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06/12/2017

Odessa - 17-th day of race

Продолжаем движение к финишу.Ветер стабильный.Опять не работает опреснитель - но у нас достаточно воды в запасе, ограничены правда душевые процедуры.На обед - рисовая каша с сосисками.. read more...


05/12/2017

@teamtigress - Frankensails Family day 16 update

Frankensails family...Day 16 teamtigress progress.Well, what we had hoped in time duration would be a fast crossing has turned into a longer duration with a convoluted southern route due to early sail damage and large unsailable wind holes. It’s just the Atlantic after all....That said for the past 5 days the team have been in 15-25knt trade winds below latitude 16 and day and night and we have been hammering down the miles. So much so that we have taken several race division places and are climbing more. We are regularly showing best of top three division VMG and the team and drivers are working hard every minute of the day. Over the duration of the crossing we have blown up and fixed every single sail on board. We now have a whole family of Frankensails. They don’t look pretty but they. read more...


@teamtigress - Frankensails Family day 16 update
@teamtigress - Frankensails Family day 16 update
05/12/2017

Mischief - Log Day 16: Fortune no longer favours the Brave, places to put flying fish, Alf does Tenko

5 December 2017 0600 Position 15 Degs 48.3'N 047 Degs 31.3'WLast night I finished by suggesting that fortune favours the brave. May I kindly retract that statement as a load of codswollop! My log for last night goes: "2400 Position.....BANG!". Literally on change of watches at 2400 carrying the spinnaker in 15-17 knots East wind and maintaining a constant 8-9 knots boat speed (which we have been looking forward to and desperately need to get to St Lucia by Saturday), the spinnaker guy parted company with the sail with an almighty bang, and Dave was soon shouting for all hands on deck to sort the flailing spinnaker. This also recalls my comments yesterday regarding Neal's 'Spinnakeraphobia' - prophetic words indeed. So, Neal and I were up on the foredeck under the light from the deck. read more...


05/12/2017

La Cigale - Day 17 - 5 December - Wilde Sargasso Sea

Ever since we hit the half-way mark at the weekend it feels like the sea has ramped up a notch. A confusion of waves, the swell at odds with the following winds, has us pitching all over the place.Meal-times are a surreal juggling act with a Pythonesque ballet of chairs sliding around, plates and cutlery shooting all over the place at random moments, juice going flying, but conversation flows on uninterrupted. Thank goodness we all have our sea legs now - the kids don't seem remotely phased! I was unsettled last night on the midnight watch though, when the Skipper, startled awake by the crash of an especially choppy wave, leapt up from the Cockpit and asked what I thought of the clouds behind. Clouds behind? The moon was clear in the sky when I'd last looked... but in the space of time. read more...


05/12/2017

NoStress - Log Day 17 - Thank You Orion!

The crew started the day tired this morning.A long night of constant rolling and pitching left the people trying to steal some slumber feeling like they were in the intensive cycle of an industrial washing machine.Sleep eluded most and energy levels took time to rise today.Anyone who’s watched Jason and the Argonauts will remember that there’s a long history of mariners appealing to the heavens for assistance.Last night, on the graveyard shift, Paul was chatting to Orion and asked him to send us some fair winds - if it wasn’t too much trouble.As I write this we’ve been on a downwind leg at 8 knots, pointing directly at St. Lucia for the last 8 hours.Thank you Orion, and anyone else that helped!If the conditions stay as they are we could be on this leg all the way to St. Lucia and arrive. read more...


NoStress - Log Day 17 - Thank You Orion!
NoStress - Log Day 17 - Thank You Orion!
05/12/2017

Blue Top - Bluetop 05122017

Le blog du TOP n°11 du mardi 05/12/2017voilà trois jours que nous voguons au portant, c'est à dire vent arrière. Plus précisément trois quart arrière qui correspondà l'appelation "grand largue". La vitesse évolue en permanence, le vent est plutôt plus fort pendant la nuit, mais en toutcas rien qui va nous permettre de reprendre un peu d'avance au classement. D'ailleurs, cinq bateaux sont déjà arrivés, lesplus gros catamarans en particulier. Ils font deux fois notre taille et la vitesse intrinsèque est bien sûr liée à la tailledu bateau, la forme de sa carène et bien entendu sa voilure.Aujourd'hui mardi, nous avons à nouveau changé d'heure. Nous sommes en GMT-3 soit quatre heures de moins que vous. Tout àl'heure, en début de sieste petite inquiétude. J'entends jurer bougrement ! Pendant. read more...


