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19/11/2017

Haji - SV Haji: Ship's log n°7 - Mindelo, MindGoodbye

It was a short turn around in Mindelo. Our first afternoon was dedicated to the floating bar at the marina, swapping stories and congratulating our ARC+ friends on completing the first leg. A half day was all we could afford however, as repairs and provisioning were of paramount importance during our short stay. Cold beer and good company kept us there later than intended, but it was much deserved for all.The first full day we managed to get our repairs sorted and most of our provisioning done. Our laundry was sent out first thing and returned eight hours later. That evening we attended the awards ceremony for leg one where, much to our dissappintment, we didn't win anything. Don't even get me started on the joke that is the handicapping system. Two Hallberg-Rassy's, a Moody, and an Ovni. read more...


19/11/2017

Avel Biz - J 0 Départ

Dimanche 19 novembre 201728°06 N15°23 WBonjour à tousAprès les derniers préparatifs, nous avons quitté le ponton du Muelo Deportivo de Las Palmas avec la musique du Bandas de Las Palmas. Au dernier moment, nous avons décidé de remplir notre deuxième jerrycan de 20 l de gazole. nous partons donc avec 85 litres en tout. C'est large mais rassurant.Départ tranquille sous Code 0 en milieu de ligne. En quelques heures les gros disparaissent à l'horizon et les plus lents aussi mais en arrière.Première soirée sous spi.A demain. read more...


19/11/2017

Shepherd Moon - Highs and lows

The past 24 hours have been a bit of a rollercoaster, perfectly encompassing the highs and lows of sailing. On the plus side, yesterday was shower day, and it provided one of those moments that make this trip so memorable. I was standing (or hunched, would be more accurate) in the shower, looking out of the window at the bluest of blue seas as a shoal of flying fish skimmed past the boat. They must have travelled a good 50 metres or so before plunging into a wave, with the sun on their scales giving each one a sparkling iridescence. It was magical.That brief moment of pleasure now seems an eternity away. Our prayers for more wind were answered in abundance and we spent the evening charging along at around 7 knots. I was on watch around midnight when there was a loudbang. I was gazing at. read more...


19/11/2017

Manihi - Et c'est parti !!!

Et voilà ... Après avoir dit au revoir et s'être donné rendez-vous à Ste Lucie avec nos voisins de pontons, après avoir dit au revoir a nos famille, nous avons largué les amarres vers midi. Sortie du port de Las Palmas folklorique accompagnée pas un concert de bandas sous les applaudissements des spectateurs venus s'entasser sur les jetées. Même dans cette ambiance bon enfant et décontractée, unepetite émotion est quand-même là. Quitter la terre pour trois semaines, ce n'est pas banal ...Dès le départ, nous avons mis en place le rythme de vie sur le bateau. Aussitôt la ligne de départ passée, nous avons procédé à notre première hydratation au Pastis suivie d'un déjeuner. Tortilla, rillettes de canard au foie gras et yaourt. Arrosé d'un verre de rouge espagnol. Faut commencer léger !Côté. read more...


19/11/2017

Indian Summer - Log day 1 - start of the adventure for sailor Ted

Hi! Sailor Ted is doing well. So far he has eaten pizza and watch the other boats. Now he has a life jacket.  Thank you team ARC for everything - c u on the other side.  20171119_122100_resized 20171119_142358_resized 20171118_214855. read more...


Indian Summer - Log day 1 - start of the adventure for sailor Ted
Indian Summer - Log day 1 - start of the adventure for sailor Ted
Indian Summer - Log day 1 - start of the adventure for sailor Ted
Indian Summer - Log day 1 - start of the adventure for sailor Ted
Indian Summer - Log day 1 - start of the adventure for sailor Ted
Indian Summer - Log day 1 - start of the adventure for sailor Ted
19/11/2017

Marisja - Dag 4 Mijlen maken

Wat een heerlijke dag.. zonnetje..wind..boekjes lezen..dutjes en klusjesdoen.. maar het belangrijkste aanhoudende wind! Gistermiddag hebben wij onze buiken gevuld met broodjes hamburger! Wat eenluxe overtocht. Heerlijk eten, elke avond even douchen, alles kan.   Gisteren aan het einde van de dag moesten wij pas weer in actie komen engingen wij vlak voor het eten en zonsondergang de A2 omwisselen voor de A4gennaker. Inmiddels doen wij minimaal 2 zeilwissels per dag dus iedereen heeftzijn eigen taken en we worden steeds sneller... max 20 min met DJ onze autopilot, Rob en Nikki in de pit en Rodie en Haico op het voordek.Toen de A4 snuffer omhoog ging kwamen we erachter dat er bovenin degennaker een scheurtje zat. Zakken dus maar weer en de genua uitboomen.Gennaker en zeilreparatie team. read more...


