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TWIXX - halverwege
TWIXX -  halverwege
03/12/2015

TWIXX - dag 11, halverwege!

Nu gaan we aftellen, tussen de middag hebben we geproost dat we op de helft waren. Laatste etmaal veel wind en golven. De crew doet het goed hoewel er toch weer iemand aan de Zeeziekte pillen zit. Hopelijk went het geschommel weer snel. We hebben zon met wolkjes maar nog geen squal (zeer zware regenbui)gehad. Vannacht gezelschap van 2 schepen op ons scherm, 1 ARC boot en iemand onderweg naar Antigua. Vandaag heeft iedereen zijn favoriete snack gekregen. Paul zijn Hollandse borrelnootjes, Jorien Haribo kersjes, Rob zoute drop, Frank katjang pedis, Brigitte Bounty. Iedereen wist gelijk wat voor hem bedoelt was, en graaide het uit de tas met een vette glimlach..... read more...


03/12/2015

Marisja - log 03-12-2015: blauw

We omschreven vorige week al het slapen aan boord.... Vannacht hadden weweer een hele beste. Er was besloten om wat gas terug te nemen en eens eenlekker nachtje te slapen. Omdat we met minder zeil gingen varen besloten we ook om met 1 ipv 2 manwacht te gaan lopen, dit zou immers de extra rust opleveren. Heerlijke pastagegeten dankzij Nanno en Rodie en zelfs een flesje wijn erbij gedronken. Julliemoeten je realiseren dat hier om 18.30 het licht uitgaat en dan bedoel ik datletterlijk. Het is aardedonker, geen horizon, helemaal niets. Je vaart absoluut“blind”. De golven zijn er natuurlijk nog wel en de autopilot kan het niet echtaan, het resultaat is dat je bijna letterlijk van je bed gegooid wordt en hetonmogelijk is om te slapen. Af en toe val je in slaap om even later weer wakkerte. read more...


03/12/2015

EH01 - Bog Day 11 - Less than 1000 Nm to go

  Thismorning we reached our 1000 Nm to go point so excitement is building on boardabout our arrival in about 5 days time. We‘ve had some eventful days since ourlast blog, have a look what our lovely Sue has to share:   Well it’sbeen a veritable Disney sea life experience here on EH01, over the last coupleof days. On Tuesday morning 3 of our number saw several ..... what looked likeyellow cushions ...... drifting by us. One  thought  was that theywere jelly fish or possibly sunfish- a slow moving blob that floats along justunder the surface of the water. Definitely one to look up when we get home! Thena shout went up from our skipper, at about 4pm on Tuesday – he’d spotted adolphin- to our port side. An immediate cry to all on board was made as we hadpromised to raise. read more...


03/12/2015

Hanse Sailor - Day 11 (Tuesday): sunshine and no fish

On the 11th day of the ARC (which started on the 22nd 1400 UTC of Novemberwhereas we started on the 23rd around 2200 UTC) nothing in particular happenother than general relaxing with some trimming of the sails. During the day wemade around 8 knots with the gennaker in 15 knot NE wind which increased duringthe late evening to 23 knots at which we changed to sail with the main sail,resulting in 7 knots of speed (course over ground). Before the sunset the fishline was whirled in at which we could conclude that no lure or hook was attachedto it. Only possible reason is naturally that is was bitten off by a giantcreature with sharp teeth. Obviously.  Happy times under the clear sky!   Johan, on Hanse Sailor. read more...


03/12/2015

Sea Symphony - Let them eat (Birthday) Cake

….. 02/12/2015Today was Lesley's birthday…. Happy Birthday Lesley…XXX.. But , of course, I cannot tell you her age today as that would be ungentlemanly , just to say that yesterday she was 42 !. We celebrated with a bottle of bubbly, on this dry boat, so a special treat and also homemade birthday cake, special birthday bread (I wrote Lesley on the top in special bread handwriting), plus we got dressed up, Lesley in her Sailors dress, one for the boys, and us in our Caribbean shirts (pics to follow)…We also listened to Christmas songs…. I've no idea why!.. Oh what fun we had…. You needed to be there obviously.We are now sailing along, happily, on our more southerly Rhum line, with favourable winds and good speeds. We should be at our halfway point tomorrow, approximately 1500 miles done. read more...


