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18/11/2016

Koco - Zwischenbericht aus Las Palmas ...

Als allererstes: Einen wunderschönen guten Morgen. Wie auch am 16. und 17.November war es eine ruhige Nacht am Board der Koco. Nach einem gemeinschaftlichen Abendessen mit der gesamten Koco Besatzung lagen wir nach einem Absacker um ca. 0.20 im Bett. Das Wetter entwickelt sich wieder zu einem dieser fürchterlichen warmen Tage mit blauen Himmel. Der Wind ist schwach, wobei dieser momentan noch unberücksichtigt gelassenwerden kann. Tag X rückt immer näher und die Sorge das das neue Wingacker nicht mehr rechtzeitig die Koco erreicht steigt. Letztendlich lassen wir uns dadurch nicht entmutigen, die Atlantiküberquerung auch ohne dieses spezielle Segel zu meistern. Spezielle kurzfristige Segelmacherkurse der Crew lassen die Chance auf einen Gesamtsieg der ARC steigen. Der Stoffvorrat an Board. read more...


18/11/2016

Endeavour of Cork - Day 2 Friday 18th Nov

Day 2 Fri 18th Nov The Atlantic2pmI've had to start putting the actual day and date on these blogs as I can feel myself starting to get disorientated already!!Well it was all happening on board this morning.The giddy speeds of 8+ knots under spinnaker that I wrote about yesterday didn't even last the length of my watch, and then the wind gradually died off, and Anais spent her watch chasing what little wind there was up and down until eventually we admitted defeat and took the spinny down.Then started the game of trying to get the jib to fly - pole it out to leeward, pole it out goosewinged, don't pole it out at all, roll it in..... Eventually we gave up on that as well, and just started motoring as we'd virtually come to a halt.During the night I gambled on 8.5-9kts of wind being enough. read more...


Skiathos - Tag-1 in Las Palmas- Regattavorbereitung
Skiathos - Tag-1 in Las Palmas- Regattavorbereitung
Skiathos - Tag-1 in Las Palmas- Regattavorbereitung
Skiathos - Tag-1 in Las Palmas- Regattavorbereitung
18/11/2016

Gatsby - T-2

Es ist schon Freitag, übermorgen ist Start. Uns bleiben weniger als 48h an Land. Langsam steigt die Aufregung. Unsere G3 ist fertig und liegt abholbereit beim Segelmacher. Gemüse wird heute noch geliefert, das Boot ist geputzt und die Crew ist bereit.Heute Abend gibt es Farewell Cocktails!Ein Teil der Crew hat gestern Abend schon viel Spaß bei Live-Musik und Cola-Rum (oder nur Rum) gehabt! Wir hoffen auf eine Fortsetzung heute Abend.Liebste Grüße,Sophie. read more...


18/11/2016

Orion - 18.11.16

Mit Parasailor läuft Orion, wie Schmitz Katze. Wir haben auch eine guten Geist, der von außen über uns wacht. Danke für den vielen Zuspruch an den guten Geist.. read more...


18/11/2016

Wethomi - //WL2K 18. November 2016

Another beautiful day in paradise. Got enough sleep and in the morning nearly enough wind. Caught our first fish. A 40cm-Tuna. We had Shashimi as appetizer. Delicious. As sundowner Cabo Verde Caiprinha. Thereafter Risotto. Life is hard.Cabo Verde Grogue reminds me of the great few days in Mindelo. Nice athmospere there. Found good restaurants. Got our SailingGen repaired. Found the Worldcruisingclub staff very nice. Thank you all! A pity we will not see all of you in St. Lucia. Skipper served fresh bread this morning together with Cabo Verde coffee.What else happened?Changed the onboard timezone. Had dolphins around. Trying to catch another fish.1895 NM to go.. read more...


