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07/12/2012

Jay Jay - Day 11 17N 37W

Yesterday was a lovely day - sun shining, gentle breezes coming from exactly the right angle to deploy the gennaker for the first time,  Flying this sail gained us an extra couple of knots - all good for helping us reach our target arrival date.  And added to that, the watermaker is fully functional so we were all able to indulge in a shower.  Luxury indeed. Of course there has to be some crisis requiring solving and yesterday it was the generator.  Turns out it was simply low on oil - being new, it presumably has burnt more than usual.  Anyway, it is now back on line charging the batteries - crisis averted. Jay Jay afloat is proving to be a gastronomic delight - fresh bread every day, home-cooked dinners and even desserts as and when.  Today,. read more...


07/12/2012

Indulgence - 'Aslyum Indulgence' or 'When good crew go bad'

Thursday 6th DecemberCurrent Position: N 18o 05'.833 W 38o 40".129Current Speed : 7.3 knotsDistance to finish at Saint Lucia : 1301 nm* * * * *'Aslyum Indulgence' or 'When good crew go bad'The blog has become topic of the day, especially since we are completely ignorant of what is going on in the outside world. This afternoon a notebook was handed around, with all crew members asked to write a line in the effort to compose a limerick of some sort for our readers. Read on, and ask yourself, is it time to be a bit worried about crew mentalities at this stage, or will we make it one piece? Can you guess who wrote what?Captain Blood, Scully, Esmerelda and Bob Johnny Smart PantsWith dreams of coconuts a plenty and lobster thermador.Are we there yet?We added a bit of colour to our own 200 sq. read more...


07/12/2012

Katherine - DAY 10: Productive Day at Sea "16:06.16N 48:07.38W"

With light to non existent winds for the majority of the day the fellows took to sending AB up the mast again to retrieve the halyard  and retrieve the top swivel and set about rechecking and removing another batten from the main, while Lee attacked the inside right down to digging out the vacuum cleaner. With sail wardrobe almost restored – don't have a sewing machine on-board to stitch up the A3 – every one was feeling pretty impressed. Even better we also got to dig out the Code 0 for a short time and put it away without any damage! To make the most of the calmer conditions we decided a BBQ was in order and set to cooking up some steaks with a good Aussie Shiraz as an early celebration for Darbs birthday which is actually Saturday. Highlight of the day was around 5pm. read more...


Katherine - DAY 10: Productive Day at Sea "16:06.16N 48:07.38W"
Katherine - DAY 10: Productive Day at Sea
Katherine - Day 10 Code 0
Katherine - Day 10 Code 0
Katherine - Day 10 Steak and Shiraz
Katherine - Day 10 Steak and Shiraz
07/12/2012

Proteus of London - ARC blog 07.12.12

Wednesday 5th December (part 2)Correction to the earlier comment on Tuesday 4th December; The whales were approximately 25 ft long, not 25m. Must be all the sun and excitement.....Sailed right into the centre of a huge storm, which besides shrivelling and shrinking the helmsmen, caused us to steer a lot further north than anticipated. Slow, uncomfortable progress made today.Thursday 6th DecemberAfter all the bad weather of yesterday we made the most of glorious sunshine and calm seas, enjoying swimming off the back deck (where we discovered that a boat that's travelling at 0.0 kts actually moves fairly quickly!!??), had two separate pods of dolphins swimming alongside us for quite a while and ended up with a spot of Oli boom dunking. A good day all round.. read more...


07/12/2012

Jus' do it 5 - LOG DAY 10 - yahoo wahoo!

Friday 6th December 2012 1200hrs GMT (7th December) - miles in last 24 hours - 87 POSITION - 16' 16'55 N , 043' 15.159 W At mid-day we celebrate 1000 miles to go - camera shy McPhail takes the photos and we share a bottle of rose cava. There's very little wind in totally the wrong direction so the party's a little subdued......Just after our party, and well timed to lift our spirits, approximately 2 dozen dolphins appear from nowhere - could be the 'rough toothed' variety, but as usual it's difficult to tell. Annie hangs over the bow with the camera and we all enjoy the show as they leap and bound all around, but mostly playing with the bow. We're still doing an average 6-7 knots in 9-10 knots wind. It's very hot now, we're all lying about the deck when we. read more...


