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23/11/2017

Lexington - Captain Bob: Nelson Mandela

Yesterday I went will the crew of Owl to visit a museum for Nelson Mandela. As usual it was a long drive to the site but it was enjoyable and informative. I knew some of Mandela's life but quiet honestly not as much as I should have. It is inspiring how some people can make such a difference In the lives of so many people. To me his story was like Martin Luther King. They both was against massive odds and persisted while making great sacrifices. South Africa still has a lot to do in improving the lives of the black population and it will continue to be difficult because there is no easy answer.Probably the best thing is to improve the overall economy as raising water floats all boats. Education for the youth is probably the next most important step. Solving government corruption is also. read more...


Lexington - Captain Bob: Nelson Mandela
Lexington - Captain Bob:  Nelson Mandela
Lexington - Captain Bob: Nelson Mandela
Lexington - Captain Bob:  Nelson Mandela
Lexington - Captain Bob: Nelson Mandela
Lexington - Captain Bob:  Nelson Mandela
Lexington - Captain Bob: Nelson Mandela
Lexington - Captain Bob:  Nelson Mandela
23/11/2017

Blue Bayou - STOP PRESS - Human Cluedo

Despite being a novice, the Plane Driver has proved to be a natural at the game, with 2 kills.Moirsie on the lazarette with a book, and Stods at the anchor locker with binoculars.So 2 down, 3 to go. Nail biting stuff. We will keep you posted.. read more...


23/11/2017

Avel Biz - J+4 Météo complexe

Jeudi 23 novembre 201712h UTC26°13 N23°28 WDistance sur 24h : 107 millesDistance restante : 2221 millesMétéo complexeCool pour la vie à bord mais compliqué pour les options de route cesdernières 24h. Le front est passé , ciel bleu , petits airs on passe dugénois au code 0 puis spi symétrique tangonné pour la nuit mais le venttombe à 20h...Les fichiers météo annoncent du vent SW à NW forts sur la routede l'orthodromie avec des calmes à suivre. Nous arrêtons notre progression Wet descendons pour trouver les Alizés. Le point 25°N/25°W recommandé parJean-Yves Bernot(météorologue et routeur renommé) est sur la route, c'eststatistiquement rassurant!On mange frais salades, avocats, tomates ; on se débarbouille à l'eaudouce; les quarts sont reposants...C'est comme une croisière d'été. read more...


23/11/2017

Lei Lei - 4. Tag auf hoher See - Warten auf Wind

Wir motoren nun schon seit 25 Stunden. Das ist ganz schön eintönig. Um uns herum nur Flaute und träge Atlantikdünung. Die anderen Segler haben uns inzwischen auch verlassen. Nach dem 3.Tag sehen wir nur noch einen am Horizont. Motort wie wir. Eigentlich sind wir ja zum Segeln hergekommen, aber dieses riesige Gebiet ohne Wind hat uns fest im Griff. Unser Volvo Penta schnurrt brav vor sich hin, nur ab und zu gibt er Unmutsäußerungen ab, indem er plötzlich die Leistung herunterregelt und für uns unverständliche Fehlercodes anzeigt. Die Auflösung dieser Geheimnisse steht natürlich nicht in der Bedienungsanleitung, also sind wir auf Vermutungen angewiesen. Ich vermute, dass eine Tankentlüftung schlecht funktioniert und dadurch ein Vakuum entsteht. Wenn die Ansaugarbeit zu heftig wird meckert. read more...


23/11/2017

Manihi - Quelle belle journée !

