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Hera - Zieleinlauf
Hera - Zieleinlauf
12/12/2015

Aliena - Sábado 12-12-2015

11º día de navegación. Dia tranquilo de viento, pero con bastante mar, aunque a lo largo del dia ha mejorado mucho. Se nota que el Oceano se está convirtiendo en Mar y supongo que el poco viento tambien influye. Esta tarde y debido al poco viento, por fin hemos conseguido subir el yankee, que lo habíamos tenido que quitar porque se había roto intentando repararle un descosido -cosas del mar-. Se hace largo este trayecto y mas con las millas de ida y vuelta que hemos tenido que hacer por el problema de la mayor. Está lleno de unas algas que parecen helechos flotantes, a veces nos preguntamos si estamos en el mar de los sargazos. Se nota que estamos cerca porque han venido delfines y nos ha adelantado un barco de pasajeros con destino a Barbados que parecía una caja de zapatos flotante.. read more...


12/12/2015

Rhumb - Day 19 - And finally….

Rhumb crossed the line at around 8.32 Saturday 12th December to the exhilaration of her crew.To those who know, Spongebob crossed the line too to the delight of yours truly.We are here and to a wonderful reception from Anne, Brian's soon to be wife. her friend Jan, and Tim's girls, Me'Julie, Rebecca and Ellie. Rum punch awaiting, plus a basket of fruit disguised as a bottle of Chairman's Reserve Rum - guess where the cork is going this evening.Words escape us all at the moment, so pardon us if we now sign off with a hearty hoorah or three, followed by a rather important apppointment with the shower block.Rhumb over - N14.04 W60.56 - Rodney Bay, St Lucia.. read more...


Spirit of Adventure - Torn code zero
Spirit of Adventure - Torn code zero
Rhumb - Arrived
Rhumb - Arrived
12/12/2015

Toujours Belle - 100 sm nach St. Lucia

Jetzt sind es noch 100 sm bis nach St. Lucia. Wir werden morgen früheinlaufen. Der Parasailor fehlt uns sehr. Wären damit schon längst imHafen. Nur mit Genua zieht sich das hin. Heute heißt es Schiff klar machen.Letzter Seetag. Alles aufräumen. Heute gibt es Steak zum Mittag. DieAufregung steigt. Tut gut auf dem Plotter die Inseln zu sehen. Ich denke,heute Nacht wird keiner von uns schlafen gehen. Es war bisher eine langeFahrt. 4 Tage Sturm, dann Flaute, ständig Welle bei bis zu 3m von hinten.Squalls. Tolle Sonnen Auf- und Untergänge. Tolle Nächte mit einemsagenhaften Sternenhimmel. Das Boot wurde in den 3 Wochen wirklich hartbeansprucht. Ständige Schläge der Wellen. Das Rollen belastet jegliche Artvon Aufbauten. Besonders den Mast. Bisher hat das Schiff das alles sehr gutweggesteckt.. read more...


11/12/2015

Aliena - Viernes 11-12-2015

10º dia de navegacion. Pocas novedades respecto a dias anteriores. Nos quedan 520 nm. Seguimos sin ver ni un alma, solo los peces voladores que nos saltan directamente a la bañera por la noche. Estamos bien aunque con este mar cuando lleguemos a tierra no vamos a saber andar recto.Carmen. read more...


11/12/2015

Rhumb - Day 19 - The Last Lap

A rather contemplative log as we close in on St Lucia.Having been out here alone for so long, paths now begin to merge as the remaining yachts make their final approaches to their destination. Thoughts turn to returning to some sense of normality once the euphoria and celebrations subside.It is only at this point that as an individual you begin to take in what you have managed to achieve. Apparently, more people have climbed Everest than have sailed across the Atlantic.Nearly three weeks ago now, feelings for us all began with anticipation, excitement, trepidation, and yes, a touch of fear at times. Excitement remains, but is now accompanied by a sense of wonderment, a sense of awe too, when you contemplate the sheer magnitude of it all as you look up at the night sky, but are then. read more...


Shiva - Arrived!
Shiva - Arrived!
Shiva - Wild life onboard
Shiva - Wild life onboard
Shiva - Flying fish
Shiva - Flying fish
Shiva - Dolphins
Shiva - Dolphins
Shiva - Mahi Mahi filet
Shiva - Mahi Mahi filet
Shiva - Tiger tuna
Shiva - Tiger tuna
Shiva - 120 cm
Shiva - 120 cm
Shiva - Daan's best catch
Shiva - Daan's best catch
Shiva - Sail away
Shiva - Sail away
Shiva - Sail away
Shiva - Sail away
Shiva - Sail away
Shiva - Sail away
Shiva - Sail away
Shiva - Sail away
11/12/2015

Hanse Sailor - Day 20 on ARC (Friday): arrival to Rodney Bay, Saint Lucia!

