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06/12/2016

Wethomi - 6. December 2016

We can smell the islands now, nearly. At least we see a lot of sea weed and it is hot and humid. But it took us quite long to reach our itinerary. And so the time is running out for my crew. Their flights back to Europe leave tonight from Barbados and so we decided to do a little stopover in Port St.Charles, Barbados. I will continue through the night on my old Wethomi to Rodney Bay not to miss the prize giving and final party!Sailing has been marvellous during the last days. Wished we had it a little bit earlier. We all are a little bit sad that it is over now. It has been a wonderful time in our nutshell on the huge ocean under a big sky.Not much happened. No more fish but good Canary wine.100 NM to St. Lucia. read more...


05/12/2016

Bluetangos Two - Ca' Venisti 05.12

Ca' Venisti   5,12,2016   Altra notte combattuta con gli SQUALLS alle calcagna. Mi ripeto, come fanno a formarsi cosi facilmente e rapidamente ed in un numero così elevato? Da una serata stellata, clima perfetto, calzoncinicorti maglietta e giubbino si trasforma in una cascata d'acqua tipo Niagara. L'unica cosa positiva che arriva il vento, da un 15 nodi di reale ad un 25/30 . Ora li abbiamo studiati, siamo con il Genoa tangonato e randa, naturalmente caricaalto, basso, braccioecc. Appena arriva basta rullare il Genoa lasciando il Tangone in posizione, poi ricuperarlo. In questo modo , passata la sventola siamo di nuovo pronti con il tangone già in posizione. Da ieri sera siamo in combattimento ingaggiati con un Farr 56. Ci raggiungesulla sx, regoliamo le vele, lo. read more...


06/12/2016

Delfini - dec 6th

The wind we found yesterday morning deserted us around lunchtime so at 1600 we made a concerted effort to go as far south as the diesel tank would allow based on the ARC daily forecast and positions of the southern fleet and at 10 pm we found a 15knot wind from the SE and have been moving along nicely ever since - hoorayiPad and plotter say 1150 nm to go so maybe we can get there by 16th More successful bread making today and crew morale much improved by the increase in wind and potential arrival on time but if there is any more wind going we will have some please.For some reason the very relay decided not to play last night so we didn't charge the auxiliaries until we notice fed and reset the charging system - maybe the solenoid was stuck or maybe the coil contacts were dirty - with way. read more...


06/12/2016

Gwendoline - 14th and 15th day at sea

S/Y Gwendoline M - Atlanterhavskryds05. December. 11.10 UTC.On bord Lene, Bente, Annette, Maiken, Oliver, Orla og KimPosition: 14.43.00N 30.42.25WLife on board is quickly setteling in the old rutines, now tree days after we left our unplanned stopover on the Cap Verde island of Sao Vincente.Friday dec. 2nd.We left, as previously written, rather late, and we were caught by the wind acceleration zone between the islands. All that adrenaline released in our bodies from handling this unforseen "crisis" had the positive side effect that no one became seasick this time.Before departure, Lene had made a big portion of pasta salat with tuna which we all enjoyed very much for dinner.The first 24 hours we sailed with an average speed of 7 knots - LOVELY - after all the days doing only 2-4. read more...


06/12/2016

Nisida - 245nm to go!

If we carry on at current boat speeds we will finish ARC2016 sometime tomorow afternoon. The kite went up at first light yesterday morning and we took the chance and flew it all night which has clocked the miles down.We have gybed on to a slightly southerley course now to stay close to our course line, if the gribs are right the whe breeze should have a bit more north later and we will the gybe again. The shelves are starting to look a little bare! we still have some meat in the freezer and enough spuds left so are not going to starve!. read more...


06/12/2016

Freedom - Tag 16 - Kurs West

Am Morgen dreht der Wind auf SO, sodass wir ein paar Stunden einen Halbwindkurs fahren. Wir wollen noch etwas weiter südlich fahren, um guten Wind zu haben.Tagsüber sehen wir einen Segler und in der Nacht auch. Wir bereiten die letzte Portion der Goldmakrele zu. Die Tage sind jetzt schwül warm. Im Boot hat es 28°C und der Atlantik hat hier mehr als 27°C. Abkühlung verschafft nur der Wind und das Abduschen mit Meerwasser.Ab dem späten Nachmittag fahren wir wieder Schmetterling. So geht es auch in die Nacht. Die Wettervorhersage schaut gut aus, sodass wir Kurs West anlegen, um die nächsten Tage gut voranzukommen.Lg Sabrina+Hermann. read more...


