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Nemo - Gonzalo Infante celebrating his 71 yrs birthday today with an amazing Spanish guitar concert onboard Nemo
Nemo - Gonzalo Infante celebrating his 71 yrs birthday today with an amazing Spanish guitar concert onboard Nemo
26/11/2016

Woifal - Tag 7 Nacht 6

Hallo Zusammen,die letzte Nacht war unruhig und wieder mit wenig Schlaf verbunden, da viel Welle querab, um 04.00 Uhr haben wir Kurs geändert (gehalst), danach war’s besser, sonst keine Vorkommnisse. Heute segeln wir tagsüber wieder mit Spi bei sehr schönem Wetter und beständigem Wind aus Osten, sonst gibt’s nichts neues, evtl. noch, dass wir die 1.000 sm hinter uns gelassen haben. Alle sind wohlauf, das Bordleben funktioniert einwandfrei. Daher mal ein Thema, welches insbesondere für Nichtsegler nicht so leicht ersichtlich ist. Weshalb segeln wir eigentlich anscheinend so einen Zickzackkurs. Die Erklärung ist einfach, ein Schiff unter Segel kann nicht schnell segeln, wenn der Wind nicht in einem Winkel auf die Segel auftrifft, damit am Segel eine Strömung entsteht, da Segel nicht mit. read more...


26/11/2016

Beltana II - Day Seven a day of rest

Well we were all excited yesterday  after catching a great little fish(great because it is the first one for Beltana II in the last seven years!!) andwe did indeed enjoy fresh sashimi with waasabi, soy sauce and ginger.  Butthen things got a lot more uncomfortable and we ended up sailing through asquall with teeming rain, thank heavens Anna had insisted I buy some of thatwaterproof spray stuff and what’s more I had actually applied it in the day weleft port. It worked a treat and we had no leaks through the dodger atall.  Well many of us ended up very wet, with one enterprising young manenjoying a lovely long shower on the back deck complete with three hair washcycles. Talking about cycles we all blame Graham as he hung his washing out todry only to get another two rinse. read more...


26/11/2016

M one - Wind kam Wind ging

Samstag 26.11.16 Bordzeit 14.00 UhrDer 11. Tag Wind kam Wind gingDas Glück währte von kurzer Dauer.Nach 10 Stunden segeln schlief der Wind gestern wieder ein.Segel rein Motor an weiter.Die Crew gibt alles um den Motor zum laufen zu bringen.Insbesondere Michael konnte Beweisen, dass er bei jeder Tankstelle als erster Tankwart einen Job bekommen könnte.Markus versucht seine Kurse aufrecht zu erhalten und schlägt im Rhythmus auf die Töpfe während Michael einen Tanzkurs abhält.Ansonsten stöhnt die Crew unter den Temperaturen. Man könnte meinen fast am Äquator zu sein.Michael der wassermacher kommt seiner Aufgabe kaum nach, hat aber heute der Crew erlaubt gemeinsam zu duschen.Deshalb wurde er heute mit recht zum Helden der Arbeit gewählt.So, dass war es für heute.Noch 750 NM zum ZielWir. read more...


26/11/2016

Olympia's Tigress - 25/11/2016 Olympia's Tigress throw all the spoons out with dish water, of course we did........

25/11/2016Olympia's Tigress throw all the spoons out with dish water, of course we did........So Team Tigress has been sailing for 6 days now and we are well and truly 'becoming boat,' as we say. Washing dishes on deck we managed to throw out all the spoons with the dirty water. Soup with a fork is certainly interesting. The sea air has made us a little funny headed and we've begun to rhyme in true hip hop style. Read out loud in an obligatory Honey Gee rude-girl accent, here's a snippet for your entertainment...I'm sailing on my boat,And the wind's begun to rise, I'm here with my watch-mates,And the sun's rising in the skies.I'm sailing up and down, And easing in and out,I'm surfing up and down them wavesOlympia's Tigress is about.Long dark nights staring at nav lights,Sometimes the. read more...