At 02:55 am on Friday the 11th of December we stopped the engine at thesuper yacht port berth I09 in Rodney Bay, Saint Lucia. A fruit basket and a bottle of rum awaited on the pontoon waiting to beconsumed to celebrate our achievement.All on board are safe and sound. Now some days of relaxing on solidground.   Welcome to Caribbean man! Wanna have some smoke man?   Johan, on Hanse Sailor.    . read more...


Shiva - Sail away
Shiva - Sail away
Shiva - Sail away
Shiva - Sail away
Shiva - Sail away with the parasailor
Shiva - Sail away with the parasailor
Shiva - Following the sun
Shiva - Following the sun
Shiva - Sail away
Shiva - Sail away
Shiva - Taking a shower in a squall
Shiva - Taking a shower in a squall
Shiva - A squall approaching us
Shiva - A squall approaching us
Shiva - Life onboard
Shiva - Life onboard
Shiva - Life onboard
Shiva - Life onboard
10/12/2015

Hanse Sailor - Day 19 (Thursday): gennaker shred to pieces

After having sailed with the gennaker all night, the UV rays was finallytoo much for it. Around 9 am the sail was shred quite severely without hope tobe repaired on deck. Final day on the Atlantic in daylight.  Final day on the Atlantic in daylight...   Johan, on Hanse Sailor. read more...


Shiva - Life onboard
Shiva - Life onboard
Shiva - Mariette cutting plastic garbage
Shiva - Mariette cutting plastic garbage
Shiva - Life onboard
Shiva - Life onboard
Shiva - Life onboard
Shiva - Life onboard
Shiva - Life onboard
Shiva - Life onboard
Shiva - Ready for take off
Shiva - Ready for take off
Shiva - Breakfast onboard
Shiva - Breakfast onboard
Shiva - Life onboard
Shiva - Life onboard
Shiva - Life onboard
Shiva - Life onboard
Shiva - Manouvring towards the start line
Shiva - Manouvring towards the start line
Shiva - Off we go
Shiva - Off we go
11/12/2015

LaLuna - LaLuna dag 20, laatste dag op zee

Net land gezien, nog 17 mijl naar ons waypoint boven St Lucia.We zijn er bijna....na ruim 19 dagen zeilen sinds Las PalmasEen mooi moment voor toch al enkele overwegingen:-de ARC zeilen en meer specifiek zeilen op de (blauwe) oceaan is fantastisch,-maar, wat is die atlantische oceaan GROOTdit is ook het tijdstip voor wat bedankingen:2 zaken wil ik absoluut NIET bedanken: het vele zeewier dat in de tweede helft van de tocht het vissen van Kris en het gebruik van de Watt and Sea generator bijna onmogelijk maakte en dattelkens in grote slierten aan het roer bleef hangen. En de giekneerhouder maar daarover is reeds voldoende geschreven.Wel wil ik:-de crew bedanken: Dirk, Jeroen en Kris om mij te willen vergezellen op deze ARC van +2800 zeemijl. Fantastische bemanning!!!-Remco, JanWillem en. read more...


11/12/2015

Rhumb - Day 18 - Decisions, Decisions!!

As we approach St Lucia, the course we set becomes somewhat more critical than over the past few days. Looking at wind patterns etc. we were left in a quandary as to whether we continue with a little north in our track, or whether to gybe to put in a bit more south.As it happened we stayed on a 295 degree course for the afternoon and overnight and gybed this morning onto a 265 heading. Hopefully, particularly for Crusher Whitelock, this will be our last. Not his favourite part of the voyage as he readily admits, as he quite often comments in his own inimitable way 'what's the point'. Fortunately, he does endure these events with a reasonable level of optimism, which is just as well, as otherwise we would be well on our way to South Georgia by now. I have to register my sincere apologies. read more...


