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15/11/2016

Dolphin Star - STARTING DATE ARC+2016 (06.11.2016)

This is the big day with more than 70 boats on the starting line encouraged by the fans. Captain Kari watch out that everything goes right. Dolphin Star007 009 010 011. read more...


Dolphin Star - STARTING DATE ARC+2016 (06.11.2016)
Dolphin Star - STARTING DATE ARC+2016 (06.11.2016)
Dolphin Star - STARTING DATE ARC+2016 (06.11.2016)
Dolphin Star - STARTING DATE ARC+2016 (06.11.2016)
Dolphin Star - STARTING DATE ARC+2016 (06.11.2016)
Dolphin Star - STARTING DATE ARC+2016 (06.11.2016)
Dolphin Star - STARTING DATE ARC+2016 (06.11.2016)
Dolphin Star - STARTING DATE ARC+2016 (06.11.2016)
15/11/2016

Remedy - Last 100 miles

This mark that is unseen by the naked eye or estimated by our keen since of smell. But oh yes, there on the chart plotter was the proof, 99.9 to go. I am sure for our larger and faster brethren this was a fast trip, but not to be for Remedy. We were prepared for a few days of rough weather, but we have had only a few days of nice weather. In 2 words, BEAM SEAS, almost every day, cooking in them has to be an art I will need to master with only 3 dinner meals, 3 breakfast meals, and 2 hot lunches under my belt. I had hoped for 50% of the meals, but I hope now to get one more in this 100 miles well short of the goal. It is time for the last supper on this trip, I think it too will be cold sandwiches or microwave soup. No one will complain, eating is only slightly easier than cooking, as. read more...


15/11/2016

Isbjorn - Landfall in Tortola: Supermoon at Sea

Whelp, we’re here!Isbjorn made landfall early Monday morning, the lights of Anegada, the north-easternmost of the BVI’s, visible shortly after midnight. The moon was so bright that you could see the silhouette of the flat island clearly on the horizon. We continued on a close reach towards the finish line between Scrub Island and the Dogs, crossing at just after 0400 and popping a morning bottle of bubbly to celebrate. We’d been at sea for 8 days & 13 hours, and sailed just over 1,400 nautical miles.Our final night at sea was, no-joke, a career night for me. I’m not sure if the crew realize just how spoiled they were that night. Isbjorn blasted along under her brand-new 140% genoa and full mainsail, close-reaching in calm seas at 7-8 knots in just 12 knots of breeze. There was nary a. read more...


15/11/2016

Diamond Girl - Day -5 / Drinking Beers in the Marina

Party at Wharf K!!!. read more...


Isbjorn - Landfall in Tortola: Supermoon at Sea
Isbjorn - Landfall in Tortola: Supermoon at Sea
15/11/2016

Caffè Latte - Jour 11

Hier belle navigation, beau temps, mais les milles se boufent moins vite que prévu ;(On a utilisé le spi et Yo a eu sa première prise : un poisson volant de 3 pouces!tout va bien et on a très hâte d'arriver, plus que 50 MM.Yolène et Jean. read more...


Tiffin - preparations going on
Tiffin - preparations going on
15/11/2016

Nisida - Test and Prep log

Hi AllOur prep on board Nisida is all going well, we were the first boat to have the race division safety inspection and passed with flying colours.We keep buying more food and finding spce to put it away. Somehow!Now looking forward to all our ARC crew arriving on Wednesday, and the last one one on Thursday.. read more...


14/11/2016

Tulla Mhor - Day -6 Lots of Parties

Gosh, feeling exhausted. Haven't been to so many parties since freshers week and that was some years (decades) ago. The atmosphere of the ARC is a bit like freshers week; the newbies (us) are all excited at being away from home (waters) for the first time; the old hands (senior students) are providing calming words and looking cool; lots of lectures informing us of potential pitfalls and how to avoid them. You can go up to complete strangers and ask them all about themselves, their boat and how they got here and everyone is friendly, open and accepting. People are drinking in the sailors (union) bar from 11.00am, there is a drinks party every evening at 6.30 and lots of great parties.We started off on Friday with a farewell for ARC+ and welcome to the ARC party. This was hosted by the. read more...


