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02/12/2016

Endeavour of Cork - ARC+ - The Highs and The Lows

I canvassed everyone earlier today to come up with the high(s) and the low(s) of the trip for them.Everything since we all boarded the boat - over a month ago now!!!(A general high must be that we've all survived together for that long at all, and are still talking!!!)There's still a few miles left to go, so still time for contending experiences (I'm sure crossing the finishing line will top all of our lists when it happens) but as of now, in no particular order as they say......LOWSTop has to be Heads-gate.On only day 3 of our long leg.The prospect of two weeks of bucketing and chuckiting.The horror (only imagined in our case) that Dermot and Conor faced in sorting it all out.Kudos, guys!!!Blowing the cruising chute. Having just sorted it out and discovered its ease of flying, and. read more...


02/12/2016

Merci Papa - on board of Merci Papa nb 198

Of the difference between a well-fed crew and a fed-up one When six French sailor embark on a multi-week journey, culinary expectations are not abating for the gourmet crew.Protein bars and instant coffee are not welcome on board Merci Papa – LEVEL 42, a brand spanking new Lagoon 42. Neither for a day trip, nor for a Transatlantic voyage. And low tide is not a concept applicable to the wine cellar.As we put the final touch to the provisioning in Las Palmas, two of the six crews are dedicated to making sure that meals will meet expectations on the supposedly two-week journey ahead of us. Shopping started weeks ago at the Boucherie de Léon (Landes, France) as premium meats from Jerome Turpin, was vacuum-packed and frozen in meal size pouches. Charcuterie and foies gras from the. read more...


Merci Papa - on board of Merci Papa nb 198
Merci Papa - on board of Merci Papa nb 198
Merci Papa - on board of Merci Papa nb 198
Merci Papa - on board of Merci Papa nb 198
Merci Papa - on board of Merci Papa nb 198
Merci Papa - on board of Merci Papa nb 198
Merci Papa - on board of Merci Papa nb 198
Merci Papa - on board of Merci Papa nb 198
Merci Papa - on board of Merci Papa nb 198
Merci Papa - on board of Merci Papa nb 198
Merci Papa - on board of Merci Papa nb 198
Merci Papa - on board of Merci Papa nb 198
Merci Papa - on board of Merci Papa nb 198
Merci Papa - on board of Merci Papa nb 198
Merci Papa - on board of Merci Papa nb 198
Merci Papa - on board of Merci Papa nb 198
02/12/2016

Sanya - Slotwoord Janbart

Het slotwoord en tevens mijn laatste tekstje over de Sanya:In de eerste plaats heb ik dit geschreven met een knipoog naar de boot en zijn "onhebbelijkheden". Natuurlijk waren geen van de onderwerpen die ik beschreven heb onbekend, wel heb ik ze voor de eerste keer zelf mogen ervaren en dan nog wel op zo'n bijzondere reis van Gran Canaria naar St. Lucia. We hebben onderweg zo een beetje alles meegemaakt wat er maar mee te maken valt op zo'n trans-Atlantische oversteek.Mijn collega meezeilers (inmiddels vrienden) Marjet - Lotte - Jacob - Michel - Bas - Matt - Klaas - Eric - Sharim en zwager Alrik wil ik bij deze bedanken voor de mega relaxte sfeer en bereidwilligheid voor elkaar wat te doen. Erheeft geen iin incident plaatsgevonden en dat is uniek te noemen als je ervanuit gaat dat niemand. read more...


02/12/2016

Olympia's Tigress - Olympia's Tigress Blog 5 - birthdays, birds and all the sail changes

Olympia's Tigress Blog 5 - birthdays, birds and all the sail changesSo we continue to head westwards and are now officially on the Rhum Line. Temperatures are hot, as is the humidity, and it's now common to find at least one of our boys spending their off-watch sleeping on a sail like a beached sea-creature to escape the 'saunas' of the aft cabins. The wind's been variable, resulting at times (and usually at night) in a rather comical number of sail changes. Last night's attempt to swap the J3 for the code zero, and then for the S2, and then for the number 1 head sail were all executed in full, except the actual hoist, within a 30 minute window, much to our poor bowman's dismay. It didn't help that he was then pelted with two flying fish for good measure. We also managed to take in a. read more...


