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Ximera - Leg 2, Log Day 3 – Another fish! And flying along
Ximera - Leg 2, Log Day 3 – Another fish! And flying along
19/05/2016

Testarossa - Life on a 30* Angle

Testarossa Daily Message: Life on a 30* Angle / 18-19 May 2016//"If You're Not Living Life on the Edge - You're Taking Up Too Much Space!"Ole Naval Aviator's AdageAs of 1551L hours on 19 May 2016, our position is: 34*07.048'N /57*33.103'W. We are steaming 093* COG making 8.1 Kts SOG, middle of theAtlantic, bound for the Azores. Are we there yet? Quick Recap: ------------ Testarossa has made 339 total NM's since leaving Bermuda Day 1 at sea: 150 NM's made Day 2 at sea: 189 NM's made Distance to go: 1457NM (Argh!) ------------We have found the wind, and the wind has found us! So far, the wind hasbeen good to us. In the past 24 hours, we have had our best run yetthis voyage - 189 NM's made good. Winds remain at just over a steady10Kts, with this morning’s breeze building to 14. Seas remain. read more...


19/05/2016

Adagio - It's "Sporty"!

5/19/2016I've heard it said that while most people talk about the weather, sailors are the ones who live it.I know there are other professions (pilots, for instances) that have an equally intimate connection to the weather but I believe that the sailor is the one person who comes as close to the definition of 'purist' as it gets. Pretty much every aspect of weather directly affects the sailor.Nothing matters more to the sailboat than wind. It moves us along, it directs our course and our course of action.We make decision after decision based on current and forecast wind conditions; to either catch more of it or avoid the worst of it.I'm writing today about the wind and weather because, of course, we're out there in it.The low pressure systems that skate across latitudes north of us bring. read more...


19/05/2016

Testarossa - First Back Day at Sea - Bermuda to Azores

Testarossa Daily Message: First Back Day at Sea - Bermuda to Azores / 17-18 May 2016// "A Journey Begins With a Single Step..."As of 1700L hours on 18 May 2016, our position is: 33*38.213'N /61*10.340'W. We are steaming 097* COG making 8.0 Kts. SOG, and are...Wedon't even wanna think about how far we are from the Azores!!!And their off! For us in Class A, 1105L was the start of the ARC EuropeLeg from Bermuda to the Azores. And the setting couldn't have beenbetter. In the beautiful inner harbor just off the the quays of St.George's town, the ARC committee boat was anchored 100 meters off shore.Ringed by the amazing vista's of Bermuda on all sides; what is normallyquite a large harbor, suddenly became very small indeed with themaneuvering of 30 or so boats sailing back and forth - each. read more...


19/05/2016

Paw Paw - Log Day 130: Chasing the Western Horizon

Keeping all our photographs catalogued and organised has turned into a major undertaking, but it's lovely to relive the moments when screening and sorting them. It's also amazing just how many places we've sailed to and experienced over the past two years, but one photo remains Elaine's favourite - It simply brings back the joy in an instant, every time we look at it, of having our grandson aboard when we did our transit of the Panama Canal. And so, with all systems back in working order on Paw Paw, our "ships stores" replenished, dinghy fuel tanks filled, diesel tanks to be filled tomorrow and Elaine's back much improved with the help of her back exercises and the additional support of a back brace, we are, one again, ready to continue chasing the western horizon and to take a whole. read more...


Paw Paw - Log Day 130: Chasing the Western Horizon
Paw Paw - Log Day 130: Chasing the Western Horizon
19/05/2016

Pentagram - Welcome Home

Day 3 (Wednesday 17th May), at sea. Heading direct to Niue with Barbara Jean. Position at 2100 GMT : 17 17' South, 155 41'West, Wind : 10-15 kts SoutherlyIt has been a long time coming after 3 months cruising the Society Islands & the 7 months prior spent traveling, visiting with friends & family in Australia & New Zealand. It feels good to get moving again & on to pastures new with a little sadness too, to say goodbye to so many lovely people we have met on the islands. Niue is a beautiful island though with warm, generous & welcoming people, a trait of all the South Pacific Islanders we have found in our time here. It will be good to return for a few days.It has been fantastic meeting up with this years entries to the rally, albeit that we are struggling with names. read more...


