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16/11/2017

Muttley - Under the sea pics

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16/11/2017

Charm - Day 1 to St. Lucia

We are on our way to the Caribbean!It's a relief to be back at sea, trapped on a boat, restricted to the same space and same company.It might sound odd, but it actually is.As a person who likes to do everything, it is exhausting to be in a new place like Mindelo with so many opportunities for activities.Far better to have boundaries, at least tonight.Joe had us leave the dock at 10 am so we could anchor and scrub the bottom to get rid of the vegetation and sea life that are constantly accumulating and making us slower.After everyone got out of the water and showered, we were preparing for the start by sailing around the area to check out wind angles, start line, etc.Tim and Marin were taking down the laundry.I heard Marin's distraught scream that meant something life-ending (in her. read more...


16/11/2017

Hummingbird - Blog: On your marks, get set, go!

Our few days in the Cape Verde islands made for a stellar mid-passage stopover. Not least because we discovered that we’d placed an awesome fourth in our class on leg 1 – so so close to a podium finish! It’s been enough to leave us all with tantalising visions of spraying bottles of fizzy champagne around and holding a big shiny gold cup above our heads in a couple weeks’ time…From our base at the busy marina in Sao Vicente we each spread out to explore here and there. Shortly after the last blog’s culinary adventure through the back streets of Mindelo, our two resident Ozzies rose at the crack of dawn to jump on a ferry to neighbouring island Santo Antao and hike the archipelago’s lushest hills. Most of the crew sipped traditional lemon teas from atop a very harmattan-glazed mountain. read more...


15/11/2017

Manihi - J-4 !!!

Comme le temps passe vite ! Nous sommes arrivés dimanche dans la nuit et depuis nous n'avons pas levé la tête sauf pour nous restaurer et participer aux «Sundowners», les Happy Hours locales offertes par l'ARC ... Ça ne se refuse pas ;-) Sinon, pas moyen de chômer entre les réunions, les courses, les démarches   administratives, le bricolage sur le bateau. Après une inspection détaillée, il y a quelques pièces à changer ... la quille, le mât, deux voiles et un trou dans la coque ... non je plaisante ... juste quelques petits remplacements préventifs, mais qui donnent du boulot quand même !Nous avons fait une partie des courses à Al Campo, le Auchan local, essentiellement les boissons. Demain ce sera le reste sauf les fruits et légumes que nous prendrons samedi. Il faut que je. read more...


Manihi - J-4 !!!
Manihi - J-4 !!!
15/11/2017

Air Power - Log day 11

Day 11-Nov 15th.It's quite clear to us, we are not going to make the medal ceremonies, let alone, get a spot on the podium. We'll be glad if the tents are still up, and there is still a slice of pizza left, when we arrive. Even some discarded crust wouldn't be bad. At 300 miles to go, we still had to sail Air Power upwind to our destination. We all carry a finite amount of fuel, and we need to use it wisely, less we run out at some point. So, on we sailed.One of the nice features of our autopilot instrument, is that it allows you to track the wind. That means, if you want to sail 45 degrees into the wind (upwind), no matter if the wind shifts, the autopilot will keep the bow (front) of the boat into the wind. 45 degrees is about the maximum limitation for us with this sea state. Even at. read more...


Windseeker - windseeker
Windseeker - windseeker
Windseeker - windseeker
Windseeker - windseeker
Windseeker - windseeker
Windseeker - windseeker
Windseeker - windseeker
Windseeker - windseeker
15/11/2017

Windseeker - windseeker

Estimats fans del Windseeker!!!Avui hem començat la travessa del Gran Blau. Aquesta nits tots, menys en Jordi, hem dormit una mica nerviosos. Al matí hem començat a fer tot un seguit de feines per preparar el barco: preparar les veles, fer alguna petita reparació, netejar la coberta del barco, fer una última rentadora, anar a comprar quatre coses que ens faltaven…Ja des del matí a tota la marina es notava una ambient especial de preparació de la gran travessa. La sortida de la regata era a les 13:00 LT. Finalment nosaltres hem sortit al voltant de les 12:10perquè a última hora en David s’ha adonat que hi havia un problema elèctric a la plataforma de popa.El temps que hem trigat a arreglar-ho no ha sigut molt llarg però ha sigut suficient perquè el nostre “trimer” el Mario és posés una. read more...


15/11/2017

Lexington - Captain Bob: Richards Bay tour.

