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05/12/2017

Sissi - Blog

Hiiohoi...Finland is celebrating its 100 years independence day 6th of December. S/Y Sissi is organising gala dinner with open doors starting at 17:00. RSVPasap. Black tie. You´ll find us somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean.S/Y Sissi and its crew kindly asks other racing vessels not to overtake any sailing yacht with Finnish flag :).We wish everybody happy sailing.. read more...


05/12/2017

Trifon - 5th December

5th DecemberTrifon had a difficult night yesterday as the new spinnaker pole that was holding out the genoa to windward broke. This failure also broke the genoa furling system and we were unable to roll up the fully deployed genoa in the 20-25 knot winds. The halyard holding the broken spinnaker pole managed to wrap itself inside the genoa and blocked any further progress to tame the 100 m2 sail. We waited until daylight due to the 2-3 metre waves making working on the foredeck at night risky. We used the second spinnaker halyard to try and wrap up the genoa however this still left too much exposed flogging genoa. We then managed to unwrap the first halyard and rolled the the genoa by turning the sail round the furler as the furling line had snapped. The genoa is now safely wrapped away. read more...


05/12/2017

Barefoot - Tag 16 - 5.12.17 - keine 1.000 Seemeilen mehr!

Barefoot - Tag 16 - 5.12.17 - keine 1.000 Seemeilen mehr!Gestern war ein großer Tag zum feiern.....Zunächst hatten wir die magische Grenze von nur noch unter 1.000 Seemeilen zu segelnder Strecke bis St. Lucia geknackt. Wir trafen uns am Nachmittag alle vor dem Plotter und schauten gespannt auf en Moment - und dann kam er und tosender Applaus entwickelte sich....schon interessant zu sehen, welche Auswirkungen so eine Zahl haben kann...Gestern haben wir richtig Meilen machen können, es geht in großen Schritten Richtung Zielgerade. Mittlerweile sind wir alle sehr optimistisch, dass wir Sonntag ankommen können. Daraus entwickelte sich dann die Diskussion, zu welcher Tageszeit wir denn gerne die Ziellinie übersegeln möchten. Die gesamtmeinung der Crew läuft in Richtung „zur Tageszeit“. Also:. read more...


Barefoot - tag 16 fotos
Barefoot -  tag 16 fotos
Barefoot - barefoot - tag 16 fotos
Barefoot - barefoot - tag 16 fotos
Barefoot - tag 16 fotos
Barefoot -  tag 16 fotos
Barefoot - tag 16 fotos
Barefoot - tag 16 fotos
05/12/2017

Rubikon - Day 15 - No news is good news

As we continue our journey towards the west, not much new is happening. Overall atmosphere on the boat has improved again and we continue to relax, read and listen to audiobooks/podcasts etc. Lunch was a lovely combination of pork and potatoes, as we continue to reduce our meat-supplies to be able to switch off the power-hungry freezer soon. Winds were favorable with us reaching speeds up to 7.5kn and more, with large waves pushing us from behind. During the night we met an old acquaintance, a boat called Beta Persei II that left Cape Verde together with us and we had not seen in a week. Our AIS seems to be a bit dodgy still, with targets appearing late and infrequently, but at least we still get collision warnings.VMG predictions for today in knots (yesterday's was 6.0kn):Kai: 6.4Chris:. read more...


05/12/2017

Lei Lei - 16. Tag auf hoher See - Fast alles läuft wie geschmiert

Wir fliegen dahin. Seit nunmehr 6 Tagen ist unser Parasailor ununterbrochen im Einsatz. Das bedingt voll konzentriertes Steuern, insbesondere wenn der Wind auf über 20 Knoten aufbrist. Der kleinste Steuerfehler läßt das Tuch in sich zusammenfallen und wie wild im Wind hin und herschlagen. Eine Unterstützung durch den Techniker in der Hanse-Vertriebs-GmbH zur Behebung der Probleme am Autopiloten ist nicht in Sicht, die Herren sind wohl auf einer Messe und währenddessen wird Kundenservice für Bestandskunden offensichtlich klein geschrieben (obwohl ich mitgeteilt habe: wir steuern Tag und Nacht!). Unser Einsatz wird jedoch belohnt. Wir machen jeden Tag weitere Plätze gut und sind bereits unter den besten 40 über alles. Einschließlich der Racer und der Katamarane. Ich bin sehr erstaunt über. read more...


05/12/2017

Infinity of Yar - Blog 10

Infinity of Yar Blog no.10 Date: Monday 4th December 2017Location: Lat: 14.21 North         Long: 43.07 West        " Kipper Comes Good "At last our Director of fishing 'Kipper' Kearns has landed a big one. Over one metre of marauding Mahi Mahi was hooked and landed with Kipper in charge of operations. 'Step Aboard' Davey expertly reeled the fish in and your author and scribe was handed the job of wielding the gaff.Now readers, for those of you (like me) who know nothing about deep sea fishing you need a gaff to heave the fish over the side of the boat and is essentially a telescopic pole with a large, and very sharp, hook on the end. As we had previously lost a large Tuna due to my. read more...