Olympia's Tigress - 25/11/2016 Olympia's Tigress throw all the spoons out with dish water, of course we did........
Olympia's Tigress - 25/11/2016 Olympia's Tigress throw all the spoons out with dish water, of course we did........
26/11/2016

Challenger 3 - CF416 ARC 2016 CH3 - Blog Saturday 2016-11-26

Saturday 26th November Spirits are high as we sail on through our 6th day at sea, despite us losing some ground to our Arch-Nemesis Challenger 2. Despite the many millions of square miles of ocean that are available to ARC participant yachts, we have ended up still within 8 nautical miles of our matched rival. We have lost sight of them by eye and on the AIS (automatic identification system – reports positions via radio to nearby vessels)  on several occasions and yet here we are, together again.They slowly pulled in-front of us through the evening yesterday, mostly owing to us taking down our Yankee #2 headsail and putting up our Yankee #3 due to a small tear in the leech that was spotted by crew member Tomak. The Yankee #2 is a slightly bigger sail that was more appropriate. read more...


26/11/2016

Xplorer of Hamble - The Xplorers - About My Shipmates

Hello! Tin Tin the Bear here again. I thought on this blog I’d introduce you to my shipmates, the four ‘Xplorers’ which I’m forced to share my boat with on this voyage across the Atlantic. You can tell a lot about people by what they read.  First up we have Peter ‘have you seen my glasses’ Bamford. Despite bringing at least five pairs of reading glasses on the boat he can never find them. Peter likes to think he is in charge of this ship….little does he know that Val is sending messages via a remote sewn in my paws which directly controls the autopilot. Peter lives in the Bamford Suite, a luxurious cabin in the front of the boat which he shares with the emergency food, rotting vegetables, kitchen roll and the spare saloon carpet, which is on board just in case Moneypenny Warren goes. read more...


26/11/2016

Gwendoline - 6. day at sea

S/Y Gwendoline M - Atlanterhavskryds26. november. 11.50 UTC.Ombord Lene, Bente, Annette, Maiken, Oliver, Orla og KimPosition: 20.53.359N 20.53.359W(Yes - it is indeed the same pos for N og W)Yesterday was the day, where everybody really found their "Sealegs" - which dramatically improved the general spirit on board. Especially Maiken made a noticeably change, as we got our well known laughing, smiling, hardworking Maiken back from the sea of nausea she had been swimming in for the past five days.It was also the day, where almost all of our green tomatoes riped - some even so much we had to throw them out. Lene also took a closer look on our avocados, which also had riped, as well as many of our red pepper fruits.So the question was what to do with 10 kilogram of ripe tomatoes, ripe. read more...


20/11/2016

Fenella - Where's the wind?

Awoke this morning to a beautiful blue sky day, no wind but it was ourfirst sign that we are getting into the tropics. The fishing lines were out atdawn and since then it has been very quiet apart from the occasional shower andaccompanying gust of wind that quickly fades when the rain passes.   The flying fish have started to leap out in front of us and we had awonderful sighting of a large sperm whale. He/she followed us for about tenminutes before deciding that we weren’t that interesting and took off for thedeep. The only other wildlife we have seen have been Mother Carey,s chickens,boobies and a petrel or two. All are awaiting our tropic bird moment which issurely not far away now.   We are continuing to eat exceptionally well and I’m pleased to say thathaving firmly. read more...


27/11/2016

Bluetangos Two - 27.11.2016

Riesco solo ora a scrivere poche parole di riassunto, sono successe tante cose che sicuramente mi dimenticherò di qualche cosa. Tutta la giornata del 21 è stata di bonaccia, verso sera finalmente si leva una brezza da nord/est ed incominciamo subito a ballare, arrivano gli squalls, temporali diversi da quelli del  Mediterraneo, niente fulmini e tuoni ma degli imponenticumuli , neri , carichi di acqua che si muovono molto lentamente e buttano in oceano pioggia , ma tanta, tanta. Onda piuttosto lunga , alta quanto basta per farci capire che non si scherza. Navighiamo con trinchetta e randa terzarolata, mai situazione di pericolo, vento sempre sui trenta, trentacinque nodi di reale con circa 20 di apparente. La barca è molto sollecitata, si comporta bene ma si sente che soffre. Il. read more...