Olympia's Tigress - Olympia's Tigress Blog 5 - birthdays, birds and all the sail changes
Olympia's Tigress - Olympia's Tigress Blog 5 - birthdays, birds and all the sail changes
02/12/2016

Sundance - Fish

Goldmakrele gefangen bei 23Grad04Minuten N, 40Grad43Minuten W 130cm, 13kg Fisch für die nächsten 3 Tage! :-)Caught a dolphinfish at 23degrees04minutes N, 40degrees43minutes W 130cm, 13kg Fish for the next 3 days! :-)Sundance_Fish. read more...


Sundance - Fish
Sundance - Fish
02/12/2016

Woifal - Tag 13 Nacht 12

Hallo, da sind wir wieder Wir hatten heute Besuch des Sportreporters Jean Paul Hüber der von Bord berichtet hat. Die Interviews gibt’s dann irgendwann mal zu sehen, wenn wir wieder zurück sind, war eine Mord’s Gaudi. Gestern Abend war es noch ziemlich spannend, weil wir unerwarteter Weise plötzlich in einem Flautenloch gestanden haben und wussten, dass wir aber noch ca. 150 sm südlich müssen, um der sich bildenden Flaute oberhalb 20 Grad Nord zu entgehen. In diesem Bereich wird ab Samstagvormittag kein Wind mehr sein. Wir haben den Motor gestartet sind 2 Std. Richtung Süden gefahren und haben kurz vor Sonnenuntergang wieder Wind gefunden und fahren seither ohne Unterbrechung mit Spinnaker, also auch die ganze sternenklare Nacht hindurch. Im Moment fahren wir mit schöner Windstärke von 15. read more...


02/12/2016

Almagores II - Almagores position by the sun

Dear friends and family,As we are steaming towards St. Lucius at directions of 280 degrees on our compass, we have come to the conclusion that we do not know where we are! Luckily we have a sextant on board and as shown on the picture we are making an attempt of finding the sun. Captain Franz has taught us in the last couple of days how to extrapolate our position using the sextant and the sun. The conclusion until now is loads of sun and no sex……We keep you updated,Almagores IIsexant. read more...


Almagores II - Almagores position by the sun
Almagores II - Almagores position by the sun
02/12/2016

Koco - 12.Tag auf See

Einen Wunderschönen Guten morgen an alle die unseren Blog lesen!. Es hat sich was getan. Wind. Der Mythos über den so lange hier in unseren gemeinschaftlichen Runden gesprochen wurde gibt es wirklich. Gegen 04:00 Uhr können wir das Code Zero fahren und um ca. 08:00 Uhr können wir noch das Groß setzen. Bis dahin war es die Nacht des tanzenden Katamarans. Wir wurden durch die unregelmäßigen aus allen Richtungen kommenden Wellen umher gestoßen wie ein Boxsack. Wir fahren jetzt bei 12-13 Knoten Wind in die Mittagssonne mit ca.7-8Kn. Unsere Ankunftszeit in St.Lucia hat sich wesentlich verkürzt, so das alles wieder im Flow ist. Jetzt die Daumen drücken das der Wind bleibt. Der Tag gestaltete sich relativ arbeitsreich. Reparaturen an der Großbaum Traveller-Schiene, Kontrolle der Rettungsmittel. read more...


02/12/2016

Freedom - Tag 12 - zu früh gefreut

Wir warten den ganzen Tag auf Wind. Nichts tut sich. Wir motoren weiter. Der Tag zieht sich erstmalig in die Länge. Zur Ablenkung mache ich Kaiserschmarrn mit Apfelmus. Dann machen wir ausgiebig Mittagschlaf. Als es in die Nacht geht, ist klar wir müssen auch die Nacht über motoren. Der einzige Vorteil ist, dass wir viel Schlafen konnten. In der Nacht weht kein Lüftchen, zum Frühstück kommt dann Wind aus NO auf. Die Hoffnung auf einen Segeltag wächst!Lg Sabrina+Hermann. read more...


