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Shiva - Sail away
Shiva - Sail away
Shiva - Taking a shower in a squall
Shiva - Taking a shower in a squall
Shiva - A squall approaching us
Shiva - A squall approaching us
Shiva - Life onboard
Shiva - Life onboard
Shiva - Life onboard
Shiva - Life onboard
10/12/2015

Hanse Sailor - Day 19 (Thursday): gennaker shred to pieces

After having sailed with the gennaker all night, the UV rays was finallytoo much for it. Around 9 am the sail was shred quite severely without hope tobe repaired on deck. Final day on the Atlantic in daylight.  Final day on the Atlantic in daylight...   Johan, on Hanse Sailor. read more...


Shiva - Life onboard
Shiva - Life onboard
Shiva - Mariette cutting plastic garbage
Shiva - Mariette cutting plastic garbage
Shiva - Life onboard
Shiva - Life onboard
Shiva - Life onboard
Shiva - Life onboard
Shiva - Life onboard
Shiva - Life onboard
Shiva - Ready for take off
Shiva - Ready for take off
Shiva - Breakfast onboard
Shiva - Breakfast onboard
Shiva - Life onboard
Shiva - Life onboard
Shiva - Life onboard
Shiva - Life onboard
Shiva - Manouvring towards the start line
Shiva - Manouvring towards the start line
Shiva - Off we go
Shiva - Off we go
11/12/2015

LaLuna - LaLuna dag 20, laatste dag op zee

Net land gezien, nog 17 mijl naar ons waypoint boven St Lucia.We zijn er bijna....na ruim 19 dagen zeilen sinds Las PalmasEen mooi moment voor toch al enkele overwegingen:-de ARC zeilen en meer specifiek zeilen op de (blauwe) oceaan is fantastisch,-maar, wat is die atlantische oceaan GROOTdit is ook het tijdstip voor wat bedankingen:2 zaken wil ik absoluut NIET bedanken: het vele zeewier dat in de tweede helft van de tocht het vissen van Kris en het gebruik van de Watt and Sea generator bijna onmogelijk maakte en dattelkens in grote slierten aan het roer bleef hangen. En de giekneerhouder maar daarover is reeds voldoende geschreven.Wel wil ik:-de crew bedanken: Dirk, Jeroen en Kris om mij te willen vergezellen op deze ARC van +2800 zeemijl. Fantastische bemanning!!!-Remco, JanWillem en. read more...


11/12/2015

Rhumb - Day 18 - Decisions, Decisions!!

As we approach St Lucia, the course we set becomes somewhat more critical than over the past few days. Looking at wind patterns etc. we were left in a quandary as to whether we continue with a little north in our track, or whether to gybe to put in a bit more south.As it happened we stayed on a 295 degree course for the afternoon and overnight and gybed this morning onto a 265 heading. Hopefully, particularly for Crusher Whitelock, this will be our last. Not his favourite part of the voyage as he readily admits, as he quite often comments in his own inimitable way 'what's the point'. Fortunately, he does endure these events with a reasonable level of optimism, which is just as well, as otherwise we would be well on our way to South Georgia by now. I have to register my sincere apologies. read more...


11/12/2015

Friskus VI - Friskuslog day 20-Land Ahoy

Land i sikte! Nå kan vi se St.Lucia der borte i varmedisen. Det er sol og26 grader, vi har 15 nm igjen av en seilas på 2766nm, slett ingen“søndagstur”!   Jeg vet ikke om mine forventninger til dette var feil, eller om vi bare harhatt det litt tøffere enn andre, men jeg synes den konstante bevegelsen vi harvært i har vært veldig slitsomt. Noen perioder med blikk stille hav hadde jegnok sett for meg, selv om det også betyr null vind. Unsett, nå er vi her, vi harklart det- Been there-Done that!   Vi har spurt ombord hva de forskjellige gleder seg mest til ved å komme tilland, og svarene ble som følger:Ikke bølger, at senga står stille, en kald øl,en stoooor is x2, kald drikke, en til kald øl. Dette er altså siste oppdatering fra satelittelefonen for denne gang. Nårvi kommer på. read more...


11/12/2015

Four Seasons - Greetings from St. Lucia !!

