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28/11/2014

EH01 - Eat Sleep Sail Repeat

Hi everyone,The last 24 hours has provided us with some excellent sailing. With the wind in the North it has provided fast reaching conditions allowing us to lay our mark to the north of St Lucia perfectly. We made the decision as a crew to maximise our VMG and proceed under white sails for the next day or so until the wind veers around to the east again. Fingers crossed this decision pays off as we continue on our mission to crack into the top 5 overall!!The weather was a bit on the chilly side this morning but it has now turned into a glamour afternoon with the sun shining and 15-20 knots of wind just ahead of the beam. All the crew are enjoying life in their shorts and t-shirts, makes a nice change from the foul weather gear!!As usual with these trips the crew are developing very. read more...


25/11/2014

Aurelia - test

Test email All Received --. read more...


28/11/2014

Rhumb - Log Day 4

Today saw the departure of David and Len - a very difficult moment for us all for lots of obvious reasons.The day did perk up a little though, as a wander into town brought us to an Irish hostelry, whereupon we just had to have a couple ofpints of Guinness - very nice they were too. Yours truly though, spilt most of his before the first sip was taken.On our way back to the marina, we happened upon a young lady who was preparing her boat to row across the Atlantic to Dominica - 3 months apparently rowing for 8 hours a day, we thought we had problems!! Quite a lady really - adventurous or foolhardy, only time will tell. On a similar subject, this reminded us of what could have been quite an embarrassing encounter on day 2 when we nearly ran down a British 4 man row boat, probably on a. read more...


28/11/2014

King's Legend - living at an angle

Four days of living at an anglePosition 23.07.303N & 28.03.561WMeans:• Steering at an angle• Walking and growing huge calves for free at an angle• Showering and dressing at an angle• Putting in my contact lenses at angle resulted in two lenses in oneeye. That doesn’t really help while steering and looking at the wind vane.• Peeing at an angle – men are only allowed to sit - pure damage control• Shitting at an angle. It is extremely hard to flush as water tendsflow downward. And aiming the toilet paper correctly at an angle is anotherdemanding task• Catching two fishes in 15 minutes. That is mostly the art of hoistingit on deck aiming at a bucket at an angle• Cooking at an angle. If you don’t fix it; it will fly through thegalley choosing any angle• Eating at an angle. Most of the. read more...


28/11/2014

Paroya - Log Day 9 Happy Crew

Volle zwei Tag konnte sich die Crew von Fisch ernähren und der Kühlschrank bot langsam wieder Kapazität. Also gut Angelstopp aufgehoben und Leine ins Wasser! 30' später ein Biss, Stress, Genua einrollen anluven und Leine langsam einholen. Schwierig, viel Zug, sehr viel Zug... nach 20' sehen wir den Prachtskerl unter dem Boot schwimmen, wieder mal eine Dorade, die 7te. Kurz später landete der Fisch im Boot und wurde mit Bier und Ruhm betäubt, trotzdem mussten wir den Steuerstand verlassen, da dieser noch immer wild um sich schlug. ca. 10-12Kg und 1.2m lang. Kühlschrank ist wieder voll und nun ist wieder Angelstopp. Das heisst, morgen ist die Zeit um wieder ein paar Meilen auf die Konkurrenz gut zu machen. In Bezug auf die Arbeit und Zubereitung, bevorzugen wir eher die kleineren Modelle,. read more...


Paroya - Log Day 9 Happy Crew
Paroya - Log Day 9 Happy Crew
28/11/2014

American Spirit II - Day 326; Another Great Day on Safari, Including Lions Again; Thursday, November 27, 2014

A little bit about the Lalibela Game Reserve. The game reserve spans 5 different eco-systems: valley bushveld, savannah grassland, fynbos, riverine forest and acacia woodland, resulting in a diversity of plants/trees, animals and birds. I have no idea what a 'valley bushveld,' 'fynbos,' 'riverine' forest and 'acacia' woodland are. However, the bottom line is, that with different types of topography you get a greater variety of animals.Its Thanksgiving Day in the USA, but not in South Africa. No turkey here. Up at 5:00 AM, with breakfast at 5:30 AM . My light breakfast consisted of toast, a banana and a glass of passion fruit juice.Even before the light breakfast, Jack and Joel saw 3 elephants on the hill behind our compound. The range ride started at 6:00 AM, with Joel and I seated in. read more...