19/05/2016

Hejira - Water, water everywhere.

Something over 25 years ago, I went through the sequence of RYA shore-based courses which culminated in Yachtmaster Ocean. This is way back when Morse was still part of the Yachtmaster Offshore syllabus! I completed them with the practical on all but the Ocean qualification.  The Ocean practical is largely about celestial navigation and with the advent of GPS and other navigational aids, it didn’t seem so relevant – or at least that was my excuse as I had found all the complicated calculations really quite difficult. However, in the planning for my ‘Atlantic Circuit’, it seemed a good idea, given the prospect of weeks at sea and the need to keep busy, to equip myself to be able to complete ‘the full set’. So it was that I purchased, on EBay, a very attractive post war, Italian, all. read more...


19/05/2016

Aliena - Miercoles 18 Abril 2016

3 dia de BB a Suwarrow.Esta noche la luna casi llena nos hacia pensar que estaba la luz encendida y eso animaba un poco la soledad de la guardia. Esta mañana ha subido un poco el viento, 10 nudos, y hemos puesto el Gennaker aunque despues de comer y a la vista de que tan solo a veces rozabamos los 5 nudos de velocidad,hemos puesto motor de nuevo.Al menos el agua es de un azul brillante muy bonito. Para consolarnos hemos comido una pierna de cordero al horno con vino de Toro. Nos faltan 397 millas.Carmen. read more...


19/05/2016

Lerina - Premier jour en mer vers Horta

Depart de St Georges vent dans lenez nous obligeant a un long bord de pres vers le sud pour pouvoir rejoindre vers le Nord le premier Way Point donné par Michel en laissant la cardinale Est qui marque la fin des massifs coralliens à l'est des Bermudes. Apres une nuit agitée (à giter!!) dans un vent tres modéré (moins de 10 noeuds), nous avons tourneé notre nez progressivement vers l'Est en meme temps que le vent tournait vers le Sud et nous avons repris progressivemernt de la vitesse ... Demain et apres demain, le vent va forcir jusqu'à 30 noeuds. On a mangé un gros plat de nouilles ce soir. Du sport en perspective !! Tout va bien à bord Pascal. read more...


18/05/2016

Free Spirit - Rockin it, Mon!

16 May 2016We left Bahia Mar Marina early this am, in time to catch the 8 am bridge opening.SV Nimble, one of our ARC USA FL Fleet boats is right ahead of us in the bridge queue.We understand that SV Aurelia won't be far behind.SV Altair and SV Karina have already left.SV Big Friskie is remaining behind in FL for a few more days.We basically sailed out into the gulf stream then hung a left.Once we found the current, it was sit back and enjoy the ride.We've had a beautiful day of sailing, sunshine and a gentle wind.We are rocketing up the coast, clocking speeds of 10 and up to 11.6kts!It doesn't get any better than this.We hope it will last long enough to get us home ahead of the next storm front.Andrea & Mikesv Free Spirit. read more...


18/05/2016

Free Spirit - Hail and farewells

14 May 2016It's time to scrub all the salt off Free Spirit and get things back in order following the passage from Tortola.Sadly, reality sets in and it's also time to say good bye to David and Alex, who are flying back home to family, friends, and that 4 lettered word called work.They've been a wonderful crew and we have really enjoyed sailing with them.After fond farewells, we hope our paths will cross again, be it on land or at sea.Our crew for the remainder of the passage home to Virginia flies in today and will join the boat in the am.Tonight is the ARC USA Florida Fleet final dinner, as we gather at a local restaurant to swap passage stories, as well as compare notes and plans from here.Everyone knows to give us a holler when they get to the Chesapeake Roads area for a continuation. read more...