A bit late in sending this I’m afraid but as per usual wifi is very hit andmiss here. We are getting a local sim card today so we can tether to our phone. Anyway, we got here ! 17 days 15 hours 7 minutes 7 seconds. Arriva time was22:52 local time which is 02:52 UTC. No dramas over the last 24 hours. Landfallwas made the previous evening right at sunset so in perfect time for sundowners! Total mileage was 2846 giving an average speed of 5.88 knots. Quite slowbut not bad considering all the problems we had. Top speed was 15.8 kts. Thatwas awesome. Huge bow wave, white water everywhere and the whole boat vibratinglike mad. We had loads of 12’s and 13’s throughout as well. Full report willfollow in a few days and we will keep blogging on this site so stay tuned! C & C. read more...


11/12/2015

Hera - Segelkrimi

Heute Nacht gab es ein verdächtiges Rendezvous. Ein entgegenkommenderFrachter stoppte unmittelbar vor unserem Bug in kürzester Entfernung auf. AIS war abgeschaltet und er hielt absolute Funkstille. Statt dessenversuchte er über Lichtzeichen mit uns Kontakt aufzunehmen. Offensichtlich warenwir jedoch der falsche Rendezvouspartner. Nachdem er seinen Irrtum bemerkthatte, nahm er glücklicherweise sofort Fahrt auf und verschwand in derNacht. Ansonsten läuft alles nach Plan. Wir haben noch genau 150 sm zurZiellinie.   Stefan. read more...


11/12/2015

Shiva - Log day 18 - Arrived!

December 10, 2015 – It’s 5.20PM, we need to get ready for the night. Is the top light on? Are the flash lights outside? And the life vests in the cabin? Whose watch is it? Have the dishes been done and are all loose things tightened up? Who makes tea and coffee? Mariette, did you already prepare the Snack Bag?  That’s how it went the last 17 days and nights… Right now at 5.20PM I’m sitting in the cockpit – the boat is not moving (!!) – with the laptop on my lap and a drink and a snack on my left and when I look around I don’t see just waves and sky, but I see lots of ships lying in the harbour and many people walking by or chitchatting in their cockpits or doing some maintenance activities on their ship.  We have arrived at Saint Lucia!!  Yesterday we started the night. read more...


11/12/2015

Calypso - Almost there!

The Almost End==============It just goes to show.. you can never relax!Only a day and a bit to go... and the only excitement on our horizon was the anticipation of that first "dirty beer" when we arrived. We'd even had a shower day so we wouldn't be too fragrant when we got there.And then, mid-morning as expected, the wind shifted a little and it was time for a (hopefully) final gybe. Crew assembled, jobs allocated, and... we discover that the spinnaker pole track has partly peeled away from the mast.Well that put paid to the last dash for the line and the eagerly anticipated refreshment, and now we're plodding in a much more pedestrian manner toward St Lucia.On the plus side, this means that we'll probably arrive late afternoon instead of early morning, so it should be much easier to. read more...


10/12/2015

Aliena - Jueves 10-12-2015

9º dia de navegación desde Mindelo. El tiempo es parecido al de estos días atrás aunque tenemos corriente favorable y un poco mas de viento, lo que nos viene muy bien porque con el viento que hace no nos hemos atrevido a subir el yankee y vamos solo con la mayor a buena marcha. Seguimos sin ver un alma y tampoco hemos pescado. Hemos recorrido 168 nm desde ayer y nos faltan 712 nm. Ya casi huele a tierra. Por fin Africa nos deja ir y America nos tiende una mano. Aunque muy lejos estamos a la altura de la Guayana Francesa. Estamos cansados porque el vaiven del barco hace que durmamos mal.El menu de hoy: Ensalada Waldorf-Astoria con nueces de Titaguas, Girasoli rellenos de trufa blanca con salsa de setas y queso y de postre, macedonia de fruta de dos continentes, ya veis porque vamos a. read more...


10/12/2015

Toujours Belle - Vor dem Ziel

Die letzten beiden Tage kommen wir aufgrund der Welle und der Windrichtung leider nicht so schnell vorwärts. 5,8 kn im Schnitt ist zu wenig. Daher Kreuzkurs mit achterlichem Wind. Klaus verköstigt uns super. Steak, Resotto, Pfandkuchen mit Apfelmuss, Grütze mit Pfirsichen und Griessbrei. Jetzt gibt es Putenbrust mit Reis und Pfifferling Soße. Abends gucken wir uns immer den Sonnenuntergang gemeinsam an. Der Horizont ist total im grellem kräftigen Orange. Als wenn der Horizont brennt. Sehr beeindruckend. Vergisst man nie. Die Nacht ist jetzt pechschwarz. Der Horizont ist nicht mehr zu erkennen. Alles geht schwarz ineinander über. Der Sternenhimmel so klar und deutlich. Der Himmel ist beinahe etwas grau, weil die vielen entfernteren Sterne jetzt zur Geltung kommen. Tausende von Sternen.. read more...