Vous ne pouvez pas vous imaginer à quel point nous savourons cette journée ... Peut-être tout d'abord parce que nous avons tous bien dormi cette nuit ; pas de vent, une mer plate. Si ce n'avait été le bruit du moteur, une nuit de rêve ...Ensuite parce que cette journée a été bien remplie. Si je vous dis 25°25.683 Nord/23°27.290 Ouest ça ne vous dira peut-être rien, mais pour nous ça veut dire beaucoup ... Imaginez un petit coin tranquille, au milieu de la nature, par un beau temps calme, avec seulement des oiseaux pour venir interrompre le silence. C'est ce que nous y avons trouvé ... Notez les coordonnées sur votre GPS voiture, vous aurez une destination de rêve pour votre prochaine sortie ! Charmés par l'endroit, nous avons fait une petite halte, histoire d'en profiter. Pour se. read more...


23/11/2017

Altair - YB Connect Message from Clinton Bolton

Hello from the Atlantic Time Zone! ALTAIR is having a good sail today after a rough night with big swell and squalls. We have recovered from yesterday's breakdown, where we managed to tear the port spinnaker halyard block attachment off the mast, and are back on track with the A3 kite up. After a week gybing downwind, we have caught our shift and are sailing the rhumbline to St. Lucia. The speed over ground is topping out at 12 knots, and the finishing time bets have been placed. Happy Thanksgiving to the Yanks at sea. I'm off to eat my slice of Turducken!--Transmitted by Clinton Bolton using YB Connect (www.ybtracking.com). read more...


23/11/2017

Shepherd Moon - Squeaky clean

How to judge a day? Yesterday was a great success on the domestic front. We ran the water maker for two hours and so got our water tanks full to the brim again, which meant we could all shower. It is difficult to explain just how nice it feels to be squeaky clean again after three or four days of feeling continually sticky. The problem is that no sooner have you dried yourself than the clamminess starts to creep back. We also hoovered (or, more accurately, Dysoned) and cleaned the inside of the boat from top to bottom, and as mentioned yesterday, Vanessa even broke out the polish.Things were not quite so successful on the outside of the boat. On the plus side, nothing broke. Even the Blue Water Runner refrained from making another leap for the sea, but our progress westwards was. read more...


Barefoot - barefoot - tag 4 fotos
Barefoot - barefoot - tag 4 fotos
Barefoot - barefoot - tag 4 fotos
Barefoot - barefoot - tag 4 fotos
23/11/2017

Barefoot - Barefoot - Tag 4 - 23.11.17 - unser erstes Highlight: ATLANTIC big 4!

Barefoot - Tag 4 - 23.11.17 - unser erstes Highlight: ATLANTIC big 4!Um es direkt vorneweg zu sagen: gesegelt sind wir heute nur so ca 2 Stunden, also kein segelhighlight, aber was dann folgte......Von den vielen Delphinen gestern Vormittag hatten wir ja schon berichtet, das war 1 von 4.Gegen Nachmittag dann realen wir auf eine Gruppe von ca. 10 - 12 Wale und ließen unser Boot mit ihnen treiben. Die Tiere schwammen in aller Seelenruhe durch de Ozean und wurden zunehmend neugieriger, immer in sicherem Abstand zu uns. Regelmäßig konnten wir sowohl ihr Atmen sehen als auch hören. Ab und zu schaute mal einer mit dem Kopf raus, einmal Gabs sogar einen angedeuteten bauchplatscher! Sehr beeindruckend!!! Das war dann 2 von 4.Als wir uns dann wieder in Bewegung Richtung St. Lucia setzen wollten,. read more...


Barefoot - barefoot - tag 4 fotos
Barefoot - barefoot - tag 4 fotos
Barefoot - barefoot - tag 4 fotos
Barefoot - barefoot - tag 4 fotos
Barefoot - barefoot - tag 4 fotos
Barefoot - barefoot - tag 4 fotos
23/11/2017

Marisja - Dag 7 party!

