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Caduceus of Burnham - South to Whangarei Day 1 - Pararahi Bay, Mimiwhanga
Caduceus of Burnham - South to Whangarei Day 1 - Pararahi Bay, Mimiwhanga
Caduceus of Burnham - South to Whangarei Day 1 - Pararahi Bay, Mimiwhanga
Caduceus of Burnham - South to Whangarei Day 1 - Pararahi Bay, Mimiwhanga
27/11/2014

Caduceus of Burnham - Five days in the Bay of Islands

Date Saturday 15 to Wednesday 19 November 2014Distance run    42nm over the groundOur long lost friend David and his wife Nicky joined us for five days for a cruise around the Bay of Islands.  With one day delay whilst we hid in the marina from foul weather and another day spent hiding from unfavourable conditions in Urupukapuka Bay we had three great days visiting various anchorages and sailing around the “Hole in the Wall” Rock off Cape Brett.  Nicky and David were great company and I trust that a good time was had by all.The centre part of the chart shows our route around the islands.  The area is not huge, our total trip around the bay was just 42nm, but there are a host of pretty bays and anchorages with good walks ashore.  The scenery is. read more...


Caduceus of Burnham - Five days in the Bay of Islands
Caduceus of Burnham - Five days in the Bay of Islands
Caduceus of Burnham - Five days in the Bay of Islands
Caduceus of Burnham - Five days in the Bay of Islands
Caduceus of Burnham - Five days in the Bay of Islands
Caduceus of Burnham - Five days in the Bay of Islands
Caduceus of Burnham - Five days in the Bay of Islands
Caduceus of Burnham - Five days in the Bay of Islands
Caduceus of Burnham - Five days in the Bay of Islands
Caduceus of Burnham - Five days in the Bay of Islands
Caduceus of Burnham - Five days in the Bay of Islands
Caduceus of Burnham - Five days in the Bay of Islands
Caduceus of Burnham - Five days in the Bay of Islands
Caduceus of Burnham - Five days in the Bay of Islands
Caduceus of Burnham - Five days in the Bay of Islands
Caduceus of Burnham - Five days in the Bay of Islands
Caduceus of Burnham - Five days in the Bay of Islands
Caduceus of Burnham - Five days in the Bay of Islands
27/11/2014

Time Bandit - blog

Lat 16 31NLo ng: 042 40WAfter a 24-36 hours of grey and squalls delighted to say we are back to sunny Trade Wind sailing.We saw off the last of the squalls about 10am this morning after Eric got totally soaked. In the 60 minutes of flat calm following the front we dropped the main and repaired yet another broken slider.I also spent some time on the pole track getting that operational so we're now back to full strength, bombing along in 20 knots at 7-8 knots.We've also hit something of a "wall" with tiredness setting in for the first time. Its been hard to get quality sleep with the rolling and crashing so I thought I'd be smart and looked up the relaxation tracks on my iPod, took to my bed and..... lying six inches from the ocean rushing past my ears it was a bit of a blow to hear the. read more...


26/11/2014

Aretha - Day 3. We're in the trade winds.

it’s 23:29. We’re at 25.01.52 N and 21.01.31 W.The shifting winds of yesterday today have turned into a settled 15-20 knots from the North East. This is what we were promised - proper trade wind sailing. You can imagine hundreds of years ago the trading boats flying long here with their cargo’s and the words “trade winds” tangibly have new meaning.We’re sailing a steady 120 apparent wind angle and between 7 and 8 knots pointing directly towards St Lucia - well above our average predicted speed of 150 miles a day. This is good progress.Daily rig checks today by Nichola and Paul found a couple of split pins which had come out on the inner forestay. These checks are essential to us maintaining a good safe boat. It’s underlined by the 8 or so retirements from the rally by other boats which. read more...