03/12/2015

Rhumb - Day 11 - One wheel on our wagon, and we're still rolling along

Some good news and not so good news. The good news. With winds well into the 20's we have made great progress over the past couple of days, making 168 nm in the last 24 hours. With the wind set to continue we are confident in continuing good progress. Just one reef in the main overnight has still enabled us to keep up decent speed.The not so good news. Problem no:1 After a continuing set of issues with the generator, and following carrying out a number of tests provided by the installer, we have concluded that the generator has stopped producing power. Problem no: 2 - the watermaker has just filled the water tank with salt water, rendering it undrinkable, but probably OK for washing etc. until it runs out. With that in mind, we need to alert those there to meet us at the dockside of a. read more...


03/12/2015

Furia - sailing in a soup of brown sea weeds

Day 11 seems to be more laborious. In the morning we raised the spinnaker again. We were sailing on port tack. Amazing speeds, however some 20 deg. off course, not exactly in our destination. There was some vibration felt and we checked the rudder and the keel with the GoPro camera to find out a big bunch of sea weeds around our keel closer to the bottom. Dropped the spinnaker, turned the engine on, turned into the wind, mainsail let our some way to avoid flapping and gave full throttle astern. We let the bunch of weeds loose. Decided to sail butterfly (poled out jib) on port tack. A lot of rolling. Changed the tack to starboard, more into the course. However,in the early afternoon we entered a soup of brown sea weeds. Dian tried to avoid them without success. They were everywhere. We. read more...


03/12/2015

Four Seasons - Wish we hadn't sold our mid size spinnaker now...

We put a huge tear in the bottom of the light weight spinnaker when itcaught around the nav. light on the pulpit. We then had a deja vu feeling backto ARC 2000 with Caroline patching and sewing it back together. In the meantimethe wind was now 15-20 kts from the east so we put the heavy kite up. Goingalong brilliantly averaging over 7 kts. when with a bang the spinnaker rips inhalf; some staying at the top of the mast, the rest in the water. As usual thiswas at night and everyone had just gone to bed leaving just 2 onwatch...Eventually get the bit in the water back aboard but what’s left at thetop of the mast has now firmly wrapped itself around the forestay, jamming theroller furling headsail. Oh Pooh ! Left the halyard to run and sure enough theremains came down by themselves over. read more...


03/12/2015

Y2K - Y2K - ARC - Day 11 - 02/12

Posizione 15°47N 39°07WLa mattinata inizia con Max che urla: "Roby c'è la canna che è partita, ha abboccato qualcosa".E così che passiamo la giornata a pescare.Facciamo un passo indietro.La scorsa notte la lenza della nostra canna da pesca è rimasta a fare il bagno, ce la siamo dimenticata, normalmente la notte la rimuoviamo.La mattina notiamo che dal rocchetto, mancano diversi metri, qualcosa ha abboccato e poi se n'è anche andato, meglio così, almeno ci ha lasciato la canna ed un po' di filo.Non sistemiamo subito il tutto e sotto coperta iniziamo la routine giornaliera, colazione, comunicazioni, posizioni, ecc.E' questo punto che Max dal bagno sente la frizione della canna urlare "bizzzzzz".Roby con un gesto agonistico di altri tempi, salta sulla panca ed afferra il mulinello urlando:. read more...


03/12/2015

Magic - MAGIC May Blog Thursday 3rd December 2015

MAGIC May BlogThursday 3rd December 2015Address 17.35.05N    43.07.19W  I still can’t quite get used to having to get up at midnight and work looking after Mark and Tina for three hours.  Why on earth do they want to do this every night?  It is odd as they meet Simon and John who say hello from outside and then they go to bed – why can’t we just stay in bed?  But we are staying positive about everything Tina says, so I will too even though I am a bit tired.  I am quite scruffy now and need a spa day – but I have been promised that when we get to the warm other place.   We have had a quiet day but still a lot has happened.  The generator – which is the whirry thing that makes the feeders happy – stopped working.  They had to. read more...


03/12/2015

Shiva - Log day 10 - Halfway and still enjoying

December 2, 2015 – As the salty sea and the strong wind can damage many little things on board we daily make a ‘chaving round’ so to check if all lines are clear and still quality conform. During today’s round we discovered that we had a couple of flying fish on deck. Mariette had already seen one jumping into the boat during her night shift and this morning there were 3 more on the front deck. Now we could examine them from close! Interesting birds, uh, fish.  We’ve sailed 188 miles in the last 24 hours. A nice distance thanks to the steady wind of 15 to 20 knots. We are more than halfway now! Over the last days we have of course collected a fair share of garbage with 6 people on board and no collective garbage company. So we have our own system in trash management:. read more...


