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Dolphin Star - FINAL DESTINATION SAINT LUCIA (03.12.2016)
Dolphin Star - FINAL DESTINATION SAINT LUCIA (03.12.2016)
Dolphin Star - FINAL DESTINATION SAINT LUCIA (03.12.2016)
Dolphin Star - FINAL DESTINATION SAINT LUCIA (03.12.2016)
14/12/2016

Dolphin Star - ANOTHER DAMAGED BOOM (02.12.2016)

The wind suddenly changes of direction and the main boom is immediately under pressure through the preventer (a forehead rope securing in place the main boom). It happenedmany times during the crossing but this time the boom end cannot held the force and a key aluminium part splits off. The crew promptly reacts but the damage is done to adjust correctly the main sail.   Dolphin Star 007 006 011 009. read more...


Dolphin Star - ANOTHER DAMAGED BOOM (02.12.2016)
Dolphin Star - ANOTHER DAMAGED BOOM (02.12.2016)
Dolphin Star - ANOTHER DAMAGED BOOM (02.12.2016)
Dolphin Star - ANOTHER DAMAGED BOOM (02.12.2016)
Dolphin Star - ANOTHER DAMAGED BOOM (02.12.2016)
Dolphin Star - ANOTHER DAMAGED BOOM (02.12.2016)
Dolphin Star - ANOTHER DAMAGED BOOM (02.12.2016)
Dolphin Star - ANOTHER DAMAGED BOOM (02.12.2016)
14/12/2016

Dolphin Star - REST DAY (01.12.2016)

Dolphin Star offers many alternatives to have a nap or get sun tanned. Here are the favourite places for each crew member. Our captain Kari always reads first before fallingasleep.   Dolphin Star 002 005 003 004. read more...


Dolphin Star - REST DAY (01.12.2016)
Dolphin Star - REST DAY (01.12.2016)
Dolphin Star - REST DAY (01.12.2016)
Dolphin Star - REST DAY (01.12.2016)
Dolphin Star - REST DAY (01.12.2016)
Dolphin Star - REST DAY (01.12.2016)
Dolphin Star - REST DAY (01.12.2016)
Dolphin Star - REST DAY (01.12.2016)
14/12/2016

Dolphin Star - GETTING CLOSER AND CLOSER (30.11.2016)

At the beginning of the crossing, Dolphin Star was supposed to reach Rodney Bay (Santa Lucia marina) by the 1st of December. This date will not be met as thereis still 400 NM to get there. Hopefully the earliest return flight ticket is scheduled on the 5th of December for Jukka.   Dolphin Star 048 049. read more...


Dolphin Star - GETTING CLOSER AND CLOSER (30.11.2016)
Dolphin Star - GETTING CLOSER AND CLOSER (30.11.2016)
Dolphin Star - GETTING CLOSER AND CLOSER (30.11.2016)
Dolphin Star - GETTING CLOSER AND CLOSER (30.11.2016)
14/12/2016

Dolphin Star - CROSSING DEBRIEFING (29.11.2016)

Dolphin Star’s iron sail being used quite regularly, our dedicated mechanic Antti checks out the fuel level directly from the tank, due to unreliable reading from the gauge.During the beer break at one o’clock, the crew discuss and assess the probability of running out of fuel in case the journey lasts longer.   Dolphin Star 040 043. read more...


Dolphin Star - CROSSING DEBRIEFING (29.11.2016)
Dolphin Star - CROSSING DEBRIEFING (29.11.2016)
Dolphin Star - CROSSING DEBRIEFING (29.11.2016)
Dolphin Star - CROSSING DEBRIEFING (29.11.2016)
14/12/2016

Dolphin Star - SAILING COURSE (28.11.2016)

Our rookie Jukka gets some sailing course from our captain Kari. He takes it very seriously by reading carefully his book every day and then practicing at the helm wheneverhe can.   Dolphin Star 028 037. read more...


Dolphin Star - SAILING COURSE (28.11.2016)
Dolphin Star - SAILING COURSE (28.11.2016)
Dolphin Star - SAILING COURSE (28.11.2016)
Dolphin Star - SAILING COURSE (28.11.2016)
14/12/2016

Dolphin Star - SLOW MOTION (27.11.2016)

Dolphin Star keeps on sailing in very low winds (around 5 knots South East). Everybody is really bored of this ongoing situation but not our fisherman Kari. After fightingtwo and half hours with a big sea bream, the monster rests in his hands as a well-deserved reward.  Dolphin Star 036 035 034. read more...


