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NDS Darwin - Photo sunset
NDS Darwin - Photo sunset
26/11/2016

NDS Darwin - Lucia's blog

Day 6 onboard... we just spent the last two most relaxing days.  I'm right now watching an amazing sunset, I've seen hundreds of sunsets over the sea but each one is different. Each one has it's own energy, it's own story to be told. Each one is shared wit different people, in a different country or ocean. But this one was well deserved after the first few days we spent with storms and strong winds.  Despite being with no wind, despite not being first on the leaderboard, we are enjoying this crossing.. Maybe the last one on this boat. We are not forcing her or getting ourselves really stressed over the weather. We are fishing, we are drinking wine, we are happy.  Maybe the north route would have been the correct one or the one that would have make us win, get there faster.. read more...


26/11/2016

Challenger 4 - Challenger 4 Day Six

Wet & windy – what’s that all about…..?After last night’s dinner we went upstairs to get some fresh air and for the first time we had clear sky and no moon light to block the view of the heavens. We managed to see Shooting stars, Satellites, Venus, Mars and some constellations with the help of Sam’s app. Since the cloud held back all night we managed to navigate using the stars which was really great.First thing next morning Amelia came on deck and announced that her launderette was one officially open and ready for her first customers – she was mostly busy with Matt’s pants. The price for 3 pieces of clothing is one “Rum and Coke” when we reach Saint Lucia – which David is a bit worried about.First day all the crew felt well, no one was throwing up – well done guys! especially Bruce. read more...


26/11/2016

Fleet II - Log Saturday 26th November: Half Way!

Yes – we’re now officially half way across.  1,040 miles to go –reached around 3pm our time this afternoon.  In common with all those we’vespoken to, it’s taken much longer than we expected, so we’re hoping the secondhalf is a bit quicker.  We have some parties to get to. Overnight sailing was pretty good, and though the winds have calmed today,we’ve largely managed to make progress without the engine.  So far sogood! Colin CBO. read more...


26/11/2016

Endeavour of Cork - Day 10 - Oh Happy Day!!!

Two brilliant things just happened on Endeavour.1.While I was on watch the wind did an abrupt (well, over about 15 mins) 180 degree shift, so from sailing on port tack downwind we were now sailing upwind, close-hauled in about 6kts - meaning with apparent wind we were doing about 6kts ourselves.I cannot describe the thrill, after over a week of rolling around on a downwind course, of sailing close-hauled, meaning we were gently, but firmly tilted over to one side - there was absolutely no pressure on the wheel, and we just gently (but quickly) trucked along in the afternoon sunshine.Peace reigned for about an hour.Bliss.2.Meanwhile, Conor had been quietly agitating all day for a swim, but the weather just wouldn't play ball.It was either clouded over, or too lumpy, or looked like we were. read more...


26/11/2016

Peter von Seestermühe - Day 5

Day five at sea. Everything well on board. Server problems with iridium to explain P. v. S. Blog silence. Limited weather information leads to consequently southerly route to catch the trade winds. fishing: catch every day. the sunny.Peter Crew (via SMS). read more...


26/11/2016

Challenger 2 - Challenger 2 Day Six

Hi Everyone,Hope you are all enjoying our daily blogs.Yesterday it was the turn of Mother Watch` A` again with James and Thomas.On board Challenger 2 we are running three watches with five crew in each.Each Watch is out on deck crewing the boat for three hours and then has six hours off.This gives us plenty of time to relax and catch up on sleep.Each day one person from each watch joins up to become a `Mother Watch`.This means we have to prepare all the meals for the day starting with a cooked breakfast of scrambled eggs (34 eggs used!!) bacon and baked beans and toast cooked in the frying pan.The saloon was filled with the amazing aroma of cooked bacon thanks to an early start by Thomas at 6am when his watch were on duty.So the rest of our day was spent preparing lunch and then dinner,. read more...


