Salamander - Day 20 In St Lucia
After 19 days of sailing, Salamander crossed the ARC finish line in St. Lucia on Friday afternoon.The crew enjoyed a welcome rum punch, checked into hotels for rest and showers!!and then gathered that evening for a farewell dinner. Many thanks to Chris, Hilary and Greg for making the passage, and all of the experiences associated with it, possible.Here are a few photos to wrap up our blog as the crew of Salamander for this ARC signs off.image0. image2. image3. image4. image5. image6.. read more...
Salamander - YB Connect Message from Timothy Richards
Day 18Best Sailing Moments Dear Salamander Nation, As we head into the final few days of this crossing, the skipper and crew of Salamander shared their favorite memories from the passage. Ethan - Sailing toward Jupiter, Saturn, Venus and the new moon in a neat little package on the western horizon. Tim - two thirds of the way across the Atlantic surfing down blue waves and through white foam along the path of the setting sun. Kevin - sitting on the transom in the moonlight, watching the foaming wake, which creates a much greater sensation of speed and miles past than one would expect.. read more...
Salamander - Day 17 Fruit Salad
Day 17 Fruit SaladDear Salamander Nation,On a long passage like this one, meals are a highlight of every day. Mealtimes are a social time.Meals give the crew the fuel they need to stand watches and make sail adjustments.On Salamander, the lunches and dinners served by Hilary and Greg are creative, delicious and varied. More than two weeks into this passage, we are still enjoying an array of vegetables and salads, fresh fruit (a highlight of every lunch!!!) and warm dinners such as pork and chorizo stew, lamb tangine, mushroom risotto and beef Bourgogne. Hilary and Greg have done a fanta--Transmitted by Timothy Richards using YB Connect (www.ybtracking.com). read more...
Salamander - Day 16 Ice Pops at 2,000 Miles
Hello Salamander Nation,Beautiful conditions today and another epic accomplishment - we've now sailed more than 2,000 miles!As we so often do, our crew was gathered in the cockpit discussing the recent hot sunny weather and trading stories. . read more...
Salamander - Day 15 Picture Perfect
Day 15Picture PerfectDear Salamander Nation,We are sending these blogs through the sameYB unit that provides tracking information for the YB Races app. Unfortunately, the unit's bandwidth is insufficient for posting photographs.If we could post photos, we would have lots of great material to choose from.David, in particular, is an accomplished photographer. Most times when he is on deck and not on watch, he is taking shots of the crew in action, the sky and the seas.Once back to good wifi, we plan to create a site where we can share our photographs. . read more...