26/11/2014

Lydia - Leg 2 Day 8 - Half Way! And the Gas Man Came to Call

Today started early for all of us. It was 0300 to be precise when Steve, who had spent his watch chasing (or rather, in order to keep it in our stern quadrants, running away from) the fickle wind under some spectacularly wet rain clouds, noticed that the yankee sheet was no longer attached. We all turned to and with the foredeck floodlight blazing, managed to re-attach the sheet, which had worn through due to chafing at the end of the pole, with relative ease because the wind was so light. Now rigged with a block to ensure that should not happen again the rig has performed well all day in the mercifully fresher winds that have pushed us along at speeds consistently above 6 knots.Our speed improved further when the fishermen reduced our drag by recovering a large (~ 10 lbs) Dorado. A. read more...


26/11/2014

Euphoria - Log Day 3 – Moving forward

DearBlog, Wakingup this morning I found the full crew engaged in a morning workout. Variousexercises were carried out on deck and in the cockpit with a final saltwatershower on aft deck. I expect this procedure to become mandatory very soon...Even for the captain.Today,our data hacker Jakob managed to create a good view of the whole fleet and ourown class 1E based on the text file we received from ARC Rally Control. At noontoday we were among the top third in our class. We have reason to believe we areclimbing our way up and we are doing so with great determination. Olle,our chef of the day served an excellent Chicken Tortillas and the whole crew wasdelighted. Later in the afternoon we heard some distinctive Ukulele tunes fromOlle’s cabin so now we are looking forward to have some live. read more...


26/11/2014

Northern Child - Blog Day 3

Last night's Spaghetti Bolognesi prepared by Jaimeconfirmed Northern Child's legendary tradition for the highest culinarystandards. Accompanied by a nice glass of red, her sumptuous meal made sureWatch I was well-prepped for some serious sailing into the sunset, while WatchII dosed into some deserved hours of "rest".   "Rest" is stillthe best way to describe the state of being off-watch because weare evidently not yet tired enough to ensure the sea's swells don'tinterfere with a good sleep (and Xav's snoring doesn't helpeither).    Today's activity was marked by Chris doing an acrobaticmonkey swing to the end of  the pole to right the toppinglift and the temporary lowering of the main sail. read more...


26/11/2014

Ellida 6 - Dag 3 Lekkasje

p:25 39.4'N:-21 53.1'WDag 3 - LekkasjeOppdaget i går sjoevann under en av koyene i le i midtkabinen.Pumpetut en god del vann ("120 pump").Fant i dag lekkasjen.Mens vi laa i LasPalmas ble badeplattformen lukket med en sko paa, slik at denne kom i klemmellom plattform og skrog.Det resulterte i at hylsen for akslingen tilplattformen ble presset noe inn i skroget, og det oppstod en liten aapninghvor sjoevann sildret inn ved krenging mot babord.Lekkasjen er nåtettet.Fine seilforhold i dag.Vind inn litt aktenfor tvers, varierende mellom15 og 25 knop.Har satt et rev for natten. Matstellet er fortsatt bravarm mat til lunch (loekomelett og salat)og varm middag (Tikka Masala). Vikoser oss med fersk mat så lenge den varer... Av bildet kan dere se atRune fortsatt går inn og ut av skapene.SirenIMG_5461. read more...


Ellida 6 - Dag 3
Ellida 6 - Dag 3
26/11/2014

Cheri - Miottwoch, 26. Nov. 2014

Wir liegen auf dem 3. Rang!!!!Die zweite Nacht meinte es ein bisschen besser mit uns als die erste. Wir hatten Wind zwischen 10 und 20 kn Wind (WS 3-4)und machten zwischen 6 und 8 kn Fahrt. Das war nicht viel weniger Tempo als in der letzten Nacht bei mehr Wind, aber wirhatten diesmal ein ungerefftes Gross und die volle Genua zur Verfuegung. Ausserdem waren die Wellen etwas kleiner. Trotzdemwar das Schlafen nicht einfacher als gestern. Aber vielleicht waren wir ganz einfach noch nicht muede genug. Wir freuten unsueber einen wunderschoenen Sternenhimmel und den zunehmenden Mond. Leider verdecken aber immer grosse Wolkenfelder dieGestirne. Am Horizont konnte man die ganze Nacht Mastlichter einiger Konkurrenten ausmachen.Nach dem Fruehstueck trifft eine Email von der ARC ein mit den. read more...