05/12/2016

New Deal - Log Day 16 - Joika!

Da er Halvveis feiret med Joikakaker, potit og kålstuing!Takk Rudolf!Vår siste grønnsak, kålen, (bortsett fra potet og løk) ble dermed fortært. Note to self: Kjøp dobbelt så mye grønnsaker og frukt neste gang.Faktisk veldig lite som har blitt dårlig i varmen. Så lenge de henger luftig i nett i kahytten varer de forbausende lenge. Måltidet ble inntatt med en hivert med Løitens sommerakevitt. Passet bra i 28 graders varme.Ellers skinner skipet nypolert pga Martins virketrang! Vi andre orker knapt å lese bok ;) . read more...


06/12/2016

Challenger 3 - ARC 2016 BLOG

 Monday 5th December The Board of Inquiry on the disappearance of the Blog, with Bill as the plaintiff and Ralph as his legal advisor has been postponed until further notice. Apparently parts of the Blog were traced through e-mail, Cloud etc. A Report will be commissioned at vast cost but it is understood that after several heads have been nominated, and due Maxwelisation, it is not expected to be published before the decommissioning of Challenger 3. Morale remains high, despite the mysterious gain in ground by Challenger 2. Our blue Spinny is flying with an SOG of 5.6K. Ricky has promised us blood. Sweat and tears to keep ahead, with woolling spinnakers, Yanky poles and grinding winches all night until we have won. Yipee. Meanwhile the competition between the 3. read more...


Bluewaft - Refuelling at sea
Bluewaft - Refuelling at sea
06/12/2016

Bluewaft - Log Day 17: Company at Sea

Bluewaft Log Day 17Tuesday 6 December 201619°14’.998N 048°21’.394WVery light winds at times becalmed.We still managed 74nm yesterday andgiven the circumstances are quite happy with that.We’ve been paying close attention to our diesel reserves and have decidedto be more conservative on our estimates, so to only motor when we arewithin a few hundred miles of shore and keep the rest of the fuel for thegenerator.With the solar panel and some systems economy (we’ve shut downone fridge) we think we can get by with running the generator once a dayfor a couple of hours to recharge the batteries and top up the water.Probably over conservative, but would rather be safe than sorry!Despite the fact it’s a big ocean we had a rendezvous with another ARCyacht yesterday: “Kajsa Kavat”.They are a Swedish. read more...


Bluewaft - Bluewaft Log Day 17: Company at Sea
Bluewaft - Bluewaft Log Day 17: Company at Sea
06/12/2016

Sunrise - Report Day 16 & 17 - SUNRISE

Alles Gute zum Nikolaus von der Sunrise!nachdem mein Co - Autor gestern etwas geschwächelt hat, heute wieder einige Zeilen vom Leben und Wirken der Sunrise Crew. Erstmal vorab herzlichen Dank an Hansi's Töchter für die Bundesliga und Wetter-News! Mit lauter Fanfare und einem gediegenen "Heiniken" haben wir gestern die ersegelten 2.000 Seemeilen gefeiert und hatten heute morgen noch eine Restdistanz bis St. Lucia von 970 Seemeilen. Die letzten Tage hatten wir guten Wind und konnten Tagesdistanzen von > 150 Seemeilen erreichen. Morgen früh wollen wir das voraussichtliche Ankunftdatum für St.Lucia festlegen und uns um die weitere Rückreiseplanung kümmern. Zur Feier des Tages gab es heute morgen lecker Speck und Ei zum Frühstück und heute Mittag gibt's frischgebackene Brownies zum Kaffee.. read more...


06/12/2016

Koco - 16.Tag auf See.

Das Abendessen war sehr lecker. Wir segeln in die Nacht mit dem Code Zero, später noch zusätzlich mit Großsegel, da der Wind und Winkel es zulässt. Es ist immer noch sehr warm. Wir machen bei 9 Kn Wind 7,5 Kn Fahrt. Optimal. Keine Squalls, sternenklarer Himmel. Es ist schon verrückt wieviele Sterne man hier auf dem Atlantik am Himmel erkennen kann. Eine iPad App hilft uns, den einen oder anderen Stern in nächtlicher Astronomiekunde zu identifizieren. Wir schauen auf die verbleibenden Meilen bis zum Ziel; 730 Sm. Der Tag scheint wieder sehr warm zu werden, da allen schon beim Frühstück der Schweiß auf der Stirn steht. Es ist 10 Uhr, Wind 4,6 Kn. Kommen nicht vorwärts.Frage:Wie lautet Steigerungsform von "Wenig Wind"?Wenig Wind - Flaute - Atlantik. Der Atlantik ist mal wieder platt wie. read more...