18/11/2016

Endeavour of Cork - catch of the day

Conor here from Endeavour. well it was great to get going and we are now settling into our watch routine. Basically we need one person on watch the whole time in case a ship comes over the horizon. We change every 2 hours and each of us has at least two watches to cover. When we are on deck at night we always wear lifejackets and we make sure to clip ourselves on to the boat if alone at night. We run a line up each side of the boat so that we can clip onto it if we need to go forward for any reason. The boat has an autopilot and we can set this to a given bearing and leave the helm to do any jobs needed. We use the autohelm sparingly though as we need to manage our power usage. Different boats have different methods of generating power. We have two solar panels and we use the engine to. read more...


18/11/2016

Woifal - -2Tage

So, ab heute gibt's einen täglichen Bericht. Wir sind gestern mit allem soweit fertig geworden. Die Sicherheitsabnahme hat uns ein wenig Zeit gekostet, da wir auf eine 3 Farben Toplaterne aus Deutschland warten mussten, diese haben wir gestern montiert, jetzt ist der Sicherheitsinspektor zufrieden. Gestern haben wir noch frische Lebensmittel gekauft, obwohl wir für 1 Monat gefriergetrocknete Nahrung dabei haben. Es sind alle gesund und munter. Heute kommt noch unser Doktor Sigi mit dazu, dann kann es am Sonntag los gehen. Liebe Grüße von der Crew. Wolfgang anhang1. read more...


Woifal - -2Tage
Woifal - -2Tage
Cherish - Day 3: out of sight of land
Cherish - Day 3: out of sight of land
18/11/2016

Cherish - Day 3: out of sight of land

Most of the crew report vivid dreams, trying to make sense of our cacooned little world and the strange bangs and thumps. It takes time to know our way round the boat and where the nearest hand hold is to counter the pitches and rolls. We pick up bruises as we rock around and it is exhausting. We all sleep much of the time off watch as we come to terms with the constant deep muscle adjustment that our bodies make to keep upright. Making a cup of tea can take half an hour; one hand for the boat, one to steady self. Sven fitted a set of fiddles or fids on the oven  hob which hold the pans stable. The cooker itself swings on a hinge so that it stays upright with the swing of the boat. The strange thing is the ocean doesn’t seem that big. We can only ever see to the horizon where the. read more...


18/11/2016

M one - YB Connect Message from Hans Mosbacher

18.11.16 10.30 Uhr bordzeit Unser 3. TagMittlerweile kehrt Routine im bordaltag ein.Die wacheinteilung funktioniert, der Kurs ist gefunden, wenn auch nicht optimal,Die Stimmung steigt nach der anfänglichen Trübung durch den Ausfall des parasailor, der uns wohl zwei Tage kosten wird.Trotz der Widrigkeiten lagen wir heute Nacht noch im vorderen Drittel.Aktuell haben wir eher verhaltenen Wind mit 10 bis 12 Knoten und wellenhöhen von 2 m.Kein Vergleich zu dem Törn von Gran canaria zu den Kap Verden. Unser Autopilot ist aktuell unser wichtigstes crewmitglied.Die Mannschaft vertreibt sich die Zeit mit Müßiggang.Die ganze Mannschaft?Nein.Dominik und frank sind die Ausnahmen.Beide kämpfen nach wie vor ohne Unterlass mit ihren Angeln und den daraus resultierenden Tätigkeiten.Ich habe bereits. read more...


18/11/2016

Angels' Share - 18 November

Please go to https://angelssharearc.wordpress.com/ to see our updates!  . read more...