03/12/2015

4JOY - KRATKI IZVJEŠTAJ BR.10

Pozdrav svim onima koji nas prate. Nalazimo se na 18,51,62N i 45,52,16W ili još 900 Nm od cilja.Ušli smo umagičnih manje od tisuću i to konačno sa pravim trade windsima od 25-30čvorova.Koristimo taktiku mrtve krme i limenih jedara ,te smo ponovo na dnevnih200NM.Ovim tempom planiramo stići za 4,5 dana ukoliko sve bude štimalo saopremom.Ritam i tempo na brodu već su potpuno automatizirani ,tako da mi izgledasve kao boravak na sportskim pripremama ,samo što ne treniramo tijelo većduh.Danas su otišle zadnje banane ,a nestalo je i sira.Sreća naša što je valopet ogroman pa nikome i nije baš do jela.Nakon par dana mesnih bakanalija danasse čistimo uz orašaste proizvode i guaranu.Popodne radimo party... Pozdrav od posade 4JOY. read more...


03/12/2015

Grand Bleu - woensdag 2

Zodra de zon op was de blauwe (grote) gennaker  gezet en met een wind van 4 a 5 Bft de hele dag naar het zuidwesten gekoerst.Iedereen hoopt het dag record van de golven af surfend te overtreffen, groot is de teleurstelling als bij de aanvang van jouw stuurbeurt de wind terug zakt naar 4 Bf. Een absolute topdag. Met een daggemiddelde boven de 220 zm.Vlak voor zonsondergang wordt de gennaker verwisseld voor de genua.St Lucia komt naderbij, nog minder dan 1000 zm rechte koers!Adriaan ontvangt elke dag de positie van de andere schepen, wij zijn de strijd aangegaan met de Albatros, iets groter schip dan de Grand Bleu: zij lagen naast ons in de haven van Las Palmas.De uiteindelijke  klassering zal afhangen wie het gunstige rak kan varen gedurende de laatste 2 dagen. Wij zitten wel. read more...


02/12/2015

Likedeeler - Zwischenbilanz (Lisa)

Während ich diese Zeilen schreibe, werden wir streckenmäßig die 50%-Hürde nehmen. Halbzeit ist angesagt, und ich frage mich allen Ernstes, wo die letzten 10 Tage, die wir jetzt schon auf dem Ozean verbracht haben, bitteschön, hin sind. Ich frag mich auch, was ich Euch noch davon berichten könnte. Denn eigentlich passiert nicht sonderlich viel auf der Likedeeler. Matti und Kai fangen jeden Tag einen sehr leckeren Fisch, mit dessen Zubreitung die Mannschaft immer alle Hände voll zu tun hat. Das Auffuttern vom selbigen findet dann allerdings in Null-Komma-Nix statt. Das anschließende Spülen ist etwas, an dem die McKinseys dieser Welt ihre wahre Freude dran hätten. Es beansprucht die gesamte 5-köpfige Crew. Einer mit langen Armen hält zu dreckiges Geschirr zum Vorspülen über Bord in die. read more...


03/12/2015

White Cliffs - Log Santa Claus Night's Watch

On August 13,  1962, a little boy was born and his name wasn’t Sue. It wasn’t Johnny either as one might now think, oh no, it was Freddy, little Freddy Pink. At first he wasn’t too happy about his name, since black would have given him more streetcredibility in life’sgame. And mr. Mercury had already taken all the credits for Freddy. So it wasn’t his title that helped him sail smoothly through life and neither was it his remarkable ability to dance the jive. No no, dear reader ahoy, it was sailing that fulfilled his life with joy. David Lynch would have been pleased to hear that our sailor was dating agirl named Lula for a while, but alas it didn’t last, they were both still too juvenile. With a heart full of tears that would most definitely leave a permanentmark, he decided the. read more...