Koco - 16.Tag auf See.
Koco - 16.Tag auf See.
06/12/2016

Numa - Robert´s reiselogg dag 16

Robert´s reiselogg dag 16:Natten ti li dag har vi gått for motor, men når kapteinen våknet til liv satte vi genaker og har seilt for denne i store deler av vakten, med mer eller mindre hell. På ettermiddagen døde nesten vinden bort, og vi seilte i litt over 3 knop i lengre tid. Motor ble startet kl.17:00, og kommer etter de fleste solemerker til å gå hele natten.Pær´en vant distansekonkuransen i dag.Kapteinen bestemte seg for å reparere flaggstangen som knakk forrige dagen, og undertegnede ble lagt til enda en stilling ombord; nemlig tømmermann :-)Janne har vasket tøy i dag, så nå ser det ut som en sigøynerleir på dekket her, men tøy hengende til tørk overalt :-).Skribenten har fått badet i fart :-DDet var veldig rolig og lav fart en stund, men så fort han kom seg i havet øket farten til. read more...


06/12/2016

Meltemi - Bericht Tag 13 bis 16

Endlich haben wir die Flaute gegen Wind getauscht, aber leider auch den Sonnenschein gegen dicke Regenwolken (Squalls). Angesichts unserer Diesel-Vorräte war dies schon eine notwendige Veränderung. Statt ,,Barfuß''-Route gehörte hingegen das Ölzeug zur geeigneten Garderobe.Aufgrund ergiebiger Regengüsse wäre die anstehende Rationierung des Trinkwassers zu verkraften.Da wir allmählich die letzte Gasflasche in Gebrauch genommen haben, muss das tägliche Brotbacken leider ad acta gelegt werden. Der Versuch uns von den Früchten des Meeres zu ernähren gelang uns bisher leider nur einmal mit einer Goldmakrele; 3 Anbisse endeten hingegen mit einer Enttäuschung.Während wir täglich mittels der sog. Fleet Messages über die Schäden anderer Schiffe informiert werden, können wir uns glücklich. read more...


06/12/2016

White Satin - Surfing to St Lucia

2070 miles sailed, 940 to go.Less than 1000 miles to go now, and we are still hurtling along as fast as the boat can go.Such a contrast from last week.At that stagewe were well aware that the overall distance we need to travel is roughly equivalent to coast to coast of the USA, and we were moving at the pace of a very slow walk.Thinking of it like that you don't really need to do any maths to see that is going to take a very long time !However the benefit of slow sailing is that it is very comfortable, so apart from the frustration and wondering which crew member we would have to eat first, it made for enjoyable sunny days. Now it is much more exciting, and though it is great to be sure that we will arrive at a reasonable time, comfortable is not the word any more.I will attempt to. read more...


06/12/2016

PkBoo - day 16 - near the wall of the 1000 miles

Hi friends of PkBoo.After a day and a night of moderate to light wind, now we are proceeding in the route to St Lucia at 4.5 - 5 kts. We are close to cross the line of the "last" 1000 miles, so today a fantasy of cold pasta with tomatoes, garlic and cheese to celebrate. Sorry but we are fully booked. One bottle of wine? Could be. By now it's not an ocean passage, it seems more like a summer Mediterranean cruise.CiaoMarco. read more...


06/12/2016

Estrella - Nikolaustag

Unsere vorgebuchte Onlinezeit im Iridium-Satellitensystem wird knapp, deshalb bis auf Weiteres kurze Statusmeldungen ?ber die YellowBrick-Anbindung.Heute, am Nikolaustag, liegen noch ca.950nm vor uns. Die Nacht ?ber war die Fahrt wechselhaft, wie h?ufig schon liess der Wind gegen Morgen nach. Die Nahrungs- und Genussmittel sind seit einigen Tagen rationiert bzw. aus, das tut aber der Stimmung keinen Abbruch. Wir haben jetzt den 15.12. als Ankunftstermin fest eingeplant.Helmut. read more...