Coral IV - Ny solskinnsdag - lite vind men fisk!
Coral IV - Ny solskinnsdag - lite vind men fisk!
Coral IV - Ny solskinnsdag - lite vind men fisk!
Coral IV - Ny solskinnsdag - lite vind men fisk!
07/12/2012

Coral IV - Ny solskinnsdag - lite vind men fisk!

17:19.28 N 41:55.90 W Natten har vært veldig rolig- og ofte har vi kun seilt i 3-5 kn. Litt frustrerende når vi tross alt har mer enn 1.100 nm å gå. I tillegg har vinden kommet rett mot,  så vi har hatt valget mellom å seile for langt nord eller for langt sør. Men det har også vært veldig behagelig – og vi har latt det stå til. Nå har vinden økt og vi går i 5 kn. Jeg stresses litt av at mange andre båter ligger foran oss. I følge Morten (Persson) ligger vi som 114 av 234 båter. Også i vår gruppe ligger vi midt i. Men, som sagt før: Vi konkurrerer ikke. Vi koser oss. Har plenumsdiskusjon og konsensus på om vi skal øke eller redusere seil osv. Og vi har det aldeles utmerket ombord. Ikke hastverk med å komme til St. Lucia. " Reisen tar slutt når vi kommer til land"! Sen, varm. read more...


Vaquita - Dominic, Crew
Vaquita - Dominic, Crew
Vaquita - Martin, Crew
Vaquita - Martin, Crew
Vaquita - Udo, Crew
Vaquita - Udo, Crew
Vaquita - Christof, Skipper
Vaquita - Christof, Skipper
Vaquita - Nico, Crew
Vaquita - Nico, Crew
Vaquita - Andreas, Crew
Vaquita - Andreas, Crew
07/12/2012

Hera - Wetter

Noch 50 sm bis zum Bergfest. Von Passat ist seit Stunden nichts zu spüren. Wir kacheln mit doppeltgerefften Segeln hart am Wind aus SSW. Dazu schüttet es wie aus Eimern – ein feuchtes Geburtstagsständchen für unsere Sandra aus der Schweiz. Sie nimmt es gelassen und freut sich auf den Geburtstagskuchen, den Margrit gestern abend gebacken hat.Der Salonboden ist durch das Salz wie eine Rutschbahn. Habe gerade vom Kartentisch mit dem Rechner in der Hand einen doppelten Rittberger auf die Sitzpolster auf der anderen Bordseite hingelegt. Rechner. read more...


07/12/2012

Salsa af Stavsnäs - The Norrmalms Syndrom

There is a term in psychology called the Norrmalmstorgs syndrom. It was discovered around 1975 when a bank robbery became a record breaking 20 days of hostage taking in a bank at Norrmalms Torg / Stockholm. The syndrom happened after 10 days or so, the hostages actually startied to sympathize with the robbers. The situation was so absurd that when the police finally broke in the hostages tried to protect the robbers. The explanation is of course that when your life is dependent on somebody you cannot afford to make that your enemy. Most sailboat owners "love" their boat. I guess. Even in Falmouth the junk yard of boats laying around the mud in low tide have names that tell you about a relation that might not last any longer. A boat needs to be taken care of and it. read more...


07/12/2012

La Boheme - Day 10 at sea - We caught the mighty Marlin

The night of the 5/6 December was a show of light. We had a Low to the North of us around 200 miles and we could see the lightning everywhere. At some stage, we packed all our electronic devices in alu foil and place them in our oven. Fortunately for us, we did not hear any thunder and therefore assumed the center was far from us. We were surrounded by squalls, the wind changing from 20 kn to 42kn and this lasted all night. By morning, we started to come out of the Low system and we could see the blue sky in front of us. Behind us and to the North, the clouds were dark, forbidding, and you could see the streaks of rain under. Ahead of us was a day with light winds.At 4pm we started the engine and decided to start fishing, there was no wind. At 7pm just as we were eating our dinner, the. read more...