Gisteravond zijn wij wederom zuiderlijker gaan zeilen. De voorspelling isdat daar meer wind blijft dan in het noorden. Na de heerlijke spagetti bolognese van Nikki en het laatste stukje MahiMahi hebben wij vannacht doorgezeild met de gennaker erop, om meer mijlen te maken en de snelheid erin te houden. Bijkomend effect isdat we ook minder rollen en beter slapen als je geen wacht hebt. De wachten inde nacht met gennaker er op zijn 3 uur en met 2 personen. Een stuk gezelliger, maar wel iets vermoeiender!De wind bleef redelijk aanhouden en de snelheid varierde tussen de 5 totuitschieters naar 8 knopen.   Vanmorgen toch maar weer terug gegepen, omdat wij dachten dat die hoekbeter zou zijn voor de VMG. Helaas zakt de wind eruit en zijn wij wederom aanhet dobberen met 4 knopen... Dus toch. read more...


23/11/2017

Marisja - Dag 8 Beslissingen

Hi allemaal,   Na een paar dagen knokken om de weinige wind om te zetten in boatspeed kwamhet niet geheel onverwachte moment dat er helemaal geen wind meer was. We hadden allemaal  wel al even een momentje gehad dat dit eraan zatte komen maar de beslissing om de motor te starten is voor een zeiler altijdzuur. Normaal gesproken start een zeiler de motor om daardoor toch nog net ffeen brug of sluis te halen, om de haven voor donker te halen, op tijd thuis tezijn voor Studio Sport... nu gaat het erom een gebied te bereiken waar welgenoeg wind is om St Lucia te bereiken. We moeten nog zo’n 1000nm en ondanks deextra diesel aan boord is onze range zo’n 600nm. Nog niet eerder hebben we extradiesel meegenomen op een oversteek.....voorgevoel misschien... Om nog even duidelijk te maken. read more...


23/11/2017

Abraxas 3 - Finally back under spinnaker

After motoring for a total of 32.85 hours during the last two days we finally got 7 - 10 knots of breeze and are making good progress towards St Lucia. The bad swell is somewhat better today which also adds to the comfort and speed.An other highlight today was Helene's freshly baked bread that followed up on her delicious pastries that we had for the halfway celebration yesterday. So hopefully this glorious sailing will continue and we can once again feel like sailors:-). read more...


23/11/2017

Lily - Leg 2 - Day 8

Today we celebrated the 1/3 of the way party. So we popped our second to last bottle of Cava and made sure we poured a libation for Poseidon and Neptun. We find that such things is better done than not in the weak and very undramatic mid-atlantic.We stopped goign SW today and are now goign more or less for target. Between watching season 2 of the Sopranos and fearing I might run out of books, that is the most importantr event of the day. Peder. read more...


23/11/2017

Infinity of Yar - Infinity of Yar - Blog

Date:     Thurs 23/1117Position: Lat: 23 12.93 N               Long: 21 18.92 WWelcome back, dear readers, as yacht Infinity of Yar approaches the Tropic of Cancer.Things have not been going so well for the last three days. The crew are all well and the boat continues to behave like a dream but the weather...it's not that we have too much weather, completely the reverse. After a lovely first day we have run out of wind completely. We have spent the last two days heading west in light airs chasing the wind below a low pressure system to the north west.Now, readers, attached to the stern of all the yachts on the ARC is a satellite tracking system called a 'yellow brick'. This tricky little gizmo. read more...


23/11/2017

Blue Bayou - The Boat That Rocked

Dodging squalls successfully and chasing wind with only some success.Trade winds elusive! A happy boat none the less.image1. read more...


Blue Bayou - The Boat That Rocked
Blue Bayou - The Boat That Rocked
23/11/2017

Aedis - Aedis Blog Day 5: Sunbathing, Guitar Playing, Dorado for Lunch but NO Wind...

Stunning day relaxing in between pulling in some beautiful dorado. Having to chew through some diesel to make any headway but hoping the wind will start to fill in soon. Crew are enjoying a wash off the back deck and starting to get hungry for a big fish lunch. Have named the next 2 waypoints Bert and Ernie. Approaching Ernie over the next few days...image1. read more...