18/05/2016

Free Spirit - Surfing USA

13 May 2016Another quiet night without much wind to speak of.We're continuing to motor and eagerly anticipating hitting the gulf stream as we feel the need for speed.We're determined to make it in tonight, preferably with daylight.About 10 am we added 10 gallons of diesel to the tank from the jerry cans on the rail.We were cooking right along until about 1230 when the block on the second reef clew gave way.Fortunately we were able to quickly replace it with a spare without losing too much time.By 1400 we were surfing the gulf stream, clocking 10.9 kts speed over ground… yeehaw!The skyline of Miami is on the horizon and our excitement continues to build.We know we're making it in tonight!!!!We just missed the 1830 bridge opening, so had to circle and wait until the next opening at. read more...


18/05/2016

Adagio - Off and Running: Leg #2

Leg #2, Day 1:Woke up and got going early. We left our spot, rafted up at the City Dock, and, expecting a big line-up, motored over to the City fuel dock to top the water and fuel tanks.We were pleased that it was open and vacant and we came right in.Water and fuel cost about the same (not really, but it's cool to say) and as I was paying our tab I had one last look around the store with that particular sense of "what on earth could I possibly be forgetting?" and finally decided that a bottle of orange juice might be nice to start the day :)Motoring away from the last fuel and water and supply dock we would see for 1,800 nautical miles sure puts a feeling of anticipation in you."Is everything ready?", "Will everything behave and work and come together on the boat?", "Are WE ready??"As a. read more...


18/05/2016

Adagio - It's the Little Things ( 5/18/2016 )

Having not been a lifelong sailor, I am often (very often) amazed by the solutions to seemingly difficult problems which come forth out of innovative necessity. I remember the day I innocently retrieved our anchor from the deep waters of Soper's Hole, Tortola only to find a second anchor tangled in ours. Now where did THAT come from???It did explain why the windlass seemed to labor a lot, but I didn't have a clue how to separate them. The owner of the other boat, obviously more seasoned than I, already had his engine started and was single-handing his larger boat to make sure that he didn't get set too far off.I lowered the chain back down to the bottom and ,moved forward a few yards, hoping that dragging them along would separate them, and it did. However, when I retrieved our anchor. read more...


18/05/2016

Hejira - A prudent start

Extracting Hejira from her cosy berth was tight with only a foot or so to spare as we turned to leave the harbour, but we managed it with aplomb, grateful that we had squeezed in and spent 3 relatively calm nights inside.The start within the harbour was curious as the course was dead to windward (usual) but with only a couple of tacks possible before the dead upwind narrow Town Cut and channel out to sea - we had misgivings. I think the organisers wanted the spectacle of all the yachts under sail but with the inevitable motoring through the cut and channel with flogging sails, there seemed little point and in our opinion, good seamanship favoured motoring across the start line, staying out of trouble with good visibility and raising sail once clear of the channel. It involved less than. read more...


18/05/2016

Ximera - Leg 2, Log Day 2 – Pleasant stay and well underway

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Ximera - Leg 2, Log Day 2 – Pleasant stay and well underway
Ximera - Leg 2, Log Day 2 – Pleasant stay and well underway
18/05/2016

Second Wind - YB Connect Message from Sylvie Furtado

Hello followers:We had a good starts yesterday after a little challenge. There was a line wrapped around our anchor. Jeff quickly came to the rescue with his pocket knife and freed us up to leave on time. Smooth sailing through last night and this morning. Moving south to avoid for cared strong wind. Enjoying good food and getting back into the routine. Crew is sending their regards to family and friends. Sylvie--Transmitted by Sylvie Furtado using YB Connect (www.ybtracking.com). read more...