07/12/2012

Meltemi - 06.12.2012. Seetag - Nikolausi

Position: 21-12N / 047-48WCOG: 270 degSOG: 7,0 knNur noch schlappe 862 nm to go !!!Heute ist der Tag des Feste Feierns!Nikolausi!Bordzeit-Umstellung!1.000-Meilen-To-Go-Fest!Darauf ein Duschbad!Doch die Ereignisse ueberschlagen sich - zunaechst kein Duschbad:In der neuen Rangliste, die wir taeglich gegen 12:00 Uhr utc bekommen, haben wir uns auf den zweiten Platz unserer Klasse gesegelt. Jubel bricht aus!Und da - ploetzlich beisst eine Dorade von 107cm Laenge und ist bald darauf sicher an Bord. Was fuer ein grosser und schoener Fisch! Danke ergebenst, ihr Goetter der Winde und der See, fuer dieses herrliche Geschenk! Das Nikolausi-Diner ist gesichert! :-) @ Matthias: Hartmuts Leine hat vor deiner Rute gewonnen!Dann wird ausgerefft, das angescheuerte 1. Smeerreep gerichtet (googelt doch. read more...


07/12/2012

Scarlet Oyster - The drag race commences!

Hi All,We finally seemed to extract ourselves from the light wind zone by about 2100UT, after a tense day working really hard to keep moving, the weather files suggested that we had to get to the wind rather than it come to us, so it was important to gain every bit of boatspeed we could through the light stuff.By our calculations we came out the hole about 1% behind Quokka 8 on handicap, we have a more southerly position which means she will have to spend more time on the less favoured port gybe to get to the finish line, wealso have the benefit of more runway before the finish to better our average speed for the trip. One thing is for sure no one will be giving up easily!The Sigma Persephone, and our friends on the Swan 44 Selene are also well in the hunt and are currently only a. read more...


07/12/2012

Poespas - day 10

Day 10From the skipper's logApologies for the inadvertent cockup (pardon the pun) at the end of my last blog. Please see further below for a plausible explanation.Another eventful day in our hectic transatlantic sojourn into the annals of history. We just learned from a well-placed source that we may have stirred literary leanings in the few readers of our daily blogs by being selected blog of the week or some such. Who had thought that sailing across the Atlantic would invoke prosaic feelings in battle-hardened sailors, but then ocean sailing can be very special indeed.Anyway, I digress. Back to nautical basics. That long since promised eulogy about our using that whatchamacallit Parasailor will have to wait a tad longer, as we still did not have the right conditions to lose our. read more...


07/12/2012

Venomous - Update

6th December 2012.Venemous At SeaDuring the past 24 hours we witnessed a spectacular sunset with the horizon displaying many shades of red with lovely reflection off the clouds. It was a sight to behold. However not long after we were becalmed for over 10 hours. While the vessel rolled, we had a lovely star light with Jupiter, Orion's Belt and Sirius as well a almost full moon lighting up the sky. The downside was it was like an oven below decks as there was no movement of air through the boat .We were all delighted when a bit of wind eventually returned followed shortly afterwards by a downpour of warm rain which was treat and very refreshing. The lads on watch were even able to have a quick shower!!As the winds were very variable we had fewer sail changes during the day but spent a lot. read more...


07/12/2012

Johanem - Ocean musings

On the moon...We spend as much time in the dark as in the light and up until now the moon has been our friend. Moonlight is a sort of alternative daylight, complete with shadows and a soft light (as loved in Jane Austin novels for summer balls etc. as Susie reminded me) However, its coming up later and later (last night 01:45) and there is less and less of it - leaving us to hurtle (if 7 kts can be considered hurtling) through the pitch black night. Sometimes we have the stars as compensation but of late .. not a lot. We look forward to the moon's return next week.On our watery world...We are now quite used to the fact that we exist on an 8 mile wide watery disc under the dome of the sky. It's always the same size but it's constantly changing. The bit we love the most is when the wind. read more...