14/11/2016

White Satin - The ARC Parade - proud to be British

Monday 14th November It was exciting to welcome Helen and Paul aboard on Saturday evening; they have had a frantic few days leading up to their departure collecting spare parts for us and various other last minute items and also wrapping up  things at work. They were thrust straight away into ARC activities with a ‘Red and White’ party on Saturday and the ARC Parade on Saturday.  The ARC team had asked for volunteers from each country to be flag bearers, Vicki managed to hold herself back for about 24 hours before leaping forward, so today’s photo is of her in the parade; she is very proud to be British (despite wanting to remain in Europe!)  We were amazed by the diversity of the nationalities in the parade; the countries were organised in alphabetical order. read more...


White Satin - The ARC Parade - proud to be British
White Satin - The ARC Parade - proud to be British
14/11/2016

Starblazer - 14/11/2016 – Sunday

If Saturday was full of positives I’m afraid Sunday did not follow in the same mould!Overnight there had been several squalls, more rain than wind though the latter waltzed around the compass.I led a charmed life; the squalls all arrived during John’s watches.I didn’t mention yesterday’s sunrise as I wrote the blog because it was unspectacular, light working its way through dense clouds which threatened more rain.We motored most of the morning, sailed during the afternoon, motored again for a few hours then sailed until 0200.There were a number of heavy showers as the black clouds marched past but, by late afternoon, the skies cleared and it became a lovely evening.I do appear to be doing my best to fit the stereotypical Brit, always going on about the weather!At sea there is not a lot. read more...


14/11/2016

Caffè Latte - Jour 10

Bonne navigation hier nous avons franchi la barre des 150MM en 24 hres. Vie à bord un peu difficile hier soir à cause des conditions mer et météo. Aujourd'hui, le matin, tout est cool! A+Yolène et Jean. read more...


14/11/2016

Albatross - Nov 14 - Arriving at Las Palmas!

I am arriving tonight at Las Palmas. Chuck and Lolo are already there and are busy attending seminars, passing safety inspections, and taking care of a myriad of things that need to get done before we leave. James and Kevin are arriving tomorrow and Billy on Friday. Fernando Albatross.. read more...


Albatross - Nov 14 - Arriving at Las Palmas!
Albatross - Nov 14 - Arriving at Las Palmas!
13/11/2016

Noah - ARC starts

Dear friends, this is now the first BLOG entry for sy NOAH on www.sy.noah.de and on the ARC blog (https://www.worldcruising.com/arc/arc_2016_eventlogs.aspx ). We’ll post in english and german. Today was the official launch of ARC2016 and all participating nations gathered to celebrate the opening of the event. The fleet can be tracked on http://www.worldcruising.com/arc/eventfleetviewer.aspx; you will find NOAH on there as well (we are sailing Gran Canaria to Saint Lucia).___________________Heute war die Eröffnung der ARC mit einer großen Flaggenparade aller teilnehmenden Nationen. Übrigens: Position der „NOAH“ könnt Ihr online verfolgen unter http://www.worldcruising.com/arc/eventfleetviewer.aspx (wir segeln die Route Gran Canaria - St. Lucia). Während der ARC werden wir unsere. read more...


13/11/2016

Endeavour of Cork - Day 1&2 Cape Verde

Day 1 Cape Verdewe arrived, finally!A rollercoaster ride, in 23kts of wind and mega-swell between the islands, at 5am in the pitch dark - well done Conor on getting us in in one piece!!!Not for the faint-hearted.We tied up and fell into the bunks for an hour or so, then set about getting laundry sent off, getting showers (freezing cold! but still the best thing EVER), getting breakfast in the town - which was more of a challenge than I'd ever had guessed! We picked a cafe that seemed to be part of a hotel, other tables were dining on what looked like quite a feast, but we managed to coax only a small plain omelette, some bread, and a few milky coffees out of them.Even the butter had to be specifically asked for.However it set us up for the day.The others set off to run up a mountain, or. read more...