26/11/2016

White Satin - It's a long way to St Lucia

Saturday 26 November.845 miles sailed and 2012 to go.It's a long way to St Lucia, it's a long way to goIt's a long way to St Lucia, to the sweetest place I knowGoodbye Gran Canaria, farewell Las PalmasIt's a long long way to St Lucia, but rum punch lies there.It is seeming a long way but we are now definitely well past quarter of theway and should hit one third by the end of Sunday.Whilst we have had some beautiful sailing over the last few days we havealso had periods of very little wind so our average speed is lower thanhoped.Yesterday we had a long radio conversation with JoEmi, a German yacht, aboutthe best way to avoid the "wind hole" that is somewhere in front of us.Skipper has spent hours downloading and pouring over weather forecasts. Ourmain source of information are GRIB files. read more...


White Satin - It's a long way to St Lucia
White Satin - It's a long way to St Lucia
26/11/2016

SuperTramp - BLOG DAY 6

So we find ourselves on day 6 still chasing the wind in pretty unpleasant conditions and a very uncomfortable swell.I find myself comparing my trip on SUNBIRD in 2008 and thinking"how lucky was I?". This is a very different journey."You told me this would be easy mum, that I would get a suntan and catch lovely fish along the way!" I hear William saying. "It's character building' I reply, "and very early days". He is proving to be a great crew member and will put his hand to anything.My wonderful Scottish crew arefeeling at home as they could be on the West Coast of Scotland . We even had porridge for breakfast and I think the G n T's will be replaced by hot toddies tonight .Happy Days!Cooking in the galley has been a challenge but with everyone doing their bit we have been eating well.. read more...


Eau Too - More celebrations on half way point !
Eau Too - More celebrations on half way point !
Eau Too - Half way celebrations on Eau Too !
Eau Too - Half way celebrations on Eau Too !
Eau Too - Half way celebrations on Eau Too !
Eau Too - Half way celebrations on Eau Too !
26/11/2016

Nisida - Fast Night

Friday evening and overnight into Saturday have given us a new top speed record on Nisida of 21.4 kts.We have now been sailing almost due West with reefed main and poled out genny for 3 days in breeze between 20 & 32kts we are averaging over 9 kts SOG and are enjoying great surfing conditions!All on board enjoying the ride!. read more...


26/11/2016

Sanya - 26-11 weer een enerverende nacht

Nadat we gisteren erg opgetogen waren dat alle electronica het weer deed, was gisteravond de domper hard en stevig.Rond het moment van de ondergaande zon, stopte al onze klokken er weer mee. Er stond op dat moment zo'n 22-25 knopen wind, veel buien om ons heen met afwisselend heel slecht of redelijk zicht. En dat terwijl we downwind met onze fro en J4 (staysail) en grootzeil met 1 rif aan het knallen waren met snelheden rond de 15-17 knopen.Helaas hebben we moeten terugschakelen om het nog een beetje veilig te houden. Dat heeft ons vannacht veel mijlen gekost. Vanmorgen weer het gas erop gezet en nu loopt het lekker.MEt de A3 en GS downwind mooi varen met snelheden die rond de 15 knopen liggen.Helaas werden we van de nacht niet vrolijk. Maar een zonnetje, zicht en gas geven doen nu veel. read more...