06/12/2012

Peter von Seestermühe - 06.12.12

Liebe Peterfans,Heute war morgen...Nach dem Gewitter - ein gewaltiger Anblick ohnes Gleichen (zumindest nicht Viele) und unmengen Süßwasser welches auf Christoph und die Wache nieder geprasselt ist - absolute Windstille und ein endloser Spiegel um uns herum. Dann nichts. Vielen Stunden lang. Auf große Strecken kein Ruderwirken und Halbblondine die es geschafft hat, den Peter wieder Richtung Gran Canaria zu drehen. Dann eine kleine Brise so gegen 5 uhr morgens, genug um das Schiff wieder in Richtung St Lucia zu steuern (zumindest Quadrant) und 3 Knoten zu fahren. Dann wieder nichts außer der Druck der aus den Positionslisten hervor geht und die Ruhe einerunendlich scheinender 2 Knoten Bummelfahrt.Der Skipper muss was in der Luft gerochen haben, denn kurz vor der Kaffeepause kam die. read more...


06/12/2012

Northern Child - Daily Log 9 - 5/12/12 - Singing and Laughter in the Air

Daily Run    209mDTT             197nm Lunch           Oven baked Baguette with Ham, Cheese and Sweet Chilli SauceDinner           Red Thai Pork Curry There has been good news and bad news today.  The bad news was our midday report which showed us doing only 130nm towards target and having lost out on many of the yachts in our fleet - that was very disappointing.  BUT, the good news was, well fabulous. The last 24hrs has been one of the pivotal moments that happen on a long offshore or Ocean passage.  It is that magical moment, when you know that the duckling has. read more...


06/12/2012

Northern Child - ARC DAY 10: 6/12 (16.5N 44.1W) written by Adolfo

Now officially less than a 1000 nautical miles to go..... yiiiiiiiiiiiiiiippiee! It feels good to achieve another symbolic milestone and begin the countdown. As I type this we are in a painfully slow situation, sailing at at 3-4 Knots with 3-4 Knots of wind. Obviously we can't use the day to log a lot of miles. If anything we are happy to just keep moving. Christian has marched us all into a dry out, cleaning, wiping, sorting out day. This included everything from sail storage, dry up and preparation of spinakers, cushions, bedding, towels, cloths, drying out oil skins and trousers.... all of that and always 10 people on deck. From a mile away Northern Child would have looked as a gipsy boat or a car boot sale. After the cleaning and giving that we have gone throught a lot of supplies. read more...


06/12/2012

Northern Child - ARC DAY 9: 5/12 (17.0N 41.5W) - written by Adolfo

Hot hot hot.Pretty much all day on deck since 6am and it has been hot from early on. Matt, Howard and I were on the helm in shorts from 8am and it only got hotter since.The morning started with an unexpected change in wind direction which made our navigation towards St. Lucia difficult so we had to remove pole and move from a run to a reach to stay on a southerly course. We did the, by now well established, routine of 30 mins rotating 30 mins stints at the helm while taking care of other important chores like breakfast, shave, washing, etc... By the time we get to St Lucia we reckon that Matt, Richard and I would have been at the helm for at least 400 nautical miles each in top-end conditions. Good training I'd say.The rest of the crew started coming on deck around 10am... everyone was. read more...


06/12/2012

Coral IV - Dag med kontraster

18:33.04N 39:12.85W Dette har vært en litt rar dag – spesielt med hensyn til vær. Det regnet. Ikke litt regn. Ikke mye regn. Nei himlens sluser åpnet seg. Fra etternatten fortsatte det utover til langt ut på ettermiddagen. Vi kunne til tider ikke se fra den ene siden av cockpit til den andre. Inne i båten var det 32-33 varmegrader og fuktig så det dryppet fra taket. Sam og Steinar tok med seg sjampo og dusjet seg i regnet. En bøtte som sto i cockpit ble fylt av vann. Så ble det opphold – og mindre vind. Vi heiste storseilet til topps for første gang på denne turen. Inn i en aldeles vakker solnedgang seilte vi for fulle seil i 11 kn vind og 8 kn. Ganske lite sjø. Mild fin luft. Steinar sin fruktsalat med krem, på toppen av “får-i-kål”. Da blir det ikke mye bedre. //Otto. read more...


