Sao Jorge - Blog 4/12 - “A week in politics is a long time
“A week in politics is a long time”…….and it would appear a day in ocean sailing is just as long.Not much over 24 hours ago, Escapado was charging forward behind her spinnaker and reconfigured ‘Sam’s pole”. Despite a decision on the part of the main sheet coupling to part company with the boom (rapid repair under pressure and darkness) and experiencing a significant squall, excellent speed and distance resulted in a favourable position come ARC reports the following morning.Since then we have been making very slowprogress as we labour through a significant wind hole. We’re it not for the fact we are racing, joy could be taken from the beautiful clear skies, almost flat azure waters, captivating long ocean swell, and occasional visits by inquisitive pods of dolphins. The competitive. read more...
Sao Jorge - Day 8 - There is good banter and music
Blog ARC Day 8Today, Sunday November 27th, as we are writing this, it is already day 8 at sea (and Mal´s birthday wohoo). The time has flown by with the waves and winds constantly keeping our minds and bodies occupied, whether it is balancing a coffee cup in the saloon or steering the boat behind the helm. But let’s start from the beginning.Last Sunday, November 20th, we removed the lines from peer S17 and left the marina with many people waving us goodbye. Our experienced skipper, Tony, brought us right on time to the starting line and we crossed first in our division. The sea gave us a thorough welcome with 3-4 meter waves and good winds. That meant that, unfortunately, Sara got very sea sick. The rest of the crew was mostly fine but preparing food in the saloon needed a rotating. read more...
Sao Jorge - A quick update
All is fine onboard the boat and everybody is happy. The crew is settling in as we are heading south to pick up the trade winds. At the moment we are getting familiarized with the asymmetrical spinnaker during the daytime before sailing with it at night time. The crew on Sao Jorge. read more...