26/11/2016

Ximera - Day 5 - Sad day

22∞09.80 N - 20∞44.73 W -- 19∞ 59.68 N - 22∞00.95 WLots of hand steering late at night. Ximera tries to emulate the dolphins, playing with big waves. Today is sunny and hot, we're at the Tropic! So is also day of sea-bucket showers (sponsored by Rolnautic), both for the crew and the boat. Jenny the jennaker is back, trying to teach us the perfect VMG to the East of Cape Verde. In the afternoon the sea state is reduced and for the whole night we kept the gennaker, sailing fast in light winds and long swells. As we are writing now we've received the news that Noah has sunk. As fellow sailors, we sympathise with Noah's crew for the loss of their boat. At the same time, we're glad that in this unfortunate event the crew is alive and well. We're thinking of them. 5 Jenny the Gennaker. read more...


Ximera - Day 5 - Sad day
Ximera - Day 5 - Sad day
26/11/2016

Boni Venti - LOG DAY SIX - SIX HOURS IN MINDELO

Light winds and flat sea state so we started the engine at 14.45, furled the genoa and centred the main. Continued towards Mindelo in the Cape Verde Islands under engine. Squally wet night, so watches not much fun.  Radar indicating upcoming rain clouds which could herald wind squalls, so the radar helps to warn of what might be on the way in terms of wind strength, but it’s really only clear when the clouds are on top of he boat. But the wind was so light last night that we weren’t worried about squalls.  Brief geography lesson - Cape Verde is made up of 10 large and 4 small islands of volcanic origin (think Santorini but not as sophisticated!) & is 325 miles west of Senegal. They’re on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge and the mountains grow by 0.5cm per year! Anyway, we sighted the. read more...


26/11/2016

New Deal - Log Day 7

Vi har holdt god fart gjennom natten og dagen i dag.Etter råd fra Metrozonisk Instutt endret vi kurs i ettermiddag mot vest. Værvarslet viste ugunstig vind der de neste dagene.Et viktig delmål er å passere halvveispunktet. Vi beregnet en posisjon og lagt inn det som waypoint på kartplotteren. Vi er ca 600 nm mil derfra nå. Med gunstig vind kan vi være der om fem dager, men det tar det den tiden d tar... En turseiler går sånn ca.med 5-6 knops fart (ca 10 km/t) med god bør.Idag fikk vi besøk av de store delfinene. Mektig syn.Lørdagskvelden feires med marsipan, kaffi og tortillachips.. read more...


26/11/2016

Meltemi - Bericht Tag 6 und 7 - Fisch!

Mittlerweile ist die “Meltemi“ mit ihrer Crew in ihrem siebten Seetag. Mit der Zeit wird das Wachsystem zur gewohnten Realität. Die Stimmung an Bord ist durchweg gut und es stellt sich so etwas wie ein routinierter Bordalltag ein, der von allerlei Abwechslung durchzogen wird. Da wir nicht nur in der Hoffnung auf Rasmus und Poseidon unterwegs sind, sondern durch einen kleinen “Wetterstab“ in der Deutung unserer Wetterzukunft unterstützt werden, freuen wir uns alle paar Tage über das Update unseres Wetterplans, das uns vom Himmel herab gereicht per Satellit aufgespielt wird. Aus den Alternativen „Nordroute“ und „Südroute“ hat sich in einer Crewsitzung die Südroute durchgesetzt - so ging es auf Generalkurs „SW“ in Richtung der Kapverden. Obwohl die Mehrzahl der teilnehmenden Yachten sich. read more...


26/11/2016

Jasmine - Day 7

--Great night sailing on instruments only last night and very good progress made. A mostly pitch black night due to cloud but at around three it cleared for half an hourin the north and Joxer and I were treated to a display of stars ,intensely bright and most notably visible right down to the horizon . The wind remains the same ,thats the nature of the trade winds I suppose.Today its raining with many rain squalls which we are becoming accustomed to ,it blew force 8 in one and Bill registered a record 15.4 knots on the front of a wave.There was a witness so thats probably going to hold for the trip.All in all the sailing is exhilarating as the seas build in the steady wind. We are still sailing by hand which keeps us busy ,the time flies.Reefing up and down and checking for chafe. read more...