Coral IV - Dag med kontraster
Coral IV - Dag med kontraster
Coral IV - Dag med kontraster
Coral IV - Dag med kontraster
Coral IV - Dag med kontraster
Coral IV - Dag med kontraster
06/12/2012

Coral IV - Tropical storms

17:38.08 N 41:02.41 W Last night the wind shifted and for the first time we found ourselves on a beam reach. It made a nice change after all the downwind running and I hand steered the boat through my watches. In addition to being rather relieved that we always have auto pilot, I have also been secretly rather disgusted and it was a pleasant change to get a feel for the boat driving through the tropical night at eight or nine knots.I awoke late to the drumming of rain on the deckhead. The yacht had developed a listless motion as  the wind died away to nothing. Up on deck it looked like a pretty standard day in the Solent; grey and monotonous and I cowered under the sprayhood trying to avoid the rain. The big difference was the heat. Down below decks it was stiflingly hot and. read more...


Coral IV - Tropical storms
Coral IV - Tropical storms
Coral IV - Tropical storms
Coral IV - Tropical storms
06/12/2012

El Mundo - Thursday 6th December

Sometimes nothing happens at sea and the last 24 hours or so have been such a period, so I have nothing to report.Other than:We had the most enormous and impressive lightening last night with the mainstorm centred to the North - God's fireworks in all their splendour.We had numerous squalls and changeable gusting winds last night that tried the patience and stamina of all the crew.We have no wind today and have decided to motor towards St Lucia to find wind - drifting away from St Lucia in circles was no one's idea of fun. Dee, Robert and Nick went swimming at 18 degrees 30 minutes point 8 North;43 degrees 31 minutes point 3 West - in 4,000 metres!We sighted a whale 50 metres off our starboard beam.Robert blocked the forward heads with kitchen paper - I know, I know - and has spent the. read more...


06/12/2012

Puddle Jumper - blog 6th Dec 2012

SkipperJust in case you were wondering where we are headed for, we noticed from the weather grib files a hole about 150 mls across with no wind. So we set off South to try and get around its Southern edge, very fast sail Dickie and i never saw less than 9 kts and did see a sustained 11.5 kts. Unfortunately we are not going to miss it so expect little progress and even hotter conditions which are even now hot. On the up side, on the other side it should be ideal for the big Parasail. WB Letter from over Halfway to America by A Cook (L. J. Silver/JAD)   So here we all are, on the good ship Puddlejumper with Captain Blue Beard and his not so scurvy crew, on account of the significant cargo of fresh fruit and vegetables placed on board during our provisioning in Las Palmas. The Captain. read more...


06/12/2012

Ace - at Sea

Good Afternoon, Sorry for the late transmission today. Yesterday and today are the days we knew we would be sailing through a trough of light air and it presented lots of challenges. In addition to losing our air any going 4 knots or less at times, we had to sail a course that was slightly away from St Lucia in order to get to a more favorable wind. As a consequence you may have noticed that we sailed far less distance yesterday than in previous days. Last night we actually sailed away from our destination by about 35 miles. Sometimes it takes a lot of patience and faith in the navigation team! Late this afternoon we finally set a course directly to St.Lucia and put up our first spinnaker. As the sun set a few minutes ago we dropped the kite and put up a working jib for the night sail.. read more...


