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08/12/2022

Navasana - Day 19 Getting lifted to St Lucia

We started sailing early this morning after motoring to a position that would allow us to get to St Lucia on one tack while getting lifted as the wind veers around. Still, we are close hauled at around 40AWA getting beaten up by wind waves and swell. Winds are around 17 knots making for some fast bumpy sailing. Birdy died this morning which was very sad, we had got really fond of her. She wasn’t scared of us at all and would let us stoke and also hold and carry her around. We left water and food out for her but she obviously had different tastes. We had Jessy’s left over lentil curry again for dinner, yum yum. Back to the bash!More on sailingnavasana.com. read more...


08/12/2022

Betelgeuse - Wednesday-Thursday 07-08/12/22 DAYS 17-18

A good dose of motoring helped us finally reel in our rival (oops fellow) Grand Soleil 50, IMPULS, who lack a hydrogenator and generator so I guess have been preserving their fuel for battery charging. The engine went off as the wind filled in at 1400 on Wednesday, albeit from the direction of St Lucia, where it has remained as I write this over 24 hours later. Not to worry, BG is superb upwind, with a 2.7m led keel and well-shaped sails. We are adjusting to life at an angle.Barbados was sighted on the port bow, 25nm away this morning which had Will scampering to his bag to produce a single malt, one dram only (American size naturally) to celebrate. The wildlife is gradually coming out to meet us with boobies, skuas and a variety of other birds, together with the ever-present flying. read more...


Betelgeuse - Wednesday-Thursday 07-08/12/22 DAYS 17-18
Betelgeuse - Wednesday-Thursday 07-08/12/22 DAYS 17-18
08/12/2022

Jadamama blog day 18

A general indolence hit the crew as we were forced into motoring a few days ago or more accurately, a focus that has shifted to finishing and cleaning up.Although motoring had seemed unthinkable, it has become routine with either no wind or impossible wind angles that elicit groans as the forecast models come through. We have been using the WRI and ECMWF forecasts primarily and spending data in the hunt for better conditions to little avail as staying on the rhumb line nearly always seemed to be the sensible course. Fuel anxiety has declined as we have been measuring usage over longer terms rather than relying on the erratic feedback from the gauges and are now more consistent with the manufacturer figures and our own historic numbers. It will still be tighter than we would like but with. read more...


08/12/2022

Salamander - All Quiet

We're motoring along quite happily. The sun is beginning to set and the sky is ablaze with vibrant hues of orange and red. The sea is calm and the wind is lowThen Silence. The engine stops. We are now drifting!We've just gone through the 300nm to go marker.Chris dived into the engine room and quickly assessed the problem and within an hour the engine is back running again. Genius!This brief moment allowed us to watch the sun set and the full moon to rise. In quiet eerie silence. The path a full moon casts on the sea is one of the most magical scenes you can ever witness. Tonight just below the moon we can also see Mars, also shining brightly.The crew were so confident in Chris's ability no one expressed any concerns whatsoever. Sometimes these moments are to be savoured. We slowed. read more...


08/12/2022

Salamander - Living It Up!

I've just been reclining in the front garden, as the foredeck on Salamander has become known. Quietly minding my own business, catching a few quiet moments of reflection and the the quiet was shattered by my fellow crew mate Alan, pretending to be an ice cream van and delivering ice popsicles!What a perfect addition to suck on whilst looking out on a flat calm ocean, totally devoid of the trade winds normally powering us towards our destination.Finding things to keep ourselves amused is quite important as we still have quite a way to go before reaching St. Lucia.Even something as simple as an ice popsicle helps in its small way! The joys of crossing an ocean ever present.Happy sailing (ok we are motoring) but we can still be super happy!!Tim - Salamander Tour Manager and Guest Social. read more...


08/12/2022

Salamander - Andrew's Reflections on ARC 2022

As I draw near to our destination, so many things spring to mind about this trip that have been exciting and challenging at the same time. As a first ocean crossing I have been very luck to have been on a well founded vessel with excellent provisions, superb food, good company and like minded crew. I have eaten like a king and laughed until tears were rolling down my cheeks. I have been helped and supported on this voyage by crew mates who were strangers to me a short while ago but I now count them as friends. The camaraderie between the crew has been exceptional. I have shared things on watches that I haven't shared with anyone else and the advice and guidance I have been given has brought clarity to what to do next. The skipper has been excellent and, as with all my sailing. read more...