28/11/2014

Sandvita - Dag fyra och fem

Dag 4 och 5. En vacker soluppgång förhöjer färdens värde med glans. Natten har varit lite jobbig med växlande vindar. Att reva i kompakt mörker, monstervågor och tjuriga vindar är lika skrämmande som att leka kurragömma med en knicbeväpnad psykopat. Nåväl allt gick bra tack vare det ovanöiga mod som denna besättning besitter. Vi fick sällskap av några förvånade delfiner som avundsjukt glodde på vårt kaffe och våra mumsiga Ballerinakakor. God mat och äkta glädje är det som kännetecknar Sandvita. Matros Magnus tilldelades en ofrivillig chock där han låg och drömde en otäck dröm om misshandel när han väcktes med det vänliga orden "det är din tur nu" tydligren passade dessa ord illa in i drömmen. Kanske hade det något med straffpåföljden att göra. Nätterna på havet kan stundtals kännas lite. read more...


28/11/2014

Monomotapa - 28th November

Monomotapa 28th November 2014Another day of excellent progresswith good wind all day and night ranging from 14 - 20 Knots from North East or...from David: "Over there!!!"Highlight was a school of about 30 dolphins that played around the boat for about 15 minutes just after 7.00pm - absolutely wonderful to see..The boat s constantly leaning about 15-30 degrees to port which has made the watermaker unhappy. We will need to conserve water until we can have a more neutral angle. This will hopefully happen in one to two daysAlberto's "Galley Slave", Antonella, keepsover-feeding us with full breakfast, including fried eggs & bacon, every morning thena coked lunch and finally cooked dinner - as good as a Sienna Restaurant...David and Mike wish their family and friends in the USA a belated. read more...


28/11/2014

Rhumb - Log Day 3

Early morning saw our arrival at Marina San Miguel, whereupon, David and Len confirmed their decision to travel home, so flights were organised for Thursday morning.With the fantastic support of the ARC organisers, we were put in touch with Pepe, the local Raymarine engineer who attended the boat during the afternoon, but unfortunately the repairs he made did not do the trick as the problem remained. It was decided to replace the complete drive unit, and this was placed on order with Raymarine in Spain, with planned delivery and installation on the following Friday.A quiet day then ensued as we all dealt with the ongoing disappointment of further delay and the sad departure of David and Len. Anyway, we enjoyed a good meal on board in the evening, shared a glass of wine or three and made. read more...


28/11/2014

Reberth - Middle of the Atlantic.

We may be on a sailboat nearly  800nm from land but we can still celebrate holidays!! Yesterday, being American Thanksgiving, saw  a menu of Bacon and egg sandwich for breakfast, Cape Verde cream cheese and Ryevita for lunch and supper of Avocado and crab salad on croissant, barbecued Turkey with a cream sauce, rostii and sweetcorn and red pepper fritters followed by fresh fruit salad. The galley mate says today her get up and go has got up and gone!!!. read more...


28/11/2014

Jo - 22:18N 25:14W

Friday 28th November After the excitement of the dolphins, Alastair upped theante with his version of a Spanish omelette, which had just about everythingthrown in for good measure. It did not disappoint! We decided to calm things down for dinner as we werecharging around doing 9+ knots with the code zero and although scraping food offthe floor to eat probably adds some interesting flavours and textures, theomelette deserved a more dignified presentation. Sadly we overlooked theopportunity to open a decent Rioja to toast the King of Spain’s singed beard; Ithink I can get away with that now we are outside Spanish territorialwaters! Dinner concluded (doing almost 7 knots under mainalone); we unfurled the genoa and resumed normal service, flying along on a beamreach at approximately 8-9. read more...