02/12/2016

Peter von Seestermühe - Bergfest

Liebe Peterfans,pünktlich zum Bergfest ist der Skyfileserver von Iridium repariert worden.So können wir einen Lagebericht absetzten. Bekannt ist sicher bereits, dass der Passat es in diesem Jahr etwasruhiger angehen lässt. Mit durchschnittlich 4(in worten VIER) Knoten sindwir also gen Süden gezuckelt bis wir meinten auf Kurs St Lucia gehen zukönnen. Nun haben wir heute glücklich die Hälfte der Strecke nach St. Luciahinter uns gelassen. An Bord geht es uns sehr gut. Alle freuen sich überdie ruhige und komfortable Reise. Das noch niemand den Vorschlag gemachthat den Motor zu benutzen spricht für sich...Der Proviant sollte reichen. Die Bananenwoche geht übermorgen zu ende,dann Haben wir noch 70 Orangen. Fisch fangen wir reichlich und heutekonnten wir sogar 50 Liter Regenwasser auffangen. So. read more...


02/12/2016

Estrella - 11. -12.Tag - jetzt hilft auch kein Schönrechnen mehr

Nachdem wir vorgestern mal wieder segeln konnten und unsschon im Passat glaubten, ist der Wind über Nacht eingeschlafen und hat gesternnachmittag vollends aufgehört. Um Diesel zu sparen können wir uns nur noch mitganz geringer Motorleistung durch die Wellen schieben und so das Schlagen derSegeln auf erträglichem Niveau halten. Vermutlich geht das ab heute auch nichtmehr, weil wir den Diesel zum Laden der Batterien brauchen. Dann ist endgültigFlautenstehen angesagt. Die Boote vor uns scheinen noch mehr Diesel zu haben.Auf jeden Fall machen sie in solchen Phasen Meilen auf uns gut. Auch das kleineBergfest gestern, bei dem Helmut eine Flasche Sekt spendiert hat konnte dieStimmung nicht wirklich steigern. Jetzt hilft auch kein Schönrechnen mehr. Wirwerden nicht am 12. auf St. Lucia. read more...


02/12/2016

Pauline af Skanör - Log day 12 - The night of squalls

Dag 13, kurs 255 grader, fred 2 dec. kl 11.00 Pauline tid (UTC=GMT -3h) hemma 15.00Hej där hemmaVilken natt…… Nu har vi lärt oss en hel del om Squalls. Varje pass inatt har haft 3-5 stycken. En squall är ett regnmoln som går dubbeltså fort som den övrig vinden som finns. Den far fram med en egenvilja, bortkopplad från allting annat. Den kommer alltid från högernär man tittar bakåt i båten (vi seglar ju hela tiden med vinden inaktern ifrån, därav så tittar vi bakåt. En Squall syns oftast påradarn, så det är väldigt spännande att följa dess framfart bakifrånpå radar, och man ser framemot med spänning om den ska träffa osseller inte. En Squall innehåller alltid massa regn som regnar påtvären (här finns en likhet med Skanör), vilket innebär att trots vårasprayhood och Biminitopp (ni får. read more...


02/12/2016

Chance Encounter - Chance encounter elan 434 Arc 2016 - day 11 and 12 Champagne Sailing and Difficult conditions

 The last two days have seen a real mix of conditions for Chance Encounter. When we last checked in Adrian had caught the Dorado and we were settling down to eat it. Poseidon apparently has quite the sense of humour as whenever we set up for a really fancy meal, he sends a series of squalls at us. So for most of Wednesday night/Thursday morning we played "connect the dots" linking breeze from squall to squall (or as Rigs says "squoo" to "squoo"). Our last squoo was a real wet one late Wednesday morning, where the rain was strong enough for Rob to take a full shower on deck - luxury!The rest of Wednesday (Day 11) was champagne sailing again....15-18 knots on a beam reach (wind 90 degrees to the side of the boat)...a very fast point of sail that had us stonking along at 8.0-8.6 knots. read more...


