EH01 - Day 17, 18 & 19
Final hellofrom the crew of EH01!!!! We are now35nm from Rodney Bay and you can smell the ginger ale from the Dark andStormeys.... so this will be the last blog and it was great chatting with youand receiving your telepathic best wishes and if you would like to contact TeamEH01 we will be in the nearest beach bar to our berth.!! Last nightand this morning were tough, we had awful sea states and were on the end ofgusty winds and trucked along with the kite all night. Most of the crew only got1-2 hours sleeps so there was some tired heads this morning and after some slowmanouveres we are heading towards our final waypoint.! Kudos to all ourgreat helms on both watches as they really pushed the distance over the lastcouple of days It lookslike the Jimbo or Starkers could. read more...
EH01 - Day 14 & 15
Hello hellohello from the sun soaked Atlantic.. We have nowsailed 2700nm which is so amazing and have 430nm to go..!! The mood ishigh on EH01 as the crew are getting some overdue sun and R&R “off watch”and working our behinds off “on watch”” to make up any additional miles that wecan. TheAtlantic really has a split personality: one day she is sending squall aftersquall and the crew are exhausted, bruised and battered and the next day all isforgiven and she is sending great winds with lovely sunshine. Andras said thathe has never encountered so many squalls on a crossing , he is lucky we are sucha well oiled crew.! On watch thismorning our crew were all watching the squall cloud-line and it was so great aswe were able to keep the kite up for as long as possible and. read more...
EH01 - Day 11, 12 & 13
Hello fansof the good ship EH01, thanks again for tuning into us. Sorry againabout the delay, can`t seem to get the blog out every day as between sailing,doing boat chores, cleaning, cooking, on watch and sleeping there hasn`t been aspare minute.! Did someone mention that the ARC was a cruising rally..?! Again we have had anamazing, chaotic, fulfilling and tiring few days and we left you guys onThursday night where we celebrated reaching the 1350nm halfway mark with someslices of chocolate (not too many.!) and coffee under a black sometime starrysky.! Friday 2nddawned like a grey day in the Solent or West Cork: it was very rainy with someominous clouds and like a hot yoga studio below in the saloon. The watchesare getting very tuned into reading the weather. read more...
EH01 - Day 8,9 & 10
Hello hello hello from the good ship EH01- any suggestions for a new namewould be great, our crew offerings are only suitable for the watershed.! Well as Ronan Keating puts it “Life is a rollercoaster” and this certainlybeen true on EH01 for the last few days. We have encountered a wide range ofweather from Atlantic squalls to boat becalming which is frustrating when we areagainst the clock to our destination. Also the 4 hour watch system doesn`t geteasier and due to lack of sleep each of the crew have their grumpy moments butwe are all helping each other through it. i.e telling the grumpy person to get agrip .! If you want a detox and also a weight-loss sailing experience send the 2thinnest people on the boat to get provisions, Andras and Jimbo, not a cm ofexcess fat. read more...
EH01 - Day 7-8
Apologies for the delay – we’ve been busy sun bathing, fishing, cooking andwhale watching...but our in-house blogger will tell you more about that. We’ve been in light and very fluky winds since Saturday and have made onlyvery slow progress. It looks like the boats ahead of us got into a better breezeearlier and disappeared while we’ve been working hard to keep the boat moving.Based on the latest forecast we should be in slightly stronger winds fromtomorrow and pick up the pace. Our routing shows that we still have to headsouth-west for another day or two and then we can turn directly to St Lucia. Weall look forward to seeing proper trade wind conditions. Hello hello from EH01 Marketing Director. Well that was what the Performance Yacht Racing brochure promised... OnSaturday night. read more...