Pearl Bali - Highlights of the day by Pearl Bali crew - First Leg to Mindelo
Pearl BaliSkipper:Barry HarmerCrew:IY - Irina Yatsenko (wife)AY - Alyona Yatsenko (daughter)PY - Polina Yatsenko (daughter)Brandy - Brandy Doubleday (friend) This is the first transatlantic crossing for the boat and the crew… and we are all enjoying it. Due to the lack of light wind sails and a loaded boat, we struggled with the light winds just after the start that lasted until Monday evening.Once the winds kicked in our progress improved, but we played conservative with sail area to avoid trouble if the wind suddenly increased to the gusts forecasted. We are now hoping to arrive before the welcome drinks Sat night, but it is looking doubtful. (we made it by 4pm Sat… and came 5th in our multihull class once handicap and engine hours were taken into account). The crew were. read more...
Pearl Bali - Happy crew is well fed crew!
We may not win prices for speed, but we are near the front of the fleet forour catering.The highlight meal on board is the evening meal... the menu's so far....Sunday 6th Nov. First meal at sea. keep it simple. Bangers and herb mashwith salad, sausages cooked on the charcoal BBQ. Monday 7th Nov. Fresh Tuna, inch cubes, flash fried with ground pepper, hotchilies, garlic, rosemary and thyme. Served with herb mash and salad.Tuesday 8th Nov. Paella, chicken and seafood, dressed with langoustine,roasted pepper and fresh parsley. and yes it was made with saffron.Wednesday 9th Nov. Lunchtime should be the halfway point of our first leg(time not distance) so an Ice Cream treat. Tonight the guest cook will be myRussian wife, cooking Solyanka, a stew of minced meat, cabbage, potato,carrot,. read more...