02/12/2016

Challenger 4 - Challenger 4 Entry 12

Only 1200 miles to go…. Another great day at sea on Challenger 4.The sun was shining and almost everyone was out on deck during the day – this evening the sea is more consistent with long rolling swells and it is a starlit night with clear skies.We now have some wind that seems to be settling into a consistent pastern and the spinnaker is flying, and so are we. We should pass the 2000 mile mark tomorrow evening and hope to be in St Lucia on Thursday.Still no fish despite the top of the range lines and lures and the combined efforts of Bruce Malcolm and Tony – our first catch cannot be far off!Our pears were coming to a sticky end so David and Tony made a pear crumble under the direction of our culinary leaders of the day- Alison and Paul. Despite the inexperience of the kitchen staff it. read more...


02/12/2016

Challenger 2 - Challenger 2 Day 11 Entry 2

Another beautiful sunrise started the day as we were pushed west by the steady breeze that seems to have settled aft of the beam. Quite an eventful day that will be remembered for a birthday, a blow out, and a Bolognese.We celebrated Heather’s birthday with great fanfare. By 10am she was sitting in the saloon wearing an ‘I’m 60’ badge, surrounded by cards her family had packed for her. Cakes were baked, songs were sung, and Monkey broke out the fizzy drinks and chocolate bars. The volume of cake being consumed on this trip would make Paul Holiday proud. The quality… he may take issue with.We worked off the cake with a spinnaker hoist that went remarkably smoothly. However, as we gathered in the cockpit for a Monkey moment, fate intervened. Monkey was talking through the douse procedure. read more...


02/12/2016

Sunrise - Report Day 13 - SUNRISE

Liebe Begleiter unserer Reise!die gute Nachricht vorab: Wir haben Wind! Seit gestern Nachmittag sind wir ordentlich - zuerst auf vor Wind Kurs, seit einiger Zeit auf Halbwind Kurs - unterwegs. In den letzten 24 Stunden sind wir unserem Ziel St. Lucia 120 SM näher gekommen. Das aktuelle Wetter ist bedeckt, sehr warm und schwül. Die Tages- und Nachttemperaturen unterscheiden sich kaum. Die Nächte sind extrem dunkel, man erkennt kaum das Gesicht des Wachkameraden im Cockpit. Aktuell rechnen wir mit weiteren ca. 13 - 15 Reisetagen. Wir bereits vorgestern geschildert haben sich unsere Frischevorräte sehr gut gehalten, neigen sich aber langsam dem Ende zu. Während ich diese Zeilen schreibe, riecht es im Salon nach frichgebackenem Brot. Heute ist es ein Milchbrot nach einem Rezept vom Skipper.. read more...


02/12/2016

Fleet II - Log 2nd December: Slapped in the face with a wet fish

As I celebrated yesterday, we now have some wind and enjoyed a good day’ssailing.  We continued to do so this morning, staying north of the stormclouds, the turned our direction towards St Lucia around lunchtime.  Itdoes now feel like we’re on the final straight, albeit still with 400 miles togo.  ETA is now Sunday evening/Monday morning, which gives our wives threedays by themselves there – watch out St Lucia! This morning felt a bit like Bake Off.  Peter is well practiced atbread making, and embellished today’s offering with crunched almonds.  Kimprovided a second instalment of his very successful Pitta bread, while Keith hada go at lemon flavoured almond crunch biscuits, which were exceptional.  Wecontinue to eat very well!  Round two tomorrow? And. read more...