11/12/2015

Friskus VI - Friskuslog day 20-Land Ahoy

Land i sikte! Nå kan vi se St.Lucia der borte i varmedisen. Det er sol og26 grader, vi har 15 nm igjen av en seilas på 2766nm, slett ingen“søndagstur”!   Jeg vet ikke om mine forventninger til dette var feil, eller om vi bare harhatt det litt tøffere enn andre, men jeg synes den konstante bevegelsen vi harvært i har vært veldig slitsomt. Noen perioder med blikk stille hav hadde jegnok sett for meg, selv om det også betyr null vind. Unsett, nå er vi her, vi harklart det- Been there-Done that!   Vi har spurt ombord hva de forskjellige gleder seg mest til ved å komme tilland, og svarene ble som følger:Ikke bølger, at senga står stille, en kald øl,en stoooor is x2, kald drikke, en til kald øl. Dette er altså siste oppdatering fra satelittelefonen for denne gang. Nårvi kommer på. read more...


11/12/2015

Four Seasons - Greetings from St. Lucia !!

A bit late in sending this I’m afraid but as per usual wifi is very hit andmiss here. We are getting a local sim card today so we can tether to our phone. Anyway, we got here ! 17 days 15 hours 7 minutes 7 seconds. Arriva time was22:52 local time which is 02:52 UTC. No dramas over the last 24 hours. Landfallwas made the previous evening right at sunset so in perfect time for sundowners! Total mileage was 2846 giving an average speed of 5.88 knots. Quite slowbut not bad considering all the problems we had. Top speed was 15.8 kts. Thatwas awesome. Huge bow wave, white water everywhere and the whole boat vibratinglike mad. We had loads of 12’s and 13’s throughout as well. Full report willfollow in a few days and we will keep blogging on this site so stay tuned! C & C. read more...


11/12/2015

Hera - Segelkrimi

Heute Nacht gab es ein verdächtiges Rendezvous. Ein entgegenkommenderFrachter stoppte unmittelbar vor unserem Bug in kürzester Entfernung auf. AIS war abgeschaltet und er hielt absolute Funkstille. Statt dessenversuchte er über Lichtzeichen mit uns Kontakt aufzunehmen. Offensichtlich warenwir jedoch der falsche Rendezvouspartner. Nachdem er seinen Irrtum bemerkthatte, nahm er glücklicherweise sofort Fahrt auf und verschwand in derNacht. Ansonsten läuft alles nach Plan. Wir haben noch genau 150 sm zurZiellinie.   Stefan. read more...


11/12/2015

Shiva - Log day 18 - Arrived!

December 10, 2015 – It’s 5.20PM, we need to get ready for the night. Is the top light on? Are the flash lights outside? And the life vests in the cabin? Whose watch is it? Have the dishes been done and are all loose things tightened up? Who makes tea and coffee? Mariette, did you already prepare the Snack Bag?  That’s how it went the last 17 days and nights… Right now at 5.20PM I’m sitting in the cockpit – the boat is not moving (!!) – with the laptop on my lap and a drink and a snack on my left and when I look around I don’t see just waves and sky, but I see lots of ships lying in the harbour and many people walking by or chitchatting in their cockpits or doing some maintenance activities on their ship.  We have arrived at Saint Lucia!!  Yesterday we started the night. read more...


11/12/2015

Calypso - Almost there!

The Almost End==============It just goes to show.. you can never relax!Only a day and a bit to go... and the only excitement on our horizon was the anticipation of that first "dirty beer" when we arrived. We'd even had a shower day so we wouldn't be too fragrant when we got there.And then, mid-morning as expected, the wind shifted a little and it was time for a (hopefully) final gybe. Crew assembled, jobs allocated, and... we discover that the spinnaker pole track has partly peeled away from the mast.Well that put paid to the last dash for the line and the eagerly anticipated refreshment, and now we're plodding in a much more pedestrian manner toward St Lucia.On the plus side, this means that we'll probably arrive late afternoon instead of early morning, so it should be much easier to. read more...


10/12/2015

Aliena - Jueves 10-12-2015

9º dia de navegación desde Mindelo. El tiempo es parecido al de estos días atrás aunque tenemos corriente favorable y un poco mas de viento, lo que nos viene muy bien porque con el viento que hace no nos hemos atrevido a subir el yankee y vamos solo con la mayor a buena marcha. Seguimos sin ver un alma y tampoco hemos pescado. Hemos recorrido 168 nm desde ayer y nos faltan 712 nm. Ya casi huele a tierra. Por fin Africa nos deja ir y America nos tiende una mano. Aunque muy lejos estamos a la altura de la Guayana Francesa. Estamos cansados porque el vaiven del barco hace que durmamos mal.El menu de hoy: Ensalada Waldorf-Astoria con nueces de Titaguas, Girasoli rellenos de trufa blanca con salsa de setas y queso y de postre, macedonia de fruta de dos continentes, ya veis porque vamos a. read more...