26/11/2016

PkBoo - Lohg day 6 and 7 - fish and showers

Hi from PkBoo,the last two days we caught two dorado fishes (well done in the oven with potatoes); today we had two showers and Giuseppe went in his first storm steering under the eyes of Stefano. Good job guys.Now we are proceeding on our route.Ciao e un abbraccio a tutti.Marco. read more...


26/11/2016

Sunrise - äreport Day 6

Der Wind ist bisher nicht zurückgekehrt. Mit Ausnahme eine kurzen Zeit am Vormittagmotoren wir weiter in Richtung der Cap Verden. Mittlerweile haben wir 840 Meilenzurückgelegt.Der Himmel ist stark bewölkt und leiche Regenschauer bestimmen das Wetter.Die Bordaktivitäten sind im wesentlichen auf die Erholung ausgerichtet.Bei ruhiger See und laufendem Motor ist nicht viel an Bord zu tun.Die erste Schwärme fliegender Fische haben wir heute gesichtet.Insgesamt ist die Stimmung an Bord entspannt und gut.. read more...


Gwendoline - S/Y Gwendoline M. Crew just before ARC start
Gwendoline - S/Y Gwendoline M. Crew just before ARC start
27/11/2016

Cherish - Day 12: spinnaker ahoy!

With the lighter winds it has been possible to fly the spinnaker off the forward bow. It makes for a wonderfully uplifting sight and helps Cherish glide along in a relatively quick and steady fashion. Not-so-tippy days with the spinnaker billowing. It is launched like a rocket from within a giant tube of a sail cover but comes out like a magical puff of smoke dancing in the wind. It requires constant attention as it embraces the wind but after a while sailors learn to dance with it and movements become more automatic. Like driving after you’re no longer a learner.WJGOPR1327.. read more...


Cherish - Day 12: spinnaker ahoy!
Cherish - Day 12: spinnaker ahoy!
26/11/2016

Sanya - 20161126 Sanya

2016-11-26 14.30 UTC Boat timeTEAM SANYA VO70We are running around 14 knots of boat speed on the A3 with lots of sun and lots of small showers, so it is jackets on, jackets off, jackets on, jackets off. After the night of the 24th, our captain and naviguessor sorted out the clocks and we had a relative good night with some good averages while the wind slowly went down. The next day was all about drying out the boat, the people and organizing all the stuff again as the wind was going down from the last four days between 25 to 30 knots to around 15 knots. Just as all settled again in the second half of the day, while running real nice boat speeds with the masthead, the J4 and the full main, the J4 decided to get down on its own. This was the first real "ALL HANDS ON DECK". So my watch. read more...


26/11/2016

Gatsby - Tag 7 - bald geschafft

Es ist 17 Uhr an Bord der GATSBY. Wir segeln wieder. Aber die Schräglage nervt gerade jeden an. Die meisten haben keine Lust mehr auf diese Baustelle von Schiff. Man gut der Autopilot läuft noch! Unser Retter in der Not! Und wir kommen schnell voran. Noch 190nm bis zu den Kap Verden liegen vor uns. Dort dann aber wohl Ende der Reise.Der tropische Regen an Deck wurde als schöne Ablenkung gesehen. Das Wasser, egal ob Regen oder Meer, sind ja relativ warm. Unser ETA liegt momentan bei Sonntag um Mitternacht. Vielleicht zögern wir die Ankunft aber auch heraus. Immerhin können wir nicht vernünftig manövrieren. Aber die Marina Mindelo weiß schon Bescheid und hat zwei Schlauchboote, um uns zu helfen.Hoffentlich ist das Wetter dort etwas schöner!Melden uns Morgen noch einmal, spätestens bei. read more...


