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Blue Orchid - Leg 2 - Day 2 - Bermuda to Horta, Azores
Blue Orchid - Leg 2 - Day 2 - Bermuda to  Horta, Azores
Blue Orchid - Ready to start Leg 2
Blue Orchid - Ready to start Leg 2
19/05/2022

Blue Orchid - Leg 2 - Bermuda to Horta - Day 1

Our second day of sailing went smoothly. The screecher caused some problems but got solved. Now enjoying a beautiful sunset - Skipper Daniel has a break.Warm regards to all family and friends from Blue Orchid Crew MembersIMG_0630. read more...


Blue Orchid - Leg 2 - Bermuda to Horta - Day 1
Blue Orchid - Leg 2 - Bermuda to Horta - Day 1
19/05/2022

Blue Orchid - Ready to start Leg 2

All was well prepared, but the start line was a bit crowded especially when the Ferry from Dockyard was coming into Town Cut while the rally boats were squeezing out the opposite route. All went well and we are on our way to North first looking for Wind. The forecast predicted this to be extremely low. So here we are chasing the clouds!IMG_0604. read more...


19/05/2022

Blue Orchid - Leg 2 - Day 2 - Bermuda to Horta, Azores

Morning shift ended for Philippe. He is doing the logbook entry while Chris is up to download the latest weather forecast. We did some motoring during the night when the wind was below 4 knots. Some Wind of 9 knots is back, so we can sail again. IMG_0626. read more...


Blue Orchid - SXM-Bermuda - Sunday Roast in Hamilton
Blue Orchid - SXM-Bermuda - Sunday Roast in Hamilton
Blue Orchid - Sail GP Bermuda this weekend
Blue Orchid - Sail GP Bermuda this weekend
Blue Orchid - Leg 1 Day 7 - ARC Welcome Drinks in Bermuda
Blue Orchid - Leg 1 Day 7 - ARC Welcome Drinks in Bermuda
Blue Orchid - Leg 1 SXM-Bermuda - Day 5 - Dinner Preparing Time Chaos in the Galley
Blue Orchid - Leg 1 SXM-Bermuda - Day 5 - Dinner Preparing Time Chaos in the Galley
Blue Orchid - Leg 1 SXM-Bermuda - Day 5 - Dinner Preparing Time Chaos in the Galley
Blue Orchid - Leg 1 SXM-Bermuda - Day 5 - Dinner Preparing Time Chaos in the Galley
Blue Orchid - Leg 1 - SXM-Bermuda - Day6 - Chris taking the helm to steer us through Morning squalls with Skipper Daniel and crew member Philippe
Blue Orchid - Leg 1 - SXM-Bermuda - Day6 - Chris taking the helm to steer us through Morning squalls with Skipper Daniel and crew member Philippe
Blue Orchid - Leg 1 - SXM-Bermuda - Day4 - In the middle of Evening Squalls with up to 24 knots of wind
Blue Orchid - Leg 1 - SXM-Bermuda - Day4 - In the middle of Evening Squalls with up to 24 knots of wind
Blue Orchid - Leg 1 SXM-Bermuda - Day3 - Hot Day and smooth sailing
Blue Orchid - Leg 1 SXM-Bermuda - Day3 - Hot Day and smooth sailing
Blue Orchid - Leg 1 SXM-Bermuda - Day 2- first Sunrise shared by Crew Gudrun and Philippe
Blue Orchid - Leg 1 SXM-Bermuda - Day 2- first Sunrise shared by Crew Gudrun and Philippe
11/05/2022

Summerwinds of Cuan - A real devil's kitchen

If Monday evening and night squalls and electrical storms were to be judged against what we had last night, It would be like comparing a pub band practicing upstairs to a virtuoso stadium filling rock concert.Another mixed morning with not great winds. This followed by a major squall early afternoon. As evening fell, the show began. We were all in the cockpit enjoying a celebratory 'half way there' drink when the light show began. Neither Sydney, London or Funchal could have put on a display like this. There was sheet lightning in whites and pinks, big claps of thunder and then forked lightning running across the sky with small bolts in the distance striking the sea. We tried to follow a path away from the activity and thought that we had succeeded. Early on Ann's night watch the fun and. read more...


10/05/2022

Summerwinds of Cuan - First few of days at sea.

From a cracking milage on day one to a very slow yesterday, we are continuing to make progress towards Bermuda. Yesterday was a day of very little wind, certainly a lot less than was forecast. Last night we threaded our way through banks of sheet lightning to our front, port and starboard sides. The flashes were continuous and with a big moon early in the night was very light. The flashes continued after the moon had set until sunrise. There was no thunder and we don't know how far away they were, but it's a bit nerve wracking, as there is always the worry of being struck by lightning.Onboard we are settling into a routine. Ann is finding her sea legs and a sprightly Jack is always up on time for his night watches. The forecast is for more wind and from a direction that we can better. read more...


08/05/2022

Dumia - Dumia Log 8.5.22

It is 12.00 am on May 8. We have been sailing for exactly 24 hours and covered exactly 200 nautical miles. We started the race with a very shrewd starting maneuver in the tradition of late Soling sailor boat captain Dietrich Carl Georg Howaldt with a tack around the can. We crossed the starting line as the third ship and have had fair winds. We passed the western hook of Anguilla and thereafter made direct course to Bermuda with a bearing of 355°.We subsequently made good speed beam reaching in easterly trades with a wind of 15 knots and boat speed of 8-9 knots, moderate sea state with 1,5 - 2m.On the fishing front we had some highly interesting experience. We made good use of the first 12 hours on board with half of our crew feeding the fish. This sacrifice was rewarded today when. read more...


07/05/2022

Dumia

Heute um 12 Uhr local Time geht es los. Vorbereitungen sind abgeschlossen. Gesten gab es die individuelle Wetterberatung aus Kiel (Wetterwelt). Für heute und Morgen haben wir Passat aus O bis SO vorhergesagt. Dann werden Tiefausläufer mit Regen, ev. Squalls und rechts drehendem Wind dazu kommen. Sollte alles machbar sein. Gentlemen sailing only downwind. HP. read more...


06/05/2022

Alora - test

Half way to Bermuda!. read more...



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