18/11/2016

Estrella - Tag -2; erster Probeschlag

Die Stimmung ist prima. Mittwoch Abend sind auch Christoph und Anna angekommen. Heute erwarten wir Dirk, dann sind wir komplett. An Crew-T-Shirts haben wir keinen Mangel. Ralf hat für alle welche mitgebracht - und Christoph ebenfalls. Die Berliner sind darüberhinaus auch noch als Wannseepiraten zu erkennen. Das Proviantieren hat gut geklappt. Wir haben so viel Platz das wir sogar noch "nachladen" konnten. Ist gestern erledigt worden. Gestern wurde auch das Deck geputzt, wir sehen also aus wie neu! Heute geht es nach dem Frühstück zum ersten Probeschlag raus - endlich! Vorher wollen wir noch über die Toppen flaggen. Der gestrige Versuch ist daran gescheitert, dass die Flaggenleinen morsch waren. Die ganz schlimmen haben wir heute aussortiert. Alle Leinen, die Anna zerreißen konnte, haben. read more...


17/11/2016

Unconditional - Re: ARC+ Leg 2, Day 2: Mahi-Mahi!!

  We uneventfully tried out our new dual headsail configuration – twoidentical headsails, in our case they are each high-cut genoas, called Yankees.It is complex to rig, yet relatively easy to fly, and can be flown from deaddownwind (180-degrees) to 30-degrees on either side of 180 i.e. +/-150AWA. Wewere concerned about the potential of excessive yaw but such is not the case(yet). We have been making 5-7knots under sail, and we are 160nm from Mindelowith 1,940nm to go to St Lucia. Tomorrow should be lighter winds - yuck.  A critically disappointing discovery was that our 5-month old housebattery charger stopped working! Should we turn back??... Well, we all decidedto continue as we still have the MasterVolt Alfa Charger off the engine. A UKMasterVolt technician checked the. read more...


17/11/2016

Fleet II - Log Thursday 17th November:- we're off again

Firstly, we’re delighted to hear via the SSBnet that Endeavour of Cork hasmanaged to fix things and are on their way – well done guys!   Most of the rest of us left Mindelo at 1pm yesterday – it was a glorioussight with around 70 of us sailing out against the backdrop of Mindelo harbourand the Sao Vicento island.  It was a tad less aggressive than the startfrom Las Palmas, but all the better for that!  The fleet slowly stretchedout in light winds, with us again towards the rear; Fleet II definitely performbetter when we have some stronger breeze.   A quiet night was followed by a quiet day, with winds still down around tenknots.  As our mast wasn’t much use for sails we got Kim, our DevonianMorris dancer, to teach us how to dance the maypole (well we hadto. read more...


17/11/2016

White Satin - Party time & Graffiti

Thursday 17th NovemberWe now have less than 72 hours to departure and everybody is working andplaying hard.Last night was the fancy dress party with a theme of Eternal Spring/FlowerPower; the vast majority of people joined in with the fun and there weresome amazing costumes.People interpreted the theme in their own way fromproducing Spring Chickens, American Astronauts, lots of long hair,headbands, inflatable guitars and psycadellic outfits.Our boat is a Moody,hence the name 'White Satin' so one of today's photos is of our fancy dresseffort, in PJs for 'Nights in White Satin' - the DJ even played the trackfor us, which was greatly appreciated.This morning there was such a buzz along the pontoon, there are a lot ofpeople living in very close proximity to each other.There were. read more...


White Satin - Party time & Graffiti
White Satin - Party time & Graffiti
White Satin - Party time & Graffiti
White Satin - Party time & Graffiti
17/11/2016

M one - YB Connect Message from Hans Mosbacher

Der erste Tag liegt hinter uns!Nachdem gestern unser Start auf unserer letzten Etappe erfolgte sind wir wieder im segelmodus 2100 Meilen lagen vor uns von denen wir bereits über 150 absegeln konntenPositiv ist, dass uns unser lange vermisstes crewmitglied, der Autopilot wieder gern hat. Aber wo Licht ist ist auch Schatten.Unser parasail möchte nicht wie wir und hat seinen Dienst bis zur Karibik eingestellt.Für uns heißt das kreuzen, und die aussichtsreiche Position die wir am ersten Tag erreicht haben nicht verteidigen zu können.Wichtig ist, das die Crew wohlauf und guter Dinge ist trotz aller Widrigkeiten planmäßig in der Karibik anzukommen .Das wars für heute.Viele liebe Grüße an alle die uns auf unserer spannenden Reise verfolgen.Ach ja zum Schluss vielleicht noch eins.Der Kreis. read more...


