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Double Vision
Owner Bill Aylward
Design Catana 42
Length Overall 12 m 58 cm
Flag United Kingdom
Sail Number GBR783M

ARC 2019 then Panama and beyond

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Double Vision - Log day 19

A little rivalry has resulted in some superb home cooked meals, all from fresh food. The pictures do not convey the deliciousness of these meals enough.Top row: Roasted butternut squash salad with pine nuts, chickpeas and white cabbage. Beef goulash and mashed potato. Grilled chicken and salad of red and green cabbage, and red pepper.Middle row: Grilled fresh line caught (of course) Mahe mahe.Tuna, couscous and red pepper salad. Sweet and sour pork and red peppers and riceBottom row: Thai red curry chicken and rice.Nicks Home made pizza with goats cheese and onion marmalade. Bill’s Home made sourdough, chicken mayonnaise and cabbage salad.Our starting 48 onions are now down to 20, so maybe we (quartermaster) did over-cater a little. Our neighbours in Gran Canaria saw our onions,deduced. read more...


Double Vision - Log day 8

Morale was flagging a little due to light winds, and dropping towards the back of the fleet so we succumbed to the iron sails on Thursday for 6 hours. Food still good, although a near disaster as the fridge was switched off for a few hours. A ‘root cause’ analysis suggested that the ‘holes in the Swiss cheese’ were: Chris Tibbs’ great teaching on the sextant inspired the skipper to practise his noon site skills but he accidentally switched the fridge off with the storage box of the sextant. Due to defrosting of some of the meat, the quartermaster has banned fishing, and it is chicken for every meal until we throw it overboard bored of it. Under spinnaker with some wind at last, so everyone happy, and probably too fast for fishing anyway.Kate. read more...


Double Vision - Log day 6

Greetings from Double Vision where, despite lolling in light winds, morale is goodbolstered by the good food and company we are enjoying. Nick, a fishing virgin,has caught his first two fish allowing us to enjoy 'pan fried line caught mahe mahe' and today a 'thai style mahi mahi curry'. Napoleon said an army marches on its stomach and Double Vision takes this seriously. Our sour dough survives for bread, and the only fresh food casualties are a few soggy mandarins. We have no freezer but the fridge is keeping our meat frozen at the back, although if Nick carries on with his fishing success we will be donating our chicken to the ocean. Poached eggs on crushed avocado, fusilli Bolgnaise, sausages in honey and mustard dressing, and homemade guacamole have been other highlights and we have. read more...

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