10/12/2015

Taistealai - Transition

Life has been a blur for the crew of Tashy since our frantic arrival, 16 days 3 hours and 43 minutes after departing from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Surprisingly, it was not the alcoholic blur we might have expected after 17 dry days at sea, despite the very welcoming rum punch on the dock, but more a blurring of time. A mix of heat ashore, slightly fuzzy heads from the punch and a steady stream of well-wishers meant that the afternoon rapidly vanished. A team dinner in the cockpit, this time with the luxury of a cockpit table laid with cutlery and napkins in place of our usual plastic bowls, ended with Jem fading first - almost face down into his dinner! After 16 days at sea, we were all overcome with tiredness; the relief at arriving, the sadness at finishing our journey, and a long. read more...


10/12/2015

Y2K - ARC - Day 18 - 09/12

Posizione 14°31N 58°51WQuesta sera, davanti ad un ottimo riso con la salsiccia abbiamo brindato alla nostra penultima cena a bordo in navigazione. Ormai abbiamo preso il ritmo, se non fosse che abbiamo un obbiettivo davanti e che quindi abbiamo voglia di andare a terra, forse potremmo continuare ancora per moltissimo. A cena abbiamo fatto alcune considerazioni riguardo i primi giorni, durissimi, i giorni di calma vicino alla porta di Colombo dove sembrava di essere in mezzo al golfo del Tigullio, a infine a questi ultimi giorni, dove abbiamo navigato veloci e sicuri come se fossimo dei navigatori oceanici da competizione.La verità è che una traversata oceanica non è una passeggiata, la barca viene messa a dura prova così come l'equipaggio viene sballottato psicologicamene e. read more...


TWIXX - ciabatta voor lunch!
TWIXX - ciabatta voor lunch!
10/12/2015

TWIXX - nog minder dan 500m!

We hebben de 500m mijlpaal gehaald, we zeilen met een flinke snelheid. De oceaan is iets rustiger met enkele rare hoge golven tussendoor. Het is nu dag en nacht ca 27gr, maar in de wind is het heerlijk koel. Vanochtend was de bakkerij flink ik bedrijf. Jorien heeft vanochtend eerst brooddeeg gemaakt voor Ciabatta. Tijdens het rijzen heeft ze beslag voor appelkaneel muffins gemaakt en alvast gebakken voor bij de koffie. Ze waren heerlijk. Het brood is inmiddels ook gebakken en ziet er professioneel uit. En het ruikt zo lekker aan boord, iedereen wordt er vrolijk van. Gisteren heeft Frank de muziek gevonden die Cees (van de Beau) op onze computer heeft gezet. Fantastische en heerlijk nummers. We genieten nu volop van de top 100 van de top 2000. Er wordt flink meegezongen, want zelfs wij. read more...


10/12/2015

Why Not - Why Not (Richard Anthony )

We all had a very good night last night with strong winds giving us a maxspeed of 11.6 and a daily coverage of a whopping 174 miles   Hence we are due to arrive in Rodney bay a little earlier than expectedbetween 8am and 10 pm giving us a crossing of 18 days .   Keith . read more...


10/12/2015

Starblazer - 10/12/2015 - The first week in Cape Town.

As planned, we pulled up the anchor at 0500 and motored across False Bay towards Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope.We managed to take some photos just before the fog enveloped the coastline and us!It was very sudden, with visibility less than 50 metres, we were very pleased to have a radar display in the cockpit as there was a fishing boat motoring towards us.We altered course because we didn't know if it had radar and we found the edge of the fog a bit further offshore.To amuse us on our short trip, a large pod of dolphins put on a fantastic display, leaping in unison right out of the water.Sadly I was below and missed them though John took a short video and some stills of them.Further on we found lots of seals, lazing around in groups of up to a dozen, some just waving a flipper. read more...


10/12/2015

Hanse Sailor - Day 18 (Wednesday): dolphins

Various events on this day:A nice little group of 13 dolphins weresighted, playing(?) and exercising(?) just in front of the boat’s bow. Theyseemed quite happy about it. Stefan made full flip in the saloon after a big wave rolled the boat. Alice, the auto pilot, got relieved for a few hours as we wanted toovertake some competition (the vessel “Why not” in this case). Every 45 min wegot 1 nm closer to finally reach her at 19:10 just before dinner. Everybody onboth vessels were cheerful, confirming the existence of people on thisplanet.   Johan, on HanseSailor. read more...