02/12/2016

Diamonds Are Forever - ode to a fish

Fishy smell and no plus daysA flying fish had gone astrayUp and down, while westward weavingMy senses, they were not decievingWhile wandering on the coach roofLooking for more cluesSara found the culpritA mess of fishy bluesNot exactly treasureIt even hit the sailRe-united, undividedOnwards west we sailThe treasure hunt, it was designedTo add some competitionBut as port team lost the gameThere was a new decisionThe penalty was buckets of cold water on the headBut with negotiation, water went elsewhere insteadCold water,felt like 22And while the breeze was lightAli found a new hair dobefore we'd fly the kiteNancys food amazingShe was crowned "Mother Queen"Luna claimed it first timeA cabbage her mouth had seenA quiet 24 hour stintExcept for 2 o'clockPerhaps the crew were practicing Some. read more...


02/12/2016

Nisida - Bread!

Today has seen our first attempt at some baking fresh bread it is out of the oven and yet to be cut but looks good!As far as the sailing goes we had a cracking day yesterday under full main and spinnaker. We dropped the kite just before dark and have spent the night and this morning with full main and poled out genoa.Spirits are high and we have around 20kts of breeze and the sun is shining "Happy Days". read more...


02/12/2016

Challenger 3 - CF416 ARC 2016 CH3 - Blog 2016-12-02

Friday 2nd December A Moment of ReflectionWell yesterday was my Mother watch, leaving ‘C’ watch watch-leaderless, heaven knows what trouble they will be plotting in my absence, but keep up the speed and save me froma dunking (more on this later) ?? Huge thank you to so many of the crew across all watches who helped me with the duties of food preparation, washing up and cleaning.For lunch I cooked pesto-pasta with sun dried tomatoes and olives topped with shavings of parma ham from the hind leg we now have hanging in the galley-- photo on boat camera --As most of my family and friends back home will recall I detest pesto-pasta, but decided to face my nemesis head on. The crew seemed to like it and to be honest I did enjoy it myself, now a changed man.Dinner was chilli con carne plus a pan. read more...


02/12/2016

Beltana II - Day 12 a bit of a nothing day

I should not say that......JOhnny caught another fish, that takes his scorethe 5.5, but Beltana also caught a flying fish so now we have a new entrant inthe competition: JR – 2; POG = 1.5; JM – 5.5; Beltana – 1; problem was this timethe the Mahi Mahi caught today was judged not to be bigger enough and was thrownback into the sea – well not quite thrown, it flapped around on deck and Johnnytried to pick it up, he failed miserably, and unceremoniously pushed, kicked andguided the fish over the side of the rear deck on the gas cylinder side. Actually, we have set aside the starboard side of the very rear deck as the fishpreparation deck – there are no toe rails at the rear corner, so we try to domost of the gutting in a bucket of water there where we can throw the gizzardsto the sharks. read more...


02/12/2016

Bluewaft - Bluewaft Log Day 13: Igor behind the bar

Bluewaft Log Day 13Friday 2 December 201618°57’.938N 040°36’.160WGreetings from Bluewaft.A good day’s sailing, with the wind a just usable8-10kts and clocking from 90° to 180°.We’ve been flying the gennaker,then the white sails at night, and now we’re goose-winging with thegennaker and jib.The wind is still clocking – so may switch to thegennaker on a beam reach later today.Speed is averaging around 5kts – soa little slower than we’d like, but at least we’re sailing!Not a single bite on the lines yesterday, but this morning had two largeMahi Mahi, one of which broke the real off and managed to get away (Marcusjust missed him with the gaff).Plenty of fish anyway!Our Egrets have finally left us.After walking through the galley, Alex’sbathroom, the herb garden and the bar, Igor and Ingrid. read more...


Bluewaft - Bluewaft Log Day 13: Igor behind the bar
Bluewaft - Bluewaft Log Day 13: Igor behind the bar
Bluewaft - Ingrid in the herb garden
Bluewaft - Ingrid in the herb garden
02/12/2016

Endeavour of Cork - Day 16 - Friday 2nd December

Our last day!!!!!!!!!!The excitement is high on board - or at least it would be if half the boat wasn't still asleep.Is it bad to be so unreasonably pleased about nearly being finished?I mean, it's be a fantastic, interesting, challenging, memorable experience and everything - but I swear if I never see a downwind course again it'll be too soon. (As an aside, if anyone reading this knows Fintan Cairns, can you please put in a request on my behalf for the last Dublin Bay Turkey Shoot race on 18th December for an upwind-only course. I know he could do it.)The sound of blissful silence woke me this morning just after 7am - having motored the whole way through last night (and STILL not quite able to keep to course), the engine was finally shut off and silence reigned.Conor and Denise (and. read more...