08/12/2022

Peristera - Tropical Low nr 28

This was not what my crew expected when they came onboard in Las Palmas. I had talked about downwind sailing, while air and water got warmer and warmer. I alsodescribed squalls, so they were prepared for sudden wind increase and heavy rain. For a short period, I said. 20 minutes.Not this. Not having rain for hours from a scary sky. Not needing to flee south when both wind and current come from south. Not getting mail from a younger brother asking: 2,8 knots? Can't you sail faster in a 47 feet boat???We had started preparing for landfall. We wanted to arrive to St Lucia Sunday afternoon, and we put a "Bonus report" on the wall. On the Bonus report, we wrote how many miles, over or under, the average amount we needed to do, to be in Rodney Bay at 16 hours on Sunday. The last row on the. read more...


08/12/2022

Circe - Earning the Red Pants

Earning the Red PantsThere’s a lot to be said of what is gained at the end of a transatlantic passage - that sense of accomplishment, a feeling of pride, a whale of a tale, and for some, a sense of relief. However, what I didn’t know was that I would be gaining the right to augment my fashion choices by the addition of one particular item of clothing.Quite the juxtaposition when you consider how narrow and repetitive my wardrobe choices are during this passage: do I wear the shirt I wore yesterday or the one that’s been worn three times already? Enter the sniff test. During an early morning discussion with the more seasoned of our crew, I learned of the tradition that entitles anyone who completes a transatlanticpassage the right to wear red pants! Great news for me as red is my favorite. read more...


Circe - Earning the Red Pants
Circe - Earning the Red Pants
08/12/2022

Blue Moon - day 17 blog blue moon

We entered squall zone. We’ve heard so much about it from our skipper Thalita who prepared us well for such very short lived local storms. You can spot them well during daytime and even so during night time when the moon lights up the clouds around her. When you see cloud formations afar and you can not distinguish the horizon from the clouds, it’s a squall filled with rain, wind gusts up to 40% more and without a clear wind direction - wind coming from all sides. Simplified, let’s call it a washing machine ;). When Blue Moon hits a squall we need to reef as much as possible and hold on tight. So last night’s shift was purely focused on trying to navigate the Blue Moon through a squall mining field. It’s kind of a Russian roulette, which watch team will have to deal with it first. So. read more...


Salamander - Shipshape
Salamander - Shipshape
Salamander - Clive Confirming There Is No Wind
Salamander - Clive Confirming There Is No Wind
Salamander - Andrew Searching for Wind on a Flat Sea
Salamander - Andrew Searching for Wind on a Flat Sea
08/12/2022

Salamander - Clive's Reflections on ARC 2022

It seems a long time ago now but the start was quite tense. We had brisk winds, a lively sea and many boats to avoid.Next day came sea sickness. It wasn't too bad but I had hoped to avoid it because I'm a regular sailor however within 48 hours I was feeling great again and the sea sickness never returned.Being in a 58 foot boat for 3 weeks with 7 complete strangers could have been a problem but it proved to be fine and I'm sure I've made friends for life now with my shipmates. Maybe coming from a large family and 2 years in the Royal Navy helped in that regard.Finally, being on a boat that's as well provisioned as Salamander is definitely a bonus and that's something I will check for future trips.Clivethesalamandersailingadventure.com. read more...


08/12/2022

Salamander - Our Favourite New Knot

Since we turned the engine on a couple of days ago we have extra time on our hands to read books and explore different new things.It was Ralph who was flicking through his book Stress Free Sailing by Duncan Wells who came across the Rustlers Hitch.Using the tail end of one of the now redundant lines on the aft deck he gave the new knot a couple of tries and indeed it is a genius knot!You could use it to make fast with the incoming line while using the outgoing line to use as a release cord to completely undo the knot!I'm guessing this type of knot may be employed by escapologists as you can demonstrate that it is very secure one way and completely undone the next!Check it out when you can and see if you agree with us about the knot.Tim - Salamander Tour Manager and Guest Social Media. read more...


08/12/2022

Salamander - Strange Weather

We now have less than 350nm to go until we arrive at Rodney Bay. Our decision to put the motor on several days ago has been fully vindicated as we still haven't seen wind above about 10kts apart from when a squall comes through.The very large low pressure system sitting to the north of where we are has meant that instead of enjoying easterly trade winds that are normal for this location we now have wind on the nose and it's barely above 5kts most of the time! There is just no way we would have made it without the use of our "iron mainsail' aka the engine.The squalls are coming at us from in front rather than from behind and we are busy taking regular hand bearings to see if we are going to get a dousing! They take around 20 minutes to pass over so it's not so bad, indeed it can be very. read more...