10/12/2015

Likedeeler - Zu schön, um wahr zu sein (Lisa)

Mannomann. Das tönt ganz ordentlich, rauscht ganz unwirklich und fühlt sich ganz und gar irre an! Die Likedeeler hat voll Spaß dabei, auf den langen, hohen Atlantikwellen zu surfen. Das mit einer Spitzengeschwindigkeit von 13 Knoten bei gut 20 Knoten Wind. Schneller gehts einfach nicht. Das ist echt der Hammer und berauscht unsere Crew enorm. Die Fock ist nach steuerbord übergeigt ausgebaumt. Das Groß lässt sich backbord mächtig aber nicht übermäßig ins Tuch blasen, und die Likedeeler stürmt dahin als wenns kein Morgen gäbe. Jetzt, gerade bei Nacht, ist es besondes aufregend, sieht man doch die Wellen nicht, die unser Bötchen anheben und nach vorne werfen. Noch viel weniger sieht man die heimtückischen Brecher, die sich von der Seite über uns hermachen und dabei besonders gern die. read more...


10/12/2015

Friskus VI - Friskuslog day 19-To cross an ocean

Atlanterhavet N 14.19  W 58.00 , 0900 lokal tid, 1200 GMT   Den euforiske gleden av å bare se blått rundt seg som så mangelangturseilere beskriver har til nå ikke vært spesielt fremtredende om bord. Idag morges kom derimot følelsen; solen gikk opp bak meg, vindmåleren viste 20knop/10 m/s, vi gjorde god fart med et rev og litt innrullet fokk og det varegentlig litt varmt selv om jeg bare hadde T-skjorte på. Plotteren viser nåcirka 180 nm igjen, noe vi føler som nesten fremme selv om det er en god deldrøyere enn strekningen Asker til Skagen for eksempel. Vi har nå innstilt oss påmålgang i morgen fredag i stedet for lørdag, noe alle om bord er veldig godtfornøyd med.   Skipperen er også veldig fornøyd med at personskadestatistikken til nå ikkeinneholder så mye som en brukket. read more...


10/12/2015

Aliena - jueves 10-12-2015

Ayer 8º dia de navegación. Tuvimos un descosido en el yankee y tuvimos que bajarlo y coserlo, lo que con el movimiento del barco no es nada sencillo. Nos llevó practicamente todo el día, pero como había buen viento con la mayor solo hicimos buena marcha. Estamos bien. En este momento nos faltan 770nm. Mientras cosiamos la vela nos acompañaron unos delfines pequeñisimos, eran bebes como Alicia.Carmen. read more...


10/12/2015

Calypso - A Brief History of Time

It might be Thursday, or Wednesday, or even January---------------------------------------------------Time is a funny thing when you're sailing, there's the day you set off, and hopefully, the day you arrive, and then there's this sort of splodge ot days in between. The day you leave has a name you'd all be familiar with, maybe "Monday", or "Thursday" (though apparently "Friday" is bad). The day you arrive is different, for everyone else it has a name, but not for you, for you its just "today", and thats pretty much the same for that splodge of days in the middle, a whole bunch of "todays".So now throw into the mix the need to change the time as you make your way across the ocean, and you have all the ingredients for at least an hours discussion at watch handover as you try to agree on. read more...


10/12/2015

Shiva - Log day 17 - Final countdown

December 9, 2015 – The last day of our Atlantic Ocean crossing…! It started a bit tough after a night of many clouds, extreme heat, strong rains and weird wind shifts. When my night shift started I joined Herman in what was a totally grey world with no sight around us and only strong rain. The bad part of these squalls is the waves and the rock and rolling inside the boat where people are trying to sleep. The good part is that they only take 15 to 20 minutes.  Today there were no more squalls and the sky brightened up. It was still very very hot and we’ve been sitting in the shade all day. Herman and Gerard had put the parasailor up which made us go smoothly more and more towards Saint Lucia. Only 130 miles to go……..!  We’ve seen many birds today and also 3 other ships! It. read more...