03/12/2015

Friskus VI - Friskuslog Day 12-Bonito

Svisjjjjj! Bzzzzzzzz. 6 par øyne løfter seg fra iPader, korssting, bok,julelenke, oppvask og blogginnlegg, og styrter opp i cockpiten. Fiskesnøret medden blå blekksprutkroken på, drar seg ut med en voldsom fart før Øyvind får taki snella og begynner å dra inn. Fisken er ikke så sprelsk idag, noen bølger bakkan vi se den komme, og det er ikke en Wahoo sånn som sist. Den har gitt oppallerede før den kommer til båten, så den er lett å få opp i håven og ombord iFriskus. Dagens fisk er en Bonito, som betyr “pen “ på spansk, men jeg synesikke den er så veldig pen........ Det er den mest vanlige fisken å få har vi ernå, ser vi på fiskekartet vårt. Fisken blir sløyet og stekt til lunsj, og nåskjønner hvorfor den heter Bonito, for den smaker veldig godt.   Etter lunsjen har vi nådd første. read more...


03/12/2015

Hejira - Arrival

14 04.457N 060 56.971WThursday 3rd December 2015The day dawned with sunshine for a change and the breeze holding up sufficiently to sail quite fast for most of the day. As the afternoon progressed, our timings suggested that we might be able to arrive in time to have a celebratory drink in the evening and this became a manic focus but the loss of wind then plucked this prospect away. The decision to motor for a couple of hours was a ‘no brainer’ and we reverted to the sails for the ARC photos taken from a rib as we ghosted across the finishing line and through the tight entrance channel into Rodney Bay Marina. The tradition of being greeted on the dock by generous rum punches was maintained and I have to say, they were wonderful!This being the final blog before ‘blogging’ is suspended as. read more...


Hejira - Arrival
Hejira - Arrival
03/12/2015

Challenger 3 - CF361 CH3 Arc 2015 Thursday 3 Dec

Thursday 3nd DecemberRace Day 11Yesterday felt like quite a busy boat day.  After a night of fun helming the previous night the poo pipe on the starboard side was conquered.  This involved Dave and I dismantling the headlining, wrestling with the anaconda like piping and Dave giving it a good rodding in the most peculiar fashion (video evidence available for a small fee).  After dumping on the deck the job was almost complete – or so we thought! We re-wrestled with the smelly giant, wedging ourselves in cupboards and bilges covered in (insert imaginative word here).  As a treat we had a salt water bucket fight (note from Dave – always go for the bucket with the rope…good for reloading! Think I won that one).A cold shower later and a hot snooze in the snake pit with. read more...


03/12/2015

LaLuna - LaLuna dag 12

Gisteren Halfweg. Geen zin in blog. St lucia, here we come...... read more...


03/12/2015

Hera - Bergfest

Gestern um 18.00 Bordzeit (21.00 MEZ) hatten wir 1500 sm versegelt und diegleiche Strecke noch vor uns. Zünftig ließen wir den Sektkorken knallen. Nachmittags tauchte Achtern am Horizont ein Verfolger auf, dessen Licht wirin der Nacht an unserer Backbordseite beobachten konnten. Heute Morgen war erschon weit voraus. Vermutlich war es der Racer, der mit Maschinenschaden Mindeloangelaufen war. Unser Speed erlaubt es nach wie vor nicht, die Angel auszuwerfen. Nochhaben wir aber genug Frischfleisch in der Kühlung. Gesten wurden die letztenBananen verbraucht und im Salon schwingt nur noch ein Netz mit grünen Äpfeln.Unsere Konservenvorräte mußten wir noch nicht antasten. Bei der planmäßigverbleibenden Zeit sind dank der guten Bevorratung durch Petra und Frankkeinerlei Engpässe zu. read more...


03/12/2015

Bluewater Mooney - Tag 10

Waren gestern sehr beschäftigt, daher der Bericht erst heute. Fangen wir mit der Regatta an - wir sind nun "auf der geraden" Wind zwischen 18 und 30 Knoten, da haben wir keine Chance, über fünf Tage unseren Vorsprung zu halten - den Code 0 können wir ohnehin über 20 Knoten nicht einsetzen, darüber hinaus haben wir ihn vorgestern geborgen, da er Schwachstellen aufweist. Nun ist er bereits das vierte Mal auf dem Atlantik zu einer Überquerung unterwegs, da wird jedes Segel schwächer. Aqualuna ist heute Nacht um 04:00 Uhr mit einem Vorsprung von 0,2 sm an uns vorbeigezogen, und dabei wird des bleiben, denn das Schiff ist nun einmal schneller als die HR 54 mit ihren 26 Tonnen zzgl. Zuladung. Gewonnen haben wir bisher nur über Taktik, und geradeaus segeln lässt nun einmal kaum Taktik. read more...