18/05/2016

Exody - May 17th: Bound for the Chesapeake

It is midnight and the three quarter moon is filtering through the cloud cover - it's pattern just like an inverted rippled sand beach.The canopy masks the stars but an aircraft trail, straight as an arrow crosses, the sky and the moonlight reflects off the sea. One hundred miles out from Bermuda, Exody is goosewinging downwind rarely reaching five knots in less than ten knots of wind with a half knot adverse current.It seems too good a sail to spoil with the engine but too slow to reach port before a forecast weather system lands late Saturday!I am hanging my hopes on an imminent veer and increase in wind.Thirty six boats left St George's - thirty on ARC Europe for the Azores with a formal race start at 11.00, the other six in their own time on ARC USA. Pure Elegance and Viva left last. read more...


18/05/2016

Exody - May 15th: Blowy in Bermuda

It's Sunday lunchtime - the torrential rain and blustery westerly winds are abating and we may get out to be tourists.We are one of a dozen boats rafted up choc-a-bloc in the St George's Town Dock. It is a picture postcard little town with quaint historic buildings, a town crier. All roofs here like ribbed icing on a cake- kept pristine as water collectors.We arrived two days ago, motoring in most of the last 100 miles.The narrow 'Town Cut' is big enough for cruise ships but felt constrained to us.Queued then tied up at the customs dock for straightforward clearance then a very short hop to the town dock.Soon discovered the well sorted Yacht Services facility with internet, cafes and quite the highest quality toilets we have seen anywhere.Sadly no showers but that's maybe because we can. read more...


18/05/2016

Tinia - extreme

Here we go again. After a fantastic start yesterday we are flying along on the edge of a massive high pressure playing a weather routinversion of hot potato. Extreme sleeping ,was played by us all last night ,the game where you find a vertical surface and try to sleep on it,as always Luke has mastered this new discipline and taken it to a new level. Cooking should be fun today. No fish caught yet. jl. read more...


18/05/2016

Paw Paw - Log Day 129: "Make Hay While the Sun Shines"

Another good day on the road to recovery - Elaine managed to do some of her back exercises and spend a little more time walking around and sitting up. She was able to make good use of her time out of bed by sorting and starting the upload of all our photos from our time in Nuku Hiva, Rangiroa and Tahiti. She's hoping to finish the remainder of the uploads tomorrow, so take a peek at the Gallery. While Elaine decided to "make hay while the sun shines",Roy decided to do the same thing and investigate the intermittent problem we've had with the generator. His troubles were richly rewarded when he eventually found the root cause - a messy and time-consuming job to fix, but at least it's resolved at last!A chat to Elaine's sister, Dianne, this morning and a visit from Cattiva this afternoon. read more...


18/05/2016

Aliena - Martes 17 Mayo 2016

2ºdia de BoraBora a SuwarrowVamos a motor y hemos hecho 140nm. De momento hay poco viento.Suwarrow es un atolon de las 15 islas que forman el archipielago de las Islas Cook, sitadas en el triangulo central del Pacífico, son de cultura Polinesia. Esta deshabitado, bueno en realidad vive un guarda y su familia durante ocho meses al año, en época de huracanes se van. Dicen que estas islas tienen las aguas mas limpias de toda el Pacifico y creo que Suwarrow tiene tiburones grandes. Yo me pregunto para que vamos.Carmen. read more...


17/05/2016

Paw Paw - Log Day 128: On the Road to Recovery

It seems some patience, taking heed of good doctor's advise, TLC, medication, being able to speak to / video conference family and enjoying the surprise arrival of Cattiva has gone a long way to improving Elaine's back and disposition. She was able to walk unassisted for the first time today, albeit for very short distances around Paw Paw. The fact that she felt well enough to start tidying up around Paw Paw, while "supervising" poor Roy, was a great indication and reliefto both of us that she was definitely on the road to recovery! Then again, Roy might have a different opinion!. read more...