19/11/2017

Infinity of Yar - Infinity of Yar - Blog 4

There is just one day to go, dear readers, and on Sunday at 13.00 GMTwe are starting on our adventure across the Atlantic to St.Lucia. Preparations are complete, everything has been stowed, the boat has been washed (which I managed to avoid to considerable derision from others) and we are ready to go.In the interests of keeping busy every locker has been packed, unpacked and repacked just to find out if we can do a better job the second time around.The pontoon is eerily quite this afternoon, almost hushed, as everyone contemplates what tomorrow will bring.Our Skipper 'Buzz' Davey and your author attended the Skipper's briefing at the wonderfully antiquated Santa Catalina hotel at lunchtime today. With two people attending from each boat almost 400 people gathered and listened. read more...


Infinity of Yar - Infinity of Yar - Blog 4
Infinity of Yar - Infinity of Yar - Blog 4
19/11/2017

Abraxas 3 - Sailing as easy as possible towards St Lucia

We have two days now that we have sailed easy as possible with only a poled out jib, a small cutter sail and mainsail. The wind has been from northeast to east, so we have tried to to sail as directly as possibly towards west and St Lucia. But as the weather prognosis showed a light patch forming directly west yesterday we headed slightly southwest and only gybed onto starboard this morning. According to the position reports our strategy has turned out quite well, and it looks like everyone have the same light winds so far.Onboard we keep having excellent food for lunch and dinner, and in the burning sun we have to work hard to drink enough water and soft drinks to keep hydrated. Water temperature is at 26.5 C and down below there is a sweaty 34 C.. read more...


19/11/2017

Oui Chérie - Log#5 Traversée Jour 4

Bonjour à tous,Tout va bien. Le seul inconvénient....peu de vent. La traversée s'annonce un peu plus longue que prévue.Un routine s'installe. Dodo, repas et quarts de navigation se suivent tranquillement.La mer est relativement calme. Dauphins vus par Louise hier. Par ailleurs rien de nouveau.André. read more...


19/11/2017

Helen - Day 3 from Ed

Another day of 134 miles and the captain is heading south so that I can have even more sun.Today I have been put on duty to make the bread for the humans. Here is my special recipe:Ingredients: 1 bag of bread mix. 1 litre of white diesel. 1.5 teaspoons of yeast. 20 litres of sea water.Method:Put the diesel in the generator and create two units of electricity.Run the sea water through the reverse osmosisplantusing 1 unit of electricity. Collect the fresh water in a container.Place the bread mix in the bread machine and add the yeast.Add half a litre of the fresh water and drink the rest.Now switch on, use the other unit of electricity and in 3 hours and 5 minutes you will have a fine loaf. Just look at the picture!I found this rather hard work so I am going to have a ready meal, there are. read more...


19/11/2017

Hummingbird - Blog - mmm, bacon

Mmmmm, bacon.I’m up a tad early for my watch this morning as I defy anyone to sleep through the smell of frying bacon.Accompanied by a glorious orange-red sun rising astern and a fresh breeze it’s just what we needed after the sad news we heard last night.Our thoughts go out to the family and friends of the person lost in the Southern Ocean on the Clipper Race, as well as the crew and especially the skipper.It is a stark reminder to us of how mighty the ocean is and just how small we are.But we have a great team on board the good ship Hummingbird and we’re taking good care of ourselves and each other; ensuring we are all wearing our lifejackets, are clipped on, have topped up our sunscreen and are drinking lots of water.It is no mean feat to bring together 12 random people on a 60-foot. read more...


19/11/2017

Neverland - Neverland Leg 2 - Days 3 & 4

Day 3 & 4Patience is a virtue. Impatience hooks you a blue marlin. Let me elaborate…Apparently I am ‘the environmentalist’ onboard Neverland. This is pretty ironic given that I have never really recycled, drove a diesel car in and out of central London twice a day for 7 years, have killed most plants I have tried to grow and consume an above average amount of meat and dairy. But, I do buy ‘happy eggs’… Anyway, after their success catching a tuna only a coupe of hours into our journey (thanks to Dino’s lure), Tom and Dad were pretty confident that we would be dining on freshly caught fish for 2 (and a bit) weeks. As long as there is a bit of variety, I’m ok with that. The problem is, the fish they are catching keep getting smaller and smaller... In total they have caught 3 Tuna and 5. read more...


