


13/05/2014

Arcarius of Plymouth - Arcarius. Bermuda

BermudaWoohoo!!!!!!!!It's beautiful!!!!!!The St George dinghy club is where we are moored. In the marina waters, parrot fish, groupers and grey snapper bathe. The coral reefs of nearby Tobacco Bay provide a habitat rich in marine life that is a privilege to swim amongst. The ARC have provide a range of parties and celebrations since we arrived.Naturally we have embraced all aspects of the adventure.The First Mate gave us a reason to celebrate when he took on the fleet in a dance off, young and old competing that left him aching and reaching for the Ibuprofen the next morning. It was worth the effort though as he won the competition and as a result the Arcarius crew all enjoyed a free rum cocktail. And I have reason to believe that the First Mate was offered considerably more!Results for. read more...


Arcarius of Plymouth - Arcarius. Bermuda
Arcarius of Plymouth - Arcarius. Bermuda
13/05/2014

Arcarius of Plymouth - Arcarius. Rest of sail to Bermuda

Rest of sail to BermudaThe coast of Bermuda should appear over the horizon soon, perhaps today or definitely tomorrow morning, only 76 miles, at 5 knots we should arrive in the middle of the night tonight which means we will have to anchor in the bay until morning.The moon sets at around 2 30am so we need to approach the coral reefs that surround the Island before 2 30 am tomorrow morning. The next few paragraphs may not be written in order of events as one day blurs into the next, so this is as I remember it, no doubt the boys will correct me if I am wrongOn board at the moment moral is good, the sea is deep and everywhere but the wind is proving illusive and a slippery little devil to catch.It has however, suffered the odd day and night of entrapment and one evening ensured we had. read more...


Arcarius of Plymouth - Arcarius. Rest of sail to Bermuda
Arcarius of Plymouth - Arcarius.  Rest of sail to Bermuda
13/05/2014

Arcarius of Plymouth - Arcarius Day 3

Day 3Although still a little chilly and wet the wind had picked up and filled our sails, the sea was lively and this was going to be our opportunity to steal ground from Voila and possibly overtake her.We were sailing as comfortably close to the wind as we could but the sea state was such that a cereal and milk that morning had be substituted for a cereal bar instead.The first mate was on good form in the perfect sailing conditions but it took the seawomanship of the Scarepirate to finally take the lead from Voila.First Mate still in denial. Of course some credit for this period of fine sailing must be accredited to the skipper who set the sails and gave medal winning instructions throughout.Great work Skip.. read more...


13/05/2014

Arcarius of Plymouth - Day 2

Day 2Night shifts came and went and despite a little squall passed fairly uneventfully, the scenery and shooting stars provided a light show during each of our watch duties. Only one large frigate passed our sternand we are now enjoying the sunshine in the cockpit and on the bow. Wind has sadly dropped but the sea is sporting a piercing azure blue coat with the sun glistening and dancing across the waves.Whale spotting is our next goal. Sadly, no whales sighted yet but on the night watch of night 2, in torrential rain flying fish arrived to examine the stern, one nearly flew into the cockpit memories of Alfred Hitchcocks adaptation of Daphnine Dumauriers book The Birds, sent the Scarepirate scurrying down the companion way for cover.. read more...


13/05/2014

Starblazer - 13/05/2014 – A Curate’s egg

For those who do not understand, our day was good in parts but ultimately very satisfying.First I’ll deal with our biggest problem of the day, the generator yet again.After installing the new engine in Papeete, it ran faultlessly for 50 hours until its first oil change, completed on time.11 hours of running later we noticed it had stopped putting out cooling water on Sunday evening so quickly turned it off before any of the overheat alarms went off.Most of yesterday was spent problem solving.In the morning it wouldn’t start so John checked the fuel pump and the oil dipstick.Horror of horrors, the oil was an emulsion of oil and seawater.The manual on the generator mentions water in the oil and says in an offhand way: empty the oil, replace the oil filter and the oil, check the anti-syphon. read more...


13/05/2014

Arcarius of Plymouth - Day one "High ho and away we go"

Day one "High ho and away we go"Oh dear Skipper had (as stated in the Arcarius theme tune)"an absolute Sheila of a morning". BVI was engulfed in a deluge of hot showers that flooded the treacle mines and left the treacle miners of Webster, waterlogged in their own pit and having to retreat into hot oilies instead of their preferred dress code of tailored red speedos. Our poor Skipper was left all at sea, he had crew and boat ready to harness the wind, release the slip and be in pole position for the start of the ARC.Instead he had to wait in the doldrums and queue for one and a half hours to clear BVI customs, undoing his strategy for the start of ARC Europe.Even Bob Marley' Don't worry be happy" could not rally him until he was goose winging and running west through the beautiful. read more...