Jo - More dolphins
Jo - More dolphins
Jo - The code zero and some idyllic sailing conditions
Jo - The code zero and some idyllic sailing conditions
28/11/2014

Cheri - Freitag, 28. Nov. 2014

Wale an SteuerbordEs war wohl doch etwas zu optimistisch, den gestrigen Tag als Tropentag anzukündigen. Das kommt davon, wenn man den Blogschon um 14 Uhr schreibt. Gegen Abend wurde es auf jeden Fall schnell kuehler, und wir wechselten auch von Gennaker zurueckauf die Genua. Aber windmaessig blieb es am Abend und weit in die Nacht hinein eine Erfolgsgeschichte. Windvon 1o-20 kn(WS 4-5)liessen unseren Tacho 6-9 kn anzeigen. Erst bei Sonnenaufgang erzwingen 32 kn Wind (WS 7) ein Reff im Gross.In der Nacht stand der Mond zeitweise genau im Westen knapp über dem Horizont. So segelten wir genau auf seinem Lichtstrahlauf den Wasser. Schoener waere kitschig!Wenn man in diesem Rennen vorne bleiben will, ist es mit dem Reffen so eine Sache. Wer zuerst refft, faellt zurueck. Auf denSpitzenyachten. read more...


Bluewater Mooney - Delphine!
Bluewater Mooney - Delphine!
28/11/2014

Bluewater Mooney - 4. Tag auf See

181 Meilen in den letzten 24 Stunden - bei sehr wechselnden Winden nichtschlecht - erkämpft haben wir die durch den Spinnacker am Nachmittag undNacht bis 02:00 Uhr - dann schlief der Wind vorübergehend nahezu ganz ein.Die Stimmung an Bord ist gut - wir sind mit unserer Position zufrieden. DasHauptfeld liegt noch recht nah beieinander und die taktisch bessere Positionwird letztlich die Entscheidung bringen - also wir haben noch guteAussichten auf einen Platz im ersten Drittel - mal sehen!Der Atlantik zeigt sich noch wechselhaft, gestern hatten wir einige StundenSonne, heute ist es bedeckt aber trocken. Die letzte Nacht war auch nichtmehr so kalt wie die vorhergehenden, also auch wettertechnisch geht esbergauf.Viele wundern sich, dass man freiwillig über zwei Wochen nichts als Wassersieht.. read more...


Bluewater Mooney - 4. Tag auf See
Bluewater Mooney - 4. Tag auf See
28/11/2014

Rhumb - Log Day 2

Quite a calm overnight sail greeted by sunrise at around 7.30. These calmer and quieter conditions raised the skippers concerns over a noisy autohelm drive unit. Opinions were divided over the severity and sound functioning of this at first, but it was decided to err to the side of caution and turn back to have the issue looked at. The main concern was the potential failure of the unit, meaning that we would then need to manually helm the boat for possibly a significant part of the passage which would have been extremely difficult.San Miguel marina on Tenerife was chosen as the closest and best option for effecting a repair, and so we turned and headed towards this at around mid-morning. Unfortunately, the element of the passage became rather tedious against the wind, and it was at this. read more...


28/11/2014

GarliX - Mal ein Tag mit weniger Wind

Vorgestern gab's mal so einen Tag, vor dem uns viele gewarnt haben…. "mit dem vielen Wind kommst Du besser klar, als mit dem wenigen Wind…". Waren wir mit unseren Etmalen von 180-190sm etwas verwöhnt - sagt uns der Atlantik, "ich kann auch Weniger". Weniger bedeutet nicht nur, still und ohne Wind in der brütenden Hitze rum zu dümpeln, …. still heißt genau dass, aber die noch vorhandenen Wellen veranstalten "Topfschlagen" im Boot. Alles kracht und wackelt unkontrolliert…sehr nervig. Also gehen die Männer das wissenschaftlich an. Es wird das Wetterbuch rausgeholt…. wo ist nun mehr Wind…. zwischen den Wolkenbändern, östlich der Wolke…, es werden neue Wetterdaten geholt - nichts hilft. Letztlich machen wir das, was wir immer machen. Wir setzen den Genacker und segeln - allerdings mit 30°. read more...