17/05/2016

Aliena - Lunes 16 Mayo 2016

1 dia navegacion a SuwarrowA las 16h hemos salido desde Bora Bora con destino a Suwarrow. Tenemos 600nm por delante y nos costará unos 5 o 6 dias, de momento a motor por falta de viento. Nos hemos unido al segundo grupo de la salida oficial desde Raiateia, si bien tan solo han salido tres barcos y nos hemos unido dos barcos mas. Por delante va el primer grupo que salieron hace tres dias. Se han quedado entre Raiatea y Tahiti unos siete barcos que no siguen y hay otros en Bora Bora que saldran mañana. Esta vez parece que la organización de la travesia no le ha gustado a muchos.Carmen. read more...


17/05/2016

Hejira - How to guarantee a reservation

The second half of our 24 hour scooter hire enabled us to access the town for some chores more easily than on foot. We paid the whopping $375 docking fee for our 4 night stay and we managed to do a final shop. Making the most of the scooters, we explored St.George’s island, swam in Clearwater Bay and visited several forts along the coast. We ‘cleared out’ conveniently as the officials visited the marina and we attended the skippers briefing. The start line will be within the harbour and we will all have to thread our way through the Town Cut before exiting down the channel out to sea. This is supposed to provide a spectacle for the locals who apparently line the shores. The ARC USA fleet were encouraged to set off last night rather than joining the start today as there is some bad. read more...


Hejira - How to guarantee a reservation
Hejira - How to guarantee a reservation
17/05/2016

Lerina - Belle journée pour faire de la voile

Il fait beau, la mer est belle et malgré le vent faible, ce sera une belle journée de voile. Nous partons a 11h ce matin pour Horta aux Acores et nous goûtons à nos dernières senteurs et couleurs tropicales avant d'affronter la grisaille, l'humidité et le froid. Michel nous a indique nos premiers waypoints. Vers le nord pour 30 milles d'abord puis vers l'ENE ..... Prochaines nouvelles depuis quelque part sur l'eau .....Tout va toujours bien à bord. Pascal. read more...


17/05/2016

Alcedo of Ryme - Blog 47. At Sea. 15.01.48S 156.61.308W

Friday 14 May.After a windy night, up at six and prepared for leaving the Society Islands. Last trip to the supermarket to use up some CFPs, more chocolate, cheese and bread and oranges.Then cast off as the Dream Yacht Charter Yachts were circling like sharks for their 8.00am reservations on the quay.We set off 2 hours ahead of the "race" start time and were in Passe Paipai when the heavens opened and we were drenched within minutes.Fortunately we could still see the buoys as the pass is quite narrow and it was at this moment that we learnt of Carango's engine failure and rescue by Into The Blue.We really feel for Peter and Vicky as the problem may be serious enough to require parts from Volvo or even a new engine.We will really miss them, as will everyone else, but thank goodness they. read more...


17/05/2016

Starblazer - 16/05/2016 - Bermuda

We did eventually reach Bermuda in the very early hours of Saturday after a very frustrating passage.It was frustrating for numerous reasons: the winds were too light to sail by for about three days; the water pump generously shared the engine cooling water with the oil (again); the replacement water pump didn't want to share its water with the cooling system; the water maker decided to stop pumping water through the membranes in less than 10 minutes.For the last 42 hours we motored at 2000 revs and, though the water pump wasn't putting much water through the system, the temperature readings at various points in the system remained acceptable.Yards from the Customs dock the overheat alarm went off!The engine overheated when the revs were very low.Surprisingly the Customs and Immigration. read more...