Gwendoline - Gwendoline M crew just before departure
Gwendoline - Gwendoline M crew just before departure
Gwendoline - primetime on deck
Gwendoline - primetime on deck
26/11/2016

EH01 - Day 6

Greetingsfrom the EH01 team.   All is wellon board and crew are in good spirits despite 4 seasons of weather in the last24hours. Andras is managing us well as he sleeps with one eye open and he popsout the hatch like a “meercat” as he does not like us to be off course as thiscould result in us getting into a wind hole.Each of thewatches have sailed through big squalls up to 30knots where there is novisibility and quadraple rain. we are all helping each other calling wind speed,wind angles, course and boats speed. One the watches calls “Bingo” when thecorrect wind angle has been reached, this has been funny in the pouring rain andwinds. Sailing in squalls is a great experience for all of us and they come andgo within 20 minutes leaving us all physically wrecked and totally soaked. read more...


Nemo - Gonzalo Infante celebrating his 71 yrs birthday today with an amazing Spanish guitar concert onboard Nemo
Nemo - Gonzalo Infante celebrating his 71 yrs birthday today with an amazing Spanish guitar concert onboard Nemo
26/11/2016

Delfini - day 7 - 26th

Strange weather for the time of year - we have had sun and decent wind plus doldrums and chucking down rain and then loads of wind and more chucking down rain and all the time we are moving further south towards tropics - last night we decided to leave the spinnaker in f4 on the beam and flying along at 7/9 knots - then about 2am a loud bang ended our fun as the spinnaker guy parted company from its shackle - anyway all recovered ok and after launching the genoa we carried on at 6 knots Today it's been chucking down all day and wind is all over the place so little progress made - pilchard salad for lunch - wowHoping for better weather forecast from ARC control once I have downloaded it ...onwards. read more...


Nemo - Class 40 Atlanta taken from onboard Nemo (the colors are real! it looked like this!)
Nemo - Class 40 Atlanta taken from onboard Nemo (the colors are real! it looked like this!)
Nemo - Again taken from onboard Nemo yesterday
Nemo - Again taken from onboard Nemo yesterday
Nemo - Gonzalo Infante celebrating his 71 yrs birthday today with an amazing Spanish guitar concert onboard Nemo
Nemo - Gonzalo Infante celebrating his 71 yrs birthday today with an amazing Spanish guitar concert onboard Nemo
26/11/2016

Woifal - Tag 7 Nacht 6

Hallo Zusammen,die letzte Nacht war unruhig und wieder mit wenig Schlaf verbunden, da viel Welle querab, um 04.00 Uhr haben wir Kurs geändert (gehalst), danach war’s besser, sonst keine Vorkommnisse. Heute segeln wir tagsüber wieder mit Spi bei sehr schönem Wetter und beständigem Wind aus Osten, sonst gibt’s nichts neues, evtl. noch, dass wir die 1.000 sm hinter uns gelassen haben. Alle sind wohlauf, das Bordleben funktioniert einwandfrei. Daher mal ein Thema, welches insbesondere für Nichtsegler nicht so leicht ersichtlich ist. Weshalb segeln wir eigentlich anscheinend so einen Zickzackkurs. Die Erklärung ist einfach, ein Schiff unter Segel kann nicht schnell segeln, wenn der Wind nicht in einem Winkel auf die Segel auftrifft, damit am Segel eine Strömung entsteht, da Segel nicht mit. read more...