Gwendoline - shark on the hook
Gwendoline - shark on the hook
26/11/2016

Endeavour of Cork - Day 10 Saturday 26th November

Yayy - into double figures of days at sea!And nobody's killed anyone yet.Miles to go to our waypoint at St. Lucia have dropped to 904 now, so we're (well, I'm) on a countdown now.So much more heartening to see numbers dropping than rising - I wonder why that is???We got a fair bit of sailing done yesterday, the wind was pretty constant at about 15kts but dropped once darkness came so we motored through most of the night.Or at least I think we did, I slept like the dead for most of it as Conor - a bit belatedly, mind you - made a magic discovery - a ventilation system for the cabins!!!Not exactly ice-cold aircon, but the next best thing.Once we'd managed to master not blocking the vent with our clothes, a lovely cool (well, marginally cooler) breeze set in and it made for really pleasant. read more...


26/11/2016

Koco - 6.Tag auf See

Die Nacht war sehr aufregend da wir uns in mehreren Squall -Gebieten befanden. Der Wind und die Wellen nahmen zu, die Squalls zogen aber glücklicherweise immer vor uns ab. Ansonsten gab es noch den Fisch-Fang des Jahres durch Gunnar. Schaut euch dieses einzigartige Exemplar genau an, denn das ist die hohe Kunst des Fischens. Der Tag begann mit blauen Himmel und Sonnenschein , bis am Nachmittag wieder Regen aufzog und wir die Segel tauschen mußten. Der Wind ließ nach und frischte erst zum Abend aus der komplett umkgekehrten Seite auf. Auch heute begleiteten uns , diesmal war es eine ziemlich große Gruppe, Delfine die uns wieder mal begeisterten. Sie schwammen sehr lange mit uns mit und boten uns wieder ein großes Kino. So kann ein Langer Tag eigentlich immer enden. Haben das Code Zero. read more...


Koco - 6.Tag auf See
Koco - 6.Tag auf See
26/11/2016

Bluewaft - Bluewaft Log Day 7

Bluewaft Log Day 7Saturday 26 November 201621°14’.081N 027°17’.467WWe had a bouncy sail last night, with a line of squalls lasting severalhours.While on the upside we were able to douse the gennaker in plenty oftime, and got some good boat speed with the whites, at the end of it allthere was frustratingly little wind and some rain for our troubles.Thismorning after a fruitless attempt to fly the gennaker again we resorted tothe donk.We are now motor sailing making a good 6 knots.Last night during the squalls a couple of petrels made shelter on the boat. They are now hanging around using us as a launching pad for their fishingexpeditions.Speaking of which not a nibble yesterday.Although we had our first flyingfish on board this morning.This morning we were greeted by a large pod ofPilot. read more...


Bluewaft - Bluewaft Log Day 7
Bluewaft - Bluewaft Log Day 7
26/11/2016

Numa - Roberts reiselogg dag 6

Hei igjen kjære leser :-) Nå nærmer det seg en ukes seilas med stormskritt...Stormskritt er kanskje et feil ord å bruke siden det nå blåser så lite at vi motorseiler.Tidligere i dag gikk vi bare for motor, men det passet bra.Janne var så elskverdig å kjøre et par vasker med tøy siden seilen var inne.Tørkesnorene henges nemlig opp fra forslaget og til vantene, og da kan ikke genoaen være oppe.For en luksus :-)Først av alt å kunne bruke så mye vann vi vil siden vi har "water maker", og i tillegg ha vaskemaskin :-)Det denne skuta mangler er det ikke noe vits å ha....Noen ting hadde jo vært kjekt å ha; rullegenoa f.eks.Eller mikro, men det bruker ikke de som bor her, så derfor finnes ikke det.....enda ;-PJanne har vasket salongen, pentry og s/b skrog i dag, og Mona og jeg har vasket våre. read more...