Dolphin Star - SLOW MOTION (27.11.2016)
Dolphin Star - SLOW MOTION (27.11.2016)
Dolphin Star - SLOW MOTION (27.11.2016)
Dolphin Star - SLOW MOTION (27.11.2016)
Dolphin Star - SLOW MOTION (27.11.2016)
Dolphin Star - SLOW MOTION (27.11.2016)
07/12/2014

Take Off - Our first squall

Although the full moon lit our way so gently last night was quite unsmoothdue to wind changes all the time. We suspected several squalls so the spinnakerwent up and down all night in prevention. However we seemed everytime to “miss”them. This morning was a grey morning, no sunrise from the sea and heavy cloudsahead of us. However the heavy clouds were all along the horizon so we thoughtit was just normal rain. We sailed through it, got a bit wet, the wind wassteady and we thought this was smooth. The wind started to blow stronger and wasup to 30 knots when it then dropped gently down to 17 knots. And from nowhere astrong wind hit the boat, Jörgen stearing had difficulties in answering the windand the broach was inevitable. And then came the real rain – just like pouringhundreds of. read more...


14/12/2016

Dolphin Star - RIGGING INSPECTION (26.11.2016)

Clear weather and calm sea are very appropriate to run a rigging inspection. Our judo champion Jukka is designated volunteer for climbing up to the mast. In addition tohis numerous talents he also enjoys taking pictures and here are some of his masterpieces.   Dolphin Star 029 DSC07058 DSC07057. read more...


Dolphin Star - RIGGING INSPECTION (26.11.2016)
Dolphin Star - RIGGING INSPECTION (26.11.2016)
Dolphin Star - RIGGING INSPECTION (26.11.2016)
Dolphin Star - RIGGING INSPECTION (26.11.2016)
Dolphin Star - RIGGING INSPECTION (26.11.2016)
Dolphin Star - RIGGING INSPECTION (26.11.2016)
14/12/2016

Dolphin Star - BACK TO SAILING (25.11.2016)

For a short while today, Dolphin Star sails in the expected trade wind conditions. The 4 knots shown on the speed meter is given at 5/5.5 knots on the GPS.   Dolphin Star 022 023. read more...


Dolphin Star - BACK TO SAILING (25.11.2016)
Dolphin Star - BACK TO SAILING (25.11.2016)
Dolphin Star - BACK TO SAILING (25.11.2016)
Dolphin Star - BACK TO SAILING (25.11.2016)
14/12/2016

Dolphin Star - HALFWAY (24.11.2016)

Dolphin Star is now half way (1050 NM) after 9 days and the Atlantic Ocean looks very calm. The crew celebrates this special time of the trip by having a special dinnerwith dress code and home-made bread.   Dolphin Star 014 015 020 012. read more...


Dolphin Star - HALFWAY (24.11.2016)
Dolphin Star - HALFWAY (24.11.2016)
Dolphin Star - HALFWAY (24.11.2016)
Dolphin Star - HALFWAY (24.11.2016)
Dolphin Star - HALFWAY (24.11.2016)
Dolphin Star - HALFWAY (24.11.2016)
Dolphin Star - HALFWAY (24.11.2016)
Dolphin Star - HALFWAY (24.11.2016)
14/12/2016

Dolphin Star - ON BOARD ACTIVITIES (23.11.2016)

After a week at sea, Dolphin Star is not yet alone on the ocean as another sailing boat passes by. The pace of life has slown down but certain crew members manage to beactive : dinghy repair for Antti and fishing for Kari. A new hook (from Alexander’s fishing line) is used from now on as the last ones were swallowed by some unwilling fishes. Dolphin Star011 009 010. read more...


Dolphin Star - ON BOARD ACTIVITIES (23.11.2016)
Dolphin Star - ON BOARD ACTIVITIES (23.11.2016)
Dolphin Star - ON BOARD ACTIVITIES (23.11.2016)
Dolphin Star - ON BOARD ACTIVITIES (23.11.2016)
Dolphin Star - ON BOARD ACTIVITIES (23.11.2016)
Dolphin Star - ON BOARD ACTIVITIES (23.11.2016)
14/12/2016

Dolphin Star - OCEAN BATH (22.11.2016)

  As Dolphin Star has been running the engine for quite some time, Kari decides to refill the fuel tank to get a better idea of our actual consumption (1,6 l/h). This is theright opportunity to enjoy an ocean swim and may be play with a real dolphin. Dolphin Star001 002 006 DSC06989. read more...


Dolphin Star - OCEAN BATH (22.11.2016)
Dolphin Star - OCEAN BATH (22.11.2016)
Dolphin Star - OCEAN BATH (22.11.2016)
Dolphin Star - OCEAN BATH (22.11.2016)
Dolphin Star - OCEAN BATH (22.11.2016)
Dolphin Star - OCEAN BATH (22.11.2016)
Dolphin Star - OCEAN BATH (22.11.2016)
Dolphin Star - OCEAN BATH (22.11.2016)
14/12/2016

Dolphin Star - SUN IS BACK (21.11.2016)

Dolphin Star wakes up with the sun, after being under the  rain the whole yesterday. Jukka and Antti take the opportunity to get on the deck and have a good sun bath.   Dolphin Star 019 021. read more...


Dolphin Star - SUN IS BACK (21.11.2016)
Dolphin Star - SUN IS BACK (21.11.2016)
Dolphin Star - SUN IS BACK (21.11.2016)
Dolphin Star - SUN IS BACK (21.11.2016)

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