02/12/2016

La Contenta - Day 11: I’ll sail this ship alone

Day 11: I’ll sail this ship alone (in honour of Otto Van Helm)   I would like to take this opportunity to introduce and thank the fifthmember of our crew Otto Van Helm who has done sterling work, both day and night,to keep us on track and heading in the right direction.  He works best whenthe wind is consistent and struggles when it becomes cyclonic bur overall has abetter sense of direction than M-C.  We have noticed that the Atlantic windhas many qualities. It can be gentle and caressing, or fierce andaggressive.  The wind can be gusting 40 knots on top of the mast but appearto be around 20 at deck level.  It can be fluky, swirling, constantlychanging direction, or as we found a few days ago absent!   Otto has had an easy day today.  The winds have. read more...


02/12/2016

Arthur Logic - Arthur - At Sea - The crazy has kicked in...

A dazzling optical experience A tortuous never-ending roundabout A place where crewmates become friends A relentless racetrack There are many ways to describe the mid-atlantic at night. At times there's nowhere you'd rather be, at others it's a suffocating nightmare. I love it, I hate it, but it's brilliant and utterly addictive.Why?The sublime: on clear night you're witness to the most phenomenonal lightshow. Stars everywhere you look acting as both your entertainment and your means of navigation. Some stars so low you think they're passing boats. Others shoot across the sky like the red Arrows are controlling their every move. It's simply spellbinding.The ridiculous: how do you keep fellow watch-mates entertainment and more importantly awake for hours on end during a watch? The world. read more...


02/12/2016

Sanya - Last night at sea

SUBJECT:Last night at seaAfter 11 days, we finally reached our last night at sea. Just a mere 160 miles to go. And finally tradewind sailing, 15 knots, TWA 150, flat calm sea. Easy sailing making good gains in the right directs. A working compass for a change and a clear sky with lots of stars to steer at. The first and mosat easy night so far...Looking back at a crossing with quit some problems where losing all outside sailing information was the most unpleasant one. Breaking your most important downwind sail, twice, cost us a lot of speed, sailing in pitch dark nights without instruments, surely was a different piece of cake.Both has cost us severly on performance, missing important weather gates and losing again. Gribfiles often were slightly different, so a detour without any. read more...


02/12/2016

Shalan - Day 12 - The calm after the Tuna

15:04N 44:51WAhoy land lovers,The days after a big event are regularly calm and quiet, however when at sea nothing is as easy as you'd hope - especially when you've had a tuna steak the size of a dinner plate the night before!Following last nights halyard failure the crew were at their posts at sunrise and Gaetan was immediately up the 28m high mast to assess the damage.It soon became apparent that the spinnaker halyard had sheered under friction wear and tear and the halyard had dropped down inside the mast and coulldn't be pulled back out.Operations to re-thread the line through the mast were slow going with with Gaetan cannibalising both the tool box and fishing tackle & making a further 3 trips up and down the mast attempting to repair the damage.Following a number of. read more...


Shalan - Day 12 - The calm after the Tuna
Shalan - Day 12 - The calm after the Tuna
02/12/2016

Challenge 93 (Fisher&Paykel NZ) - Message from Inmarsat-C Mobile

Blog of Fisher & Paykel, Challenge 93, day 11: Less wind always leads to more cooking...and after heavy rain in the morning there's just one answer: crepes for breakfast! Today we had the chance to use some sails we actually haven't seen before (but for the untrained eye it would be very hard to spot the difference). Just about 300 NM to go and we already feel very carribean- we are melting away! Today we saw a couple of birds - one accompanied us for a while, but didn't risk to land on our deck - maybe the crew needs a shower?! But we are still good looking ;-) More tomorrow, cheers, the crew of Fisher & Paykel Challenge 93. read more...