05/12/2017

Odessa - 15-th day of race - extra

Осталось 500 миль!Ветер стабильный.На завтрак - яичница с фасолью, макароны с ветчиной - на обед.. read more...


05/12/2017

Angkor - Tag 17: tierische Begegnungen

Janusch hat uns fast 24 Stunden begleitet. Janusch ist ein kleiner, brauner Falke mit weiß-gelber Brust. Jedenfalls halten wir ihn für einen Falken. Er gehört hier nicht hin, fast 1.000 Km vom nächsten Land entfernt. Erst sitzt er erschöpft auf unserem Baum. Nachdem wir ihm dort Essen und Wasser hingestellt haben, zieht er auf die erste Saling um. Er frisst nicht und trinkt nicht, er versteht uns nicht. Er ist nur da, weil er erschöpft ist. Vermutlich zu Tode erschöpft. Vor einer Stunde ist er losgeflogen, das Segel hat ihn erschreckt. Ich denke, dass er uns sieht und später zum Sterben zurückkommt. Der Mahi Mahi vorgestern, wie auch andere vor ihm, kamen auch zum Sterben an Bord - allerdings nicht freiwillig.Fliegende Fische umschwirren das Boot alle paar Sekunden. Sie haben das Fliegen. read more...


05/12/2017

Gust of Wind - Towards the finish line

I would love to be able to tell you that the past couple days have been so busy that we have not had a chance to be able to sit down and give you an update, it would seem that procrastination is very much alive and kicking.So, coming back to you, ever so slightly (48 hours) delayed, let’s get you up to speed with the on goings on board GUST OF WIND.To be fair it’s been a challenging and ever so slightly tormenting couple of days. We have had spells of fantastic sailing, with the wind and sea playing ball and herding us to our destination. As I type this we have the wind right up our…. Stern… cruising in a very favourable heading towards Saint Lucia.The atmosphere aboard is calm and collected, with an undercurrent of heightened anticipation and excitement. With each person pretending not. read more...


05/12/2017

Odessa - 15-th day of race

Ветер немного больше, чем вчера -от 13 до 23 узловПроблемы с генакером похоже решилась - пока идём в нормальном режиме. На завтрак - овсяная каша и вареные яйца, обед - суп с фрикадельками.. read more...


04/12/2017

Queen Bee - mille e non più mille

Oggi alle ore 15,45 UTC -2, abbiamo rotto il muro delle 1000 miglia all'arrivo, da ora in poi si viaggia in tripla cifra.In fondo cosa sono mille miglia, come andare da Brescia a Roma e ritorno (se fossero miglia terrestri) o più propriamente in tema marinaro come fare due 500 x 2, una dietro all'altra. L'evento è stato celebrato dall'equipaggio con un tocco ripetuto di campana e questa sera in pozzetto un'abbondante dose di brandy 1866 (per le grandi occasioni) ci scalderà i cuori.Per il resto tutto procede bene, oggi abbiamo mangiato il pesce, ma non abbiamo pescato, Stefano (alias Banderas) si è cimentato in una pizza al taglio, debbo dire la migliore che abbia mangiato in atlantico !Un abbraccio!Arnaldo. read more...


04/12/2017

NoStress - Log Day 16 - Guest Author - Pages from the Diary of the Yacht Hi All,

Today’s blog is a lift from the pages of the Yacht NoStress’s diary for the last 24 hours.I’ll be back on the driving seat tomorrow.Take care everyone, and thanks for reading,Alex & the NoStress Crew ++ Diary Entry Begins ++Sunday - 8:30pmHeading; 260Speed: 7.4ktThe crew finish dinner later than usual and the sun has just set.Jake & Claire attend to the clearing up and then go to bed, followed by Alex & Paul, leaving Nick & Des on the first night watch.As usual their conversation revolves around food, liberal political viewpoints (including the improvements needed to the benefit system to make life easier for the long term unemployed), and their shared love for “Jennie”.Sunday - 10:30pm Shift ChangeNick & Des OFF, Jake & Claire ONHeading: 250Speed: 6.8ktA quiet. read more...