03/12/2015

Firefly - Penang Island

Today is Thursday 3rd December and Firefly departed the Straits Quay anchorage off Penang at 0700 bound for Langkawi Island. As expected there was little wind at first, about 5 knots and for the first few hours it was motor sailing to the north west with just the jib set. However, for the first time in a good while there is wind! We have over 10 knots and its a beam reach to Langkawi so Firefly is clipping along at over 6 knots. The wind direction is as it should be in the 'North East Monsoon' so perhaps we will cover the remaining 30 miles under sail?Prior to arriving at the Straits we had a night anchored in the passage between Penang Island and Jerejak Island. Jerejak was once the location of a colonial prison and at a later stage a leper colony. Once nicknamed 'Alcatraz of the East',. read more...


02/12/2015

Mojeka - Mojeka – Transatlantic – final blog entry

THE OFFICIAL ARRIVAL PICTURES!thank you so much for following our blogKlausMoniqueGeorgeRogerKristofferDaveEmmathumb_ArrivalStLucia - 1_1024. thumb_ArrivalStLuciaCrew - 1_1024.. read more...


Mojeka - Mojeka – Transatlantic – final blog entry
Mojeka - Mojeka – Transatlantic – final blog entry
Mojeka - Mojeka – Transatlantic – final blog entry
Mojeka - Mojeka – Transatlantic – final blog entry
02/12/2015

Mojeka - Mojeka – Transatlantic – in the news!

21:07:00 UTC Wednesday Dec. 2, 2015Position: St. Lucia Rodney Bay Marinaupon arrival we found that we were in the local caribbean newspaper:thumb_CaribbeanCompass - 1_1024. thumb_MoniCC - 1_1024.. read more...


Mojeka - Mojeka – Transatlantic – in the news!
Mojeka - Mojeka – Transatlantic – in the news!
Mojeka - Mojeka – Transatlantic – in the news!
Mojeka - Mojeka – Transatlantic – in the news!
02/12/2015

Skyelark of London - Day 10

Day 10So the wind has definitely picked up and with that a need to re/learn how to sleep in a washing machine.Otherwise a slightly more relaxed day of good speed sailing {an early Gybe put us on a direct line to St. Lucia}.Dan had to do a minor sail repair whilst others burned through a bit of book reading.A couple of nibbles on the fishing line, but no success in landing anything today.The day was rounded off with a good wholesome mean {thanks Sam Young for the only recipe that I could remember > Pork chops roasted in apple and onion with mash}.Finally another clock change.As this results in someone needing to do an extra hour shift, Dan and Em decided to use some of this time by introduce an extra course for dinner > an unexpected and home made peach crumble and custard.David Y. read more...


02/12/2015

Sunrise - Tag 10 & 11

Sunrise 01.12.2015Tag 10Der Tag beginnt mit einem Mondaufgang, wie er wohl nur auf dem Ozean zu erleben ist.Scheinbar brennt ein schnell zunehmendes Feuer am Horizont, dass in weniger als 5 Minuten dann als rasch aufsteigende feuerorangefarbene Mondscheibe erkennbar wird.Am späten Nachmittag, nach Wechsel des Köders, beißt wenig später unser 2. Fisch an. Wieder ein wunderschöner, blaugrün, goldener Mahi Mahi. 60 cm. Für dich, Lars.Es ist immer ein fragiler Zustand der Ambivalenz: Zwischen fiebriger, atavistischer Jagdleidenschaft und zunehmendem Mitleid mit dem Ende einer immer einzigartigen Kreatur.Wenig später der vorläufige Höhepunkt unserer Atlantiküberquerung. Wir schließen langsam auf ein vor uns segelndes Schiff auf, bei dem im Näherkommen, immer mehr Segel sichtbar werden. Ein. read more...


