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15/12/2012

Mis Amores - Report three: what a day!

December 15, 2012Dear friendsWe went through a whole bunch of highs and lows in the last 24 hours. The lows concern our friends in ARC that are having less luck that we are. We are currently heading to one of them hoping we can help after a storm they went through and left them with a few damages inclusive two injured crew members. There was no Mayday sent out; it makes us believe that they are still holding well. Our boat is taking good care about us so far and we are grateful for that!The highs refer to us and our board life. Yesterday we have witnessed one of the most beautiful sunsets ever seen by any crew member, old and young ones. The pink and turquoise sky and clouds were mirroring in the Atlantic Ocean, so wide and endless. It was spectacular!Today we are sailing in smooth west. read more...


Jus' do it 5 - Photo from ARC 2012
Jus' do it 5 - Photo from ARC 2012
Jus' do it 5 - Photo from ARC 2012
Jus' do it 5 - Photo from ARC 2012
Jus' do it 5 - Photo from ARC 2012
Jus' do it 5 - Photo from ARC 2012
Jus' do it 5 - Photo from ARC 2012
Jus' do it 5 - Photo from ARC 2012
Jus' do it 5 - Photo from ARC 2012
Jus' do it 5 - Photo from ARC 2012
Jus' do it 5 - Photo from ARC 2012
Jus' do it 5 - Photo from ARC 2012
Jus' do it 5 - Photo from ARC 2012
Jus' do it 5 - Photo from ARC 2012
Jus' do it 5 - Photo from ARC 2012
Jus' do it 5 - Photo from ARC 2012
Jus' do it 5 - Photo from ARC 2012
Jus' do it 5 - Photo from ARC 2012
Jus' do it 5 - Photo from ARC 2012
Jus' do it 5 - Photo from ARC 2012
Jus' do it 5 - Photo from ARC 2012
Jus' do it 5 - Photo from ARC 2012
Jus' do it 5 - Photo from ARC 2012
Jus' do it 5 - Photo from ARC 2012
Jus' do it 5 - Photo from ARC 2012
Jus' do it 5 - Photo from ARC 2012
Jus' do it 5 - Photo from ARC 2012
Jus' do it 5 - Photo from ARC 2012
Jus' do it 5 - Photo from ARC 2012
Jus' do it 5 - Photo from ARC 2012
Jus' do it 5 - Photo from ARC 2012
Jus' do it 5 - Photo from ARC 2012
Jus' do it 5 - Photo from ARC 2012
Jus' do it 5 - Photo from ARC 2012
Jus' do it 5 - Photo from ARC 2012
Jus' do it 5 - Photo from ARC 2012
Jus' do it 5 - Photo from ARC 2012
Jus' do it 5 - Photo from ARC 2012
Jus' do it 5 - Photo from ARC 2012
Jus' do it 5 - Photo from ARC 2012
Jus' do it 5 - Photo from ARC 2012
Jus' do it 5 - Photo from ARC 2012
Jus' do it 5 - Photo from ARC 2012
Jus' do it 5 - Photo from ARC 2012
Jus' do it 5 - Photo from ARC 2012
Jus' do it 5 - Photo from ARC 2012
Jus' do it 5 - Photo from ARC 2012
Jus' do it 5 - Photo from ARC 2012
Jus' do it 5 - Photo from ARC 2012
Jus' do it 5 - Photo from ARC 2012
Jus' do it 5 - Photo from ARC 2012
Jus' do it 5 - Photo from ARC 2012
Jus' do it 5 - Photo from ARC 2012
Jus' do it 5 - Photo from ARC 2012
Jus' do it 5 - Photo from ARC 2012
Jus' do it 5 - Photo from ARC 2012
Jus' do it 5 - Photo from ARC 2012
Jus' do it 5 - Photo from ARC 2012
Jus' do it 5 - Photo from ARC 2012
Jus' do it 5 - Photo from ARC 2012
Jus' do it 5 - Photo from ARC 2012
Jus' do it 5 - Photo from ARC 2012
15/12/2012

Rafiki - The aftermath of an 11 hour gale

Cally writes:Thursday 13th December 2012Sailing this ocean is like moving seamlessly through a series ofdifferent rooms. We are in a completely different "room" now, to thescary black one we were in last night.Today the weather has been beautifully sunny and mercifully cool, bycomparison to the horrible, close stickiness we had before the gale.We have had fun this afternoon averaging 9 kts with the spinnaker andare making good progress, ahead of a forecasted hole in the wind,which is set to last for the rest of our journey to St. Lucia.It's a pity that this will mean motoring (unless we want to be at seafor an extra week!) - especially as our aim in not using our enginethrough our last calm was to manage to sail the whole way.Ironically, if we had motored then, we would have got ahead of. read more...