26/11/2014

King's Legend - LET'S GO AND CATCH A FISH (OR NOT)

Period 23rd to 26th Nov 2014Finally we can leave, after days of preparation checking minute details,the ship and crew are ready and eager to go.We came from different directions; the King's Legend, the captain and his wife just completed a Mediterranean charter cruise before coming to Las Palmas. The predominantly Dutch crew flew in from Amsterdam.For some participating in the ARC rally, crossing the Atlantic Ocean is a childhood dream coming true. Considerable time and money was invested in this adventure; meetings and emails discussing minute details, it all shows the dedication and excitement we have for this wonderful adventure. 24th November 11h00, the start signal is given, the last phone calls are made and we're off for a 2800-mile journey. Our. read more...


26/11/2014

Monomotapa - 26 November

Monomotapa 26 NovemberDuring the night, we broke oneour genackers. It dropped into thesea and acted as a huge drift anchor. That created some intense work on the fore-deck in the dark. After some struggle we managed to get it up on deck and get the regular genoa out. The wind has between 10 and 20 knots during the last 24 h. We have covered 320 nm during our first 28 hours and we still have 2367 nm to go :-)We run the water maker today and some of us took a well needed shower. The water pump also broke down but where replaced by a new one. The crew is slowly drifting into the life on board. One of the hardest things to adopt to is the irregular sleeping patterns and some of us are sleepy all the time.This night we had a close contact with another boat. It didn't have AIS so it didn't. read more...


26/11/2014

Allegro - 19 a 26 de Novembro de 2014

Manter em dia um blog enquanto se percorrem pernas que duram duas, ou, às vezes, três semanas, torna-se impossível.Por isso começamos hoje esta coluna - para que aqueles que querem saber mais sobre nós o possam fazer.Este é um espaço que o WCC põe à disposição de todos os barcos, por isso o vamos aproveitar.A estadia em Cabo Verde foi demasiado curta e muito marcada pelo abandono do projecto pelos dois tripulantes mais recentes - o Zé Pedro e a Rita.Foi com muita pena que tivemos que aceitar a sua decisão.Tivéramos momentos muito agradáveis de interajuda e convívio entre todos nós, que vimos terminar de uma forma súbita e nunca esperada.Ficam as boas recordações.Largámos do Mindelo atrasados e mais atrasados ficámos com a busca do barco e da bóia da linha de largada (???).Rapidamente. read more...


26/11/2014

Reina - Log 6 - MY BEAUTIFUL KNIFE

“When I was 9 years old I joined the boy scouts,” Jack Rhode Pearce starts his story. “Every week having fun with my friends. Doing nice things like camping and so on. Of course as a good scout I needed a good knife. My father gave it to me. A genuine Victorinox with a lot of possibilities. It made me a proud scout.” After a few years Jack left the scouts. His knife disappeared in a drawer and was never again looked after.Now Jack is 17, the youngest crew member on Reina. Doing everything between dishes and the watch. Cleaning, serving, steering, filming and also fishing. He is proudly wearing the knife his father gave him years ago on his belt. Like a real sailor. And of course he is using it. To cut a peace of rope, to make a stencil for painting the name of Reina on the wall in Las. read more...