04/12/2017

La Cigale - Day 16 - 4 December - Robin Hood and the Merry Crew

"I've run out of books Mum!" Words any parent stuck in the middle of the Atlantic dreads to hear from their 12 year old son, when there's still over a week away from shore! That means a week to go until we can download more Terry Pratchett Discworld on the kindle for him, or the sequel to "Insurrection", a fictional biopic of Robert The Bruce. So we turned to a magazine I had picked up in La Rochelle with an eye on home ed - The 100 Most Important Dates in French History. Francis is totally into it because there are references to battle after battle, many of which feature in his "Total War" computer game, and he hopes to pick up a few strategies. But today our eye was caught by Eleanor of Aquitaine, as each evening I am reading a chapter of Ye Olde Englishe version of Robin Hood to the. read more...


04/12/2017

Mischief - Log Day 15: Neal features large all day

4 December 2017 0900 Position 15 deg 40.8'N 045 deg 06'WWe have been careering along under spinnaker all night in 10-15 knots of wind from the East. The waves make us roll a bit but the kite is allowing us the boat speed we have been lacking so we have stuck with it on the basis that we have fairly good visabiity and ought to be able to see any potential squall clouds coming and take appropriate action as needed. We have been hitting 8 knots regularly which is what we need to achieve and in doing so we have been overtaking a procession of yachts on almost precisely the same latitude as ourselves and we have been having to make course adjustments to go around them, quite bizarre in the middle of nowhere! One of these, on AIS but not part of the ARC fleet, was running with his anchor light. read more...


04/12/2017

NoStress - Log Day 16 - Guest Author - Pages from the Diary of the Yacht Hi All,

Today’s blog is a lift from the pages of the Yacht NoStress’s diary for the last 24 hours.I’ll be back on the driving seat tomorrow.Take care everyone, and thanks for reading,Alex & the NoStress Crew—. read more...


04/12/2017

Aedis - Aedis Blog Day 16: Sargasso Weed and Showers

We hit the weed today... no not that weed, the Sargasso. It has not made friends with the hydro generator at all. We have also lost any input from our solar panels, it appears the victron energy solar converter box is playing up for some reason which is a shame as we had managed up until now to run the water maker from our renewable inputs. Fortunately, we still have plenty of diesel. Still enjoying “showers” on the back step and that feeling of being “clean”.image1. read more...


Aedis - Aedis Blog Day 16: Sargasso Weed and Showers
Aedis - Aedis Blog Day 16: Sargasso Weed and Showers
04/12/2017

Lothlorien - Tag 16 - 1000 Seemeilen geknackt

In der letzten Nacht haben wir die 1000er-Marke geknackt. Jetzt sind es noch 882 Seemeilen bis St. Lucia. Dazu kommen zwar noch ein paar Meilen mehr, um vom Norden der Insel bis zur Rodney Bay zu fahren, aber die haben wir mal vernachlässigt und die unter 1000 Meilen to go mit einem Bierchen gefeiert. (Kerstin hat die größte Dose abbekommen und ist laut eigener Aussage ein bisschen beschwipst.) Auch kam heute die Nachricht, dass die ersten zwei Boote der ARC Racing Division bereits angekommen sind. Wir haben schon seit mehreren Tagen keine ARC Boote mehr gesehen, aber vom Position Report und der Funkrunde wissen wir, dass noch einige rundherum in der Nähe sind. Ralf hat an den Funkrunden immer mehr Spaß und freut sich schon darauf, die Funker in St. Lucia persönlich kennen zu lernen.. read more...


04/12/2017

Manihi - Tableau de (milles sa)bord

Mesdames,Mesdemoiselles,Messieurs bonjour. Ici Manihi en dirrrect de l'Atlantique nord ... comme aurait pu vous accueillir Léon Zitrone !Débarrassons nous d'abord des banalités quotidiennes ... Nous sommes sous les Alizés. Il fait beau, il fait chaud, il y'a juste le vent qu'il nous faut, quand on est sur Manihi, sous les cieux tropicau...aux (On pourrait faire une chanson avec ça, non ?) Nous avançons bien. Nous aimerions bien rattraper les petits camarades qui sont devant nous. Tout le monde va bien et les hydratations ne font pas défaut.Ce billet pourrait s'arrêter là. Vous avez l'essentiel mais c'est un peu court face à l'addiction de nos lecteurs ... pour laquelle il faudra bien envisager un sevrage un de ces jours.Vous nous suivez à travers ce blog. Vous mettez même peut-être des. read more...


Manihi - Tableau de (milles sa)bord
Manihi - Tableau de (milles sa)bord
04/12/2017

Susan Ann II - log day 15 - It’s CHRISTMAS!

What a great day!As Susan Ann II is our home, the start of December means just one thing... it’s Christmas decorations time!We had a day of Michael Bublé and George Michael Christmas songs (oh dear god) and decorated the trees.Of course we had to have 2, 1 for the inside and 1 for outside.We now have enough fairy lights that we can probably be seen from St Lucia already - with over 5 days still to go!Morale is still high, we still have fruit and veg and are eating well every day. No fish today though but instead we made it crepe Sunday and treated ourselves to some champagne (San Pelligrino) to accompany them.We are still averaging 6 knots and haven’t started the engines in 7 days which is very good considering the light winds.Our max has been 15kts of wind and we are maintaining around. read more...