05/12/2017

Lexington - Captain Bob: Capetown 12/6/2017

I drove to the Cape of Good Hope today. It was a beautiful sunny day but very windy. I will post some video which will demonstrate the wind. Later in the day I was looking out over the anchorage at Simon Town. The wind was actually lifting spray off the water which happens when the wind is in the 63+ knots zone. Video image1 image2 image3. read more...


Lexington - Captain Bob: Capetown 12/6/2017
Lexington - Captain Bob: Capetown  12/6/2017
Lexington - Captain Bob: Capetown 12/6/2017
Lexington - Captain Bob: Capetown  12/6/2017
Lexington - Captain Bob: Capetown 12/6/2017
Lexington - Captain Bob: Capetown  12/6/2017
05/12/2017

Lothlorien - Tag 17 - Pakjes Dag

Heute war in den Niederlanden Pakjes Dag - also der Tag, an dem Sinter Klaas Geschenke an die Kinder verteilt. Arjan hatte von seinen ganz persönlichen Sinter Klaas' ein Geschenk und einen Brief mitbekommen. Doch auch der Rest der Crew hat davon profitiert: Die Marzipankugeln, die sich unter dem rot-weißen Geschenkpapier verbargen, hat er nämlich großzügig geteilt.Wir sind heute tagsüber keine gute Geschwindigkeit gefahren: Unter 6 Knoten im Schnitt. Der Captain ist mit unserem Fortschritt nicht ganz glücklich und sieht nicht gerne, dass "Cassiopeia" auf Platz drei uns immer noch um 16 Meilen voraus ist. Aber er hat sich vom Rest der Crew überstimmen lassen, die eher im Cruising als im Racing Modus waren. Darum blieb der Spinaker heute auch in der Tasche.Gestern Abend, nachdem ich den. read more...


05/12/2017

Avel Biz - J+15 Largue dans les alizés

Mardi 5 décembre12h00 UTC15°15 N45°07 WDistance 24h : 160 millesDistance restante : 920 millesLargue dans les alizésNous naviguons dans les alizés comme dans les récits. Grande houle paisible. Petits moutons sur un mer d'un bleu profond. Petits nuages dans un ciel d'azur. Brise tonique et rafraichissante. Beaucoup de poissons volants qui volent plus haut la nuit et heurtent nos voiles. Quelques dauphins. Des oiseaux du large.Ça souffle quand même bien et nous barrons beaucoup car le pilote automatique se laisse embarquer par les vagues. Il faut dire que nous sommes un peu surtoilés. Le barreur (ou la barreuse, oui, oui, Sabine) doit régulièrement se précipiter sur le hale bas pour libérer la Grand Voile et redresser le bateau.Au point de vue navigation, plus on se rapproche de l'axe du. read more...


05/12/2017

Susan Ann II - log day 17 - our biggest yet!

OMG!Mahi Mahi, Dolphin fish or Dorado, whatever you want to call it, this is a big one!We don’t have scales onboard unfortunately but this male is definitely our biggest catch yet.We filleted him, diced half and had Filipino style sashimi for lunch and then we are currently making the other half into spicy breaded goujons to have with cous cous.With so much fish we are trying to come up with different recipes and keep it interesting each day.I actually think we spend more time fishing and cooking than we do sailing.I do love our auto pilot!I wonder what tomorrow will bring.Love from The Daley Adventure. Xxximage1. read more...


Susan Ann II - log day 17 - our biggest yet!
Susan Ann II  - log day 17 - our biggest yet!
05/12/2017

Susan Ann II - log day 16 - Waaa - Hooo!