Reina - Log 6 - MY BEAUTIFUL KNIFE
Reina - Log 6 - MY BEAUTIFUL KNIFE
26/11/2014

Reina - Log 5 - FLYING LURE

“Good morning everybody! How are you all doing? Are we going the right way, captain?” Captain Jarrod Cripps has a glance on my sleepy face and brings up with a laugh: “We are only doing a few knots and we are totally going the wrong way, Arie… I do not think we will be home for Christmas. So there will be a shortage of food later on. You better go on deck and catch us a big fish for dinner!” I get the 50 pounds rod, put a weight at the end of the line and an artificial squid. I am sure not any fish can resist this beautiful bait. There it goes into the Atlantic to bring all aboard a nice meal. In the meantime Captain Cripps is setting out the right course to St. Lucia in the best wind angle to get the best speed out of Reina. Rory Gillard on the steering wheel brings Reina up the waves. read more...


Reina - Log 5 - FLYING LURE
Reina - Log 5 - FLYING LURE
26/11/2014

Vagaris - Chance encounter on the Ocean

When sailing across even the vast Atlantic Ocean it would be rueful not to keep a close watch for other ships. Either by eye, by radar or by AIS we can look out for yachts and ships and check if we have to alter course to avoid a collision. The AIS (Automatic Identification System) uses VHF radio signals to transmit and receive information about each boat so when we spot another vessel we can check its size, speed, name and how likely it is to hit us!So another large ship appears on the horizon heading our way and a quick look at the AIS reveals it as the Esperanza. Umm.....that's a familiar name, I wonder if that is who I think it is? A view through the binoculars confirms my suspicion. There is that characteristic rainbow on the bow and the dark green hull - it is indeed the Greenpeace. read more...


26/11/2014

Reberth - Hurrah!!!

Another milestone has been reached this afternoon. We are halfway to St. Lucia!!! May the next half not be as wet and grey as the first.. read more...


Blue Waves - Captain and his table
Blue Waves - Captain and his table
26/11/2014

Blue Waves - Dzien 2 - Mahi mahi, spinaker i H2O

Powietrze jest bardzo miękie i żeśkie na północnym atlantyku. Do tego stopnia że obawiam się że nie do końca może mi smakować to w Sopocie po powrocie do domu. Z tego potencjalnie jest szansa na wielki problem bo ja jestem dość uparty i jak zdecyduje się że już go nie lubie to jestem  w kropce. Jak wiemy bez powietrza nie jesteśmy w stanie przeżyć. Tak samo z resztą bez słynnego H2O czyli popularnie mówiąc wody. I tu wracamy na pokład Blue Waves. Dziś przy prawie pustych zbiornikach zepsuła się nam odsalarka. Żona kazała mi przed wyjazdem opanować rużne sztuki zrobienia odwróconej osmozy w warunkach polowych, a ja byłem sobą i teraz polak mądry po szkodzię. Generalnie wody zdatnej do picia mamy 285 litrów na ośmiu panów. To daje nam 1,5l wody do picia i gotowania posiłków. Dziennie. read more...


26/11/2014

Sojourner - Day three

Hi Folks,Sailing conditions have improved so that we have been maintaining 6+ knots mostly directly toward our destination.Way too soon to have a meaningful ETA but it looks much better than the horrid 12/21 shown earlier.Things that broke:The line in the whisker pole either came unfastened internally or frayed through.It will not stay extended without that line working. We have some ideas for jerry rigging something but this is the third time this combined trip that it failed. May need a new whisker pole at some point. Now we are sailing nicely with a reefed main and a full headsail.We will be able to use a spinnaker soon,, I hope, but with higher wind speeds going down wind, having a wing on wing configurationwould give us the best speed. The boat rolls constantly and with that. read more...


26/11/2014

Helen - Day 3 - The tale of two Turtles

Tom and Tina Turtle were swimming well north of the ARC fleet.Tom was spotted first with a taciturn look on his face. When had he seen Tina last? Tina was at 30*27'N, 17*33'W when suddenly the bow wave of Yacht Helen caught her by surprise and rolled her over.She struggled, thought of Tom and with a good righting moment managed to turn turtle and swim away before Helen had disappeared.PS No turtles were hurt in the making of this story. Philip. read more...