Neverland - Neverland Leg 2 - Days 3 & 4
Neverland - Neverland Leg 2 - Days 3 & 4
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Odessa -
Odessa
Odessa
Odessa - Leaving
Odessa - Leaving
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Odessa -
Barefoot - Barefoot - Fotos Las Palmas
Barefoot - Barefoot - Fotos Las Palmas
Barefoot - Barefoot - Fotos Las Palmas
Barefoot - Barefoot - Fotos Las Palmas
Barefoot - Barefoot - Fotos Las Palmas
Barefoot - Barefoot - Fotos Las Palmas
Barefoot - Barefoot - Fotos Las Palmas
Barefoot - Barefoot - Fotos Las Palmas
Barefoot - Barefoot - Fotos Las Palmas
Barefoot - Barefoot - Fotos Las Palmas
Barefoot - Barefoot - Fotos Las Palmas
Barefoot - Barefoot - Fotos Las Palmas
Barefoot - Barefoot - Fotos Las Palmas
Barefoot - Barefoot - Fotos Las Palmas
Barefoot - Fotos Las Palmas
Barefoot - Fotos Las Palmas
Barefoot - Fotos Las Palmas
Barefoot - Fotos Las Palmas
Barefoot - Fotos Las Palmas
Barefoot - Fotos Las Palmas
Barefoot - Fotos Las Palmas
Barefoot - Fotos Las Palmas
Barefoot - Fotos Las Palmas
Barefoot - Fotos Las Palmas
Barefoot - Fotos Las Palmas
Barefoot - Fotos Las Palmas
Barefoot - Fotos Las Palmas
Barefoot - Fotos Las Palmas
Barefoot - Fotos Las Palmas
Barefoot - Fotos Las Palmas
Barefoot - Fotos Las Palmas
Barefoot - Fotos Las Palmas
Barefoot - Fotos Las Palmas
Barefoot - Fotos Las Palmas
Barefoot - Fotos Las Palmas
Barefoot - Fotos Las Palmas
Barefoot - Fotos Las Palmas
Barefoot - Fotos Las Palmas
Barefoot - Fotos Las Palmas
Barefoot - Fotos Las Palmas
Barefoot - Fotos Las Palmas
Barefoot - Fotos Las Palmas
19/11/2017

Lily - Leg 2 - Day 4

After heading a bit north for some wind we turned south again. Another day without the most exciting winds...But then we had some action. During a sail change (back to spreading the two fore sails), it was like the autopilot didn't work properly - and indeed, it was bust. A few thoughts went through my head - we are only three on the boat and it would be a long way to hand steer...We had VHF contact with Shepherd Moon, so gave an update on the situation before digging into the bowels of the ship and getting the drive unit out. This is a powerful arm which is mounted directly on the steering quadrant. So in a rolly sea with Delphinia on the helm, Justin and I got it out, eventually managed to open it, and somehow managed to find out how the belts, magnets and clever engineering works.. read more...


19/11/2017

Gust of Wind - Race Day

Every one up Last minute preps : Fulling up with water and then we off.Expecting good wind for the start and first 24 hours. Down wind through the acceleration zone, hopefully push through the wind window, and off West. Should be broad reach. . read more...


19/11/2017

La Pecadora - Log 005 - Ready to Sail

Last day and last night in Gran Canaria, and we are ready to set sail for the Regatta.DJI_0886-1. Screen Shot 2017-11-19 at 01.39.09-1.. read more...


La Pecadora - Log 005 - Ready to Sail
La Pecadora - Log 005 - Ready to Sail
La Pecadora - Log 005 - Ready to Sail
La Pecadora - Log 005 - Ready to Sail
19/11/2017

La Pecadora - Log 004 - Gran Canaria

After several days of work, preparations and sea trials we are now ready for the start of the Regatta.G0010405-1 IMG_4969-1.. read more...


La Pecadora - Log 004 - Gran Canaria
La Pecadora - Log 004 - Gran Canaria
La Pecadora - Log 004 - Gran Canaria
La Pecadora - Log 004 - Gran Canaria