Now that we are on the home stretch, there’s not much to do but read, sunbathe and fish.The later being very important because we’re all about the food!Luckily we have Ziggy with us.A professional fisherman who came equipped with a full compliment of gear suitable for any ocean.This was no accident, when we were looking for crew, the fact that we towed the same lure 4,500 miles around the Mediterranean all summer meant we were in serious need of some fishing experience and we’ve certainly got it now.There haven’t been many days without a bite but when Ziggy started screaming “waaahooo”, I’m like “what’s he so excited about?”It turns out the fish is called a Wahoo and they are very good eating indeed.We landed 2 in 20 minutes!I’m getting better at filleting and feel it’s important to do. read more...


Susan Ann II - log day 16 - Waaa - Hooo!
Susan Ann II  - log day 16 - Waaa - Hooo!
05/12/2017

Manihi - Go Manihi!

Salut les amis!Chhhuuutttt!!!!!!Le concours de sieste a repris à l'heure ou j'écris ces lignes. L'issue est incertaine car de nombreux protagonistes peuvent prétendre à la victoire. Les styles s'opposent mais le bon gros ronflement reste une valeur sûre. Résultats à venir.Le concours de poésie à quant à lui été annulé faute de participants.Il est remplacé par le concours du plus gros mangeur de pâté gourmand.Les participants affluent de l'avant et de l'arrière du bateau. Une liste d'attente est mise en place.Toutefois la matière première est en nombre suffisant. Le concours pourra être amené à son terme puisque nous recensons à bord 123 kilos de pâté et fois gras!Une salade!, une salade! ,une salade!!!!!Le rendez vous sur le pont de 7h est désormais bien programmé dans les. read more...


05/12/2017

Ellen - Day 16

Hello!! Another nice day in paradise. Everything going well, 2000 nm passed and we created a very nice cheese plate and a bottle of French wine - life is playing!. read more...


05/12/2017

Hot Stuff - a few words from the whole crew

For today blog we have all reflected on what inspired us to cross the Atlantic, and how we feel now that we are out in the middle of it.Emily: I wanted to give myself some time to get to grips with sailing and wanted to push myself out of my comfort zone. I hoped to enjoy a simpler way of life away from castanet emails and was excited to witness Mother Nature in all her glory. Now we are (hopefully) past halfway I am very happy with my decision to set out on this adventure, and with 9 other inspirational ladies this is an adventure I will never forget. Janet: In my 60th year and using my redundancy money I thought it would be good to have a challenge. A friend suggested the Arc and it appealed to me to cross the Atlantic on a girls for sail boat, where we muck in and get a chance to. read more...


05/12/2017

Sissi - Blog

Hiiohoi...Finland is celebrating its 100 years independence day 6th of December. S/Y Sissi is organising gala dinner with open doors starting at 17:00. RSVPasap. Black tie. You´ll find us somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean.S/Y Sissi and its crew kindly asks other racing vessels not to overtake any sailing yacht with Finnish flag :).We wish everybody happy sailing.. read more...


05/12/2017

Trifon - 5th December

5th DecemberTrifon had a difficult night yesterday as the new spinnaker pole that was holding out the genoa to windward broke. This failure also broke the genoa furling system and we were unable to roll up the fully deployed genoa in the 20-25 knot winds. The halyard holding the broken spinnaker pole managed to wrap itself inside the genoa and blocked any further progress to tame the 100 m2 sail. We waited until daylight due to the 2-3 metre waves making working on the foredeck at night risky. We used the second spinnaker halyard to try and wrap up the genoa however this still left too much exposed flogging genoa. We then managed to unwrap the first halyard and rolled the the genoa by turning the sail round the furler as the furling line had snapped. The genoa is now safely wrapped away. read more...


05/12/2017

Barefoot - Tag 16 - 5.12.17 - keine 1.000 Seemeilen mehr!

