can we help
+44(0)1983 296060
+1 757-788-8872
tell me moreJoin a rally

Menu

Betelgeuse
Owner Jonathan Massey
Design Grand Soleil 50 (JV)
Length Overall 14 m 96 cm
http://blog.mailasail.com/bgeuse
Flag United Kingdom
Sail Number GBR4183L

Grand Soleil 50 Mk2

Image 1


BOAT LOGS
Filter by..
Search


26/11/2022

Betelgeuse - BETELGEUSE Friday 25/11/22 DAY 6

Our new watch system is working very well; 2 on and 4 off which means much more sleep and down time.  I managed a continuous 6 hrs last night  - heaven!Everyone is enjoying cooking and the amazing ingredients we procured in Las Palmas have meant we have eaten extremely well.  The steak mentioned above was one of the most tender I have ever eaten.  We have got to the end of the fresh meat now, except for one more meal of those amazing steaks which we are keeping for our half way celebration.It sounds bizarre, but we are quite looking forward to a bit of pesto pasta!Continuing light winds have meant we have had great fun flying the spinnaker.  It is a beautiful sight when it’s up but keeping it full can be quite a challenge;  we had an interesting couple of. read more...


25/11/2022

Betelgeuse - BETELGEUSE Thursday 24/11/22 DAY 5 – The fish are flying, and so is the spinnaker!

Normal 0 false false falseEN-GB X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0cm; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi; mso-fareast-language:EN-US;}At last the wildlife has started to appear between waves, and we have seen plenty of spotted dolphins, a whole air force of flying fish and a few lonely petrels skimming. read more...


23/11/2022

Betelgeuse - BETELGEUSE Tuesday 22/11/22 DAY 3 – Mahi Mahi !!

Normal 0 false false falseEN-GB X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0cm; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi; mso-fareast-language:EN-US;}A basket floated passed, a plastic bag, oh no we’ve caught the bag, hold on….it’s a fish.All hands on deck, gloves to be found, syringe and gin. In was hauled this. read more...


22/11/2022

Betelgeuse - BETELGEUSE Monday 21/11/22 DAY 2 – Loving Life on the Ocean Waves

Monday’s dawn was beautiful, witnessed by the A watch who had done two night watches in pretty big seas.Claire was nervous to helm at night as she had not done so before. With rollers of 3-4m high and winds of 25-30 knots it was not the time to try night-time helming for the first time. Beautiful clear skies at night meant we saw the most amazing stars and waning moon. Breakfast at 8 was enjoyed by both teams together – muesli and fresh fruit salad.Quiet morning with A watch catching up on sleep. Richard made a delicious salad for lunch with some banging tunes blasting round the boat.No showers or booze yet which has not been a struggle at all, but I think both might get rolled out tomorrow – yippee! Sadly, not much wildlife to report,just a few little flying fish and the odd lonely sea. read more...


21/11/2022

Betelgeuse - BETELGEUSE Sunday 20/11/22 DAY 1 – A spicy Start

A slight easing of shoulders amongst the crew when our fresh fruit and veg showed up Saturday evening, only a fraction later than the market stall promised, vastly improving our chances of a full set of teeth on arrival… and we got tucked into washing, drying and crating up the goods, hopefully eliminating any small scurrying stow-aways. The atmosphere of muted focus with dawning apprehension, dark with a fresh breeze and clouds blocking out the stars. Pete and Richard continued to create new inventions on the skippers suggestion, dismantling the odd one given further experimentation. A workshop of activity. Cooking galore with Claire and Richard prepping the first few days food and a heavenly stir fry from Charlotte that evening. Boats far and wide were jealous of the smells wafting. read more...



More Logs...