28/11/2014

Charisma - Spinnaker im Sondereinsatz

Bei frischem NW-Wind haben wir den Anstellwinkel zum Wind geöffnet und lassen die SY Charisma etwas südlich der Rhumbline laufen. Unsere zahlreich mitgeführten Spinnaker bewähren sich bislang nur als Sitz- und Liegekissen zwischen Seereling und Süll. Aber ihre Zeit wird noch kommen!Ein Vorteil der eher ungewöhnlichen Wetterlage ist, dass es noch nicht zu heiß ist. Während des heutigen Frühstücksbuffet im Cockpit segeln wir auf 23° N im Ölzeug.Nach dem Durchzug der NW-Lage wird der Wind wieder rechts drehen und wir werden unseren Kurs entsprechend anpassen.. read more...


28/11/2014

Nisida - Day 5 Arc 2014

Position at 1300 28/11/2014 21:27N 25:58WAnother very tasty evening meal last night of beef stew enjoyed by all finished off with home made cake! Last night saw 2 other yachts and a ship pass, one of which was another ARC entry "Juno" which could have been either the Oyster or the Discovery looked like they mabe heading for the Cape Verde Islands. Every day the crew are getting happier as we all become more accustomed to the constant motion, sleeping better and catering for the needs of 10 hungry guys on one boat. The kettle has barely gone cold since we left Las Palmas! We have headed a little more south than most of the fleet in the hopes of staying in better breeze than the other boats to the North over the next day or so, will be great if it works. We currently have sunshine 25. read more...


28/11/2014

Berenice by TWT - Log Day 4 - 27/11/2014 - Alla conquista dell'oceano

Siamo al terzo giorno di navigazione. Abbiamo lasciato l’isola di Las Palmas con vento da Nord Est intorno ai 30 nodi, navigando con il nostro enorme gennaker A4 per le prime 15 ore. Da quel momento non abbiamo più smesso di andare in poppa surfando le onde dell’Atlantico! Da un paio di giorni, abbiamo issato il gennaker A3 e le condizioni del vento variano dai 15 ai 28 nodi, con qualche passaggio nuvoloso, ma senza pioggia. La temperatura è davvero eccezionale, nessuno ha dovuto mettere la cerata neanche di notte: un giubbino è sufficiente.Siamo subito entrati nel ritmo della regata e dei turni, con 3 persone sempre in coperta e altrettante pronte a intervenire in caso di necessità. Nelle prime 48 ore abbiamo fatto parecchie strambate, mettendo a dura prova attrezzature ed equipaggio.. read more...


Berenice by TWT - Log Day 4 - 27/11/2014 - Alla conquista dell'oceano
Berenice by TWT - Log Day 4 - 27/11/2014 - Alla conquista dell'oceano
28/11/2014

Southern Child - Day 4 28/11

Day 4 28/11Position 1200: 23*54'11N 027*04'99W Daily Run: 172Nm Distance to Waypoint: 2002Nm   Meet the crew Part 2! Today the remaining 4 of our8 wo/man strong crew - Port Watch - tell us why they love sailing.   Watchleader Rachel, Basingstoke, UK AKA Commodore Cherry "Peaceful. And it's quite fun when the weather ishorrible." Pete, Basel, Switzerland AKA Peg-legged Pete "It gives me a space and an experience that I can'tfind on land. It pushes you both mentally and physically but through that bringsimmense rewards." Val, Basel, Switzerland AKA Marlinspike "I like the sense of achievement. To try to dosomething that seems uninviting, but when you do it, it's like, yes! Also tosurf a wave,that is pure fun!" Lars, Oslo, Norway AKA Laaarrgghs "Because when you're sailing you're. read more...


28/11/2014

Frisco - Log Day 4 Belated start of blog.