Aedis - Aedis Blog Day 5: Sunbathing, Guitar Playing, Dorado for Lunch but NO Wind...
Aedis - Aedis Blog Day 5: Sunbathing, Guitar Playing, Dorado for Lunch but NO Wind...
23/11/2017

Nutcracker - Doing a zero

The cabin boy writes:Hard to credit it but the log for the past nine hours has not moved. We have sailed nil miles .. nada, nul, nothing, non, niet, zero miles. We may have moved a handful of them towards St Lucia but that's thanks to a small favourable current.Awaiting the noon positions today with some trepidation. If the rest of the fleet, and especially the southerly boats, are trucking along...aaarrrggghhh (technical expression).We only have Boxcar in AIS range, about 10 miles ahead and in the same weather. Despite her showing as steering 017 just now, however, seemingly drifting further ahead. Mystifying.The ARC control forecast yesterday noon was full of 'another gale to the north west', but obviously not a gale in the accepted sense of the word. The front which went through at. read more...


23/11/2017

Trifon - Trifon

22 NovemberTrifon is sailing in very light conditions and has had to motor throughsome windless zones. This morning we caught a 5kg dorado which made for agreat sushimi lemon and olive oil dinner with the rest fried and served asa main course. Robert our diving mechanic had to go for a swim during theafternoon to remove yet another piece of plastic woven bag from the driveshaft.We have been having issues with starting the main engine over the past fewdays and Robert has replaced the relay switch that I bought in Las Palmas.Michael did the radio net for Trifon and there are not many participantsat the moment. Jon is still suffering from a heavy cold but is slowlyrecovering and can contribute little until he is fit. We have a slowrolling swell and sunshine but less than 5 knots of wind. read more...


23/11/2017

Sunrise - Tag 4 (22.11.)

Nun liegt ein Kurs West/Nord-West (280°) an, die Hoffnung ist einer angekündigten Flaute entkommen zu können.Zum Frühstück wird zum ersten Mal selbstgebackenes Brot kredenzt, ein Backtest noch im Hafen von Las Palmas war erfolgreich.Die Wetterverhältnisse bleiben den ganzen Tag wechselhaft, das bringt uns um die Mittagszeit den ersten Badestopp im Atlantik, gefolgt vom vorletzten Mahl mit frischem Fleisch, es gibt Schweinegeschnetzeltes in Sahnesoße mit Champignons, frischem grünen Pfeffer und Reis. Letzterer mit Meerwasser zubereitet. Der Koch befürchtete dafür als frisch verliebt bezeichnet zu werden, der Mannschaft hat es aber gut geschmeckt. Der Skipper Erich verspricht uns einen Nachtisch. Es gibt Mann-über-Bord-Manöver und davon für jeden so oft Nachschlag, bis es klappt. Zum Glück. read more...


23/11/2017

Angkor - Tag 5: Alltag

Der Segelalltag hat uns. Wir bewundern täglich das Meer, welches sich so vielfältig zeigt, dass es noch immer spannend ist. Wir hatten kurze, steile Wellen, fast keine Wellen und die lange Dünnung, die man kaum bemerkt aber einen trotzdem 2, 3 oder 4 Meter hoch hebt. Immer wieder sehen wir Delfine. Angeln tun wir derzeit nicht mehr – der Mahi Mahi hält noch und wir haben viele frische Lebensmittel, die wir erst essen wollen.Geraucht habe ich seit der Abfahrt nicht mehr. Gestern habe ich dann meine verbliebenen Zigarillos in ihrer Holzschachtel seebestattet. Etwas überraschend ist der Verzicht leicht gefallen und der Verzicht auf Alkohol noch viel leichter. Es ergibt sich hier quasi von selbst, nichts zu trinken. Von dem gesunden Leben habe ich mir einen höheren Energielevel versprochen,. read more...


