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Trifon - 5th December
5th DecemberTrifon had a difficult night yesterday as the new spinnaker pole that was holding out the genoa to windward broke. This failure also broke the genoa furling system and we were unable to roll up the fully deployed genoa in the 20-25 knot winds. The halyard holding the broken spinnaker pole managed to wrap itself inside the genoa and blocked any further progress to tame the 100 m2 sail. We waited until daylight due to the 2-3 metre waves making working on the foredeck at night risky. We used the second spinnaker halyard to try and wrap up the genoa however this still left too much exposed flogging genoa. We then managed to unwrap the first halyard and rolled the the genoa by turning the sail round the furler as the furling line had snapped. The genoa is now safely wrapped away. read more...
Trifon - Trifon
Monday 27th NovemberTrifon crossed into the Cap Verde islands early this morning and issailing nearly due west towards St Lucia. Wind conditions are 15-20kntsand the seas are running around 2 metres. We are having difficulty injoining the radio net at lunchtime but I think that I have resolved theissues by reprogramming the radio for tomorrow's SSB call. We have seenseveral pods of small dolphins/porpoises and lots of fat flying fish.All is well on Trifon.. read more...
Trifon - Trifon
26th NovemberFinally some decent wind from the north has pushed us close to the easternend of the Cap Verde islands and we will cross them tonight. The wind hasbeen gusting up to 25 knots and the boat has been fast over the past 24hours. On Saturday Robert and I caught two large mahi-mahi 6-7 kgs eachand on Friday Michael landed an 18kgs tuna. With so much fish on-board andno freezer we have stopped fishing we have eaten our catch.We have beensailing through a zone of flying fish where hundreds of these small fishtake flight as Trifon's hull disturbs them. We have also been followed byseveral large schools of dolphins swimming slowly with the boat. I thinkthe dolphins are using the boat as a large weapon to frighten the smallfish and they then can eat their scattered prey. We saw a small. read more...
Trifon - Trifon
22 NovemberTrifon is sailing in very light conditions and has had to motor throughsome windless zones. This morning we caught a 5kg dorado which made for agreat sushimi lemon and olive oil dinner with the rest fried and served asa main course. Robert our diving mechanic had to go for a swim during theafternoon to remove yet another piece of plastic woven bag from the driveshaft.We have been having issues with starting the main engine over the past fewdays and Robert has replaced the relay switch that I bought in Las Palmas.Michael did the radio net for Trifon and there are not many participantsat the moment. Jon is still suffering from a heavy cold but is slowlyrecovering and can contribute little until he is fit. We have a slowrolling swell and sunshine but less than 5 knots of wind. read more...