16/05/2016

Hejira - Chips

What a good decision it was to hire scooters for 24 hours. They were booked for 8.30 in the morning but torrential rain prompted a phone call and a delay in their collection until lunch time by which time the weather had brightened and we set off to explore the islands. Early caution gave way to 3 Barry Sheene alikes speeding down the Bermudan lanes. This is a BEAUTIFUL place! The lanes are bordered by hedges of Oleander and Hibiscus all in bloom, the properties are all well kept (some palatial) and the gardens are all manicured. There is a dated charm about the place with the exception of Hamilton town itself which is really quite cosmopolitan. The beaches are stunning and there is a plethora of bays and coves populated by moored boats. It is ‘off the beaten track’ but well worth the. read more...


Hejira - Chips
Hejira - Chips
16/05/2016

Alcedo of Ryme - Blog 46. Raiatea and goodbye French Poynesia. 16.43.79S 151.26.56W

Wednesday 11 May.We were lucky with the weather in the morning, when we snorkelled near the Passe Toahotu, as last night's rain had cleared and there was some sun.Aliena joined us, and there were a few other boats anchored in the shallows off the reef.Plenty of sand and not many coral heads, but quite a lot of the coral was damaged by anchors or the weather.Then it was Motor to Raiatea, leaving Grand Bank central to starboard and following Alena and Chilli B.We were lucky to be able to tie up to the quay reserved for the charter boats on Wednesdays and Saturdays after it was vacated by a Dream Yacht Charter catamaran, as the weather deteriorated and we had a lot of SE winds, making the usual space on the quay untenable.Other WARC boats had a fewvery uncomfortable nights at anchor or were. read more...


16/05/2016

Paw Paw - Log Day 127: A Lovely Surprise to Brighten Our Day

With the WARC fleet having left the Society Islands today, heading for Surwarrow in the Cook Islands and then with Do Over leaving Tahiti for Moorea this morning, we were feeling rather lonesome in the anchorage, unable to move until Elaine has recovered a little more. Then Elaine heard Roy speaking to a yacht that was motoring past Paw Paw, followed by the dinghy being lowered into the water and the outboard motor starting up.About 10 minutes later he returned with a message: "Maria says hi". Confused about who he was talking about,Roy then promptly announced that he had just helped our friends, Maria and Maurice on Cattiva, moor on the ball next to us.They had just arrived from the Tuamotos while en route to Moorea, but had to make an unexpected stop in Tahiti.Whata lovely surprise as. read more...


16/05/2016

Alcedo of Ryme - Blog 45. Tahaa. 16.38.18S 151.29.21W

8 May.An uneventful motor sail/motor to Tahaa, dead downwind as usual with 8 to 10 knots of wind.Carango, Wishanger and Take Off left before us, heading for Bora Bora, the must do/see Island and Hannah's 21st birthday celebrations today, while we are going for less distance and tourism. We found only one other yacht in Haamene Bay, so had a choice of buoys and picked up the one with most depth.A very beautiful and deep bay with a good restaurant, which of course immediately closed on our arrival until Tuesday lunchtime!So afternoon walk and supper on board.9 May.A day of rain after a bit of shopping in the well stocked supermarket, so we arranged car hire, walked to a vanilla farm and had a lazy afternoon.It was a foul afternoon and everyone remained below.10 May.Drove round the island,. read more...


16/05/2016

Aliena - Domingo 15 Mayo 2016

Por fin ha lucido el sol. Acabamos de llegar a Bora Bora, a las 18 hora local. Ayer con un tiempo muy malo salió el primer grupo hacia Suworrov. Mañana saldrá el segundo grupo desde Raiatea y nosotros nos uniremos cuando esten a la altura de Bora Bora. Vamos a Tonga pero pasamos por Suworrov y Niue, donde estaremos unos tres dias en cada sitio. Son lugares muy pequeños y nos han tenido que dividir en dos grupos aunque Miguel, para variar, hace la salida mas complicada. Creo que no vamos a tener internet durante bastante tiempo, con lo que seguiré con estas entradas al blog de la ARC.Carmen. read more...