06/12/2016

Challenger 4 - Challenger 4 Entry Sixteen

Week 3 at sea begins….the crew continue to wend their merry way across the Atlantic.  A lull the breeze has started to kick in today and we now approach the last leg of our ‘epic’ journey to St Lucia – a journey that has been as much about the passengers as the passage. 2425 miles down and we hope to be in by Friday latest.Dolphins off the bow this morning and two more fish landed by the fishing brothers (and most of the crew) (cos they were giants) this afternoon saw us a hearty dinner tonight followed by another pudding by ‘do nothing Dave’.  Bruno opened his last present from his wife and shared out fudge and mints.  Emma and Sam found themselves, quite literally, in knots in the cockpit tonight and struggled to find their way out of the brain teaser with ropes that. read more...


06/12/2016

La Contenta - Day 15: It’s been a hard days night, I should be sleeping like a log

Day 15: It’s been a hard days night, I should be sleeping like a log   Today has been hard.  Our individual and collective morale has beenlow.  Despondency over the wind, our course, our arrival date, theaccumulation of repairs needed and lack of fish has made today tough. The wind has been on our nose all day in a direction that has made ourcourse challenging.  We have been waiting for days for the predicted windshift in our favour but its been conspicuous in its absence. Ewen and Cal have had concerns about making their homeward bound flightsand despite reassurance from Dave our arrival in Saint Lucia still seems adistant dream.  Our water maker threw a hissy fit and developed an airlockand we found water (fresh not sea) in the forward bilge. We are. read more...


Blue Magic - sailing
Blue Magic - sailing
Blue Magic - the crew ashore
Blue Magic - the crew ashore
Blue Magic - the crew
Blue Magic - the crew
Blue Magic - leaving Las Palmas
Blue Magic - leaving Las Palmas
Nemo - Re: Milky way - 30s exposure from Nemo
Nemo - Re: Milky way - 30s exposure from Nemo
06/12/2016

Shalan - Day 16

14:23N 55:24WAhoy old buoy,Day sixteen began well however the wind dropped off around 2am meaning the spinnaker came down and engine came on for a few hours.Luckily, shortly after sunrise conditions improved and we had the sails up again and were maintaining a very respectable 8-9 knots for much of the morning. For the most part the day's been sunny and clear the only notable exception being a heavy shower this afternoon which actually served us well as those awake when these rain storms hit seized the opportunity for a long overdue shower!Due to a fridge management oversight on my part the intended slab of tuna marked out for tonight's meal was still totally frozen come supper time but thankfully Eric was on hand to save the day and served up some "stoemp", a Belgian dish consisting. read more...


Shalan - Day 16
Shalan - Day 16
05/12/2016

NDS Darwin - Nds Darwin Day 15th onboard..

All has been pretty good the last two days.. just sailing and sloooowly sloowly getting nearer to our destination!Got two fishies yesterday onboard.. a nice Marlin (threw it back) and a Wahoo!!!!!! I was so excited i finally caught a wahoo that I couldn't stop smiling! So today we tasted both sashimi, Mahi Mahi and wahoo to see which one was better.. We couldn't even tell the difference, both were so fresh and good! Yesterday morning I woke up to three dolphins jumping on the bow, dad, mom and it's little baby! They did a whole show just for me!!! So beautifulThe more south we get, the hotter it is! Sometimes is unbearable the heat, you really need a bucket of salt water on the head to keep on with the watch.. even at night, I am with the bikini on and some shorts! we are closer to. read more...


05/12/2016

VAVA-U - Hitzefrei ? 04.12.16 - 14. Seetag

Irene und ThomasDie Sonne ist zurück – und wie! Zum Frühstück haben wir bereits 34 ° im Cockpit und die Frage ist nicht mehr, was wir anziehen, sondern was wir noch ausziehen können.Wir verspeisen dieses Mal eine Hälfte der letzten Honigmelone, es gibt wie immer 5:15-Minuten-Eier und alle bleiben unter Vermeidung jeglicher Bewegung auf den Schattenplätzen. (Bild Oliver)(Bild Thomas)(Bild Thomas Füße)Auch der Wind bewegt sich leider nicht mehr, sodass wir mit deutlich weniger Knoten, sprich Seemeilen pro Stunde, unterwegs sind. Wir dümpeln den ganzen Tag gemütlich gen Saint Lucia.Rings herum regnet es, wie sehen einen sehr schönen Regenbogen, und zwar doppelt – was nicht am Sundowner liegt!(Bild Regenbogen)Zum Abendessen machen Karsten und Thomas mit sehr viel Liebe eine ganz köstliche. read more...