26/11/2014

GarliX - Mittendrin - "nur" noch 900 Seemeilen

Fragt ein Boot der ARC Flotte die SY GARLIX von der ARC Flotte: "Na - wie war die Überfahrt?" antwortet die GARLIX: "squallig….sie war squallig.. und meine Crew und ich finden das blöd." Kaum hatten wir mal einen Tag, an dem wir uns von diesen ständigen Squalls erholen konnten - da erleben wir wieder eines dieser Wetterspiele. Vor allem haben wir gelernt… sie "schlagen" auch seitlich aus. Vorgestern früh locke ich Jens zum Sonnenaufgang raus, um den Tag zu begrüßen, da zieht "urschwarz" solch eine Wand von hinten auf. Aber - sie zieht seitlich weg. Neben uns ist ein Katamaran und wir bedauern ihn und seine Crew sehr. Setzen uns in die Pflicht und wollen das Schauspiel beobachten. Machen klasse Fotos und plötzlich… werden wir ganz schnell. Alle Segel runter (worauf wir mittlerweile immer. read more...


26/11/2014

Jo - 25:21:65N 20:21:10W

Wednesday 26th November Beef burgers with roll and salad for dinner last night;not bad considering how badly the boat was pitching. We will now need to go on amarathon banana eating binge as approximately 40 bananas are all ripeningexceedingly quickly! Same goes for the pears and avocados We managed 178 Nm yesterday; hoping for a similar tallytoday. The shame is the fleet are spreading outwards rapidly. After sunset wecould only see 4 boats around us. Started grading rubbish today: I won’t bore you with thedetails, but having thrown away all extraneous packaging back in port, there’sstill a great deal which has to be stashed somewhere!Although we can’t judge (easily) where we are inrelation to the rest of the fleet, it’s our guess that we’ve taken a northernmid route. The boat (and. read more...


26/11/2014

Easy Rider - ...Captain's Log....Day 7

Tuesday was an eventful day!! It started slowly with little wind & by 0900 hrs we had already tried three different sail plans to help our speed & course.....largely to no avail. By lunch time everything had improved & we were bowling along on a good course. We estimated we would reach the half way point by 1930 hrs, so the champoo went into the fridge & our celebratory, half way steaks came out of the freezer! Dinner was exellent......never have rib eye steaks been bettered!!!!!During the course of the day we sailed through several squalls.Mid afternoon we saw one looming up behind us, we reefed the main sail put on waterproofs & life jackets......we were ready!!The wind increased by 5 or 6 knots, light rain for a few minutes & then it was all over. It possably. read more...


Jo - 25:21:65N 20:21:10W Mark wrestling with Mahi Mahi
Jo - 25:21:65N  20:21:10W Mark wrestling with Mahi Mahi
Jo - 25:21:65N 20:21:10W George and Ian on the high seas
Jo - 25:21:65N  20:21:10W George and Ian on the high seas
26/11/2014

Sandvita - Dag 1-3

Fantatisk start från Grand Canaria tillsamans medett antal imponerande båtar av växlande storlek. Avsked med orkester hurrande människor och viftande flaggor kändes helt rätt. En högljudd spanjor med kraftig högtalare gav varje båt ett omnämnande och ett litet lycka till på färden. Spänningen var påtaglig då vi tvingats skjuta på starten en dag. Vädret varvid tillfället mer lämpat för delfiner och stormfåglar. Ett helt nytt storsegel från den gode kamraten Lundh på Lund Sails väntade förväntansfult på att skickas till väders. Trängseln var omfattande och brådskan att komma iväg påtaglig. Storen åkte upp med hjälp av några rappa mannar och under uppsikt av den kolungne Kapten Lasse. Det kändes som om vi fick mest applåder och glada tillrop av alla där vi stod vackert uppradade i. read more...