We all got in to Richards Bay safely before the bad weather. One boat is still out but they stopped in Madagascar because they started late. Our tour today was to a national park to view wild life. The guides were very helpful. It was interesting and we got to see a lot. image1 image2 image3 image4 image5 image6 image7. read more...


Lexington - Captain Bob: Richards Bay tour.
Lexington - Captain Bob: Richards Bay tour.
Lexington - Captain Bob: Richards Bay tour.
Lexington - Captain Bob: Richards Bay tour.
Lexington - Captain Bob: Richards Bay tour.
Lexington - Captain Bob: Richards Bay tour.
Lexington - Captain Bob: Richards Bay tour.
Lexington - Captain Bob: Richards Bay tour.
Lexington - Captain Bob: Richards Bay tour.
Lexington - Captain Bob: Richards Bay tour.
Lexington - Captain Bob: Richards Bay tour.
Lexington - Captain Bob: Richards Bay tour.
15/11/2017

Lexington - Captain Bob: Richards Bay tour.

We all got in to Richards Bay safely before the bad weather. One boat is still out but they stopped in Madagascar because they started late. Our tour today was to a national park to view wild life. The guides were very helpful. It was interesting and we got to see a lot. image1 image2 image3 image4 image5 image6 image7. read more...


Lexington - Captain Bob: Richards Bay tour.
Lexington - Captain Bob: Richards Bay tour.
Lexington - Captain Bob: Richards Bay tour.
Lexington - Captain Bob: Richards Bay tour.
Lexington - Captain Bob: Richards Bay tour.
Lexington - Captain Bob: Richards Bay tour.
15/11/2017

Numada - log day 11 dolphin day

Our day started with a beautiful sunrise and a pod of about 10 dolphins who came to play under our bow: of course by the time we woke the children up and brought them outside, they were all gone.Dolphins showed up again at lunch time and it was really a special treat! We are making progress South one tack at the time, hoping the wind to turn South West tonight.. read more...


15/11/2017

Nutcracker - Photos from the trip down to Las Palmas

It was a trip down of two halves...! From 30 Degrees and calm, to 30 Knots and cold!Still it was enjoyed by the skip as well as the crew, and now as the only hazards are warm beer and the arrival of the admiral, we're in great shape! IMG_6336 IMG_6343 IMG_6363 IMG_6357 IMG_6347. read more...


Nutcracker - Photos from the trip down to Las Palmas
Nutcracker - Photos from the trip down to Las Palmas
Nutcracker - Photos from the trip down to Las Palmas
Nutcracker - Photos from the trip down to Las Palmas
Nutcracker - Photos from the trip down to Las Palmas
Nutcracker - Photos from the trip down to Las Palmas
Nutcracker - Photos from the trip down to Las Palmas
Nutcracker - Photos from the trip down to Las Palmas
Nutcracker - Photos from the trip down to Las Palmas
Nutcracker - Photos from the trip down to Las Palmas
Helen - Ed's refreshment
Helen - Ed's refreshment
15/11/2017

Helen - Ed leaves the Cape Verdes

Ed, the Iguana, has crossed the Atlantic 17 times joining yachts crewed withyoung people. This year he sailed down from Las Palmas to the Cape Verdeswith Eve and John on Yacht Helen, who helped him to write his Blog.For the next leg of his trip to the Galapagos he is still on board YachtHelen, which is now an adults only boat.Ed has promised to write his own Blog for this leg but there will bemoreadult themes! This is only appropriate for an Iguana that has passed his18th birthday!Ed enjoyed a refreshment in the Sailor's Bar when the sun went over the yardarm but still managed to get to the start at 1pm. The wind was excellent for the first three hours but then it dropped to 6knots. Engine on with 2,059 miles to go!Captain, Yacht Helen. read more...


15/11/2017

Infinity of Yar - Blog 2

Welcome back, dear reader, to this our second blog entry from the crew of Infinity of Yar.All our crew has arrived and preparations are going apace. All our crew that is except for Oliver Davey the owner's younger son who arrives tomorrow; by which time all the hard work preparing the boat will have been done. Thus he will be known henceforth as 'Step Aboard' Davey.Within the chapters of this blog we will examine the make up of the crew and together we will unpick their characters as the adventure unfolds but more of that later.Let me describe the scene here on the pontoon at Meulle Deportivo in Las Palmas. Never have you seen such a hive of activity in a marina. Back in England we are used to marinas where 3/4 of the boats never move; here we are surrounded by nearly 200 yachts and not. read more...