26/11/2016

Beltana II - Day Seven a day of rest

Well we were all excited yesterday  after catching a great little fish(great because it is the first one for Beltana II in the last seven years!!) andwe did indeed enjoy fresh sashimi with waasabi, soy sauce and ginger.  Butthen things got a lot more uncomfortable and we ended up sailing through asquall with teeming rain, thank heavens Anna had insisted I buy some of thatwaterproof spray stuff and what’s more I had actually applied it in the day weleft port. It worked a treat and we had no leaks through the dodger atall.  Well many of us ended up very wet, with one enterprising young manenjoying a lovely long shower on the back deck complete with three hair washcycles. Talking about cycles we all blame Graham as he hung his washing out todry only to get another two rinse. read more...


26/11/2016

M one - Wind kam Wind ging

Samstag 26.11.16 Bordzeit 14.00 UhrDer 11. Tag Wind kam Wind gingDas Glück währte von kurzer Dauer.Nach 10 Stunden segeln schlief der Wind gestern wieder ein.Segel rein Motor an weiter.Die Crew gibt alles um den Motor zum laufen zu bringen.Insbesondere Michael konnte Beweisen, dass er bei jeder Tankstelle als erster Tankwart einen Job bekommen könnte.Markus versucht seine Kurse aufrecht zu erhalten und schlägt im Rhythmus auf die Töpfe während Michael einen Tanzkurs abhält.Ansonsten stöhnt die Crew unter den Temperaturen. Man könnte meinen fast am Äquator zu sein.Michael der wassermacher kommt seiner Aufgabe kaum nach, hat aber heute der Crew erlaubt gemeinsam zu duschen.Deshalb wurde er heute mit recht zum Helden der Arbeit gewählt.So, dass war es für heute.Noch 750 NM zum ZielWir. read more...


26/11/2016

Olympia's Tigress - 25/11/2016 Olympia's Tigress throw all the spoons out with dish water, of course we did........

25/11/2016Olympia's Tigress throw all the spoons out with dish water, of course we did........So Team Tigress has been sailing for 6 days now and we are well and truly 'becoming boat,' as we say. Washing dishes on deck we managed to throw out all the spoons with the dirty water. Soup with a fork is certainly interesting. The sea air has made us a little funny headed and we've begun to rhyme in true hip hop style. Read out loud in an obligatory Honey Gee rude-girl accent, here's a snippet for your entertainment...I'm sailing on my boat,And the wind's begun to rise, I'm here with my watch-mates,And the sun's rising in the skies.I'm sailing up and down, And easing in and out,I'm surfing up and down them wavesOlympia's Tigress is about.Long dark nights staring at nav lights,Sometimes the. read more...


Olympia's Tigress - 25/11/2016 Olympia's Tigress throw all the spoons out with dish water, of course we did........
Olympia's Tigress - 25/11/2016 Olympia's Tigress throw all the spoons out with dish water, of course we did........
26/11/2016

Challenger 3 - CF416 ARC 2016 CH3 - Blog Saturday 2016-11-26

Saturday 26th November Spirits are high as we sail on through our 6th day at sea, despite us losing some ground to our Arch-Nemesis Challenger 2. Despite the many millions of square miles of ocean that are available to ARC participant yachts, we have ended up still within 8 nautical miles of our matched rival. We have lost sight of them by eye and on the AIS (automatic identification system – reports positions via radio to nearby vessels)  on several occasions and yet here we are, together again.They slowly pulled in-front of us through the evening yesterday, mostly owing to us taking down our Yankee #2 headsail and putting up our Yankee #3 due to a small tear in the leech that was spotted by crew member Tomak. The Yankee #2 is a slightly bigger sail that was more appropriate. read more...


26/11/2016

Xplorer of Hamble - The Xplorers - About My Shipmates

Hello! Tin Tin the Bear here again. I thought on this blog I’d introduce you to my shipmates, the four ‘Xplorers’ which I’m forced to share my boat with on this voyage across the Atlantic. You can tell a lot about people by what they read.  First up we have Peter ‘have you seen my glasses’ Bamford. Despite bringing at least five pairs of reading glasses on the boat he can never find them. Peter likes to think he is in charge of this ship….little does he know that Val is sending messages via a remote sewn in my paws which directly controls the autopilot. Peter lives in the Bamford Suite, a luxurious cabin in the front of the boat which he shares with the emergency food, rotting vegetables, kitchen roll and the spare saloon carpet, which is on board just in case Moneypenny Warren goes. read more...