09/12/2015

Pura Vida - Tag 18

09.12.2015, 18. Tag auf SeeTja, nun segeln wir mit absehbaren Schritten unserem Ziel entgegen. Unser Tag ist ausgefüllt, man glaubt es kaum...Wache, Schlafen, Fischen, Essen kochen und wieder Wache oder Schlafen...Vor drei Tagen gab es eine nette kleine Begebenheit: nach unseren lustigen Müllspielen (der Plastikmüll wird schön klein geschnitten und dann in der Segellast verstaut, der stinkige kommt hinter das Dingi, da Wind von hinten;-)) Ebba hatte ihn nach vorne gebracht und Fabian hat assistiert, sehen wir doch glatt neben dem Schiff eine ca. 1m lange Dorade, die munter fliegende Fische jagt, welche durch unser Boot aufgescheucht wurden. Sofort war der Jagttrieb bei den Jungs geweckt. Alex versuchte mit unser Angel die Dorade zu ködern. 2x hatte sie den Köder schon im Maul und wieder. read more...


09/12/2015

TWIXX - zuurkool met worst..

Minder dan 600m te gaan! We hebben vandaag lekkere Hollandse kost gegeten: zuurkool met rookworst en spekjes. En nee, niet meegenomen uit Nederland maar gekocht bij de Hiperdino in Las Palmas. Smaakte erg lekker Hollands, en dat bij 25+graden. Tot nu toe komen we niets te kort, we eten en snacken lekker. Bakken soms iets voor bij de koffie, maken sushi van zelf gevangen tonijn of heerlijke Iberico ham. Frank heeft een flinke ham gekocht voor aan boord. Die snijdt Paul dan in super dunne plakjes voor bij de borrel. De nachtwachten doen we nu in shifts van 2 uur. Zo krijgt iedereen een lange nachtrust. Maar echt lekker en diep slapen doet niemand. Tijdens de wacht worden er films en series gekeken tussen de uitkijk door. Als de generator loopt dan drinken we 's avonds een Nespresso. We. read more...


TWIXX - zuurkool op de oceaan
TWIXX -  zuurkool op de oceaan
09/12/2015

Skyelark of London - Day 17 - nearly there

Day 17So the competition is hotting up - who is going to be the lucky one to steer Skyelark over the line at the finish of this year's ARC. It's all looking very close at the moment - Simon, Mike and Tony are all in the running for their guesses as to what time we will reach our waypoint off the north of St Lucia. Happily though we should be all set for a daylight arrival which is always a bonus.A quiet last day at sea with another gybe this morning. A fellow ARC boat Rubicon is not far away from us and we have been visited by small swallow - definitely a sign that we are getting close to land. Very hot today but luckily the gentle breeze has stayed with us and we are making steady progress towards the finish line. Much discussion about aircon, beds that don't move and cold beers today. read more...


09/12/2015

LaLuna - LaLuna dag 18

Dag 17-18Onze geïmproviseerde giekneerhouder doet het voorlopig zeer goed. Ook de wind blijft van de partij. Bij windkracht 5 lopen we met dubbel gereefd mainsail nog een goeie 6 knopen. Zo slagen we erin om de voorbije 24 uur telkens toch nog 150 mijl achter ons te laten. Vandaag hebben we onze klok nog eens een uurtje terug gedraaid. LaLuna boat-time is nu 4 uur vroeger als bij jullie. Bij aankomst draaien we het laatste uurtje terug. Het is nu woensdag avond en er staat nog 300 mijl voor de boeg. Dus, we hebben nog ongeveer 2 dagen wind nodig en dan lopen we hopelijk Rodney Bay binnen vrijdag laat . Mooi op tijd voor de big welcome Party van de ARC! De crew begint stilaan toch wat af te tellen en te dromen van big momma's, steelbands, bloemenkransen en rum punch! Gisteren nog eens een. read more...


09/12/2015

Y2K - ARC - Day 17 - 08/12

Posizione 15°01N 56°06WPurtroppo il nostro augurio di una notte tranquilla non ha portato bene.Durante la notte l'onda è aumentata e complice il poco vento abbiamo ballato tutta la notte la samba.Impossibile dormire a letto.Solo la mattina la situazione è migliorata lasciandoci dormire qualche ora.Il vento è in deciso calo, ma le miglia continuano a diminuire.Ormai puntiamo sul cibo. A pranzo stiamo leggeri e la sera mangiamo piatti più ricercati.Questa sera abbiamo mangiato le Fajitas di pollo, utilizzando un kit della OldElPaso con tanto di tortilla calde.Molto buone, un ottimo diversivo.Sono state accompagnate da un bottiglia di due litri di birra scura artigianale regalataci a Trapani prima della nostra partenza, dal mitico Geometra D'Amico che salutiamo con affetto, ottima birra,. read more...