23/11/2017

Tommy - Log 3 - A day of school boy errors

3am tap on the cabin door. It’s Stu waking me up for my watch. He fills me in on the previous hours, it was brief. We seem to be stuck in a schizophrenic cluster of wind. As soon as we get our hopes up and slow our speed on the engine, it drops to 3-5 knots wind speed. Like a carrot dangling and then it’s gone when we get so close. Continuing on the engine is not ideal but we’ve been advised to keep going west. And quite frankly bobbing around with no wind and a decent swell  gets tedious.Eventually we think it’s time to get the sails up, all the signs are there. We see some cloud and wind appears to be funnelling through. Slowing the engine down, the wind seems to be consistent, out with the Genoa. Engine is off but we can still hear some roaring. I panic and realise that I’ve. read more...


Charm - Tim tries to escape with gummy bears
Charm - Tim tries to escape with gummy bears
Charm - Bags of white powder
Charm - Bags of white powder
Charm - Flour before repackaging
Charm - Flour before repackaging
23/11/2017

Charm - Day 7 - halfway mark

I always struggle with what number the day is.Today, however, I am certain.We started on a Wednesday and it's Wednesday again.Although I guess it's actually the beginning of Day 8 because I'm writing 6 hours after we started.Oh well - as long as I'm consistent, I think we'll all be OK.Today we celebrated the halfway point.I think the rhumb line distance is 2100 or thereabouts but we've actually covered more than that because we've wandered around, chasing the wind.So we picked 1,000.Also, we were all awake at that time and therefore, it was more fun than someone cheering alone in the middle of the night.Our friends from King's Ransom gave us Atlantic crossing gifts and we got to open 2 today - the "halfway" gift and the "one week at sea" gift.You'll see the photo of Tim getting attacked. read more...


23/11/2017

Mischief - Log Day 4: Alf goes to Finnishing School

22 November 2017 Wednesday 0600 Position 25 deg 21' N 020 deg 52' WThe wind early morning was Westerly 9-11 knts right on the nose and we were beating into it at 5-6 knts. We were however heeling a little and hitting a few waves so Wendy had to abandon the forepeak and take up residence in the saloon behind the lee-cloth. The sky was as clear as its been with many shooting stars about. What wind there was soon after disappeared and we were motoring again before too long. 0800 saw our first rain squall, of many I'm sure. Luckily Alf and I (the A team) were tucked up in our bunks whilst Dave and Neal struggled with depowering the mainsail as the wind went from next to nothing to 20+knts in an instant and got drenched as about three inches of rain fell in a minute. Not happy!! :-(Soon. read more...


23/11/2017

Mischief - Log Day 3: The tale of the missing mast!

21 November 2017 0730 position 26 deg 09' N 018 deg 54' WThe wind was indeed really light during the night and the sea state very calm, glassy indeed, although the boat was moving nicely under code 0 doing 4/5 knts. Clear night, no cloud at all and the stars were present and correct again. Peaceful. However, the peace was soon to be shattered as the engine went on at 0350 as the wind died completely. We passed a number of boats all on precisely the same track as us (256 deg) but whom had persisted. We were treated to a beautiful orange sunrise under light cloud cover in the East but the light airs continue and are likely to last for 24 hours at least, so we are motoring to get through it as quickly as possible. We are awaiting the next grib files to see which if any route will be. read more...


23/11/2017

Mischief - Log Day 2: Ducks and Killer Whales

20 November 2017 Monday 0825 position 26 deg 42' N 016 deg 42'W.Beautiful day! Saw a duck for the first time since Gran Canaria; not sure what sort of a duck it was but it looked like a duck so it must have been a duck. Neal has also just spotted an Albatross: goose-winged on starboard tack.At 0830 we gybed onto starboard and set the genoa out on the spinnaker pole. Very comfortable on course 250 deg. Dave got a position report from Rally Control which was very confusing as everyone had been given the same position until we realised the positions were for 1204 on 19th - we hadn't started! Oh dear.....The wind is due to go light in our wind area AA/BB as a low pressure zone tracks through to the north. We presently have a nice NE 13 knts but dropping. The boat feels sluggish with only 4. read more...