08/12/2022

Sunbeat VI - Day 18 - Nearly there…

The winds eventually filled in nicely from the NNW. Now able to point directly to Saint Lucia. With a distance remaining of around 150nm, should be able to arrive sometime Thursday evening.Weed has been a continual problem. Having to put the engine on and go into reverse every hour of so to clear it off the rudder. At one point we strapped Drac into the bosun’s chair and suspended him from the spare spinnaker halyard over the side of the boat in order to check whether the rudder was clear. Needless to say, crew onboard felt Drac needed to be a little lower over the side in order to see under the boat while it was heeled over, which resulted in an impromptu ducking. With water temperature above 28 degrees C it wasn’t too much of a hardship for him!We ate the last of the frozen meat. read more...


08/12/2022

Lothlorien - Tag 18 auf See - Wir sind wieder in der Flaute

Die Nacht über hatten wir Squalls. Das sind kleine lokale Winderscheinungen mit viel Regen. Zum Glück sind die berüchtigten Böen ausgeblieben, aber dafür sind wir einige Male kräftig geduscht worden.Der heutige Tag empfängt uns aber dann mit Sonnenschein und keinem Wind. Jetzt geht wirklich nichts mehr und wir müssen die Maschine zur Hilfe nehmen. Gegen 18 Uhr soll es wieder besser werden, aber bis dahin läuft der Motor.Wir nutzen die Flaute, um im Atlantik schwimmen zu gehen. Schon ein komisches Gefühl im weiten Ozean zu schwimmen, wo man nur das eigene Boot und sonst nichts sieht. Wir haben es genossen und jeder hat sich eine Süßwasserdusche gegönnt. Wenn der Motor läuft, kann auch die Entsalzungsanlage mitlaufen, so hatten wir genug Süßwasser, damit alle sich abduschen konnten.Die. read more...


08/12/2022

Mairmade - Day#18 - Last Full Day at Sea

Not an especially noteworthy day otherwise.Sunrise made a strong showing, although Claudia was the only audience member (she does the last shift of the night).By 1pm, we had covered 143nm since the same time the day before, bringing our total distance covered for the passage to 2750nm. Spare time was used to start preparing for "post-passage"...Watermaker ran to fill our tank while the washing machine cranked out 4 loads of laundry.We oscillated between sailing and motoring all day, with the hope that, as forecasted, we could cover the last 150-200nm on an upwind tack (where Mairmade is much more comfortable sailing), but the wind shifts and calm periods kept us waiting.We're sailing now as I write, but with below forecasted wind speeds.We also have a strong desire to make it to St.. read more...


Mairmade - Day#18 - Last Full Day at Sea
Mairmade - Day#18 - Last Full Day at Sea
Mairmade - Day#18 - Last Full Day at Sea
Mairmade - Day#18 - Last Full Day at Sea
08/12/2022

Bluewater Mooney - 08.12.2022

Finish line 08:00 00:30Finish Line 00:30SaapunutMenimme maaliin divisioonamme ykkösenä.Aivan takanamme oli suomalainen Swan 65 Vahine.Haluaisin kuitenkin huomauttaa, että olemme ajaneet paljon moottorin alla viimeisten 3 päivän aikana. Purjehdusprosentti on alle 30 %.Vahine oli tehnyt kaiken kaikkiaan oikean valinnan pysytellessään pohjoisessa, ja sen strategia oli alussa huomattavasti löysempi. Siksi pidän täysin mahdollisena, että Vahine on divisioonamme ykkönen korjattuaan ajan.Ja kippari ja miehistö ansaitsisivat tämän ehdottomasti.Angekommen!Wir sind als Nummer 1 unserer Division durch die Finish Line gegangen.Direkt hinter uns die finnische Swan 65 Vahine.Ich möchte jedoch darauf hinweisen, dass wir in den letzten 3 Tagen sehr viel unter Motor gelaufen sind. Der Anteil Segeln liegt. read more...