Barefoot - Tag 16 - 5.12.17 - keine 1.000 Seemeilen mehr!Gestern war ein großer Tag zum feiern.....Zunächst hatten wir die magische Grenze von nur noch unter 1.000 Seemeilen zu segelnder Strecke bis St. Lucia geknackt. Wir trafen uns am Nachmittag alle vor dem Plotter und schauten gespannt auf en Moment - und dann kam er und tosender Applaus entwickelte sich....schon interessant zu sehen, welche Auswirkungen so eine Zahl haben kann...Gestern haben wir richtig Meilen machen können, es geht in großen Schritten Richtung Zielgerade. Mittlerweile sind wir alle sehr optimistisch, dass wir Sonntag ankommen können. Daraus entwickelte sich dann die Diskussion, zu welcher Tageszeit wir denn gerne die Ziellinie übersegeln möchten. Die gesamtmeinung der Crew läuft in Richtung „zur Tageszeit“. Also:. read more...


Barefoot - tag 16 fotos
Barefoot -  tag 16 fotos
Barefoot - barefoot - tag 16 fotos
Barefoot - barefoot - tag 16 fotos
Barefoot - tag 16 fotos
Barefoot -  tag 16 fotos
Barefoot - tag 16 fotos
Barefoot - tag 16 fotos
05/12/2017

Rubikon - Day 15 - No news is good news

As we continue our journey towards the west, not much new is happening. Overall atmosphere on the boat has improved again and we continue to relax, read and listen to audiobooks/podcasts etc. Lunch was a lovely combination of pork and potatoes, as we continue to reduce our meat-supplies to be able to switch off the power-hungry freezer soon. Winds were favorable with us reaching speeds up to 7.5kn and more, with large waves pushing us from behind. During the night we met an old acquaintance, a boat called Beta Persei II that left Cape Verde together with us and we had not seen in a week. Our AIS seems to be a bit dodgy still, with targets appearing late and infrequently, but at least we still get collision warnings.VMG predictions for today in knots (yesterday's was 6.0kn):Kai: 6.4Chris:. read more...


05/12/2017

Lei Lei - 16. Tag auf hoher See - Fast alles läuft wie geschmiert

Wir fliegen dahin. Seit nunmehr 6 Tagen ist unser Parasailor ununterbrochen im Einsatz. Das bedingt voll konzentriertes Steuern, insbesondere wenn der Wind auf über 20 Knoten aufbrist. Der kleinste Steuerfehler läßt das Tuch in sich zusammenfallen und wie wild im Wind hin und herschlagen. Eine Unterstützung durch den Techniker in der Hanse-Vertriebs-GmbH zur Behebung der Probleme am Autopiloten ist nicht in Sicht, die Herren sind wohl auf einer Messe und währenddessen wird Kundenservice für Bestandskunden offensichtlich klein geschrieben (obwohl ich mitgeteilt habe: wir steuern Tag und Nacht!). Unser Einsatz wird jedoch belohnt. Wir machen jeden Tag weitere Plätze gut und sind bereits unter den besten 40 über alles. Einschließlich der Racer und der Katamarane. Ich bin sehr erstaunt über. read more...


05/12/2017

Infinity of Yar - Blog 10

Infinity of Yar Blog no.10 Date: Monday 4th December 2017Location: Lat: 14.21 North         Long: 43.07 West        " Kipper Comes Good "At last our Director of fishing 'Kipper' Kearns has landed a big one. Over one metre of marauding Mahi Mahi was hooked and landed with Kipper in charge of operations. 'Step Aboard' Davey expertly reeled the fish in and your author and scribe was handed the job of wielding the gaff.Now readers, for those of you (like me) who know nothing about deep sea fishing you need a gaff to heave the fish over the side of the boat and is essentially a telescopic pole with a large, and very sharp, hook on the end. As we had previously lost a large Tuna due to my. read more...


05/12/2017

Odessa - 15-th day of race - extra

Осталось 500 миль!Ветер стабильный.На завтрак - яичница с фасолью, макароны с ветчиной - на обед.. read more...