Infinity of Yar - Blog 2
Infinity of Yar - Blog 2
15/11/2017

Abraxas 3 - Great to be under sail again

After a few days in Cap Verde it's good to be under sail again.We had a reasonably good start in glorious sunshine we had the big A2 spinnaker up within the first 20 minutes. Speed has been very good until we hit a small patch of light winds in the lee of the big island to the north. We must say that we are somewhat disappointed to se boats turning on the engine after struggling in light winds for only 15 minutes or so, and only a couple of hours after the start.Looking forward to more downwind sailing in moderate winds in the coming days!Best regards Team Abraxas. read more...


15/11/2017

Shimna - SHIMNA

Well we have now been here nearly two weeks we have thoroughly enjoyed our time . We are nearly all partied out , we will need to set off to dry out so many drinks parties. The weather has been fantastic , November in the sun . Provisioning is nearly complete we have enough food to sink a ship let’s hope it doesn’t happen. Dave keeps moaning , at not another load of water and food , but he’ll be the first to moan if he no crisps for happy hour !! Fancy dress party tonight , we have been inventive watch out for the photos . Julie Thorp. read more...


15/11/2017

La Pecadora - Log 003 - The Crew is on its way

After a very warm fare well from Costa Rica in company of the ladies at the Airport, the first leg over the Atlantic on a red-eye 12 hour flight is complete. The Crew is now in Madrid, anxiously awaiting the connection flight to arrive tonight in Gran Canaria and meet our Captain! LCDR. C.Schmidtimage1. image1.. read more...


La Pecadora - Log 003 - The Crew is on its way
La Pecadora - Log 003 - The Crew is on its way
La Pecadora - Log 003 - The Crew is on its way
La Pecadora - Log 003 - The Crew is on its way
15/11/2017

Golok - J-4. Inspection de la tête de mat de Golok

Inspection de la tête de mat et des barres de fleche par Justine: tout va bien. IMG-20171115-WA0003. read more...


Golok - J-4. Inspection de la tête de mat de Golok
Golok - J-4. Inspection de la tête de mat de Golok
15/11/2017

Adele 1 - Adele 1 log - Day 12 - Torn sails and broken buses

Afternoon all,Fair bit to catch up on in this log as we have been too busy to get it written while in Mindelo.Starting with Friday evening our first dosage of drama. Around 1am while I was on watch the GPS system and autopilot decided to shut down at the exact time of a fairly drastic wind change. Add this sudden loss of control to the fact we were flying our parasail Asymetrically and the resulting swing of the boat managed to wrap the parasail around the furler. As all the crew rushed up on deck we worked to turn the boat to release the parasail only to realise we had just succesfully wrapped it around the furler a second time. A moment of realisation and some shouted instructions and we were back at it working the actions in reverse. Parasail tangled on the mast spreaders and three. read more...


14/11/2017

Windseeker - Windseeker (Cabo Verde)

Dimarts, 14 de novembre de 2017 Hi everybody!Avui reiniciem els escrits al blog perquè desque vàrem arribar a Cap Verd i hem tingut wi-fi la cosa se’ns ha descontrolat una miqueta. De fet, el més interessant és saber què fem mentre no tenim comunicació amb molts de vosaltres però com que també hem tirat moltes fotos volem aprofitar avui per fer una recollida del que han estat aquests 4 dies aquí a Sao Vicente. D’entrada dir-vos que vàrem arribar dissabte migdia (hora local) després de fer un molt bon sprint les darreres 36 hores (Foto 1). A l’arribada vam trobar un vent molt acanalat que ens va fer treure l’asimètric i posar gènova una mica a corre-cuita (en Jordi ja ho havia dit...). A l’arribada vàrem trobar que encara faltaven uns quants participants i per tant semblava que l’opció. read more...


Windseeker - Windseeker (Cabo Verde)
Windseeker - Windseeker (Cabo Verde)
Windseeker - Windseeker (Cabo Verde)
Windseeker - Windseeker (Cabo Verde)
Windseeker - Windseeker (Cabo Verde)
Windseeker - Windseeker (Cabo Verde)
Windseeker - Windseeker (Cabo Verde)
Windseeker - Windseeker (Cabo Verde)
Windseeker - Windseeker (Cabo Verde)
Windseeker - Windseeker (Cabo Verde)
Windseeker - Windseeker (Cabo Verde)
Windseeker - Windseeker (Cabo Verde)
Windseeker - Windseeker (Cabo Verde)
Windseeker - Windseeker (Cabo Verde)
Windseeker - Windseeker (Cabo Verde)
Windseeker - Windseeker (Cabo Verde)

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