02/12/2015

Albatros - Dec. 2 at 2:07 pm

With Wolfgang at the helm, we just crossed the 1000 (remaining) miles mark, yeah! The wind has picked up to 15kn and we make about 7kn of speed with the Passat sail configuration.We gave up fishing since we have lost all suitable gear to the sea, and we still haven't found the scores of cake that we have stored somewhere on the boat.This morning one of the ropes for our make-shift spi boom ripped when we were making good speed during a squall. We used the occasion to further improve our design. All works well.Albatros Update (Part 2): we found the cake! It only took us eleven days. Probably a good thing given that we are still 983 nautical miles away from Saint Lucia. Doing 8kn now. Time for coffee!. read more...


02/12/2015

Furia - baking our first bread onboard

Nothing interesting on day 8th of the passage. Since our fresh bread finished two days ago, I decided to try to prepare and bake one myself. After creating somemess while kneading the dough here is my first baked bread ever and the first on board of Furia as well. Fishing is left for Sunday, December 6th, when in the Orthodox Christian world is feasted one of the great religious holidays Sveti Nikolay day. Sveti Nikolai (Saint Nicholas) is considered patron of seamen and fishermen. On that day it is obligatory to eat fish and other seafood. We hope to catch one. If luck does not come our tuna/mackerel/sardines tins are always available, neatly stored under Furia floor boards (and we are not that prudent sailors to have nailed them on as an extra precaution). The last small tin of salmon. read more...


Furia - baking our first bread onboard
Furia - baking our first bread onboard
02/12/2015

Timshel - Cape Verde to St Lucia Day 14

Wind getting lighter all afternoon - oh dear hope it is not going to desert us at this stage?At the evening SSB schedule Moonshine reported amazing heavy rain for 1 hour plus but little wind boxing the compass whereas Vitamina had 25 knots.Unfortunately later on we got Moonshine's weather - is this the doldrums with heavy rain and no wind from all over the shop?Crashed about for a bit, I swear a calm such as this combined with the swell is harder on the rig (and the people) than 30 knot squalls.Eventually got Timshel moving but best that could be managed was SW.So wet that oilskins over bikini seemed logical dress.Passed 200 miles to go, 175 miles to go, 150 miles to go - amazing what excuses one can produce for having a square of chocolate on a wet night!Gybed again in the morning(must. read more...


02/12/2015

Taistealai - Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun

And also the crew of Tashy! Now that we are in thetropics, it feels like someone has turned up the heat! Sorry to complain,especially as we know those of you back home in the UK have been suffering fromendless autumn gales and ceaseless rain, but here at midday the sun isrelentless; any cloud crossing its rays is a welcome relief from the intensity.Yes, it is hot. We do our best to shield ourselves from the power of thetropical sun; floppy hats galore and long sleeves are the rig of the day for theon-watch crew. Helen in particular has produced an array of impressive sun hats,her latest, her “tropical hat”, is bound with ribbons and shells, setting themood for our Caribbean destination. Will had a “hatastrophe“ a few days ago andlost his prized wide-brimmed helming hat overboard. He has. read more...


02/12/2015

Isabel - Day 10

--Wednesday 12 Noon 2/12/210517 42 24 N44 10 33 W- daily run circa 180 miles- 991distance to StLuciaWe have passed the 1000 miles to St Lucia point and so far a calm day undergenneker making good speeds just off the rhumb line.We have no speed, depth, wind instruments but wind is in the high teens andGPS speeds averaging about 9 knots. The latest news is that Team Brunel have arrived in St Lucia already.. andnow hold The ARC Transatlantic record sailing an elapsed time of 8d 7h 39m30s! That's averaging twice our hourly speed! We are of course enjoying thetrip with a lot more comfort! We have a couple of the rally boats to port and one to starboard holdingsimilar course and speed.. a few trying to sneak past us! The race is on tothe finish line but we intend to stay somewhere up the. read more...


02/12/2015

Aliena - ALIENA de nuevo en camino, miercoles 2 de diciembre

Por fin este mediodia, despues de una reparacion bastante artesanal pero muy profesional (y barata, para los estandares europeos, hemos salido de Mindelo, Isla de San Vicente, Archipielago de Cabo Verde, que no tiene de verde mas que el nombre.Asi que ya estamos en el mar otra vez, con 2.075 Nm por delante, por lo que siendo optimistas digamos que llegaremos a Santa Lucia en unos 12 dias, es decir, sobre el 14 de diciembre. Ya nos podeis seguir en el apartado de "Donde esta la flota", aunque me consta que parte de ella se encuentra ya amarrada en Rodney Bay.Lo mejor de Mindelo, que es lo unico que hemos visto, es su pescado y las reparaciones, lo peor, la marina donde hemos estado, muy nueva y moderna, pero el barco se movía como si estuvieramos navegando.El mar esta movidito, pero algo. read more...