05/12/2017

Angkor - Tag 17: tierische Begegnungen

Janusch hat uns fast 24 Stunden begleitet. Janusch ist ein kleiner, brauner Falke mit weiß-gelber Brust. Jedenfalls halten wir ihn für einen Falken. Er gehört hier nicht hin, fast 1.000 Km vom nächsten Land entfernt. Erst sitzt er erschöpft auf unserem Baum. Nachdem wir ihm dort Essen und Wasser hingestellt haben, zieht er auf die erste Saling um. Er frisst nicht und trinkt nicht, er versteht uns nicht. Er ist nur da, weil er erschöpft ist. Vermutlich zu Tode erschöpft. Vor einer Stunde ist er losgeflogen, das Segel hat ihn erschreckt. Ich denke, dass er uns sieht und später zum Sterben zurückkommt. Der Mahi Mahi vorgestern, wie auch andere vor ihm, kamen auch zum Sterben an Bord - allerdings nicht freiwillig.Fliegende Fische umschwirren das Boot alle paar Sekunden. Sie haben das Fliegen. read more...


05/12/2017

Gust of Wind - Towards the finish line

I would love to be able to tell you that the past couple days have been so busy that we have not had a chance to be able to sit down and give you an update, it would seem that procrastination is very much alive and kicking.So, coming back to you, ever so slightly (48 hours) delayed, let’s get you up to speed with the on goings on board GUST OF WIND.To be fair it’s been a challenging and ever so slightly tormenting couple of days. We have had spells of fantastic sailing, with the wind and sea playing ball and herding us to our destination. As I type this we have the wind right up our…. Stern… cruising in a very favourable heading towards Saint Lucia.The atmosphere aboard is calm and collected, with an undercurrent of heightened anticipation and excitement. With each person pretending not. read more...


05/12/2017

Odessa - 15-th day of race

Ветер немного больше, чем вчера -от 13 до 23 узловПроблемы с генакером похоже решилась - пока идём в нормальном режиме. На завтрак - овсяная каша и вареные яйца, обед - суп с фрикадельками.. read more...


04/12/2017

Queen Bee - mille e non più mille

Oggi alle ore 15,45 UTC -2, abbiamo rotto il muro delle 1000 miglia all'arrivo, da ora in poi si viaggia in tripla cifra.In fondo cosa sono mille miglia, come andare da Brescia a Roma e ritorno (se fossero miglia terrestri) o più propriamente in tema marinaro come fare due 500 x 2, una dietro all'altra. L'evento è stato celebrato dall'equipaggio con un tocco ripetuto di campana e questa sera in pozzetto un'abbondante dose di brandy 1866 (per le grandi occasioni) ci scalderà i cuori.Per il resto tutto procede bene, oggi abbiamo mangiato il pesce, ma non abbiamo pescato, Stefano (alias Banderas) si è cimentato in una pizza al taglio, debbo dire la migliore che abbia mangiato in atlantico !Un abbraccio!Arnaldo. read more...


04/12/2017

NoStress - Log Day 16 - Guest Author - Pages from the Diary of the Yacht Hi All,

Today’s blog is a lift from the pages of the Yacht NoStress’s diary for the last 24 hours.I’ll be back on the driving seat tomorrow.Take care everyone, and thanks for reading,Alex & the NoStress Crew ++ Diary Entry Begins ++Sunday - 8:30pmHeading; 260Speed: 7.4ktThe crew finish dinner later than usual and the sun has just set.Jake & Claire attend to the clearing up and then go to bed, followed by Alex & Paul, leaving Nick & Des on the first night watch.As usual their conversation revolves around food, liberal political viewpoints (including the improvements needed to the benefit system to make life easier for the long term unemployed), and their shared love for “Jennie”.Sunday - 10:30pm Shift ChangeNick & Des OFF, Jake & Claire ONHeading: 250Speed: 6.8ktA quiet. read more...