01/12/2016

Wethomi - //WL2K Night disaster

2. December 20165 am. Bang! "?All men on deck?!" Parasailor in water. Disaster.We had left the big lightwind sail up during night though there were some squalls around; but the gusts were managable. Now the block at the mast top was broken. We dragged the delicate sail through the water. Somehow we managed to get it on deck. Later during the day we set it again with the second spinnaker halyard. All well. What a luck.After the morning communication round we had a little song contest. A russian musician from the American yacht "?Kristina"? played and sang 2 songs. Nice! Wethomi's men chorustried a version of ?Sailing? (see yesterday's blog). We had fun.What else happened?Luckily not much. Caught no fish.600 Nm to St. Lucia. read more...


01/12/2016

M one - YB Connect Message from Hans Mosbacher

Donnerstag 1.12.16 Bordzeit 13.00 Uhr Der 16. (letzte?) Tag.Spannung bis zum Schluss Nach einer wenig ereignisreichen Nacht sind wir aktuell fast in Sichtweite von St. Lucia.Noch 55 NM bis zum Ziel.Warum die Spannung dennoch höher als die Freude ist endlich anzukommen?Ganz einfach.Die technischen Probleme die wir hatten können uns nach wie vor wieder treffen. Deshalb fiebert die Crew um jede Meile die wir ohne neue Probleme dem Ziel näher kommen.Nach wie vor sind wir zuversichtlich gegen 22.00 Uhr Ortszeit einzulaufen.Gestern hatten wir erstmalig unsere Bordzeit umgestellt.Sie ist nun identisch mit der Ortszeit in der Karibik.Voller Vorfreude auf die nahende Ankunft konnte Markus diese zeitumstellung kaum fassen, bzw. glauben.Ortszeit, deutsche Zeit, Bordzeit, GMT, da muss man ja. read more...


01/12/2016

Pauline af Skanör - Log day 11

Hej Anette o ThomasDag 12, kurs 235 grader, ons 1 dec. kl 11.00 Pauline tid (UTC=GMT -3h) hemma 15.00Hej där hemmaIdag började vi tycka synd om oss själva igen, gjutjärnet sattes igångvid sex tiden igår kväll och gick fortfarande när skepparen gick påigen vid tre-tiden på natten. Vid femtiden kom det lite bris, ochorder gick till Anton och Henke att hissa alla segel i beckmörker.Sagt är gjort, en halvtimme senare loggad vi 5 knop VMG. Efter ett partimmars sömn vaknar jag igen och vi seglar fortfarande i riktning motBrasilien med 6-7 knop.Vi sitter nu i kortbyxor och bar överkropp, då värmen har börjat visasig med sitt rätta jag. 27 grader i vattnet och i luften gissar vi pårunda slängar 28-29 grader. Det är så man börja bränna sig påteakdäcket. Tur det är barfota förbud på däck.När man. read more...


Exhale - Fresh dinner
Exhale - Fresh dinner
Exhale - checking top of mast
Exhale - checking top of mast
Exhale - Fresh dinner
Exhale - Fresh dinner
Exhale - Flying fish
Exhale - Flying fish
01/12/2016

Albatross - YB Connect Message from Fernando Assens

Dec 1 - 12th day at seaAll is well. We are 1,347 miles from St Lucia, and Las Palmas is 1,331 miles behind us. It's 8:00 am, and in the last four hours I had some of the best sailing ever. Wind was 11-15 knots from 338°, slightly abeam, waves were 4-5 feet. Our course was 257°, speed 7-8 knots.The boat was sailing perfectly balanced with two reefs on the main and full jib. The sky was full of starts, and in less than 2 hours we saw over 20 shooting stars (meteorites). Ahead of me, was the Orion Constellation and behind me the Ursa Minor and Polaris. On the East was Jupiter. We flew with the wind on the beam the whole morning. In the afternoon the wind came down, we tried the other two spinnakers on board, which were not originally designed for this boat, and decided to go with the larger. read more...



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