02/12/2015

Meltemi - 11.Tag Was war das denn?

Der mittagliche Blick in den aktuellen "Position Report for all vessels" und die gekonnte Visualisierung des Zwischenstands durch Rüdiger auf dem mitlaufenden Navi-Pc hat die Meltemi Crew in kollektive Ratlosigkeit gestürzt: Unsere Peers sind uns in den letzten 24 Stunden zwischen 20 und 60 Meilen auf- und davon gefahren. Keine Frage, da hängt der Haussegen schief. Die Suche nach Gründen hält an. Da helfen auch keine Beteuerungen wie - in der Nachtschicht nicht weniger als 6 Knoten gelaufen zu sein oder die ganze Elektronik spinnt - nicht weiter. Vor diesem Hintergrund konnte auch noch nicht entschieden werden was es denn heute Abend zu essen geben soll - wer hat da schon den Kopf für solche Banalitäten frei?Zu allem Überfluss hatte der Wechsel des Köders (Ebba musste Paulinchen weichen). read more...


02/12/2015

Ocean Venture - Blog - Ocean Venture - 01/12/15

December 1st Fish Count remains on “2” – No more lures lost Steady day motor sailing direct to our destination. The wind speed has steadily increased, and we have been sailing with our Fore main, Main and “A” sails up for several hours. We have now taken down the “A” sail and we are goose winging downwind with the motor running, maintaining a good average speed. Weather is good, sun is hot, sea state is regular, as we surf down the waves.  One of the guys (James) got hit by a flying fish during the night, while he was helming. (woke him up!!) A pod of dolphins was sighted, approximately 20, they came to say hello and played in our bow wave for several minutes. 5 Flying fish were recovered from our decks this morning Everyone on board is in high spirits,. read more...


Emily Morgan - ARC log day 10
Emily Morgan - ARC log day 10
02/12/2015

Emily Morgan - ARC log day 10

After a couple of days motoring with very little wind, we had a lovely day playing with our new asymmetrical spinnaker yesterday. The half way point was passed overnight and we are celebrating with freshly made cake and clean sheets :-)Today we are back to sailing with our symmetrical spinnaker, making good progress with a following wind and sea.A culinary first was deemed a success as Matt fried up some flying fish for breakfast; the fishing line hasn't caught anything for a couple of days though so it's a good job the freezer is well stocked!Rachel is studying the stars and my old "ISpy" book of the sky is doing her proud. Declan and Colin are learning how to use a sextant and everyone else is relaxing. Happy days!. read more...


02/12/2015

Exody - Days 324-325 : Cape Town Arrival

Moored at the V&A(Victoria and Albert of course) Waterfront Marina, we feel we are tied up next to St Catherines Dock, Oxford Circus or maybe Buchanan Street, Princes Square and Silverburn in Glasgow.This amazing waterside complex comprises several malls including no less than 80 eating establishments, a watershed business centre, an artisan foodmarket, hotels, serviced apartments, all juxtaposed with serious dry-docking, port activities and maritime tourist excursions.There is much new construction underway round about and everything seems very busy, vibrant, colourful and tasteful. All goods and services seem to be available.Apparently the annual tourist footfall here is in the millions so we guess that must be the economic driver.We will be here for nearly five weeks and I already. read more...


02/12/2015

Why Not - Wed 2nd Dec

Another peaceful day aboard Why Not caught more fish but our freezer is Sofull of them we gave this one back enjoying the sun but whishing for fairwinds.These duly arrived and we began to make some real progress at last,Richard Catlin & Keith kindly handed over the night watch to Charlie, Pauland myself (Ray) only for the cruising chute to split half an hour later at 4.30am Charlie being the youngest was duly despatched to recover the Chute which Imust say was completed without any fuss all ended well (apart from the chutewhich will need some TLC)  we continued without further incident. Now enjoying the strongest winds we have had for a few days and sailingwell, watch out in front we are coming to get you .  . read more...