26/11/2014

Oynas - Nov 26

There was once an Elan yacht named 'Oynas'Set sail November 9 from Las PalmasARC+ fifty boats in the fleetOften another's course we would meetAll heading to welcome drinks in Mindelo.Captain Russell, wife with 2 U.S. crewA few days later she again flewWith the trade wind in her sailsAnd fenders away on the railsEver Eastwards as fast as the wind do blow.. read more...


26/11/2014

Little Pea - Arc14 Blogoramma - Rockin' all over the world

26:03.6N 020:21.2W      Song of the day: Status Quo - Rockin' all Over theWorld   Highest gust: 33kts Highest Boat Speed: 10.2kts Rain: nil Wildlife: nil Chunder: A couple more kids buckets   Well it's been another bumpy, eventful 24hrs.Overnight the wind was up to its usual tricks of being fickle.  Althoughthe overall wave height has dropped, the sea state remains very choppy makinglife on board pretty uncomfortable which is tiring us all out mentallyand physically as our bodies struggle to adjust to the new statusquo.  One of the more challenging tasks iscooking, leaving whoever is on designated mother duty that day thedifficult task of cooking for crew withquestionable appetite whilst leaning at 45. read more...


26/11/2014

BearBaloo - Tag 3 - Entspanntes Segeln auf südlichen Breiten

Gerade haben wir bei angenehmen Seegang einen Atlantik-Burger gegessen undsogar die Sonne hat sich heute blicken lassen, um uns den Rücken zu wärmen. Wirbefinden uns ca. 170 nm südlich von EL Hierro und haben den entspanntensüdlichen Weg über den Atlantik eingeschlagen. Nach drei Tagen auf See bildetsich allmählich eine Routine heraus: Wache, essen , schlafen. Viel aufregendesgibt es nicht zu berichten, nur dass unser Autopilot gestern Nacht ein paarAussetzer hatte und ich heute erfolgreich meine erste Wasserprobe fürOceanConversation genommen habe. Yeahh wir haben gerade bei 20 kn Wind 8 knmit dem Parasailor erreicht! Neue Bestleistung, weil gestern hat er uns schonetwas enttäuscht (bei 10 kn Wind nur 4 kn Fahrt). So kann es gerne weitergehen die nächsten 3 Wochen. Ab in den Süden! Viel. read more...


26/11/2014

Hugur - Hugur half way oday. !

Tuesday 25th November.Weekly meeting on skype with work at home went well.Sailing on, nice wether. We have had some squalls with rain ,some havebeen good enough to shower in so that’s done too.We are alone on this ocean, not a sight of anything other than theocean andthe sky. The only thing is to listen in on the everyday SSBcommunications with the other boats of the ARC+ and thats really nice.Wednsday. 26th November. HALF WAY OVER THE ATLANTIC !Now we have been on the sea for one week and we have covered half ofthe distance to St Lucia. We have been on gooswing for most of thetime, this morning the wind started changing to the southeast and thento the southwest so we have taken down the poled out Genoa and aresailing beam reach.And having done so for about an hour or so the wind has. read more...


26/11/2014

Paroya - Log Day 7 Anglerglück

Seit Kap Verden sind wir nun bereits 7 Tage unterwegs. Der Wind meint es gut mit uns und wir kommen gut voran, einzig die Wellen sind sehr kabbelig und noch nicht so richtig auf Passatwind eingestellt. Man fühlt sich wie in einem Cocktailmixer. Morgen sollten wir in der Hälfte sein. Von Begin an haben wir Anglerglück, es haben bereits 12 Fische angebissen, wir konnten jedoch nur sechs davon rausziehen. Zum Teil waren das riesen Dinger! Aktuell gibt es täglich Fisch, mal schauen wie lange wir noch Lust darauf haben ;-) Gruss von der PAROYA , Roger Zürcher IMG_3784-001. read more...