26/11/2016

Gwendoline - 6. day at sea

S/Y Gwendoline M - Atlanterhavskryds26. november. 11.50 UTC.Ombord Lene, Bente, Annette, Maiken, Oliver, Orla og KimPosition: 20.53.359N 20.53.359W(Yes - it is indeed the same pos for N og W)Yesterday was the day, where everybody really found their "Sealegs" - which dramatically improved the general spirit on board. Especially Maiken made a noticeably change, as we got our well known laughing, smiling, hardworking Maiken back from the sea of nausea she had been swimming in for the past five days.It was also the day, where almost all of our green tomatoes riped - some even so much we had to throw them out. Lene also took a closer look on our avocados, which also had riped, as well as many of our red pepper fruits.So the question was what to do with 10 kilogram of ripe tomatoes, ripe. read more...


20/11/2016

Fenella - Where's the wind?

Awoke this morning to a beautiful blue sky day, no wind but it was ourfirst sign that we are getting into the tropics. The fishing lines were out atdawn and since then it has been very quiet apart from the occasional shower andaccompanying gust of wind that quickly fades when the rain passes.   The flying fish have started to leap out in front of us and we had awonderful sighting of a large sperm whale. He/she followed us for about tenminutes before deciding that we weren’t that interesting and took off for thedeep. The only other wildlife we have seen have been Mother Carey,s chickens,boobies and a petrel or two. All are awaiting our tropic bird moment which issurely not far away now.   We are continuing to eat exceptionally well and I’m pleased to say thathaving firmly. read more...


26/11/2016

White Satin - It's a long way to St Lucia

Saturday 26 November.845 miles sailed and 2012 to go.It's a long way to St Lucia, it's a long way to goIt's a long way to St Lucia, to the sweetest place I knowGoodbye Gran Canaria, farewell Las PalmasIt's a long long way to St Lucia, but rum punch lies there.It is seeming a long way but we are now definitely well past quarter of theway and should hit one third by the end of Sunday.Whilst we have had some beautiful sailing over the last few days we havealso had periods of very little wind so our average speed is lower thanhoped.Yesterday we had a long radio conversation with JoEmi, a German yacht, aboutthe best way to avoid the "wind hole" that is somewhere in front of us.Skipper has spent hours downloading and pouring over weather forecasts. Ourmain source of information are GRIB files. read more...


White Satin - It's a long way to St Lucia
White Satin - It's a long way to St Lucia
26/11/2016

SuperTramp - BLOG DAY 6

So we find ourselves on day 6 still chasing the wind in pretty unpleasant conditions and a very uncomfortable swell.I find myself comparing my trip on SUNBIRD in 2008 and thinking"how lucky was I?". This is a very different journey."You told me this would be easy mum, that I would get a suntan and catch lovely fish along the way!" I hear William saying. "It's character building' I reply, "and very early days". He is proving to be a great crew member and will put his hand to anything.My wonderful Scottish crew arefeeling at home as they could be on the West Coast of Scotland . We even had porridge for breakfast and I think the G n T's will be replaced by hot toddies tonight .Happy Days!Cooking in the galley has been a challenge but with everyone doing their bit we have been eating well.. read more...


Eau Too - More celebrations on half way point !
Eau Too - More celebrations on half way point !
Eau Too - Half way celebrations on Eau Too !
Eau Too - Half way celebrations on Eau Too !
Eau Too - Half way celebrations on Eau Too !
Eau Too - Half way celebrations on Eau Too !
26/11/2016

Nisida - Fast Night

Friday evening and overnight into Saturday have given us a new top speed record on Nisida of 21.4 kts.We have now been sailing almost due West with reefed main and poled out genny for 3 days in breeze between 20 & 32kts we are averaging over 9 kts SOG and are enjoying great surfing conditions!All on board enjoying the ride!. read more...