02/12/2015

Lea - Log Day 24-23 – Tuesday-Wednesday/The final countdown

  13:07 Local LEAtime Yesterday was December 1st, but with ourbikinis on and 30 degrees in the cockpit, it just doesn’t feel like December.The squalls gave us a break for the day and with the comfortable speed of 4-5knots, yesterday was by far the best day we’ve had on this entire crossing. Thesea was calm, the sun was out and we took turns taking naps in the cockpit inbetween reading, being look out and having porridge (the traditional, Norwegianrice-version) and Christmas cookies for lunch. With my turn as cook of the day,chili con carne was served for dinner, followed by an outdoor movie night in thecockpit. This seemed like a great idea, and it was, until about an hour into themovie when we were slightly interrupted by pouring squall-rain catching up withus. Not that we minded. read more...


02/12/2015

Hot Stuff - blog day 11

'Celebrations' We have passed our half way point - and it's Ulli's birthday today!   Despite a sailing vessel's clear intentions to wipe us out T-bone style at3am we made it through the night. The last 24 hours have entailed: - Another successful night-time kite drop in the dark as the wind topped 25knots.- Our first interaction with the male species in 10 days over VHFradio  basically asking him in the most polite way possible to kindly comeup our rear and not run us over. That was after we worked out he was actually asailing boat. For those sailors out there he was showing his anchor light,steaming light and deck level navigation lights simultaneously. For non sailors- he was decorated like a Christmas tree and looked remarkably more like a +50mcargo ship hurtling towards us. read more...


02/12/2015

Marisja - log 02-12-2015: bang-bang

Haico is weer lekker bezig... Eerst vannacht lekker aan het zeilen met delichte gennaker (die er al bijna 100 uur opstond..) en toen een giga knal!Loefschoot gebroken, we denken dat er wel zo’n 2000kg spanning op stond, goeieknal dus. Gelukkig was het X-Yachts Holland support team niet ver weg en in notime waren we weer vol aan de gang. Na een rommelige nacht "slapen”, vond Haicohet weer eens nodig om zelf te gaan sturen en ja hoor, hoppa een scheur in degennaker. De snuffer zat ook nog vast dus even all-hands on deck om hem binnente krijgen. Gelukkig was ook nu het X team nog present. We denken deze lichteregennaker niet meer nodig te hebben omdat de wind vanaf nu alleen maar gaataanwakkeren. Dus de zware gennaker erop en knallen maar weer. We verwachten voordonker wind genoeg om de. read more...


02/12/2015

Milanto - log 1/2/3

2,700 miles, eight fools, & one shipDAY ONE"nervous energy of anticipation" - Ed"real gun on a warship as the starting gun" - William"very impressive" - Steve"mayhem" - Till"nothing special" - JimDAY TWO"beautiful boat" - Ed"settling on the boat" - Sass"watching another boat being tossed and lifted and turned" - Till "in the morning Venus was so bright it threw its light on the water" - Steve"it was the moonlight, absolutely magical, I wanted to play Beethoven's moonlight sonata" - William"I did a bit of swearing after throwing up at night" - SteveDAY THREE"three score meals" - Sass"getting into a routine" - Ed"first on deck shower" - Steve"write something about the stars!" - Jim"you catch your fish and you eat it" - William"Vale stinging and dancing behind the wheel" - Till"sleep. read more...


02/12/2015

Toujours Belle - Logbuch Tag 7-11

Hallo Ihr Lieben,Tag 28.11... wir eiern rum wergen Flaute. Mal kommt etwas Wind auf 9 kn unddann geht er runter auf 4 kn. Wir probieren mit Parasailor zu fahren weilder ab 5 kn einigermaßen steht. Nachts wunderbare Sicht. Der Sternhimmelist atemberaubend schön. Satt gefüllt. Ich will kaum schlafen gehen undalles genießen. Schlafe momentan 3-6 Stunden. Klaus und Werner haben michschon ermant, länger eine Auszeit zu nehmen.Tag 29.11... Erster Advent. Alles merkwürdig. Tagsüber mal mehr Wind undwir rauschen mit dem Parasailor bei gut 12 kn Wind. Am Abend vedichten sichdie Wolken und um uns rum bauen sich Squalls auf. Man sieht sie sehr gut.Nacht Schiff sturmsicher machen. Starker Regen, Wind bleibt glücklicherWeise aus.Tag 30.11... Tagsüber Flaute und wir genießen das Duschen und den. read more...



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