Our volunteer Blog Boy, Jim Wilson has been relieved of his duties. Just as well he can cook instead. Now a bit of catching up. The first day of the ARC rally saw us depart at 11:00am Monday the 24th Nov. It was not long before we began to appreciate why the start had been delayed a day. The sea state had calmed down somewhat but still commanded immediate respect. As nightfall approached we found ourselves in the much discussed wind acceleration zone to the SE of gran Canaria with gusts NW 35+ knots. After making it through this zone we were treated to the shadow zone to the South of this volcanic mountainous island here a number of racing class boats were becalmed, unable to use their engines to escape. We of course started up the engine and motored to the SW only to be treated to the. read more...


28/11/2014

T&T - Dag 9

Wij varen nu 9 dagen op de oceaan en wij zullen wa arschijnlijk op maandag in StrLucie aankomen.De dagen gaan hiet super snel voorbij, er is altijd wel iets te doen en alles duurt veel langer omdat je je altijd beweegt en alles ( je zelf inbegrepen) moet vasthouden.Gisterenmorgen is bij een harde windvlaag onze spi gescheurd : hele schoothoek afgerukt. De spi draaide in no time rond de mast en was niet meer naar beneden te krijgen.Dus moest onze jongste crew in de mast. Ik had een heel klein hartje !! 25 m hoog op zwaar deinend water, dat gaat in de top van de mast wel 10 meter over en weer.Maar ons professortje heeft ook nog guts dus hij naar boven en daar moest hij dan de spi kapot snijden, wat niet zo gemakkelijk ging en langs de voorstag naar beneden glijdend onderweg nog wat. read more...


Thula - day 5
Thula - day 5
28/11/2014

Thula - day 5

Now we are five days in and we are having two very lovely warm meals a day - as a direct consequence to the fantastic food, the crew moral is now at an all time high - no one is showing any signs of scurvy.The squalls are treating us nicely by either going in front of us or passing just behind, making the nights very comfortable. Both spinnakers were flying most of the day and we are enjoying making our way into the Atlantic overviewed by the beautiful dolphin in the colored sails.Last night we had dolphins following us from 15 minutes in the dark making the first part of the night very nice.. read more...


28/11/2014

Tinia - Day 4

Yum yum - Dorado sushi for lunch .Matt caught a big Mahi MahiLucky we brought ginger and wasabiRoger pan - panned for the SakiMade good headway it was draughtyA poem by Jon Whitbread.Followed at tea time by mustard chicken and then dolphins arrived in the dark and accompanied us for an hour.A flappy genoa was an unhappy genoa but its repairable.. read more...


28/11/2014

Perseverance - Log 27/11/2014

Longitude 26 . . . a beautiful spot for Thanksgiving dinner! A roastturkey, dressing,gravy,rice ,asparagus vinaigrette,roasted veggies.We arethankful to be here!!!. read more...


28/11/2014

Lancelot II - Nov 28th Blog

Hello Lancelot II Fans   So another day at sea and still trucking. They say everyday is a school dayso here’s what we learnt today-   1) We’re going to need a bigger bucket to land Mahi Mahi. We went through all the usual pre-fishing steps including a longconversation around the relative merits of the fish lure which the chap in theshop in Cascais assured us was the best lure possible ever in in the world everor the original and faithful squiddy. We decided on the the squiddy and so theline went out. About 30 mins we spotted we’d got something and Peter reeled itall the way in while everyone grabbed fish killing knives and gloves and bucketsand David and Chris did actually get the fish on to the transom and in thebucket before it jumped and casually swam away. Luckily. read more...


28/11/2014

T&T - 27/11/2014

Jeudi 27 novembreLa fête de la nuit dernière s’est mal terminée ! Bal tragique sur T&T, bilan un mort : « Chiffon » notre spi qui a rendu l’âme ce matin vers 10h GMT. Déchirure franche et sans appel du point d’écoute tribord. Du coup Nico One allias monkey boy a due en héros monter en tête de mât pour aller découper le bestiau avec l’opinel géante du capitaine. Une vision d’horreur : « Chiffon » découpé en lambeaux s’envolant en feuilles mortes ! Une si belle voile, câline et douce qui nous avez donné tant de bonheur surtout la nuit dernière mais pas que, elle nous avait permis de réaliser notamment il y a quelques jours le « coup de Mindelo » ce dernier bord magistral, nous plaçant second « all boat » à l’arrivée de la. read more...