26/11/2016

Mustique - Day 7 - Sixth Blog -

Hi, These notes are made while Carol and I are on watch from 3 am till 6 am Saturday morning.Back home this watch is called "the dog’s watch”. Not because Yuki is lying next to me but because of the hours of the night.Let me share some of many thoughts and activities that has happened during the last hours - few of many.My alarm clock woke me up at 2 am. Got up after one snooze only!. Dressed up with very limited light on, as my “room mate” Tom had just finished his and Liv’s watch at midnight. Tom was therefore already a zzzzzzxzxz. Dressed up with ski underwear and other warm clothes, as the night at sea does not reach 30 Celsius!. Due to the movements of the sea and therefore difficulties in standing up, I had to lie down on my bed to put on my trousers - just like a teenage girl. read more...


26/11/2016

Freedom - Tag 6 - Regen II

Wir fahren Schmetterling bei achterlichen Winden, gegen Mittag frischt der Wind auf und wir machen gut Fahrt. Hermann kontrolliert das Rigg und ich versuche E-mails abzurufen, das klappt aber erst am späten Nachmittag. Wir haben uns entschlossen den Kurs Richtung SW zu ändern und damit der klassischen Route zu folgen. Es regnet immer wieder, die Schauer kommen mit Winddrehungen daher, sodass wir das Vorsegel bergen und den Schauer abwarten. Da die Sonne nicht scheint, müssen wir den Motor anschmeißen, um unseren Strombedarf zu decken. Ansonsten Lesen wir und schauen Filme, nachmittags trinken wir gemütlich Kaffee. Wir haben noch deutschen Hefezopf und Plätzchen dabei ;-) Die Nacht vergeht schnell, wieder sehen wir kein einziges Schiff. Der Wind weht die ganze Nacht konstant mit 5. read more...


Spirit of Lusitania - Log Day 4 - Birthday party on Board
Spirit of Lusitania - Log Day 4 - Birthday party on Board
26/11/2016

Spirit of Lusitania - Log day 4 - Birthday party on Board

Today we cooked a nice diner and 2 cakes to celebrate MARK'S BIRTHDAY. Paaaaaartyy.The cognac bottle is going to wait for us until we get to St Lucia. Woop!. read more...


26/11/2016

Spirit of Lusitania - Log day 2 - No wind

We had a calm day, with very little wind in the morning and no wind at all in the afternoon. We had to build our way, very patiently; no one wants to use the engine, we are here to sail! Good afternoon to practice some guitar, sing along, asking for some wind, together with a nice and sociable pod of dolphins. The forecast for tomorrow looks promising, let's see how it goes… One needs to be very careful with what he asks for, when out at sea; sometimes it happens. During the night watches, the wind started again, and we are off…-------------------------------------------------Do not push the "reply" button to respond to this message if that includes the text of this originalmessage in your response.Messages are sent over avery low-speed radio link. The most concise way to reply is to. read more...


Spirit of Lusitania - Log day 2 - No wind
Spirit of Lusitania - Log day 2 - No wind
26/11/2016

Wethomi - //WL2K 26. November 2016

Today is the 5th day of nearly no wind. The ocean and the weather are nice but it is a little bit frustrating though. Last night the sea was so calm that the stars were reflected in it like in a mirror. Wonderful.In the morning we had again a rather big mahi-mahi on the hook. It was already next to our bathing platform when it suddenly could free itself. What a pity! Especially as we have to be cautious with our provisions.We continue to try to sail during the day chasing every bit wind we can get. During night we move slowly on engine keeping an eye always on our fuel quantity.What else happened?Had more big fish on the hook that freed themselfs by jumping high into the air. Had fresh cake and bread. Had a rock concert in the cockpit.1190 NM to St. Lucia. read more...


26/11/2016

Spirit of Lusitania - Log Day 3 - Finally some wind

Finally the wind came. We had a good downwind sailing together with some zifius zifius dolphins.We set up the SSB Radio for the first ARC Net Controllers. It's nice and fun to keep updated about the positions, weather conditions and share some sea stories from other boats on the ARC.Later in the evening, our "Chef" prepared a very nice typical Portuguese dish; "Feijoada à Portuguesa", (beans stew with meat), very tasty, yummie!SimaoThe wind was strong and steady throughout the previous night, often reaching 25 knots with growing seas.Spirit of Lusitania handled the conditions beautifully, but sleeping amidst the myriad sounds, squeaks, bangs and even booms, became difficult.It is funny how some of these actually start to sound like a person speaking - a squeak becoming a quick "hi", or a. read more...