04/12/2017

La Cigale - Day 16 - 4 December - Robin Hood and the Merry Crew

"I've run out of books Mum!" Words any parent stuck in the middle of the Atlantic dreads to hear from their 12 year old son, when there's still over a week away from shore! That means a week to go until we can download more Terry Pratchett Discworld on the kindle for him, or the sequel to "Insurrection", a fictional biopic of Robert The Bruce. So we turned to a magazine I had picked up in La Rochelle with an eye on home ed - The 100 Most Important Dates in French History. Francis is totally into it because there are references to battle after battle, many of which feature in his "Total War" computer game, and he hopes to pick up a few strategies. But today our eye was caught by Eleanor of Aquitaine, as each evening I am reading a chapter of Ye Olde Englishe version of Robin Hood to the. read more...


04/12/2017

Mischief - Log Day 15: Neal features large all day

4 December 2017 0900 Position 15 deg 40.8'N 045 deg 06'WWe have been careering along under spinnaker all night in 10-15 knots of wind from the East. The waves make us roll a bit but the kite is allowing us the boat speed we have been lacking so we have stuck with it on the basis that we have fairly good visabiity and ought to be able to see any potential squall clouds coming and take appropriate action as needed. We have been hitting 8 knots regularly which is what we need to achieve and in doing so we have been overtaking a procession of yachts on almost precisely the same latitude as ourselves and we have been having to make course adjustments to go around them, quite bizarre in the middle of nowhere! One of these, on AIS but not part of the ARC fleet, was running with his anchor light. read more...


04/12/2017

NoStress - Log Day 16 - Guest Author - Pages from the Diary of the Yacht Hi All,

Today’s blog is a lift from the pages of the Yacht NoStress’s diary for the last 24 hours.I’ll be back on the driving seat tomorrow.Take care everyone, and thanks for reading,Alex & the NoStress Crew—. read more...


04/12/2017

Aedis - Aedis Blog Day 16: Sargasso Weed and Showers

We hit the weed today... no not that weed, the Sargasso. It has not made friends with the hydro generator at all. We have also lost any input from our solar panels, it appears the victron energy solar converter box is playing up for some reason which is a shame as we had managed up until now to run the water maker from our renewable inputs. Fortunately, we still have plenty of diesel. Still enjoying “showers” on the back step and that feeling of being “clean”.image1. read more...


Aedis - Aedis Blog Day 16: Sargasso Weed and Showers
Aedis - Aedis Blog Day 16: Sargasso Weed and Showers
04/12/2017

Lothlorien - Tag 16 - 1000 Seemeilen geknackt

In der letzten Nacht haben wir die 1000er-Marke geknackt. Jetzt sind es noch 882 Seemeilen bis St. Lucia. Dazu kommen zwar noch ein paar Meilen mehr, um vom Norden der Insel bis zur Rodney Bay zu fahren, aber die haben wir mal vernachlässigt und die unter 1000 Meilen to go mit einem Bierchen gefeiert. (Kerstin hat die größte Dose abbekommen und ist laut eigener Aussage ein bisschen beschwipst.) Auch kam heute die Nachricht, dass die ersten zwei Boote der ARC Racing Division bereits angekommen sind. Wir haben schon seit mehreren Tagen keine ARC Boote mehr gesehen, aber vom Position Report und der Funkrunde wissen wir, dass noch einige rundherum in der Nähe sind. Ralf hat an den Funkrunden immer mehr Spaß und freut sich schon darauf, die Funker in St. Lucia persönlich kennen zu lernen.. read more...


04/12/2017

Manihi - Tableau de (milles sa)bord

Mesdames,Mesdemoiselles,Messieurs bonjour. Ici Manihi en dirrrect de l'Atlantique nord ... comme aurait pu vous accueillir Léon Zitrone !Débarrassons nous d'abord des banalités quotidiennes ... Nous sommes sous les Alizés. Il fait beau, il fait chaud, il y'a juste le vent qu'il nous faut, quand on est sur Manihi, sous les cieux tropicau...aux (On pourrait faire une chanson avec ça, non ?) Nous avançons bien. Nous aimerions bien rattraper les petits camarades qui sont devant nous. Tout le monde va bien et les hydratations ne font pas défaut.Ce billet pourrait s'arrêter là. Vous avez l'essentiel mais c'est un peu court face à l'addiction de nos lecteurs ... pour laquelle il faudra bien envisager un sevrage un de ces jours.Vous nous suivez à travers ce blog. Vous mettez même peut-être des. read more...