09/12/2015

Bluewater Mooney - Letzter Tag - Zieleinlauf

Der letzte Tag startet mit einer Enttäuschung! Obwohl wir die ganze Nachtunter Gennaker gelaufen waren, hatte sich unser Abstand zur Aqualuna voneiner Meile auf 13 Meilen direkte Differenz, bzw. 10 nm Differenz nach StLucia verschlechtert. Keine Ahnung, was da passiert war. Wie wir nachlesenkonnten, kam es zu dem Rückstand, obwohl die Aqualuna eine Zeit langirgendwelche Manöver fuhr, die ihr die Sorge einbrachten, dass wir einen zugroßen Vorsprung herausgesegelt hätten!? Der Morgen und die noch einmal eingeholten USgribs (mittlerweile haben wirdrei Mal am Tag die USgribs aktualisiert, um mögliche Veränderungen zubeobachten) zeigten, dass die bisherige Vorhersage stabil blieb, und wir mitWinden um 15 kn rechnen durften. Kein Feld zeigte stärkeren Wind für dieReststrecke,Böen allenfalls. read more...


09/12/2015

Chanto - Week 3: Weed, Whales and Flapjacks

Once Chanto had reduced the total miles to St.Lucia to below 1000 miles the crew onboard began to take 'Bob's 12 o'clock stats' a little more seriously, as the competitive juices started to flow. The spreadsheets that had kept us happy for 2 weeks were no longer enough. We were demanding graphs, histograms and much more detailed statistical analysis to make our final push to St.Lucia as competitive as possible. With the front 3 positions in our class a distant dream our best hope was to hold on to 4th place and try to work our way up through the overall field.With our earlier tactical nudge further south on day 8 we were now benefiting from stronger winds. A great 2-3 day run saw us average over 7 knots. The only obstacle stopping our progress was weed, and a lot of it!! The hydrovane,. read more...


09/12/2015

Friskus VI - day 17-Report from Sailor Ted

It is Decmber now, and I get to open the christmas calendar with the kidsevery morning. I love to have a bite of chocolathe before breakfast. Wecelebrated 1. st of December with Norwegian christmas songs accompanied by Frodeon accordeon. It vas really fun, and I learnt a lot of new songs.We have alsoplayed the Monopoly, but Øyvind and Will played for so long, that I decided togo and make some loombands with Silje and Elise instead. I have been fishing alot before on the other boats I have been on, but I dont remember if Ihave everhad 3 different fishes. Anyway,I already told you about the wahoo, and  theother day we got a Bonito and the next day a big MahiMahi. It was almost as tallas Silje! We made some lovely fish dinners from it, which was very welcomed, asthe fridge has started. read more...


09/12/2015

Hanse Sailor - Day 17 (Tuesday): dish sorted

On this day, Craig, always being keen on making the dishes from yesterday’slunch and dinner, finally found the optimal bucket setup for the wash operation.Everybody was much pleased with this achievement as the dingy, being filledunwashed dishes, started to weigh more that the boat itself. Well doneCraig!   Other than that the strings holding the tack and head of the gennakersnapped off. Once again the sail went down for repair to be hoisted for useagain.   Johan, on Hanse Sailor. read more...


09/12/2015

Lucky Star - 09/12/2015 La baleine blanche

Bonjour tout le monde!Ici Lucky star, une baleine de 6-8 m pendant 3 heures autour du bateau,nous avons bien profité du spectacle pendant notre petit déjeuner.300 milles... arrivée toujours prévu vendredi!!!Pour suivre notre position vous pouvez le faire par le site directementTeam Lucky Star. read more...


09/12/2015

Aqualuna - arrived

A few typos in the last blog, due to tiredness.It was the Spinnaker Sheet caught in the prop which has either caused bent cutters or bent shaft.We ARE being lifted out at 14.00 hours tomorrow so we can assess the damage, don’t quite know what happened to the typing there.Also we did beat our time from 2007 by one day I believe 15+ days as apposed to 16+ days on the 55’ and this time all under sail with no engine use.The only times we turned on the engine was to go aft twice to get rid of the tons of seaweed around our prop and rudder.All well on board and beginning to relax and have fun, although today was a mad clean up day below and above decks. Hope I don’t awake in the early hours thinking it is my watch.. read more...