Oceano - Log Day 17 - Sunset close to St. Lucia
Oceano - Log Day 17 -  Sunset close to St. Lucia
08/12/2022

Oceano - Log Day 17 - Casserole and carrousel

Casserole and carrousel Tomorrow, around noon s/v „Oceano” arrives to Saint Lucia after weeks of being out of time, out of place, in the blue beyond, letting ourselves go, getting hypnotized by rhythms of the sea, the pace of watches and meals, unhurried conversations and sail changes. We nourished ourselves with nature, we healed our eyes tired from staring at screens, we healed our bodies, usually caged in enclosed spaces, in clothes for appropriate occasions by siting outside, bathing in the sun, reading, staring at the water, being continuously immersed in the wind, under the ceiling of the day and night skies. How I will miss this - the never-ending abundance of the horizon, the clarity of landscape, the dance of light and water. We’re arriving using our diesel - it’s not how we. read more...


07/12/2022

Amandla Kulu - SUBJECT: D17_ Water and Diesel Pong

  Captain’s Log. Star Date 07 Dec. Day 17. Eighteen day on the water.2323 GMT.2123 Local.14º 35 N053º 21 W///cufflink.ample.flutteredhttps://w3w.co/cufflink.ample.fluttered Long ole emotional day.  Started without a generator or the ability to make water without  a diesel smell … ended vice verse. Very light air night. Squalls rolling through with big wind and very heavy torrential rain. Much easier to relax and ‘sleep’ knowing the troops will wake you up.  Full moon and cloud cover made the whole night appear like a movie set. Just after dinner last night, we had the first squall that really had our name on it. My lightweight Tab ‘bogie’ top literally filled with water. First reef in anger. Those on deck performed excellently. John held his. read more...


Betelgeuse - BETELGEUSE Tuesday 06/12/22 DAY 16
Betelgeuse - BETELGEUSE Tuesday 06/12/22 DAY 16
07/12/2022

Jo - Tag 17 - das Wetter und die Konsequenzen

Wenn Segler vom Wetter sprechen, dann geht es selten um Sonnenschein und Temperaturen, sondern meist um Wind und Welle. Denn beides hat extremen Einfluss darauf, wie schnell (oder auch langsam) wir uns fortbewegen. Die Wetterprognosen erhalten wir täglich über unser Satellitentelefon (das iridiumGo!, eine Art WiFi Router, über den man mehrere Geräte verknüpfen kann) aus zwei verschiedenen Quellen. Zum einen von der ARC und ihren Wetterexperten. Diese Infos kommen per Email, beschreiben zunächst die grobe und große Wetterlage im Atlantik, Tief- und Hochdruckgebiete, die Einfluss haben und eine Einschätzung mit allgemeinen Hinweisen und Empfehlungen für das Routing (also die noch zu fahrende Strecke abhängig vom Wetter). Dann folgt in der Nachricht noch eine detaillierte Wetterbeschreibung. read more...


Jo - Tag 17 - das Wetter und die Konsequenzen
Jo - Tag 17 - das Wetter und die Konsequenzen
07/12/2022

Avventura - Log Day 18: Compagno di viaggio, parte seconda

Somewhere after the middle of the Atlantic, we havestarted seeing different birds. Normally, from afar. But today, one landed onAvvenrura's lifelines.   We assume that this one is from the Americas. Maybewelcoming us to his region, maybe taking a break from flying over the seeminglyendless ocean. We named it Fausto, l'uccellino esausto. And then, it took offagain.   Position at 23:00 UTC (14:15.87N52:08.09W). read more...


Avventura - Log Day 18: Compagno di viaggio, parte seconda
Avventura - Log Day 18: Compagno di viaggio, parte seconda
07/12/2022

Sabine - (118) ARC blog update - 7 Dec 2022

Hello interweb friends, Captain Stape on sail boat Sabine right here (///shipshape.earliest.systemically)Absolutely nothing happened today.Only joking!! Read on ;-)After last night when Richard tried for 3 hours sailing Sabine into the wind and torrential rain with an average of 2.4knots, we came up with a new plan: we started Maria, started a motor, set the speed, and started the indoor Raymarine radar so that those on watch after Richard could do so in the relative dry (avoiding the drips) of the navigation table. Altering course if required by using the mirror autopilot console inside. I’m not sure what went on whilst I was sleeping, but Wednesday morning is sunny with a calmer sea and a slight wind. We’re only using the Genoa right now because of a problem with the main halyard: it. read more...