05/12/2016

Albatross - Dec 5 - 16th Day at Sea

All is well. We are 914 miles from St Lucia, and Las Palmas is 1,782 miles behind us. We are now sailing in the "trade winds" (Alisios, as they are known in Spanish). It's strange to think that Chicago got its first snow today, when for us here it gets hotter and hotter every day.We have been seeing other boats nearly every day. Today we crossed two Cargo ships. The first one, at 4:00 am, was heading directly towards us, we called him on the radio and requested a "starboard to starboard" crossing, which he was happy to oblige. We also sailed along two other sail boats for a few hours, one aptly namedSanta Maria. They were going to Barbados and are no longer in sight.Yesterday evening we were motor-sailing with winds from aft of 7-8 knots. At 1:00 am the wind increased to 9-12 knots and. read more...


05/12/2016

Boni Venti - LOG DAY FIFTEEN - A CHALLENGING NIGHT

The first watch last night passed uneventfully, with a squall passing to the south east that didn’t affect us. A small moon emerged for the first time on the passage which gave some light for a few hours up to midnight. Between 0200 and 0400 squalls continued to approach from the south east and we were caught in the middle of a violent squall when suddenly the wind died down and we were becalmed – red all over the radar, thunder, lightning and torrential rain, and us sitting in the middle, taking time to find the right wind angle to get away from the squall. Which we did eventually so by day break (0830 ship’s time) we were heading away from the worst of it. Today sees us back on the rhumb line, the direct course between Cape Verde and St Lucia. We sailed 177 miles yesterday, our. read more...


Boni Venti - LOG DAY FIFTEEN - A CHALLENGING NIGHT
Boni Venti - LOG DAY FIFTEEN - A CHALLENGING NIGHT
05/12/2016

Jasmine - Day 15

No wind.Dead flat sea. No seabirds . No fish .Nothing to report on for our Templebreedy followers other than the effect of anticipation on five grown men. It makes them anxious .Most of all though waiting for the wind or anything over which we have no control when all our other daily tasks are done makes us realise what matters most to us all, and in round conversation which is getting more philosophical by the day,we all agree we miss our nearest and dearest.The time passes surprisingly quickly with watch changes ,log entries , meal preparations and daily boat maintenance. Today I checked the water again and all looks good , the consumption is 3 litres a day per man now that we are in the tropics and the slightest exertion causes us to perspire.As darkness falls we focus on the fact. read more...


05/12/2016

Skyelark of London - Day 15

Passed the '1000 miles to go' mark this morning and celebrated with Bobs Banjos, a bacon sandwich with a soft fried egg in it. Must be eaten with care to avoid wearing it. Not easy in cockpit of a yacht rolling in a heavy swell. Not sure if our tee shirts will be worth keeping at the end of the voyage so probably doesn't matter anyway. We are enjoying decent winds and are making good speed towards St Lucia. We have heard we are moving up the field after a slow start chasing the wind past the Cape Verde Islands. Skipper Dan and Mate Richard deserve all the credit for our great performance. Dan will never just accept that we are not getting the best speed or achieving the optimal track to our destination. He and Richard are up at all times of the night (and in any weather) to have us put. read more...


05/12/2016

Diamonds Are Forever - A French Liason

We were treated to a wonderful dinner by our skipper Lizzy this evening. As we settled into our watch enjoying the peacefullness of the night we saw a boat comming up on our stern moving swiftly through the water. A friendly French sailor on his way to Barbados. He gybed and quickly dissappeared into the nights horizon. As morning approached we were busy preparing to launch the kite. Once launched and cleaning our lines we realised a flying fish had chosed to join our crew. Wewf!! He willingly went back into the waters where he came from. We have enjoyed flying the kite and putting some miles between Las Palmas and St Lucia. Each degree we make westward we celebrate!Amy. read more...