26/11/2014

Aglaia - 26/11/2014

Two days into ARC 2014 and it has already proven the phrase the ocean is never the same twice.We started from Las Palmas at 10.30 on Monday with a fast reach South to make the bottom of the island, all eyes were on the tracks of the fastest boats to see if they found a short cut through the potential wind shadows that can effect the area.We were recording 14 knots of boat speed as we screamed toward the area keeping fingers crossed for a quick route through and out into open ocean.This is where it became tricky, there were yacht almost becalmed to both the north and south of us as we watched on the radar and worked to tread our way past.All was going perfectly until the last mile when we hit a big wind hole, the second bad news was this wind hole was where the seas funnelling between. read more...


26/11/2014

Purrr-fect - Leg Two- dsy 7: Steady sailing rig

At first light this morning, we gibed our double headsail rig to stay closer to the great circle route course. The wind had shifted about 25 degrees earlier so we decided to do all the work to gibe. This involves all 3 of us to do it best. First we furl in the jib and leave the whisker pole up. Next we drop the loose footed jib and rerun all 4 of the lines to the other side of the boat. Next we move the whisker pole to the other side of the boat by lowering and moving the topping lift, and finally connecting new lines for after and fore guys The sheets (both inboard and outboard) lines to the furling jib are run next, and the outboard one is run through the end of the whisker pole. Finally we hoist the loose footed jib and unfurl the furling jib. And we have a steady sail configuration. read more...


26/11/2014

Ellida 6 - blog

p:26 41.4'N:-18 38.7'WFeiring av 50aars dag'Siren fylte 50 i dag, og og det har vaert stor feiring ombord.Presanger, god middag og et glass champagne.  Alle inviterte moette frem.Vi slapp unna med kun en times motorkjoering i gaar foer vinden kom tilbake med 20-25 kn.  Tvinn paa gennaker furling systemet skapte litt problemer, men ble loest med godt teamarbeid i ettermiddag. 185 kvm spinnaker spredt utover hele dekk på båten.  Avsluttet dagslyset med fin gennakerseilas.  Vi har fortsatt noe beskyttelse fra Kanarioyene, så deter behagelig ombord med lite slingring.  Ser naa kun lanternene fra 3-4 av de mer enn 200 deltakende baatenIMG_5445. read more...


Ellida 6 - blog
Ellida 6 - blog
26/11/2014

Scarlet Oyster - blog day 2

Hi All,Been a fairly busy 2 days since we started the ARC2014, the start went well for us and we were chuffed to be the first yacht over the start line! Leopard 3 soon took over the front running however!We enjoyed a fresh run down the side of Gran Canaria, as the wind speed built to over 30 kn in the acceleration zone we elected to get the kite down to save any costly breakages in sight of the start, a few brave crewspersevered with spinnakers however, Xanadu came storming past us, looking under control but well loaded up!The wind shadow came into play we tried to stay to the east of it, but eventually got sucked in just before dark, my thinking was to stay on the East as the wind rotated to the NE and then find our way through whilst being well south of the island, the 0400 positions. read more...


26/11/2014

Meltemi - 3.Tag - Was die See macht mit uns

Unsere Meltemi liegt auf Kurs - Speed, Stimmung und kulinarische Anregungen sind hervorragend. Am Starttag Filet Bourgignon, am zweiten Tag "Monische" Tortellini. Was 'kocht' Meltemi heute? Die Tage auf See zeigen Wirkung. Rüdiger wird immer zerzauster. Dabei sitzt er zufrieden unter Deck und spielt Sudoko. Wir geben ihm schließlich keine Rätsel auf. Rüdigers Zufriedenheit noch größer seit klar ist: Wir liegen ziemlich gut im Feld. Nils findet dank starker Böen in den Schapps Brillen wieder, von denen er gar nicht wusste, dass er sie dabei hat. Albrecht fragt das erste Mal diskret nach den konkreten Duschmöglichkeiten an Bord... Alexander halluziniert über künftige Gespräche im Kleiderschrank zwischen der abgewetzten Atlantikshort und der schicken City-Bermuda. Monika bewegt sich mit. read more...