28/11/2014

Sanuk - Det blir varmare

Igår hade vi en fantastisk dag. Solen sken och perfekt vind. Vi planerar att gå ner till latitud 22 och hoppas att smöret smälter för sen blir det raka spåret mot St Lucia. Det är planen. Vi har legat på en kurs mellan 220 och 250 grader. Nu är det kortbrallor på nätterna. Utom på Lillan som tror vi är hemma och seglar... Idag hade vi två hugg på trollingspöt. En av dom hade vi ordentligt på kroken, trodde jag. Micke såg en stor Guldmakril hoppa upp i luften. Kallas också Dorado eller Mai mai.Nya tag idag. Vi äter god mat och har en underbar tid. Nu på morgonen kom ett stim på 50-60 delfiner och livade upp stämningen.Vill tacka våra experter.Patric, som fixade slutklämmen på watermakern och som plåstrar om oss om det skulle behövas.Anneli som gav mig koppmassage i solskenet. Uffe som har. read more...


28/11/2014

Lande Catty Sark - diario di navigazione secondo e qarto giorno

Secondo giorno di navigazione Da Catty sark sperduta (o quasi) nell’atlanticocentrale.. La posizione, per tutti quelli che bazzicano la rete, ènota; per gli altri siamo a 390 miglia verso Ovest in direzione dei Caraibi.Ovvero in due giorni abbiamo fatto circa 700 km che, come afferma qualcuno, sifanno in auto in meno di cinque ore senza neanche rischiare i punti dellapatente. Eppure siamo contenti!!! Oltre 200 miglia in 24 ore non sono male peruna barca piccola come la nostra. Adesso abbiamo anche un nome: siamo il “club dellaprostata”. Il nome deriva dalla consuetudine nata a las palmas di incontrarsitutti verso le 5,30 del mattino per i noti problemi fisiologici. Questatradizione continua in pieno oceano con imbarazzanti code sullo specchio dipoppa sotto vento.Per il resto dopo due. read more...


28/11/2014

Miss Liz II - Log Day 4 - For God, St George and King HArry!

Well, for once a quiet day, nothing lost, nothing broke, nothing to worry about. So a pleasant day.We are still staying to the Northern route but a steady NNW wind last night forced us South. Good winds though so we achieved good progress, 200 NM or so in the day.Another fish bit in the afternoon, but alas, we can only talk about the one that got away. Dinner a la Rob was pasta Chorizo blend with a few red chilli peppers just to remind you how little you can taste once you have swallowed a couple. Generator on in the evening and the chance to watch a couple of episodes of "whatever happened tio the likely lads", nothing better to realise the generation gap. Nigel and David "Brilliant", Rob "I sort of get it", Jon and Chris "What??. The good news is that King Harry (The Hydrovane) is. read more...


28/11/2014

Celebrate - Happy Thanksgiving

The original plan was to 'celebrate' Thanksgiving in a restaurant on the waterfront, unfortunately Cathy is a little poorly so we decided to move the festivities on board. Peter roasted chicken all the way from Mauritius and with the vegetables on board we cooked up a good meal, added to this a bottle of South African sparkling wine from Hubert on Chika Lu and a chocolate bear from Sandra and Tom on Sweet Pearl (Swiss chocolate of course) it turned out to be a fun and festive meal.Life in the Victoria and Alfred Marina continues to be entertaining with more yachts arriving, and seals swimming around us. The dock is home to a number of dragon boats training for a regatta. The boats normally found in Chinese harbors are large paddle driven vessels with a crew of around 16; a helmsman at. read more...


28/11/2014

Juno - Life on board Juno

After a night of rolling downwind, the wind has backed to the North today, allowing us to stow the spinnaker pole and broad reach across the Atlantic in 20 knots of wind at 9 knots of boat speed, reaching 11 knots in the gusts.   Our decision to head south yesterday was a good one as we avoided the wind hole that others endured.  Broad reaching is one of the great points of sail as we lean on the mainsail for stability while the genoa gives us drive, making for fast progress. On deck, Juno feels steady and controlled but down below it’s a different story. On starboard tack we can open the fridge without the contents rolling out but in the cabins it is a wild ride. We have lee cloths to stop us rolling out of our bunks but that leaves plenty of scope to be thrown around as. read more...