17/11/2016

Cherish - Day 2 settling in

Next day saw us all a little more settled (photo actually from day before as Air drop won’t work with my phone and pics!). Here is Will emerging from the depths, smile on his face, which is pretty much how we all felt with the rising sun. Skipper had us into a watch system: Anthony & WJ on Red Watch, Ali & Will on White Watch, Sven & Chris on Blue Watch. Watches rotate over five changes in 24 hours: 0800-1400 (responsible for lunch & washing up), 1400-2000 (responsible for dinner & washing up), 2000-0000, 0000-0400, 0400-0800 (responsible for breakfast & washing up). Skipper gets up more or less each watch change to settle new watch in. At sundown tricolour is turned on at the mast top: white light to show sailing and red port and green starboard lights. Crew up. read more...


Cherish - Day 2 settling in
Cherish - Day 2 settling in
17/11/2016

Gatsby - Test 4

Die Probleme mit dem Blogpost konkretisieren sich, auf mein Handy oder meine Email Adresse. Also hier ein neuer Versuch, der vierte wohlgemerkt. Wir haben heute eine kleine Trainingseinheit gestartet: Reffen und Spi. Es hat auf jeden Fall Spaß gemacht und auch die neuen Crewmitglieder an Bord sind nun in das Boot eingewiesen. Morgen wollen wir wieder raus und unter der schönen Sonne segeln gehen. Die To-Do-List schrumpft weiter! Liebe Grüße, Sophie. read more...


17/11/2016

New Deal - Log day -3 Just testing the comms again over Iridium

Log day -3 Just testing the comms again overIridium. read more...


17/11/2016

Endeavour of Cork - Day 1 - The Atlantic!!

Day 1 - The Atlantic!We got away!!! Despite all the doom and gloom and depression, and a fear at one stage that we'd be flying home from Cape Verde - we finally got everything fixed and bought, got refuelled and at 12.25pm local time (23hrs 25mins after most of the rest of the fleet) we cast off and set sail for St. Lucia.Hurray!!Within the hour we had a few small rigging issues ironed out, and are now tramping along at about 7kts under spinnaker, with blue skies, sunshine and in a lovely calm sea.We just have to round the southern end of Sto Antao island and head a little further north, and then that's us for approx. the next two weeks!!The watch roster is being written up as I type (it'll be much the same as before), and we're making decisions along the way about spinnaker at night. read more...


17/11/2016

New Deal - Log day -3 Just testing the comms

Log day -3 Just testing the comms . read more...


17/11/2016

Ludanka - Fancy dress party

Ludanka-log-Had dinner at The British Club good food strange place then great fun had by all at the ARC fancy dress party image1. read more...


Ludanka - Fancy dress party
Ludanka - Fancy dress party
17/11/2016

Wethomi - //WL2K 16. November 2016

Countdown for the final leg! Nervous? No time. Trying to get fixed the SailingGen (water powered generator). Finished 20 minutes before starting time. Restore everything. Clean hands. Motor start. Leave berth. Head direct to starting line. Start. We look around. We are the first ones. And on time. Unbelievable. Maybe "Masa Yume" is a little bit ahead. But they did again things you are not supposed to do in the start area. But as in real life: If you are beautiful you are allowed the little bit extra.So at least once in the ralley we are at the front row.Now get up the "Parasailor" quick. Could not prepare it in advance. But imagine some old fellows getting up a high tech sail on an old lady: Near to disaster.Manage somehow to have it pulling our "Wethomi" forward. Now we attack from. read more...


16/11/2016

Endeavour of Cork - Better news......