06/12/2012

Bardeau - Half Way Moet

17.44N 37.27WViolent argument on board. One bottle of Moet, 2 of Cava. C.Dundee calls the Cava Methode Champagnois...we all call it something not suitable for a family blog. 5 voted save fizz for end...1, Animal voted drink it now...so we drank it. Argument over. The exact moment of crossing the half way linewas interrupted by Mr Kennedy losing the seventh fish in 2 days ... whenever he approaches the rod...it goes limp. Wendy (Mrs K) please note. In fact so little fish has been landed that there is a hot dog crisis looming. 15 varieties down to three. JK estimates with his sextant and Colonel Norries book of Celestials we have 4 yards of hot dogs left. And so the water became thick with Cava and Champagne corks whilst we approached the line at 12.30....anyway enough of the nautical. read more...


06/12/2012

Rivendell - Log: "Rainy Days and Sunday's Get Me Down"

5 December 2012: "Rainy Days and Sunday's Get Me Down"Not really, it was a popular song title years ago. Today we experienced the first substantial rain storms of our voyage. Each night we've often had a very brief light rain squall, but today it was different. The winds were light 12 to 18 knots, but the rain was very heavy. It just poured! I would say that we encountered about 4 1/2 hours of rain. Interesting the crew opted to stay inside - Bruce and Ben were out on deck practically all of the time with brief visits by Ian and Dom. Everyone else were content to stay inside and watch movies that we have been down loading from the internet. Which is fine. After tonight's evening snacks and a brief movie - we will get back to our normal watch schedule. The discussion is coming up - when. read more...


06/12/2012

Orion - Dag 10

HeiStartet med nattevakt sammen Henrik : Kl. 05.00 Henrik styrer, plutselig skriker han " something hit my face " og boyer seg over rattet. Jeg finner lommelykten og ser at en flyvefisk har truffet Henrik midt i panna. Den ligger naa og spreller paa dorken.KL. 06.00 Jeg har styrt siden Henrik fikk fisken i panna. Vi bytter, men han er tydeligvis fortumlet enna for i det oyeblikket jeg kommer til luka horer jeg et brak, snur meg og ser kun de lange beina til Henrik over pidestallen. Han har tydeligvis vondt i rygge, saa jeg tar over igjen.KL 09.30 : Ligger og sover,kommer et vanvittig spetakkel fra cockpit. Spretter opp i bare trusa og synet som motte meg kommer jeg aldri til aa glemme. Keith styrer baaten staaende paa cockpitbenken. Russeren ligger og slaass paa doerken med en Blue. read more...


06/12/2012

Orion - Week 2, Thursday 6th

Today was the big fishing triumph with Alex catching a 2 metre long blue marlin. It was properly sedated with Kalashnikov vodka before being cleaned and cut into fillets. We have more meat than we can eat. Henrik. This ARC this year is such a fantastic sailing experience, endless beam and broad reaching as fast as you dare to go with out breaking the equipment. The crew, now a team all going for their own golds, all working together, as this way they will all live their own dream. To see the star constellation Orion pass over the mast top of yacht Orion is one of our 24hr highlights. Keith It has been a very fishy day one way an another... I woke during the night to the sound of hysterical laughter from the cockpit and discovered that Henrik had been hit on the face by another flying. read more...


06/12/2012

Senta - Day 10

We celebrated half way yesterday with one drink, the first on this trip. After the happy times in Las Palmas we have not missed alcohol at all. Only 1200 miles to go and as our weather guru from wetterdienst had predicted we are in the middle of a low. So back with the reef (we have only sailed unreefed for one day) and out with the No 3 jib. The wind is from the side and we are still doing more than 7 knots, but it is grey and rainy. Inside the boat it is hot and humid as we can't open the hatches due to rain and waves. Last night we had squalls etc and nobody slept a lot. I believe we will not ever get trade winds on this trip, it is just one of those years. Fresh food slowly running out, still have some apples, bananas and a mango. Tonight has chicken stirfry on the menu. the guys. read more...