22/11/2017

Kiloran of Edinburgh - Bloggin Catch Up

In an effort to do some mid Atlantic cost-cutting these three are coming in tandem... or else we will lose our ability to download weather files. Not that those have been of much use lately.Day 6The Weakest LinkWhile the rest of the fleet pray for wind, we are fruitfully using the calm to get one up on each other in the Boating Bake Off. In the latest competition, I baked a granery bread and ginger cake, Erica produced a decidedly flat but decent semolina loaf and banana bread while David rather curiously conjured up a 'home-made, oven cooled, quick-matured' christmas pudding. Not quite the labour of love we expected, weak from you David.Speaking of love, HyperDino was literally the best thing and never again will we refer to any of their products as 'Dino shite' following last night's. read more...


22/11/2017

North Star - USA - Log Day 3 - Even Slower

Today we were cruising along at 5 kts and thought it was slow.A few minutes ago we marked our speed at 0.5 kts and now we are back up to warp speed. The sunset was incredibly beautiful, color that takes your breath away, with the little wisps of clouds along the horizon, and the sleepy sun saying good night, just as a 903 foot tanker comes over the horizon in our direction -- her name, Nordic Skier, no problem the watch officer has North Star in sight.Eggplant Rollatini with Carolyn's famous meatballs was our dinner this evening. Rick changed his title as non-galley slave -- galley meister, his new title, and, probably more importantly, we established a cooking schedule so he doesn't cook for the entire trip.We decided that the slow going was necessary to give us enough time to eat all. read more...


22/11/2017

Abraxas 3 - Light winds and a big swell

The sun couldn't be brighter, the water couldn't be clearer or warmer, so it should really have been a perfect day for sailing. However there has been to sets of swell coming in from almost opposite directions with largest being 1.5 meters or close to it. So with winds of anything between 3-9 knots coming in from all the wrong angles we have been motoring along in a fuel efficient speed of 6 knots since early morning. We are hoping for more winds in the coming days, as our 350 litres of fuel will not last for many more days like this.Although sailing highlights have been few today, except for a couple gybes in the dark night, we have passed to important milestones today. We have passed both the halfway mark of 1.043 nautical miles sailed out of 2.086, and this evening we also passed the. read more...


22/11/2017

Odessa - 4th day of race

Ветер слабый. Просушиваем одежду после ночных осадков.Из мелких неприятностей - ничего не сломалось ;)Опреснитель заработал - была воздушная пробкаНа обед - суп с фрикадельками и салат.. read more...


22/11/2017

Adele 1 - Adele 1 log - Day 18 - Unpredictable winds and Wahoo

Evening all,At the end of our seventh day at sea and we have spent the last two days cursing the unpredictable winds. This morning the wind speeds rose up to 14 knots for a few hours and we dared to hope that this was the start of favourable conditions. We revelled in the breeze for a few hours this morning until lunch came around and forced us to a crawl, by the time evening has come about we have the engines back on and are back to crossing our fingers for better wind tomorrow.On a more positive note we did manage to bring in a smallish Wahoo today on one of the lines (Photo attached, it was bigger than it looks in the photo, promise) which made for a very nice lunch. Cooked up by Paul who seems to be taking most of the cheffing on himself to no complaints from myself or Drew as he is. read more...