26/11/2016

Sanya - 26-11 weer een enerverende nacht

Nadat we gisteren erg opgetogen waren dat alle electronica het weer deed, was gisteravond de domper hard en stevig.Rond het moment van de ondergaande zon, stopte al onze klokken er weer mee. Er stond op dat moment zo'n 22-25 knopen wind, veel buien om ons heen met afwisselend heel slecht of redelijk zicht. En dat terwijl we downwind met onze fro en J4 (staysail) en grootzeil met 1 rif aan het knallen waren met snelheden rond de 15-17 knopen.Helaas hebben we moeten terugschakelen om het nog een beetje veilig te houden. Dat heeft ons vannacht veel mijlen gekost. Vanmorgen weer het gas erop gezet en nu loopt het lekker.MEt de A3 en GS downwind mooi varen met snelheden die rond de 15 knopen liggen.Helaas werden we van de nacht niet vrolijk. Maar een zonnetje, zicht en gas geven doen nu veel. read more...


Gwendoline - shark on the hook
Gwendoline - shark on the hook
26/11/2016

Endeavour of Cork - Day 10 Saturday 26th November

Yayy - into double figures of days at sea!And nobody's killed anyone yet.Miles to go to our waypoint at St. Lucia have dropped to 904 now, so we're (well, I'm) on a countdown now.So much more heartening to see numbers dropping than rising - I wonder why that is???We got a fair bit of sailing done yesterday, the wind was pretty constant at about 15kts but dropped once darkness came so we motored through most of the night.Or at least I think we did, I slept like the dead for most of it as Conor - a bit belatedly, mind you - made a magic discovery - a ventilation system for the cabins!!!Not exactly ice-cold aircon, but the next best thing.Once we'd managed to master not blocking the vent with our clothes, a lovely cool (well, marginally cooler) breeze set in and it made for really pleasant. read more...


26/11/2016

Koco - 6.Tag auf See

Die Nacht war sehr aufregend da wir uns in mehreren Squall -Gebieten befanden. Der Wind und die Wellen nahmen zu, die Squalls zogen aber glücklicherweise immer vor uns ab. Ansonsten gab es noch den Fisch-Fang des Jahres durch Gunnar. Schaut euch dieses einzigartige Exemplar genau an, denn das ist die hohe Kunst des Fischens. Der Tag begann mit blauen Himmel und Sonnenschein , bis am Nachmittag wieder Regen aufzog und wir die Segel tauschen mußten. Der Wind ließ nach und frischte erst zum Abend aus der komplett umkgekehrten Seite auf. Auch heute begleiteten uns , diesmal war es eine ziemlich große Gruppe, Delfine die uns wieder mal begeisterten. Sie schwammen sehr lange mit uns mit und boten uns wieder ein großes Kino. So kann ein Langer Tag eigentlich immer enden. Haben das Code Zero. read more...


Koco - 6.Tag auf See
Koco - 6.Tag auf See
26/11/2016

Bluewaft - Bluewaft Log Day 7

Bluewaft Log Day 7Saturday 26 November 201621°14’.081N 027°17’.467WWe had a bouncy sail last night, with a line of squalls lasting severalhours.While on the upside we were able to douse the gennaker in plenty oftime, and got some good boat speed with the whites, at the end of it allthere was frustratingly little wind and some rain for our troubles.Thismorning after a fruitless attempt to fly the gennaker again we resorted tothe donk.We are now motor sailing making a good 6 knots.Last night during the squalls a couple of petrels made shelter on the boat. They are now hanging around using us as a launching pad for their fishingexpeditions.Speaking of which not a nibble yesterday.Although we had our first flyingfish on board this morning.This morning we were greeted by a large pod ofPilot. read more...



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