07/12/2022

Navasana - Day 18 Motoring to dodge a warm front

Much as we love beating to windward on a catamaran, we decided to switch on the iron genny to get ahead of a warm front forming at 55W which we will hopefully cross tonight. Also hoping we can get a better angle to st Lucia as the wind veers around a tropical storm up north. Birdy is pooping all over boat but loves being stroked so she is keeping us busy. Her favourite spot seems to be the chart table checking if my navigation is correct. Birdy’s little sister also joined us, hope the rest of family doesn’t make their way here. Jessy made a lentil curry which was very yummy. Back to the bash!More on sailingnavasana.com. read more...


07/12/2022

Bluewater Mooney - 07.08.2022

Land in Sicht!image1. read more...


Bluewater Mooney - 07.08.2022
Bluewater Mooney -  07.08.2022
06/12/2022

Fryderyk - Day 17 Dec 6th, 2022

Day: 17Date: Dec 6th, 2022Position: 14'52,616N; 49'51,926WDistance to destination: 644nmWe all had some weird freaky dreams last night. Now I'm trying to sleep before my night watch at 4am, but somehow I can't. My mattress is divided into 2 parts and sometimes... I can feel some soft pressure on the second half like... some airy presence is gently laying next to me... It's weird spooky feeling probably due to boat moving and bending all the time but yeah, boat night life is full of eerie little sensations. There are some noises that sound like a whispers (e.g., synthetic safety belt swinging gently agains wooden decor cabin wall) or generally voices... some indistinguishable inaudible sounds that are produced by the great forces of tension, friction, aero and hydro dynamics. At times I'm. read more...


07/12/2022

Fryderyk - Day 16 - Dec 5th, 2022

Day: 16Date: Dec 5th, 2022Position: 15'09,917N; 47'35,302WDistance to destination: 777nmWE ARE WIJCE YOUR RESISTANCE IS FUTILE SURRENDER TO OUR SUPERIOR SPECIES OR [email protected]@@@@011101010010101001001001010000. read more...


07/12/2022

Fryderyk - Day 15 - Dec 4th, 2022

Day: 15Date: Dec 4th, 2022Position: 15'15,456N; 45'23,984WDistance to destination: 903nmAdventure time! Sitting on my watch around 8am UTC, which technically is 4am local time, so night watch really, dark as hell, and I start to smell something... it's like all scents of the ocean combined in a diabolical cocktail that true rum hardened sailors drink for a breakfast. I smoked less for last few days, so I'm like "I can finally smell the ocean, makes sense!". Pretty happy with my new discovery we sail for some time until sun goes up and reveals smooth almost mirror like surface of the water. Wind is almost completely down to 2kt, freckles are nearly gone, the surface is gigantic liquid foil that is waving gently as we cut it in the half. I go down to our stern to film sun reflections. read more...


07/12/2022

Fryderyk - Day 13-14 - Dec 2nd-3rd, 2022

Day 13-14Date: Dec 2nd-3rd, 2022Position: 16'47,551N; 41'14,360WDistance to destination: 1149nmLast days are slow on board but also the wind has slowed down. Our strategy was to go as much S and then W to take as much advantage of current winds as we could. It was working pretty sweet until day 10/11, we had a perfect wind that was carrying us straight to Rodney Bay. That was until we've found that there'll be a huge strip of silence ahead and it will go all the way down to 14'N. We were somewhere around 17'N then so we decided to go S again. Unluckily we were (and still are!) out of any internet connection (damn you Iridium and your 30 minutes full of interruptions lame ass sessions to download 200Kb grib map!) and current forecasts, especially other boats daily position updates and. read more...


07/12/2022

Fryderyk - Day 11 & 12 - Nov 30th-Dec 1st, 2022

Day 11 & 12Date: Nov 30th-Dec 1st, 2022Position: 19'03,904N; 36'13,440WDistance to destination: 1450nmMove along, nothing to see here! Nothing broke today (except for Code Zero pathetically unreliable lines that broke some many times that "broken" is its new "normal" state) so we can just chill and sail. For the first time since we left Las Palmas. Let it be our new "normal".Since day is slow and laid back it makes it a perfect spot to write a bit about the main star of this show, ocean water! I wrote some bits here and there, but let's wrap it up! First things first, boomer service: water temperature! It's warm, like really warm, during night watch you can feel how it radiates with a heat of the day. In place we are right now which is literally the middle of Atlantic it's something. read more...