There are glimmers of light on the horizon!There are still teams of men working furiously on the engine, but a few minutes ago they fired it up and put it in gear - and it drove!!Now the question is can we run it in neutral, as we'll need to be able to to that to charge the batteries for the duration of the trip - and we need that for communications and navigation instruments,as well as home comforts like the fridge and lights.And having bought yet MORE batteries, now we discover that the latest ones are too big for their holders!One step forward, one step back.But we have declared an aim to leave at 11am tomorrow - so lets see if we can make that come true!!!We'll be flying that spinny like demons trying to catch up the back markers!!!From a far more cheerful Endeavour - over and out. read more...


16/11/2016

Unconditional - ARC+ Leg 2, Day 1: Awards Repairs, Friends & Resart!

  Amazingly enough S/Y Unconditional, a 2004 Oyster 49, and its crewof 3 won 2nd place in Leg #1 Class 1B . As the only USA boat and only Oysteryacht to finish ‘in the money,’ actually a small plaque, we felt special andmany fellow sailors congratulated us – Wow!   Repair-wise, I felt that our treasured gennaker with the open heartlogo was beyond economic repair. Well, Tuga arranged for repair at a fraction ofthe price back home, and it was returned to the boat 2-hours beforedeparture.   While a little unnerving, our rock & rolly marina entrance,allowed everyone to look out for each other and being clustered so close,friendships developed – some even ‘close’ friendships!   Sara & I thoroughly enjoyed the Sao Vicente tour, and in spiteof local economic stress. read more...


Eau Too - Off for the Caribbean! 10knots of wind, running 5.5 knots ??
Eau Too - Off for the Caribbean! 10knots of wind, running 5.5 knots ??
16/11/2016

Somnium - Once again...

Once again we had a great start and are looking forward to the next days of sailing. The weather is brilliant and the gennaker works perfectly. Let's see how fast we can go... Happy sailing!image. read more...


Somnium - Once again...
Somnium - Once again...
16/11/2016

Koco - 1. Bericht der KOCO ... Testbericht

HalloWir stehen mit unserer KOCO in der Marina von Las Palmas bereit.Die Vorarbeiten sind zum grössten Teil abgeschlossen, uff … Leider ist unser neues «Vorsegel» noch immer nicht eingetroffen, sollte eigentlich seit 2 Tagen auf dem Schiff sein … aber hier drehen die Uhren halt etwas langsamer … wir geben nicht auf und bleiben dran!Crew ist eingetroffen und guten Mutes!Sofern Segeln morgen eintrifft, machen wir unseren Probeschlag und sind dann bereit für den Start der ARC 2016, yäh …Beste Grüsse an alle KOCO-FansIMG_2533. read more...


16/11/2016

Orion - Start II

Liebe Leute,   So jetzt sind wie wieder auf dem Wasser.  Den Parasailor haben wir gesetzt, aber es war doch wenig Wind. Jetzt wird motort. Wir werden die Nach durch motoren, damit wir Anschluss finden.eWir haben konstant über 10 KnWind.  Ich hoffe, dass der Autopilot hält. Auf dem Wasser fühle ich mich wohl. Welche Temperaturen hier herrschen und wie sich das anfühlt kennen nur diejenigen, die da waren. Es ist super. Der Aufenthalt an Land war nicht so lange, dass Klaus wieder ein wenigseekrank geworden ist.  . read more...


16/11/2016

Cherish - Day 1 - (at sea and backdated due to too much fun!) A great send off!

An excellent send off from L pontoon including vikings brandishing palms, a saxophonist and a cacophony of boat horns! The gathered crowd were glad to finally see the back of us!!“I’ve never suffered from sea sickness”! Buoyed up mood quickly dashed out of port when reality of Atlantic brought the entire crew down with sea sickness! Only one crew member (and Suzanna) could stomach food. Ginger root tablets and mint tea (from our on board herb garden) put paid to most ailments.. read more...