05/12/2016

Tulla Mhor - Day 15: passed 1/2 way

We have passed 1/2 way at last. Dugald decided our distance would be 2550nm so when the chart plotter said only 1275 nm to St Lucia, celebrations allround. I am sure we have sailed further than that with our travels to find windand hoping the second 1/2 will be quicker and more direct. Thursday 1st, day 12: The winds are still from the southwest so we continue to beat across the Atlantic. We are making St Lucia which issomething and although the winds are light because we are beating the boat istravelling at an OK speed. There seem to be more wind further south so hope togo that way when conditions allow. Friday 2nd, day 13: overnight the wind changed directionfrom the east, but very light. Sails going slap,slap and going nowhere fast. Sosails back down and a couple of hours motoring. In. read more...


05/12/2016

Merci Papa - Sushi day on board of ''Merci Papa'' SV Level42 nb 198

After a big fight last night to catch to big Wahoo ... THis morning , right after the sunrise, we caught a beautiful Tuna.So it was time to open our japanse rice and vinegar to have our Japanese day. Our menu was simple ... sushi and sashimi ... FRESH from the sea. Enjoy the view. Pictures are the only memories. There are nothing left in the plates. Cheers. CharlesIMG_1002 IMG_0997 IMG_0991 IMG_0998. read more...


Merci Papa - Sushi day on board of ''Merci Papa'' SV Level42 nb 198
Merci Papa - Sushi day on board of ''Merci Papa'' SV Level42 nb 198
Merci Papa - Sushi day on board of ''Merci Papa'' SV Level42 nb 198
Merci Papa - Sushi day on board of ''Merci Papa'' SV Level42 nb 198
Merci Papa - Sushi day on board of ''Merci Papa'' SV Level42 nb 198
Merci Papa - Sushi day on board of ''Merci Papa'' SV Level42 nb 198
Merci Papa - Sushi day on board of ''Merci Papa'' SV Level42 nb 198
Merci Papa - Sushi day on board of ''Merci Papa'' SV Level42 nb 198
05/12/2016

Beltana II - Beltana II Ships Log

Log entry for midday local time (St Lucia) – position 14deg 52.5’N; 42deg49.7’W Generator malfunction investigation At about 9:30 local time while charging the batteries the generatorsuddenly lost power and made ugly noises Shutdown immediately, ventilated the engine room, waited while we hadbreakfast and steered the yacht for a while and prevaricated a bit on what to donext So checked the tank diesel levels, and correct draw down tank Checked the primary fuel filter bowl Checked oil water belt tension etc Gave it another run Ok on idle, same noise occurred and loss of power when going ontocharge Tightened a fuel hose clamp and tickled the manual injector pump abit Started again – ran for extended period on idle and also revved upsuccessfully with no problem Applied charging load, OK. read more...


05/12/2016

Charisma - 2. Advent - 3. Goldmakrele

Vielen Dank an alle, die uns Wind- und Adventsgrüsse gesendet haben.Sie sind super angekommen und reihen sich in die sehr gute Atmosphäre anBord mit ein :) Wir segeln weiterhin sehr aufmerksam bei denwechselhaften und variablen Winden und freuen uns natürlich, wenn wirden Passatwind endlich erreichen und nutzen können.Thai Curry mit AdventsplätzchenPünktlich zum 3. Advent hat Christoph3 (in Worten DREI) Goldmakrelen gefangen und Michael hat mit derUnterstützung der Crew ein super Thai Curry zubereitet. Zu Nachtisch gabes standesgemäß Adventsplätzchen. Ein Bild unserer Makrele gibt es wie immer hier zu sehen: https://www.charisma4sea.de/logbuch/segeltoerns-2016/arc/Spi by nightWir sind auf einem guten Weg undkönnen den Spinnaker auch diese Nacht stehen lassen. Wir kommen gutdurch die. read more...


04/12/2016

Diana - Uns gibt’s auch noch - Grüße von der Diana

(3.12.2016) Bergfest! 11 Tage unterwegs und 1500 nm geschafft, die halbe Strecke! Wir haben einen ziemlich langen Weg gewählt, Richtung Süd an der afrikanischen Küste lang, durch die Kapverden hindurch und Süd bis zum 14. Breitengrad. Dafür hatten wir fast die ganze Strecke guten Wind und konnten durchgehend segeln. Jetzt geht es westwärts. St Lucia, wir kommen!Kinder und Eltern sind gut drauf. Hier unten ist es recht einsam, unsere Begegnungen mit Seglern in den letzten Tagen beschränken sich auf die Strolla – ein norwegisches Schiff mit Kurs Karibik – und die Skiathos, die auch an der ARC teilnimmt. Ansonsten hat ein fliegender Fisch versucht, sich durch das Moskitogitter des Fensters im Salon zu bohren. Sonst keine Begegnung. Es hat auch seit Tagen konsequent kein Fisch an der Angel. read more...