25/11/2016

Shalan - Day 6

18:55N 028:02WGood evening Bon Homie's!!So we've continued on our course of 245 degrees today. Close hauled to the wind at 50 degrees apparent with approx 15 knots apparent all day and mostly averaging about 8 knots. The wind shifted South today as per the forecast and sea state was relatively calm with a moderate long swell. Tonight the wind has dropped off to 10 knots and shifted SSE, sea state calm. We had a little squall about an hour ago but nothing major, it livened us up a bit actually! We've just put the code 0 out again now as wind has dropped to 8 knots.We can see Quokka 8 (racing class) on our AIS 10 miles ahead of us and we are slowly hunting them down. We're hell bent on catching them now....that's the current mission!In other news I've been bitten again so today the sheets. read more...


Shalan - Day 6
Shalan - Day 6
25/11/2016

Ostra A - Fish caught by a Pike!

For the first time since our beginning we have all had a good night sleepwithout interruption of waves and sound. This calm came together with such aclear night sky that i was almost impossible to identify the constellations, butfortunately Ritchie downloaded an app on his computer, called Planets, whichallowed us to spot the constellations.The day then started with a beautiful sunrise that unfortunately was onlyseen by Mat and Orshi, but luckily there are phones to capture the moment inphotos. <pictures inserts at Wi-Fi reception> More beautiful sunrises/setswill sure to come, so no worries!  Coral made pancakes to start of the day which put us all in high energy,aka dance mode. The good atmosphere took away the wind at noon but no cryingover spilled milk as Mat and Emil took. read more...


25/11/2016

Albatross - YB Connect Message from Fernando Assens

Nov 25th - 6th Day at SeaAll is well. It has been raining intermittently for the last 24 hours. Today at 5:00 am, when I was on duty, we had strong showers for nearly an hour. Wind has been fairly constant from the east at 14-18 knots, peaking occasionally to 21 knts. We continue going west on the narrow band between the Azores high and the low pressure south of us. We download daily wind grids to iNavX on the iPad with our Iridum phone using XGate. It appears we will continue on this route for at least one more day.Going west with strong easterly winds, we are able to pick up some speed. For a few hours, when the wind was over 20 knots, we were going at over 8 knots. Chuck claims he set the record at 9.2 knots. Why is it that all feats of nautical lore never have more than one. read more...


25/11/2016

Fleet II - Log Friday 25th November: some rain. and some wind?

Firstly – am delighted to hear that some are reading this – hi toeveryone!  Having bashed on for the last few days about the windless daysand nights I thought I should describe them a little more.   Daytime is characterised by a 360 degree horizon of blue on blue – theazure blue of the Atlantic against the lighter (sky?) blue.  Along thehorizon, almost full circle, are fluffy cumulus clouds, some sitting fullyvisible ‘our’ side of the line, others with just the top parts visible as theysit beyond our line of sight (which is about six miles).  Between us andthe horizon is literally nothing but sea, unless we are spoilt by someacrobatics from the local fauna – mainly flying fish, but occasionally otherfish, dolphins and whales.  The last few days the sea. read more...


25/11/2016

Challenger 4 - Challenger 4 Day Five

Rolling in the Deep! Hello to friends and family of Challenger IV crew!Today was another wobbly day in the North Atlantic, but we continue to make good progress, completing nearly 200 nautical miles in the last 24 hours.The good news is that the wind has swung behind us and we’re starting to do a bit more of the downwind sailing we all expected.At present we are 730 NM into the race and located north and west of the Cape Verde Abysmal Plain.Working both on and below deck presents challenges in heavy seas and doing 10 knots – and in fact it makes you appreciate the simple tasks we all take for granted in life: showering, cooking, doing basic tasks on deck.The team has come together to accomplish a great many things, including multiple sail changes, cooking a delicious Paella for dinner,. read more...