Manihi - Tableau de (milles sa)bord
Manihi - Tableau de (milles sa)bord
04/12/2017

Susan Ann II - log day 15 - It’s CHRISTMAS!

What a great day!As Susan Ann II is our home, the start of December means just one thing... it’s Christmas decorations time!We had a day of Michael Bublé and George Michael Christmas songs (oh dear god) and decorated the trees.Of course we had to have 2, 1 for the inside and 1 for outside.We now have enough fairy lights that we can probably be seen from St Lucia already - with over 5 days still to go!Morale is still high, we still have fruit and veg and are eating well every day. No fish today though but instead we made it crepe Sunday and treated ourselves to some champagne (San Pelligrino) to accompany them.We are still averaging 6 knots and haven’t started the engines in 7 days which is very good considering the light winds.Our max has been 15kts of wind and we are maintaining around. read more...


Susan Ann II - log day 15 - It’s CHRISTMAS!
Susan Ann II  - log day 15 - It’s CHRISTMAS!
04/12/2017

Blue Top - BlueTop 04122017

Bonsoir a toutes zé tous, Comme prévu le vent d'ESt a faiblit un peu...notre vitesse itou,bien que sous grand spi et grand voile haute,mais avec un ecart de route assez faible...cela devrait durer jusqu'a mercredi, jour ou nous changerons de cap pour plus d'Ouest que de Sud...a suivreToujours beau temps chaud, air a 31° eau a 27°...bref les places a l'ombre sont fort disputées!!!Cette apres midi visite d'un groupe de dauphin...mais toujours pas de poisson au bout de la ligne depuis la bonite de jean Mi...Aujourd'hui c'etait le jour des poubelles...non pour vendre le calendrier, mais pour le compactage et l'ensachage des emballage, le tout dans des sacs poupou's de jardin, scotchés avant de rejoindre la baille a mouillage a l'avant du bateau, avec toutes les bouteilles plastique...la. read more...


04/12/2017

Avel Biz - J+15 Les sargasses, ça agace

Lundi 4 décembre12h00 UTC15°14 N42°21 WDistance 24h : 161 millesDistance restante : 1078 millesLes sargasses, ça agaceDepuis quelques jours nous apercevions de temps en temps des petits paquetsde d'algues flottantes, des sargasses.Hier en début de soirée, nous trouvions le Pogo un peu lent, ne démarrantpas sur la vague. Apparemment, rien dans les safrans.Comme le vent montait, nous avons décidé de changer de spi pour la nuit.Pendant la manœuvre, nous en avons profité pour faire une marche arrièresous grand voile seule. Avel Biz a retrouvé ses ailes. Il devait y avoir ungros paquet d'algues pris dans la quille.Re belote ce matin,re marche arrière avec le même résultat. Il va falloirfaire attention.Les vitesses moyennes augmentent, les alizés sont là. Et ça bouge beaucoupA demain. read more...


04/12/2017

Angkor - Tag 16: Wandler angekokelt

In der Nacht sind wir durch unseren ersten großen Squall gesegelt. Schnell drehende Winde bis acht Windstärken, Wellen und reichlich Regen. Ich übernehme die Hundewache nach Knut um 2:30 in der Nacht. Als ich aufstehe, bemerke ich schon reichlich Wasser in der Kabine. Von oben hat es reingeregnet, durch die Seitenluke ist eine Welle geschwappt und hat wohl zehn Liter Wasser an der Wand und auf dem Boden verteilt. Regen ist deutlich unproblematischer, da er nur Süßwasser bringt. Ich bin bei bestem Wetter mit offener Seitenluke eingeschlafen, nicht sehr gut.Da der Regen ein starkes Echo auf dem Radar erzeugt, verdeckt dies eventuelle Schiffe, die sich im Regen verstecken. Radar hat seine Stärken bei Dunkelheit und Nebel, bei Regen kann man aber eher nur den Regen sehen. Dafür haben wir AIS. read more...