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White Satin - arrives in Las Palmas
White Satin -  arrives in Las Palmas
01/11/2016

Breeze On - We Passed Our Safety Inspection!

Breeze On arrived at Ocean Yacht Marine Center in Portsmouth, VA late yesterday afternoon. We officially checked in this morning and had our safety check this afternoon. We passed and are so relieved!  Lyall (shown in attached photo with George) had some great suggestions to make our passage easier.  IMG_0060. read more...


Breeze On - We Passed Our Safety Inspection!
Breeze On - We Passed Our Safety Inspection!
31/10/2016

Woifal - The Boat

Here a photo of our Boat during a competition in CroatiaDSC_4374. read more...


Woifal - The Boat
Woifal - The Boat
31/10/2016

Dolphin Star - SUCESSFUL SAFETY INSPECTION (29.10.2016)

Dolphin Star has just passed the safety inspection carried out by the ARC safety officer. Nevertheless a few things need to be fixed like the dinghy water leakage or theupgrading of the rescue gear. Dolphin Star032 033. read more...


Dolphin Star - SUCESSFUL SAFETY INSPECTION (29.10.2016)
Dolphin Star - SUCESSFUL SAFETY INSPECTION (29.10.2016)
Dolphin Star - SUCESSFUL SAFETY INSPECTION (29.10.2016)
Dolphin Star - SUCESSFUL SAFETY INSPECTION (29.10.2016)
31/10/2016

Dolphin Star - LAS PALMAS TOURING (27,10.2016)

Dolphin Star will stay there until 6/11, which is the kick-off date of the ARC crossing. The crew can rest and take time to discover this famous touristic resort. Dolphin Star030 031. read more...


Dolphin Star - LAS PALMAS TOURING (27,10.2016)
Dolphin Star - LAS PALMAS TOURING (27,10.2016)
Dolphin Star - LAS PALMAS TOURING (27,10.2016)
Dolphin Star - LAS PALMAS TOURING (27,10.2016)
31/10/2016

Dolphin Star - GRAN CANARIA FOURTH STOP (26.10.2016)

Dolphin Star arrives in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria around midday as scheduled. The crossing was tough with heavy rains and strong winds with peak at 48 knt. It finally took16 days to get there since we left Barcelona on 10/10. Dolphin Star029. read more...


Dolphin Star - GRAN CANARIA FOURTH STOP (26.10.2016)
Dolphin Star - GRAN CANARIA FOURTH STOP (26.10.2016)
31/10/2016

Dolphin Star - LANZAROTE THIRD STOP (25.10.2016)

Due to very unfortunate wind conditions, Dolphin Star continuously run the engine for the last 6 days and has to stop in Castillo del Aguil (south of Lanzarote Island) forrefuelling. This marina gets may be the best fuel station in the world with a lovely bar next to it. Dolphin Star026 028 022. read more...


Dolphin Star - LANZAROTE THIRD STOP (25.10.2016)
Dolphin Star - LANZAROTE THIRD STOP (25.10.2016)
Dolphin Star - LANZAROTE THIRD STOP (25.10.2016)
Dolphin Star - LANZAROTE THIRD STOP (25.10.2016)
Dolphin Star - LANZAROTE THIRD STOP (25.10.2016)
Dolphin Star - LANZAROTE THIRD STOP (25.10.2016)
31/10/2016

Dolphin Star - TECNICAL ISSUE (22.10.2016)

Captain Kari decides to bring up the staysail with the hook system but unfortunately it breaks down for unknown reason. Another repair is now scheduled for our Las Palmasstopover. Dolphin Star019. read more...


Dolphin Star - TECNICAL ISSUE (22.10.2016)
Dolphin Star - TECNICAL ISSUE (22.10.2016)
31/10/2016

Dolphin Star - FISHING DAY (21.10.2016)

Our captain Kari is also a passionate fisherman. Today is his day since he caught one sea bream and two tunas. Our chef Nick had then the opportunity of showing his cookingskills. Dolphin Star011 013 015. read more...


Dolphin Star - FISHING DAY (21.10.2016)
Dolphin Star - FISHING DAY (21.10.2016)
Dolphin Star - FISHING DAY (21.10.2016)
Dolphin Star - FISHING DAY (21.10.2016)
Dolphin Star - FISHING DAY (21.10.2016)
Dolphin Star - FISHING DAY (21.10.2016)
31/10/2016

Dolphin Star - GONE WITH THE WIND (21.10.2016)

According to weather forecasts Dolphin Star should have met 15 knt wind from north west. Here are the real conditions encountered on 21/10 : no wind, no waves. Dolphin Star009 010. read more...


Dolphin Star - GONE WITH THE WIND (21.10.2016)
Dolphin Star - GONE WITH THE WIND (21.10.2016)
Dolphin Star - GONE WITH THE WIND (21.10.2016)
Dolphin Star - GONE WITH THE WIND (21.10.2016)
31/10/2016

Dolphin Star - UNRELIABLE WEATHER FORECASTS (20.10.2016)

Weather forecasts are totally wrong in terms of wind directions and velocities. No wind at all and the crew lie down for chatting. Dolphin Star006 007 008. read more...