22/11/2017

@teamtigress - Frankensails Frankfrurters

Welcome to the ARC 2017 blog! I (John) have been set the unenviable task of writing the first chapter in our mighty voyage. Three days in and finally the boat feels like a semi normal environment for our diverse crew, we have a Canadian (Richard), an American (Joel), a Spaniard (Gonzalo), a German (Simone), a French lady (Claire) a Finnish fellow (Willie) and four miserable brits (Skipper Susan, Dominic, myself and Polly (a wannabe American!))Observations to date:1. Sales rip easily2. Sails can be repaired (even when ripped in half!)3. The Atlantic is quite big4. Night Sailing is harder than day Sailing5. Sailing in the med/the Caribbean is a lot easier!6. Tinned food tastes surprisingly good (especially tinned frankfurters...)As of this morning we are 3rd in our fleet. Next instalment. read more...


@teamtigress - Frankensails Frankfrurters
@teamtigress - Frankensails Frankfrurters
22/11/2017

Nutcracker - Log Entry 4 - All we do is wait wait wait

We know there's something coming, we just wish it would get here.This evening, it is safe to say, we are utterly becalmed. There is not a breath of wind to be had and the log once again reads 0.00 - it appears that we may only reach the heady heights of third in class once, and our celebrations premature. It is in these calm moments that I find myself wondering about the great questions of life, will Donald Trump get elected for a 2nd term? Can Manchester City really go unbeaten this season? And what is the tastiest way to cook a chicken? Some would say in a curry, others would argue that it should be roasted and of course there are the legions that prefer Chicken its purest form, nuggeted.But I digress.Today has been most pleasant I must say with tanning, fishing and relaxing to be had. read more...


22/11/2017

Blonde Moment - blonde moment blog 3 wednesday 22 nov

The Mahi Mahi (or Dorado or Dolphin fish as I'm being informed!) was delicious last night, baked to perfection in butter, with coconut rice, yummy!!Ok, so who said anything about downwind sailing?! Generally we're beating into light winds with a little bit of motoring when we hit the doldrums so, if it wasn't for the vast ocean we could be in the Solent??!!!( Not sure where you are going with this Zoe - solent is deep dirty green colour - here the sea is clear and a deep blue colour ....and 27.9C) Managed to miss the rain showers this morning so had to have a shower to get the salt out of our hair, more water to make Paul, sorry!!The biggest question has been today (again), which way to go? We've been alone again or so we thought and the forecast is all over the place, if we go South to. read more...


22/11/2017

NoStress - Log Day 4 - Dolphins not Gremlins

Touch wood, this is the first day so far we haven’t had to open the tool chest - affectionately known as Pandora’s Tool Box.“Jennie” (the neurotic generator) and (most) PC issues, like the sight of dry land, are currently things of the past.The crew busied themselves with other daily chores then there was time for a full English breakfast for lunch - those that know the crew won’t be surprised at the menu when they hear that it’s Des on galley duty today.The daily weather report suggests that our chosen course looks favourable at the moment.We’re making good progress west and the wind has been steady - which is a welcome change from the headwinds of the early hours of the morning.Highlights of the day have included: Jake almost landing a dorado for dinner; the skipper getting woken from. read more...


NoStress - Log Day 4 - Dolphins not Gremlins
NoStress - Log Day 4 - Dolphins not Gremlins
22/11/2017

Blue Top - BlueTop 22112017

Le blog du TOP n°4 du 21/11/2017Une nuit pas très TIP TOPSi la 2e nuit fût assez calme et reposante pour mon corps balloté, celle d'hier de mardi à mercredi restera dans les souvenirs. Eneffet comme on l'espérait, le vent est passé au près (de face pour 30 à 60°) et là cela tapait très fort car nous avions en moyenneentre 7 et 8 kts de vitesse. C'est peut-être pourquoi nous avons une position actuelle favorable au classement. En tout cas c'estpeut-être aussi la stratégie de Jean-Nono qui paye pour le moment. Au départ, la route à temps minimum faisait remonter entreHierro et Teneriffe afin de naviguer plus au nord de la route, mais il y avait un risque important de perdre beaucoup de vitesse àcet endroit du fait du dévent éventuel que peut provoquer le relief des îles élevées. De fait. read more...