Endeavour of Cork - Sunset from the mast
Endeavour of Cork - Sunset from the mast
Endeavour of Cork - Working on the mast
Endeavour of Cork - Working on the mast
13/11/2016

Fleet II - Log Day 10/11 - arrival in Mindelo

I thought we ought to record the fact that wearrived!Sailed all the way, boat and crew all intact.Have hardly seen Keith since we've arrived - he's happy as Larry on the foredeck 'messing around with boats'.Although a Sunday morning cooked breakfast would have been great, we deferred that and have been tucking into the ripe fruit 🍉.Don't worry about us too much though - it's cooked breakfast for lunch!ColinCBO 👮. read more...


13/11/2016

Starblazer - 13/11/2016 – We have neighbours.

The ocean is a mighty large space and, though 35 boats are heading towards the same destination, the fleet is spread over a wide area.The first night at sea we could see the lights of several rally boats, however sightings for most of the time have been few and far between.We have spotted the odd non-rally boat but they have not stayed close.At about this time yesterday morning the AIS alarm went off for Windarra, a 13 metre sloop.At the time it was 3 miles ahead, slowly crossing our path.Today they are 10 miles away, on the port quarter (rear near side in carspeak for right hand drive vehicles).Yarona, another British owned Hallberg Rassy, also in the rally, came across our bow about 3 hours ago and are now 2.5 miles away on our port beam.Yesterday was rather frustrating, the predicted. read more...


13/11/2016

Caffè Latte - Jour 9

Les vents tant attendus sont arrivé en fin d'après-midi, yéééé! On roule à fond depuis ce moment. Merci à Mel, Stef et Steph pour le cassoulet : délicieux (même sans un bon vin pour l'accompagner). Devions arrivermardi en après-midi ou soirée si les vents se maintiennent.A+Yolène et Jean. read more...


Cherish - Cherish boot camp - frisbee on the beach
Cherish - Cherish boot camp - frisbee on the beach
Cherish - Party, party, party!!!
Cherish - Party, party, party!!!
Cherish - Tapas and exploring old town
Cherish - Tapas and exploring old town
Cherish - Cherish boot camp
Cherish - Cherish boot camp
Cherish - Cherish boot camp
Cherish - Cherish boot camp
Cherish - Tapas and exploring in old town
Cherish - Tapas and exploring in old town
Cherish - Cherish boot camp
Cherish - Cherish boot camp
13/11/2016

Cherish - Sunny Sunday in Las Palmas

So an update on the past few days....Cherish and the crew now have a date of departure, which is excellent!!In the mean time the crew have been maintaining their morale with a strict regime of exercise, eating and going to parties. Cherish boot camp on the beach earned as all a beer the other night and we've been making lots of new acquaintances. We are also getting lots of practice with provisioning and are able to experiment with various methods of food type and storage with the benefit of having more shops close by. The crew have cleaned and polished Cherish and we're raring to go later this week.Suzanna the Squash is plodding along and still showing no signs of age, although she may have been up to some mischief.... The squashes have multiplied........image1. read more...


Cherish - Sunny Sunday in Las Palmas
Cherish - Sunny Sunday in Las Palmas
Cherish - Day (?) Movie night with Suzanna
Cherish - Day (?) Movie night with Suzanna
Cherish - Day (?) Roast Dinner
Cherish - Day (?) Roast Dinner
13/11/2016

Fourth Dimension IV - Preparations

We began this journey in Lisbon just 6 weeks ago enjoying time in Lanzarote and Tenerife along the way. Now in Las Palmas and just a week out from the start of the ARC 2016 the pressure is on to get through the job list in time. Almost there! The waterline keeps dropping as the provisions start to come onboard and I hope for good winds to push her through the water. With the final crew arriving in just a few days, no doubt there will be a busy time ahead for everyone.Helen & Adam. read more...