05/12/2016

Delfini - dec 5th

... last night we enjoyed cottage pie and Star Trek and finally a bit of wind as we slowly made a bit of progress south towards the rumoured 10-15 knot winds - the asymmetric came out around 5pm and we were making 5 knots or so until 2am when the wind piped up to 15 knots apparent and we decided t take it down - good job as the outer braid on the halyard had gone and th sail was hanging on by its inner braid fingertips Today we hit 20 degrees north and found 15 knots of wind from the south east so have made good progress - iPAdsays we might arrive 17th which would be a bonus since all crew have flights booked on 19th Fresh meat in fridge and fresh veg in net now showing signs of tiredness so we will have a final flourish over the next couple of days and then hit the tinned goods - our. read more...


05/12/2016

Zingara - Via Inmarsat:

Zingara im endspurt : guten tagliebe verwandte, freunde ,bekannte...Wir sind guten mutes, am heutigen abend endlich wieder mitgewohnter speed vor dem wind dem ziel entgegen segeln zu koennen. Uns gehts sehr gut an bord, die vorraete erlauben noch immer fast frei waehlbaregerichte zu bereiten. Nur die angel wird von den fischen voelig ignoriert.Allerdings besuchen uns jede nacht einige fliegende fische, die wir ammorgen getrocknet dem meer zurueck geben. Das wetter ist ok, teilsbewoelkt, sehr feucht und natuerlich warm, 28 grd im schatten, 33 in denkabinen. Zum dinner wird geschnetzeltes mit roesti vorbereitet. Genugfuer heute, es gruesst skip ernsti u crew. read more...


05/12/2016

Mustique - Day 15 - Sailing the high seas

Hey everyone , my name is Yuki . Im a little whitedogfrom Greece , Corfu . My name means snow on Japanese .I am a good girl and I like sailing. At the moment I’m atAtlantic ocean on a big boat with my personal chef , skipper and host , and other little minions that look after me hiihhiiiiihhiiiihhhiiiii Lucky I am you will all say , well I am hihihihihih Im 3 years old and I sailed 5.000 nm already . Not bad for a dog huh ? well my story almost ended up tragic as I was kidnaped in Las Palmas , but luckily I managed to escape and my human servants from the boat found on my way to police station where they where heading as well to report my kidnaping !! thats what they get for going to eat tapas without me !!!! Anyway , I managed to sort out my legal issues , so I am a greek national ,hold. read more...


05/12/2016

Woifal - Tag 16 Nacht 15

Hallo Zusammen, die letzte Nacht ist so richtig schlecht gewesen. Wie gestern berichtet hatten wir kaum Wind, der hat dann ganz aufgehört und wir wollten den Motor starten, das ging aber nicht, da das Motorpanel den Geist aufgegeben hat. Wir haben den Starter kurz geschlossen und den Motor gestartet, aber dann geht der gesamte Stromkreislauf des Motors nicht, die Batterien werden nicht geladen, Tankanzeige, Drehzahlmesser, Betriebsstundenzähler, nichts geht dann mehr. Haben das Kontrolpanel ausgebaut, was keine einfache Angelegenheit ist, weil der Zugang dazu extrem klein ist um ran zu kommen. Haben dann festgestellt, dass das Teil eine komplette Einheit ist, die nicht geöffnet werden kann. Wir haben dann begonnen alle Kabelstecker zu ziehen, Kontaktspray verwendet und dann ging’s. read more...


05/12/2016

Challenger 4 - Challenger 4 Entry Fifteen

The day it got hot and sweaty…..Same old, same old, same old.We’ve been at sea for 14 days now.The sun rises, trundles over the sky and sinks.The wind goes up and then down.The sea is still blue.The mothers keep cooking and another day is done.To be a bit more precise for today, the night watches had some great shooting star displays to keep us entertained as we rolled along under an unconventional rig looking like granny’s washing line.Progress was good and we had taken a few miles back on one of the other Challenger yachts.Sunrise was grand again, and then we had a whale swim alongside for long enough for the camera to catch it and prove madness hadn’t totally set in.We launched the kite while most folks were still snuggled in their bed, the day heated up, the wind died and we all. read more...



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