15/05/2016

Paw Paw - Log Day 126: Grant a Miracle Please

While Roy runs around like a headless chicken trying to get everything done before our departure for Moorea, "slow" is too good a word for the recovery Elaine is making. "Snails pace" would be more accurate, but the highlight of her day was being able to take a shower and wash her hair after Roy put the cooler box in the shower for her to sit on - "A boer maak a plan", as they say in South Africa. It was, however, only when she tried to drop her head forward in order to wrap a towel around her wet hair that it really hit home just what her sister, Dianne, has suffered for 10 years - Disabled and in chronic pain every day due to injuries from a car accident 22 years ago that resurfaced 10 years ago and that were neglected by doctors at the time. Elaine hasn't managed just 4 days of agony. read more...


15/05/2016

Hejira - Crew Quorum

Barry and I ‘took a turn into town’ and it is quite clear that Bermuda is a really lovely, organised destination  – or so it would seem from our current experience of St. George’s island. The town of St. George was originally the capital before it was transferred to Hamilton and it dates back to the early 18th century. History abounds and it is a World Heritage Site with a museum to support this accolade.An interesting feature of the island is white roofs on seemingly every building. These are apparently made of limestone with a cement serving over the top. They all have ridges to divert rainwater into underground tanks as there are no springs and this rainwater harvesting is very important to the community. Taking a break from the culture, we took a beer in the Wahoo Bistro and. read more...


15/05/2016

Lerina - Hommage à la Marine Nationale

Nous avons visité l'Etoile, navire école de la Marine Nationale, qui est en escale aux Bermudes avant de monter au Nord vers New York. L'équipage nous avait salué lorsque nous sommes passés devant eux pour aller au ravitaillement en fuel (deux bateaux Brestois se sont rencontrés). Hier soir nous sommes montés à bord pour les saluer. L'équipage a été très accueillant malgré l'heure tardive. Il s'apprêtait à recevoir quelques personnalités locales. Nous avons visité le pont et discute "technique" .... Nous sommes repartis fiers de notre Marine et de ses marins en se souhaitant mutuellement bon vent ..... Quenavo Pascal. read more...


15/05/2016

Lerina - Jour de repos à George Town

La journée de samedi a vu le retour du vent (sud ouest 20-25 N) qu'on aurait bien aimé avoir plus tôt. La baie non protégée (les Bermudes sont très plates) écume. A notre arrivée, nous nous sommes mis à couple de deux autres bateaux (en centre ville). Les autres bateaux de l'ARC sont soit a l'ancre soit au Dinghy Club avec eau et électricité. La journée a été consacrée au ravitaillement en fuel. L'ARC a fait venir un camion de fuel détaxe qui s'est positionné sur un quai en béton gardé par des vieux pneus énormes. Chacun a son tour, les bateaux sont venus s'amarrer a ce quai et remplir leur cuve et bidons. Joli spectacle que ce balai continuel de voiliers arborant le drapeau de l'ARC allant et venant dans la baie. Les manœuvres ont été plutôt délicates avec le vent qui poussait contre la. read more...


Thursday´s Child - Safely in Bermuda
Thursday´s Child - Safely in Bermuda
Thursday´s Child - Rum punch in one hand, camera in the other
Thursday´s Child - Rum punch in one hand, camera in the other
Thursday´s Child - Arriving in Bermuda through the Cut
Thursday´s Child - Arriving in Bermuda through the Cut
Thursday´s Child - Gennaker number 1
Thursday´s Child - Gennaker number 1
Thursday´s Child - Happy days
Thursday´s Child - Happy days
Thursday´s Child - Man over board practice
Thursday´s Child - Man over board practice
Thursday´s Child - Dolphins swimming with us in the rain
Thursday´s Child - Dolphins swimming with us in the rain
Thursday´s Child - Disco Diva..? Definitely raining anyway
Thursday´s Child - Disco Diva..? Definitely raining anyway
Thursday´s Child - Rigging check
Thursday´s Child - Rigging check

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