Cherish - Day 1 - (at sea and backdated due to too much fun!) A great send off!
Cherish - Day 1 - (at sea and backdated due to too much fun!) A great send off!
Koco - 1. Bericht der KOCO ... Testbericht
Koco - 1. Bericht der KOCO ... Testbericht
16/11/2016

Caffè Latte - On est arrivé aux BVIs !!

Hier soir à 21h21 nous avons franchi la ligne d'arrivée après 1365 MM de navigation. La dernière journée vraiment spéciale nous avons fait du près serré à 32 degré du vent apparent toute la journée et ce fut assez hot comme navigation. Très heureux de notre expérience. Trop content d'être arrivé. Notre couple se porte très bien ;)A+Yolène et Jean. read more...


16/11/2016

Fleet II - Log Weds 16th November - departure day 2

Once again we've enjoyed fantastic hospitality on these fabulous islands.If you've not been to Cape Verde then you really should; the islands are beautiful, its people are friendly and there's so much to see and do.Thanks again to WCC, who have ensured everything has run smoothly and made it easy for us.So, to Leg 2.2,090 miles pretty much due west - at 7 or so knots that's a long way.A few days at sea should help us catch up on lost sleep - cheers Bar Simpatico!Good luck and fair winds to all our new friends - we'll see you in St Lucia!ColinCBO 👮. read more...


16/11/2016

Bluewaft - Bluewaft Blog

Test. read more...


16/11/2016

Somnium - We made it!

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Somnium - We made it!
Somnium - We made it!
16/11/2016

La Contenta - prepares

Hi we are so busy on the boat and having great fun meeting the crews of allthe other boats.  So far we have done a rig inspection, sail inspection,repaired many small issues, been sailing to do man over board drill and partiedon the pontoon.   Still so much to do but this is good fun :)  . read more...


16/11/2016

Endeavour of Cork - Disappointing news.....

The blog has been quiet for the last few days for a reason.....I'm afraid it's bad news from Endeavour this morning.... engine problems mean that we definitely won't make the start line later today. We're all devastated, naturally.It remains to be seen when, or indeed if, we can get the issues resolved. We can't say just now what will happen, the next few days will hopefully bring a resolution of some sort.From a HUGELY disappointed Endeavour... Over and out :(. read more...


16/11/2016

Jasmine - Test Blog

Test Blog Of Jasmine.. read more...


16/11/2016

Remedy - Midnight 40 to go

We are on our final approach now, just east of Tortola and company to our east pushing for the same goal. Janette and I have taken every midnight to 8 am watch and tonight is no different. The sailing vessel to our port is the first since leaving Portsmouth and is a welcome sight, if not a target to be tracked. A quick hail and a French pair of jacks responds, intentions acknowledged, I am on their AIS. Janette, Ed, and I sitting quietly as the miles role off in the cockpit, current speed 7 kt. As the sun rises we will have earned this passage and will proudly join the ranks of many others. Oh yeah, anyone that says this was a walk in the park l got words for you, your full of it. Just as I suspected, a new challenge for us tonight, lightening. No worries, we will handle it, as with all. read more...


16/11/2016

Pearl Bali - Highlights of the day by Pearl Bali crew - First Leg to Mindelo

Pearl BaliSkipper:Barry HarmerCrew:IY - Irina Yatsenko (wife)AY - Alyona Yatsenko (daughter)PY - Polina Yatsenko (daughter)Brandy - Brandy Doubleday (friend) This is the first transatlantic crossing for the boat and the crew… and we are all enjoying it. Due to the lack of light wind sails and a loaded boat, we struggled with the light winds just after the start that lasted until Monday evening.Once the winds kicked in our progress improved, but we played conservative with sail area to avoid trouble if the wind suddenly increased to the gusts forecasted. We are now hoping to arrive before the welcome drinks Sat night, but it is looking doubtful. (we made it by 4pm Sat… and came 5th in our multihull class once handicap and engine hours were taken into account). The crew were. read more...