Dolphin Star - UNRELIABLE WEATHER FORECASTS (20.10.2016)
Dolphin Star - UNRELIABLE WEATHER FORECASTS (20.10.2016)
Dolphin Star - UNRELIABLE WEATHER FORECASTS (20.10.2016)
Dolphin Star - UNRELIABLE WEATHER FORECASTS (20.10.2016)
Dolphin Star - UNRELIABLE WEATHER FORECASTS (20.10.2016)
Dolphin Star - UNRELIABLE WEATHER FORECASTS (20.10.2016)
31/10/2016

Dolphin Star - CANARY ISLANDS SAILING (19.10.2016)

Dolphin over speeds at 10 knt when crossing the Strait of Gibraltar on 18/10 at night, under rough sea conditions with very strong winds at reaching. The next day is abit more relaxing and the crew share a nice lunch to recover. Dolphin Star005. read more...


Dolphin Star - CANARY ISLANDS SAILING (19.10.2016)
Dolphin Star - CANARY ISLANDS SAILING (19.10.2016)
31/10/2016

Dolphin Star - ALGECIRAS SECOND STOP (18.10.2016)

Brexit is ongoing and the Brits are not very keen to welcome Dolphin Star when arriving at night. We finally decide to go across the bay and moor the boat in Algeciras onthe Spanish side for refuelling. Here are a few photos of the central square of this small town. Dolphin Star002 003. read more...


Dolphin Star - ALGECIRAS SECOND STOP (18.10.2016)
Dolphin Star - ALGECIRAS SECOND STOP (18.10.2016)
Dolphin Star - ALGECIRAS SECOND STOP (18.10.2016)
Dolphin Star - ALGECIRAS SECOND STOP (18.10.2016)
31/10/2016

Dolphin Star - STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR (17.10.2016)

After three days of sailing, we finally arrive in Gibraltar with its famous rock standing in the fog. The strait is so narrow that you can also see Ceuta (Spanish territory)on the African side. We let you guess which photo is relevant. A lot of commercial ships are standing there before crossing the strait. Dolphin Star112 116 118. read more...


Dolphin Star - STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR (17.10.2016)
Dolphin Star - STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR (17.10.2016)
Dolphin Star - STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR (17.10.2016)
Dolphin Star - STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR (17.10.2016)
Dolphin Star - STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR (17.10.2016)
Dolphin Star - STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR (17.10.2016)
31/10/2016

Dolphin Star - GIBRALTAR SAILING (15.10.2016)

On our way from Ibiza to Gibraltar, the morning shift is about to end up with a beautiful sunrise around 7:30. Dolphin Star107. read more...


Dolphin Star - GIBRALTAR SAILING (15.10.2016)
Dolphin Star - GIBRALTAR SAILING  (15.10.2016)
31/10/2016

Dolphin Star - IBIZA TOURING (14.10.2016)

One day trip to Vila d'Eivissa (catalan name for Ibiza) pending for the proper wind conditions for our next leg to Gibraltar. Dolphin Star106. read more...


Dolphin Star - IBIZA TOURING (14.10.2016)
Dolphin Star - IBIZA TOURING (14.10.2016)
31/10/2016

Paw Paw - Log Day 295: Land Ahoy - New Zealand

Land Ahoy - New Zealand! We've never been so pleased to see land, given this challenging, tiresome and exhausting passage. The state of Paw Paw's flag says it all!Our thanks to the yachts that kept us company and shared vital information with us regarding weather conditions - Talulah Ruby, Blue Summit, Whistler, Dream Along and all the yachts that called into the Poly Mag Net. While Talulah Ruby is just ahead of us, we know the other yachts still have another night on the high seas. While we can't wish you following seas (because we know what it has been like), we do wish you all calm seas at least, fair winds and safe arrivals.With our quarantine flag flying, our updated ETA transmitted to Maritime Radio, customs aware of our arrival and 28NM to go, we're just looking forward to getting. read more...


Paw Paw - Log Day 295: Land Ahoy - New Zealand
Paw Paw - Log Day 295: Land Ahoy - New Zealand
Paw Paw - Log Day 295: Land Ahoy - New Zealand
Paw Paw - Log Day 295: Land Ahoy - New Zealand
Paw Paw - Log Day 295: Land Ahoy - New Zealand
Paw Paw - Log Day 295: Land Ahoy - New Zealand
Eau Too - The Eau Too crew on their way to Las Palmas! 7 crew - 6 nationalities!
Eau Too - The Eau Too crew on their way to Las Palmas! 7 crew - 6 nationalities!
30/10/2016

Woifal - The First Blog

Das ist nun der erste Blog für alle unsere Follower. In genau 3 Wochen starten wir in unser kleines Abenteuer. Am 20.11. um 12.45 Uhr ist Start für unsere Klasse vor Las Palmas und dann geht's los in Richtung St. Lucia in der Karibik, der Zielhafen heißt Rodney Bay. Ihr könnt unseren Weg über den Atlantik unter www.worldcruising.com/arc/eventfleetviewer.aspx verfolgen. Ihr bekommt dann die Meldung, dass es mehrere Events gibt die verfolgt werden können. Ihr klickt auf ARC 2016 - Gran Canaria to St. Lucia, dann müsst ihr unseren Bootsnamen eingeben oder in der Liste suchen. Das Boot heißt WOIFAL   Liebe Grüße an alle   Wolfgang. read more...


30/10/2016

Xplorer of Hamble - Here in Las Palmas

We arrived in Las Palmas from Palma on October 11thIMG_1266. read more...