25/11/2016

Skyelark of London - Day 5

Day 5 and anotherperfectday in paradise.We cant believe the calmness of the sea/ in all I had read , I expected something very different, so a very pleasant surprise , touch wood!We enjoyed stunning blue skies all day, and wouldnt you know it, as night falls here comes the cloud cover, another very dark night ahead of us. A high point today was seeing our first flying fish , we were all mightily impressed with the distance these little wonders can cover.Another impressive dinner tonight saw everyone refuelled for the coming night. We trolled all day, but no success today despite trying out Bills sure winner killer lure, but we will be back at it again tomorrow in our fishing lure championship. We are expecting to pass by the Cape Verde Islands tomorrow and finally turn west for the. read more...


26/11/2016

Cherish - Day 11: The one that got away

Fishing for Barracuda! So near and yet so far. It got away. Pity, that would have been enough for two meals for the seven of us!WJBarracuda catch - not!.. read more...


Cherish - Day 11: Advent
Cherish - Day 11: Advent
26/11/2016

Cherish - Day 11: Advent

First Sunday of Advent. We lit a candle with our evening meal and later sang carols under the stars.WJG0011361.. read more...


Cherish - Day 11: The one that got away
Cherish - Day 11: The one that got away
25/11/2016

New Deal - Log Day 6 - Its official - vi er i tropene

Idag passerte vi 23. breddegrad og dermed skal vi ha passert krepsens vendekrets. Vi er altså i tropene. Tempen har gått opp og sjøen er roligere. Seiler på slør med fin 10 knops vind fra sørøst.Natt til idag endret vi nattevaktturnusen. Til nå har vi kjørt to mann på tre timers turnus. Endret til 1 times vakt med en mann. Ga oss alle mye bedre søvn.Og i skumringen i kveld kom delfinene - Noen små søte som svømte i sikk-sak rett foran baugen. read more...


25/11/2016

Go Beyond - More wind

Today we finaly got more wind after many days with allmost no wind. Also we got two tunas today, and nice size also. Sushi/sashimi for lunsj, and fried tuna for dinner, nice!Best regards Trond Arvid Røsvik.S/Y Go Beyond.6c730345-a727-4780-8418-ca2fb8d950f1-1795740253. read more...


25/11/2016

Challenger 2 - Challenger 2 Day Five

The Cruel SeaHelming tonight was not easy. Wind gustingfrom 10 to 20 knots and a swell coming in from the port side made keepingthis57 ton 72 footer oncourse a real challenge,eyes on stalks and concentration levelat heights I have never experienced, thanks to Terry for guidance. However, my dream continues and the challenge is still on. Mixed skies tonight, stars one minute then full cloud the next. Helming made easier with stars to help guide the way. When cloudy, helming off the apparent wind angle on the sails I find more difficult. James birthday today so a hearty breakfast of scrambled egg beans and bacon went down well after a jibe to course 265 and the end of the watch.Finally Steve sends a big happy birthday to ‘Fluff Queen’ from 25.02N 29.01WHave Fun John S. read more...


Go Beyond - More Wind
Go Beyond - More Wind
25/11/2016

Jasmine - Day 6

Another day dawns and all aboard Jasmine are well.We are making good progress in the correct direction now that the wind is in the east and continues at force 4 to 5.We moved the clock back one hour tonight,we estimate that we need to move the clock back one hour every five days to synchronise the boat with the later setting of the sun as we go west and to match the time in St Lucia when we arrive, they are four hours behind Ireland and 5 hours behind Europe.We have completed work on the water maker and have now moved our focus to the generator.As in life ashore small problems arrive that need sorting, in between the very many moments of beauty and happiness. It just appears to have a more compressed timeframe at sea. We are doing perfectly well by running the engine to generate power. read more...