06/12/2012

Caryali - la buona vecchia bolina mediterranea

ciao ciao qui si prosegue tutto bene salvo che l'aliseo ha ceduto il posto ad un vento da sud che ci obbliga a cimentarci in una bolina oceanica.. davvero non pensavamo. stiamo avanzando abbastanza velocemente e stranamente ci e' passato sopra una specie di pappagallo. sicuramente no da terra siamo troppo lontani magari da una nave scappato chissa??. umore a bordo sempre buono anche se ce chi comincia a chiedersi cosa fara' una volta a terra a santa lucia. insomma bellissima esperienza ma il richiamo della terra e' sempre forte. le giornate volano via e non si ha davvero il tempo di annoiarsi tra pesca vela qualcosa da riparare la cucina e per alcuni il cinema serale si va via veloci. le giornate sono lunghe perche siamo ancora con rario utc e quindi abbiamo il sole sino alle 8 /9. read more...


06/12/2012

Loupan - Mot Västindien- 6 december

Efter gårdagen följde en natt då vi hela tiden på långt avstånd kunde följa åskväder som låg ute på havet. Vi var varnade av Mads att det skulle kunna finnas en hel del åska och kraftigt regn i samband med en lågtryckspassage längre norrut. Vid 5-tiden på morgonen var det sedan dags att stifta närmare bekantskap med åskan och regnet. Som tur var blev det inte så kraftig åska på nära håll, men våra livs häftigaste regnväder som varade i tre timmar. Häftigt var ordet! När regnet slutat dog vinden och vi har gått för motor några timmar när vinden helt dött ut. Man får göra det i cruisingklassen, som ju vi seglar i. Dock får man tilläggstid för motorgång, men det är inte så kul att ligga och gunga i dyningen (2-3 meter) heller. Vi hör andra båtar på VHFen runt omkring som också saknar. read more...


06/12/2012

Capricho - Día Nº 10 - Sale el sol

Día Nº 10 Posición actual                 21ºN ~17,0’45ºW~28,5’              Distancia recorrida del día : 161 MN          Velocidad promedio : 6.7 Nudos En ese tiempo de mierda que tuvimos ayer, se me olvido contarles que paso a nuestro lado un pequeño yate privado, el Vibrant de 279 pies. Sostuvimos una corta y amable charla con el Capitán Ingles, al principio very proper y hasta cauteloso, pero cuando supo que estábamos en el ARC se convirtió en un típico marinero cuentero. Se cruzan de Palmas a Saint Martin, a velocidad de crucero en modo de conservación de combustible 9 días. No es lo que cuesta. read more...


Capricho - Día Nº 10 - Sale el sol
Capricho - Día Nº 10 - Sale el sol
06/12/2012

Laissez-faire - Media Release

This goes out to our large and ever growing global fan base.Due to some minor complaints about the language used in our first post this is what we have to say on the matter:It was not our intention to offend the language used was harsh but we did not so intend.For those who are concerned everyday we remind Rick to brush his teethAlthough changing his undies might be greater feat.to date a lot of nudity going down,to our female followers I bet you wana know who wears the crown, we will leave this for your minds to wander,while we sit on the back waiting for mahimahi and ponder.Life is lonely out on the sea, but in its own way it looks like iv found the meaning of life for both you and me.Yes we're getting deep on the Laissez-faire like you do,pondering the big questions like are we the. read more...


06/12/2012

Morpion - Jeudi 6 Decembre 22°01N:41°00W

Bon la VMG, comme promis.Comment ça marche un bateau à voile ? Lentement ! Et surtout, rarement dansla bonne direction.Pour la faire courte (mais bonne) un bateau performant, standard,fonctionne correctement entre 30 et 150 degrés du vent. Je m’explique. Sivous vous mettez face au vent, dans la rue par exemple, et que vousimaginez être un bateau (oui c’est bizarre je le conçois), afin d’avancervers l’avant il vous faudra vous tourner un peu sur le coté – disons versla gauche. La si le vent arrive entre 0 et 30° de votre axe (<13H, sur unemontre « virtuelle ») vous avez le vent dans le pif : c’est mort. Entre 30°et 60° vous allez avancer au « Près » (entre 13H et 14H), entre 60 et 120vous allez être dans des allures que les anglais appellent « Reaching » (ceterme pseudo-savant. read more...



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