15/12/2012

Jus' do it 5 - LOG DAY 16 - the finish! - an ode at the end...

Wednesday 16th December 2012It's been doom and gloom since we lost our boomand the rain has never stopped falling,we've been soaked to the skinbut we'll take it on the chinas the sea has been our callingAs food supplies dwindlepower's low on the kindlewe wonder how far we've to gothe sails are in tattersbut the racing still mattersnever heed the carnage belowWhen we hear "land ahoy!"you can imagine our joythe end of the voyage is nearcocktails, rum on the beachit's almost in reach!and we're just about out of boat beer......The final hours.......We try hard to reach Rodney Bay before sundown but are less than an hour too late. We cross the finish line at 1818hours local time and are we glad to hear that horn!There are however, a final few challenges - the headsail furler is jammed so we. read more...


15/12/2012

Jus' do it 5 - LOG DAY 15 - yahoo wahoo 2!

Tuesday 11th December 20121200hrs GMT (12th) - miles in last 24 hours - 163POSITION - 14'26 N, 059'45WAt last we get what we asked for - a lovely sunny day, puffy white trade wind clouds and a landed wahoo!There's not quite enough wind - 10-15 knots, 6-7 knots boat speed. Still hopeful we'll get in Wednesday pm in daylight.We enjoy our fish with fried potatoes and salad - McPhail's favourite meal. We're all pretty exhausted now - the watches and helming are taking their toll and we're all looking forward to getting there. Three of the crew have come down with colds so Gordon is on constant contamination alert - no drinking out of bottles!. read more...


15/12/2012

Maunie of Ardwall - A Motoring Maunie on Day 19

As predicted we’re now in motorboat mode. We had some gentle sailing for afew hours yesterday afternoon but the wind evaporated and we’ve been at slowengine speed ever since. Still the sea is calm so we aren’t lurching aboutuncomfortably and the stars were superbly bright last night (the moon is just atiny crescent, from the bottom, so looks like a Cheshire Cat grin).  Rich cooked the last of our fresh steak last night in a delicious Italianbeef stew and we sat in the pilothouse watching War Horse on the laptop whilstConstance the electronic autopilot kept us pointing towards Saint Lucia.   Today has dawned hot and sunny so we stopped the engine and the three chapsjumped over the side for a swim. Wow, really warm water! We were surprised tofind dozens of little rubbery Klingons. read more...


Maunie of Ardwall - A Motoring Maunie on Day 19
Maunie of Ardwall - A Motoring Maunie on Day 19
15/12/2012

Fidelis of London - Day 19 by Lon

180 miles to go!!! The countdown has started!!!We just hope our engine won´t decide to give up, because there isabsolutely no wind. The engine stopped twice in the past 2 days, we had tochange the filters ourselves for the first time. I don´t think it was easycrawling into a boiling engine room while the boat was rolling a lot. Mumand dad only had the 3 of us for assistance as Robert fell quite badly justbefore. As always the 3 of us weren´t exactly taking things very serious soour help was pretty useless, we basically just handed them buckets andthrew things overboard. Luckily the second time we had to change afilter Robert was able to help out, and the rest of us just slept rightthrough it. For some reason these things always happen at the mostinconvenient times, like during dinner or. read more...


15/12/2012

Ceilidh of Lorne - Ceilidh Photos

Here are a few photos as promised. The sailing shots from the ARC finish were by Tim Wright. We are all enjoying the hospitality and glorious weather at St Lucia, still trying to fix various faults on the boat as usual! Hope the weather in Scotland is not too Baltic! Dave Sturrock. read more...