13/05/2014

Happy Destiny - Our first blog

We must be in last place in the blog department.   The blame lies with commo conundrums on the way to Bermuda and the skipper falling farther and farther behind 21st century technology.  Happy Destiny arrived more or less when expected, having experienced everything between 30-35 knot winds and dead calm.  The calm came as we were about 100 miles out of Bermuda, leading us to spend the last 20 hours motoring at a leisurely, but fuel-conserving 5 knots.  We've sorted out some reefing and lazy jack issues and are looking forward to the next leg.. read more...


13/05/2014

Celebrate - Perfect Paradise Party for Rally Send-Off from Bora Bora

Greeted with an exquisite flower lei and a seashell necklace for Charlie along with tropical cocktails from our always gracious hosts Paul and Suzana from rally control we had a happy start to the evening!The Maikai Yacht Club out did themselves with a delicious buffet dinner and a great band with singer.We loved it!A perfect send-off for group one to Tonga via Suwarrow and Niue. Cathy. read more...


13/05/2014

Ballytrim - Fwd: Progress report day 5

Sorry for the delay in posting this. I thought it had gone already!Geoff FordSent from my iPadBegin forwarded message:Hi All,I wasn't expecting to be writing anything further until we had finished the race and I guess you weren't expecting to hear anything - but there you go - things change and they did for us!!!Alls well. No injuries. No damage.Just no wind and less to come..Here's our story from 1200 noon 7/5/14 to noon 8/5/14, minus 4 hours UTC..Having explained in the last report we headed into the night close hauled, predominately on a starboard tack, heeled over at 25 degrees and hoping - hoping - hoping that the winds would change from out of the North to the NE and East allowing us to simply follow the new wind and 'harden up' onto the course direct to Bermuda..... But. read more...


12/05/2014

Starblazer - 12/05/2014 – Adieu to French Polynesia

I’d love to say ‘au revoir’ but sadly I fear we will never get the chance to return to this collection of very different islands covering more of the earth’s surface than western Europe.I am afraid the amount of repairs and maintenance has seriously impacted on our enjoyment of the islands though we did visit Taha’a and Raiatea, two islands which share a logoon circled by a reef, on our way to Bora Bora.We successfully got all our gas bottlesrefilled on Raiatea, did a bit of a drift snorkel off Taha’a (we couldn’t swim against the current to do the whole drift), fitted another pair of alternator belts whilst tied alongside another World ARC boat as an emergency measure (thanks Em and Dan on Skyelark), spent a night with John on anchor watch because the holding was poor and we kept. read more...


12/05/2014

Nexus - On our way from Bora Bora to Suwarrow, Cook Islands!

After a great day including overcoming the adversity of boarding by the "adams family" from Folly Adieu,and human sharks in the water, the crew of NEXUS prevailed and won the Dingy rowing race in Bora Bora harbor! We had a great time followed by a farewell dinner at the Yacht Club, and set off on our way the following morning at 10am! NEXUS had a slow start as the last boat across the start line as we worked to unwrap our gennaker, but we were soon on our way and enjoyed sailing with the other 13 boats in Group 1 as we head for the tiny atoll of Suwarrow in the Cook Islands. We estimate a four day sail with favorable winds. The fleet has been divided into two groups due to the small size of the harbors we will visit in Suwarrow and Niue on our way to Tonga, so the second group leaves two. read more...


Flomaida II - Herausgeputzt zum sonntäglichen Kirchgang
Flomaida II - Herausgeputzt zum sonntäglichen Kirchgang
Flomaida II - Stef's Blumenparadies
Flomaida II - Stef's Blumenparadies
Flomaida II - Wir dürfen den Grapefruitbaum plündern
Flomaida II - Wir dürfen den Grapefruitbaum plündern
Flomaida II - Das Familiengrab im Garten ist fast größer als das Häuschen
Flomaida II - Das Familiengrab im Garten ist fast größer als das Häuschen
Flomaida II - Auch das ist Bora Bora
Flomaida II - Auch das ist Bora Bora
Flomaida II - Da wird aber einer verwöhnt!
Flomaida II - Da wird aber einer verwöhnt!
Flomaida II - Besser als der Friseur in Panama, wird allgemein befunden!
Flomaida II - Besser als der Friseur in Panama, wird allgemein befunden!
Flomaida II - Ein ca 2 Meter großer Manta direkt vor unseren Augen!
Flomaida II - Ein ca 2 Meter großer Manta direkt vor unseren Augen!
Flomaida II - Sonntagnachmittagsplausch in Bora Bora
Flomaida II - Sonntagnachmittagsplausch in Bora Bora
Flomaida II - Der junge Mann ist fast schneller als wir
Flomaida II - Der junge Mann ist fast schneller als wir
Flomaida II - Bora Bora
Flomaida II - Bora Bora

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