13/11/2016

Ludanka - Jobs

Ludanka-log- ARChie not to impressed with the sewing skillsSent from my iPhoneimage1. read more...


Ludanka - Jobs
Ludanka - Jobs
Ludanka - Jobs
Ludanka - Jobs
13/11/2016

Ludanka - Jobs

Ludanka-log- lots of jobs to get sorted before the off - then thoughts turning to re- provision next week image1. read more...


Ludanka - Jobs
Ludanka - Jobs
13/11/2016

Shelena - Day 8 Final slog!

18:59.88N 64:52.05W12th NovemberEver since we caught our mahi-mahi yesterday just before sunset the wind haspicked up and is from the east. We have reached latitudes sufficiently farsouth to meet the trade winds that blow pretty much from Africa in the eastacross the Atlantic to the Caribbean. That is fine save that our destinationis on a bearing of about 160 degrees. Without getting technical the upshotis that we are ona close haul. Opinions differ on whether this is good orbad. For Petri and me that means yacht listing 15 plus degrees.Exhilarating! To Helen; oh no, this is where the nightmare begins. It ishard to stand or do anything. Like everything the angle of tilt can begreater for tighter course into the wind and if there is plenty of sail outtilt can be 30 degrees. Somewhere. read more...


12/11/2016

Croix du Sud - Registriert zur ARC 2016

Heute Nacht sind wir in Las Palmas angekommen und haben die erste Hürde einer Regatta schon genommen: die Registrierung! Morgen ist Sonntag und wir können ersteinmal etwas relaxen bevor es am Montag mit den Sicherheitschecks weiter geht. Also bislang alles nach Plan.Viele Grüße von der CROIX DU SUDHenrik Masekowitz. read more...


12/11/2016

Ludanka - First beer in Gran Canaria

Ludanka-log- a welcome beer with Archie boat mascot on arrival in Gran Canariaimage1. read more...


Ludanka - First beer in Gran Canaria
Ludanka - First beer in Gran Canaria
12/11/2016

Orion - 12.11

Liebe Leute,   es sieht so aus, als ob jetzt der Autopilot in Ordnung ist, und die Inmarsatanlage läuft. Es fehlen dort noch die Zugänge zu den Emails. Eine neue Genua haben wir auch. Die ist montiert mit zwei Drahtstrobfs. Gesternwaren wir dann Essen. Heute Morgen soll es dann losgehen: nichts wie hinterher. Stefano gab uns einen Tipp zur Segelführung, den wir probieren werden.  Wir gehen so ähnlich wie Passatsegel. Unser neues Segel fahren wir an backbord am Spibaum und die Fock wir durch den Großbaum ausgestellt. An Steuerbord.Dann platt vor Laken. Ich bin einmal gespannt, wie das wird. Ohne uns liegen noch zwei zu reparierende Schiff hier. Jetzt geht es wieder los.  . read more...


12/11/2016

Almagores II - prova

Test. read more...


12/11/2016

Orion - 12.11 morgens

Das Schiff läuft jetzt unter Segel und Aries Selbststeueranlage wie eine eins. Der Cockpittisch ist blöde, da ich nicht sehe, wie es repariert werden kann, ohne das ganze Teil zu erneuern, da die Schrauben aus dem Mittelteilmit dem Schwert herausgerissen wurden.  Die Crew freut sich, wenn wir da sind. Klaus Seebeine sind perfekt. Als ob ein Schalter umgelegt wurde, Er kriecht  über Kopf in alle Ecken und Kanten, um seine Essenstauliste zu regeln. Wir sind glaube ich nicht letzter.Ein Schiff war hinter uns. Gestern war es bewölkt. Heute ist wieder strahlender Sonnenschein. Klaus hat Wäsche gewaschen. Das ist schon seltsam. Wie bei Kästner. Drei Männer in einem Boot. An die Literaten, was gibt es nicht alles mit drei Männern? Von derTankstelle , im Schnee ?? . read more...