18/11/2011

Morning Star - Carl blog2

Fri Nov 18 @15:30 Three hundred forty seven miles to go.Should be there sometime late Sun afternoon.We're moving along nicely at about 7.5 kts in 14 kts wind about 70 degrees off our bow, a nice point of sail.We've been on this tack forever.Life at 15 to 20 degrees of heel can be wearing.A period at closer to 25 degrees was downright aggravating. Fortunately spirts are good even though we're abstaining from spirits.I only do very terse, rude messages from the navigation computer which hooks directly to the email outlet.Trying to keep from sliding in the chair onto the keyboard is a challenge which soon grows tedious.  Yesterday we caught 3 dorados aka mahi mahi fish.We let the last one go as it was getting later and the fish was small.The two Johns are our fishermen, and John Kraft. read more...


Ceilidh of Lorne - Ceilidh Photos
Ceilidh of Lorne - Ceilidh Photos
Ceilidh of Lorne - Ceilidh Photos
Ceilidh of Lorne - Ceilidh Photos
Ceilidh of Lorne - Ceilidh Photos
Ceilidh of Lorne - Ceilidh Photos
Ceilidh of Lorne - Ceilidh Photos
Ceilidh of Lorne - Ceilidh Photos
Ceilidh of Lorne - Ceilidh Photos
Ceilidh of Lorne - Ceilidh Photos
Ceilidh of Lorne - Ceilidh Photos
Ceilidh of Lorne - Ceilidh Photos
Ceilidh of Lorne - Ceilidh Photos
Ceilidh of Lorne - Ceilidh Photos
15/12/2012

All-Linn - Dag 18 Solslikking

En tålmodighetsprøve, risiko for hjerteinfarkt og sekunder fra å bli gal!Tripptelleren har tatt ferie sammen med speedometert, og vinden – ja, den er eteventyr for seg selv... Med kort avstand til land ligger vi fortsatt er ute ådupper og venter på at seilene atter skal fylle seg opp. Etter mye klaging,sutring og forbannelse over værguder og værmeldere (ja, for det er jo deresfeil!), tar vi oss selv i å ligge på dekk og slikke sol, med en pils i hånden,et blikkstille hav og skyfri himmel – og bare klage! Vi kommer frem til at vihar det faktisk bare bra. Å klage over denne tilværelsen blir i ganske mangentilfelder bare feil.  Vi nyter dagene i sola, med godt selskap og godehistorier. På nattevakten ligger jeg og ser på stjernene, styrer roret med beinaetter relativ peiling på Stella. read more...


15/12/2012

Hera - Ölige See

ImLaufe der Nacht ist auch der letzte Lufthauch eingeschlafen – der Alptraum einesjeden Seglers: Eine ölige See soweit das Auge reicht.Fürdie letzten Stunden unserer Atlantiküberquerung hat sich Rasmus endgültig zurRuhe gebettet. Da hilft auch kein Sherry mehr.Umdie unerträgliche Hitze im Cockpit zu ertragen (Zum Glück konnte ich gestern denAutopiloten wieder zum Leben erwecken.), werden wir wieder ein Sonnensegel ausBettlaken aufspannen. Die Lust zum Rudergehen hat erheblich abgenommen.Malsehen, ob es mit den Eiswürfeln aus dem Tiefkühlfach wird. Gestern Abend hattenwir unter einem phantastischen Sternenhimmel dank Henrys Apple eine tolleDiashow aller bisher von der Crew geschossenen Fotos.Noch138 sm bis Rodney Bay! Stefan. read more...


15/12/2012

Stormvogel - Tag 18: Wo die Frustration keine Grenzen kennt...

(in Anlehnung an U2´s famosen "Where the streets have no name" Hit).Dieser Blogeintrag wird geschrieben am 15.12.2012, Morgens zwischen 5:30 und 8:00 Uhr. Also einen Tag später als die Ereignisse selbst. Aber etwas Abstand von den Dingen ist ja bekanntlich immer gut.Der Tag begann mit der Erkenntnis, das wir handeln müssen. Die ganze Nacht sind wir ziellos durch die Flaute getrieben und die "Wettervorhersagen" (...werde ich ab jetzt immer nur noch in Anführungszeichen setzten) melden einvernehmlich Flaute bis Montag.Also handeln!Also irgendwie die Leine aus dem Propeller bekommen!Die Sonne geht auf und mein Plan zur Lösung dieses Problems steht:Ich binde mir einen Rettungsknoten auf den Bauch (spezieller Knoten mit einer Leine um Menschen am Oberkörper abbergen zu können), daran machen. read more...



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