11/06/2022

Arkyla - 11 Jun 22: Ready to go

The time is nearly upon us for the start.  Over the last few days skipper James has been eyeing up the weather, racer-boy Rich has been eyeing up the opposition, charmer Mark has been eying up the totty, and motorboater Mike has mostly been eyeing up the chocolate rations!  A quiet evening is planned for tonight after yesterday’s day sail around the Hoe and impromptu attempt to drink Jolly Jacks dry after the Rally welcome dinner; we will be as fresh for the Biscay leg as our combined 227 years of creaking bones will allow… James Kenning . read more...


07/12/2022

Fryderyk - Day 10 - Nov 29th, 2022

Day 10Date: Nov 29th, 2022Position: 20'55,211N; 34'08,413WDistance to destination: 1584nmSwell. I didn't know this term neither the experience. Today, according to ARC official forecast, is when the swell should be climaxing through tomorrow 30th. So waves are, you know, just waves, but swell is like gargantuan wave cluster that holds all of smaller waves. In consequence everything you see changes dramatically as those gigantic blocks of water move your boat up and down. Normal Atlantic ocean has pretty straight horizon line where you can see up to 10-15 miles ahead. During big swell as we have today, each time you ascent or descent horizon changes. When you're down in between two giant wave clusters you feel like your passing a valley made of water and you see only this "close" or mid. read more...


07/12/2022

Fryderyk - Day 9 - Nov 28th, 2022

Day 9Date: Nov 28th, 2022Position: 21'07,269N; 31'37,733WDistance to destination: 1724nmToday was pretty chilled day. It's a second day in a row when Panda power generator is nice to us and doesn't break, so it really looks like we've solved the issue. With great power comes great privilege of making a laundry! We were all looking forward to it so yeah, it feels awesome to wear fresh clothes, free from ocean salt that builds soft moist shell around everything here.The wind has weakened to 15kt, but at least we managed to get our Code Zero sail back online. Three times a charm. We like to believe that we've also found the reason why it broke twice earlier and hopefully the issue is eliminated. I really hope so as losing this sail during a night watch can be a bit scary if not. read more...


Second Wave - Second wave happy birthday peter
Second Wave - Second wave happy birthday peter
Second Wave - Second wave happy birthday peter
Second Wave - Second wave happy birthday peter
Second Wave - Second wave happy birthday peter
Second Wave - Second wave happy birthday peter
07/12/2022

Endeavour III - Endeavour III - Day 18

We’re sailing along slowly but verypleasantly. The sea is calm and the sky blue. Birds flit by occasionally taking a look at us and a pod of dolphins came to play with the boat earlier. A short distance ahead lies the Caribbean. Peace. Tranquility. Life is good? Well, frankly, no. After bowling across the Atlantic very merrily for two weeks at an average speed ofeight knots, we hit a large area of blue on the weather map (blue is bad for sailing, it indicates an area of no wind). Our progress came to a juddering halt.All the more frustrating as after sailing over 2000nm, it seems that St Lucia is just over the horizon. We see other boats lose patience and put the motor on. We would do the same, but we don’t have enough fuel to get to Rodney Bay. So, we bob around waiting for the wind to. read more...


07/12/2022

Skye Blue - It's a wonderful world...

We're still at sea and heading in the right directionwith hot sunshine days, cooler nights and without too many squalls.   So far we've seen and had a few visitors to Skye Blueincluding:   Dolphins, at least 3 different types, according to theSkipper (big, medium and small!!); Shoals/flights of flying fish - one landed onMalene's lap during a gybe in the middle of the night; a 3 foot turtle happilybobbing along; golden Dorado, two caught and eaten; and Saragossa (sea)weed inbeautiful big chains and islands which must have been released by the dorado indefence of us fishing and getting our still elusive, fish pie!   At 800 miles offshore a beautiful white Egrit circled usmany times but didn't land; a single Boobie successfully dived and caught fish;several Petrel swooped. read more...


Skye Blue - It's a wonderful world...
Skye Blue - It's a wonderful world...
07/12/2022

Katy - Tuesday 6/12 Day 16 - Nearly Ready to Turn

Tomorrow will be big day for us in this journey as we will turn west and all of a sudden our VMG to St. Lucia will be a lot less depressing. For the last few days every slow mile south has meant only a third or half a mile towards St. Lucia which makes very depressing log keeping. We have a target to get in to St. Lucia on 19th December, a day before my family get there as I intend to get incredibly drunk immediately on arrival. I think Larry also agrees with this plan. We actually overtook another boat today, have no idea who they were as they were not on AIS but the feeling was pretty good. Fishing is not so productive with quite a lot of weed around collecting on the line. We've seen this weed almost all the time so fishing is. read more...



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