28/11/2014

OOROO1 - Trade Winds anyone ??

Sailing with the Main and Genoa for the last 24 hours. Consistent NW allnight but we are doing some awesome knots and also the boat has been goingreally fast and heading in the right direction. Huge pod of Spotted Atlanticdolphins played around the bow and between the hulls for a couple of hours. Hothot hot chicken curry last night so the macerators will get a work out today.Fishing is 3-2-0. Mike’s new super flybridge sleeper bunk has been getting awork out preventing crew fatigue. Two yachts on the horizons today so a bit ofcompany out here. All is well on board.. read more...


OOROO1 - Everyone well rested with the super flybridge sleeper bunk !!
OOROO1 - Everyone well rested with the super flybridge sleeper bunk !!
28/11/2014

Aretha - Blushes spared

The reel screams.Line is flying out of the spool.It’s only been out for 10 minutes and we’re in business.Slow the boat Caspar, slow the boat.Hove to and 10 minutes of winding.We have a 4 lb Dorado.Blushes spared. Chest out. The fishermen are back to catching fish.Phew!. read more...


Flomaida II - Besuch des 1. Weingutes
Flomaida II - Besuch des 1. Weingutes
28/11/2014

Hera - Unruhige Nacht

Die letzte Nacht hatte mit Passatwindsegeln wenig zu tun. Der Wind frischtzunehmend aus NW auf, so dass wir gut gerefft hoch am Wind segeln – Kurs 250Grad direkt auf St. Lucia. Unsere 1.Wache (Gerd und Axel), die um 08.00 Bordzeitaufzieht, ist dabei, die Frühstückstafel zu decken. Im Salon duftet es schonnach Kaffee und frischgebackenen Brötchen. Gemeinsame Frühstücks- undMittagstafel sind an Bord ein absolutes Muß. Es gibt sonst wenige Momente imTagesablauf, an denen alle Crewmitglieder zusammen kommen. Axels erster Angelversuch endete gestern mit einem Fiasko. IrgendetwasKapitales mußte angebissen haben, für das unsere 8 kn Fahrt zu viel waren. DieRolle mit 300m Schnur rauschte nur so aus.   Stefan. read more...


Flomaida II - NZ oder Schweiz?, da fehlt allerdings die lila Milkakuh!
Flomaida II - NZ oder Schweiz?, da fehlt allerdings die lila Milkakuh!
El Mundo - 27/11 - Amanda in her cocoon
El Mundo - 27/11 - Amanda in her cocoon
El Mundo - 27/11 - Mediterranean Dorado in the making
El Mundo - 27/11 - Mediterranean Dorado in the making
El Mundo - 27/11 - A fine specimen....
El Mundo - 27/11 - A fine specimen....
El Mundo - 27/11 - Hooking into our first Dorado
El Mundo - 27/11 - Hooking into our first Dorado
El Mundo - 27/11 - Partaking in the freshly baked ciabatta
El Mundo - 27/11 - Partaking in the freshly baked ciabatta
28/11/2014

El Mundo - 28/11 - 'Atlantic 2...El Mundo 1'.

Conditons have been about the same as yesterday, with softer wind in themiddle of the day, so we made 175 miles. El Mundo seems to love these conditionsand life below decks is surprisingly pleasant...Bob and Lincy even manageto sleep in the bow, though lee cloths are still required to keep yourself inplace. We are still seeing 3 or 4 boat lights in the distance around us at night,though nothing close enough to show on AIS. The ciabatta bread went down well, so I expect more bread making today, asthat loaf didn't last long.Everyone seems to have settled in to the boat routine of the crossingnow. The big event of the afternoon was catching our first Dorado,weighing in at 2.65kg. Dinner plans were immediately changed and we all enjoyedBob's 'Dorado Mediterranean. read more...



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