Susan Ann II - log day 15 - It’s CHRISTMAS!
Susan Ann II  - log day 15 - It’s CHRISTMAS!
04/12/2017

Blue Top - BlueTop 04122017

Bonsoir a toutes zé tous, Comme prévu le vent d'ESt a faiblit un peu...notre vitesse itou,bien que sous grand spi et grand voile haute,mais avec un ecart de route assez faible...cela devrait durer jusqu'a mercredi, jour ou nous changerons de cap pour plus d'Ouest que de Sud...a suivreToujours beau temps chaud, air a 31° eau a 27°...bref les places a l'ombre sont fort disputées!!!Cette apres midi visite d'un groupe de dauphin...mais toujours pas de poisson au bout de la ligne depuis la bonite de jean Mi...Aujourd'hui c'etait le jour des poubelles...non pour vendre le calendrier, mais pour le compactage et l'ensachage des emballage, le tout dans des sacs poupou's de jardin, scotchés avant de rejoindre la baille a mouillage a l'avant du bateau, avec toutes les bouteilles plastique...la. read more...


04/12/2017

Avel Biz - J+15 Les sargasses, ça agace

Lundi 4 décembre12h00 UTC15°14 N42°21 WDistance 24h : 161 millesDistance restante : 1078 millesLes sargasses, ça agaceDepuis quelques jours nous apercevions de temps en temps des petits paquetsde d'algues flottantes, des sargasses.Hier en début de soirée, nous trouvions le Pogo un peu lent, ne démarrantpas sur la vague. Apparemment, rien dans les safrans.Comme le vent montait, nous avons décidé de changer de spi pour la nuit.Pendant la manœuvre, nous en avons profité pour faire une marche arrièresous grand voile seule. Avel Biz a retrouvé ses ailes. Il devait y avoir ungros paquet d'algues pris dans la quille.Re belote ce matin,re marche arrière avec le même résultat. Il va falloirfaire attention.Les vitesses moyennes augmentent, les alizés sont là. Et ça bouge beaucoupA demain. read more...


04/12/2017

Angkor - Tag 16: Wandler angekokelt

In der Nacht sind wir durch unseren ersten großen Squall gesegelt. Schnell drehende Winde bis acht Windstärken, Wellen und reichlich Regen. Ich übernehme die Hundewache nach Knut um 2:30 in der Nacht. Als ich aufstehe, bemerke ich schon reichlich Wasser in der Kabine. Von oben hat es reingeregnet, durch die Seitenluke ist eine Welle geschwappt und hat wohl zehn Liter Wasser an der Wand und auf dem Boden verteilt. Regen ist deutlich unproblematischer, da er nur Süßwasser bringt. Ich bin bei bestem Wetter mit offener Seitenluke eingeschlafen, nicht sehr gut.Da der Regen ein starkes Echo auf dem Radar erzeugt, verdeckt dies eventuelle Schiffe, die sich im Regen verstecken. Radar hat seine Stärken bei Dunkelheit und Nebel, bei Regen kann man aber eher nur den Regen sehen. Dafür haben wir AIS. read more...


Angkor - Tag 16: Wandler angekokelt
Angkor - Tag 16: Wandler angekokelt
04/12/2017

Shepherd Moon - Land ahoy!

Well we made it, or we've very nearly made it. We are within a stone's throw of St Lucia (or at least a stone thrown by anyone other than the current crew of Shepherd Moon. The throwing gene seems to have gone awry in this family, and a well aimed stone is as likely to head for Cape Verde as St Lucia).With a pod of dolphins helping shepherd us towards port, we just have to gybe the genoa and head for the finishing line. What could possibly go wrong! At least we don't have to give too much thought as to which sails to use for our approach. We've broken all the other options and so the genoa it is.Yesterday the wind was mostly kind and we made good progress throughout the day. Jacob was starting to show clear signs of cabin fever but it was too rolly to send him up the mast and so we opted. read more...


04/12/2017

Blue Bayou - It aint half hot mum

The sun - the damned sun - continues to beat down on the shrivelled bodies of the ill thriven crew. A motley collection of young and old, rich and poor, gay and straight, industrious and work shy, they are struggling to bond as a team of men with one common goal; the next drink. (Note to Readers, this is for lemon related scurvy prevention and not to calm the DT’s) So in a desperate attempt to curry favour with the domineering skipper, and get the drinks safe opened earlier than 5pm, it has been decided to put on a wee show for him.The character of “Lofty” was a natural choice for the somewhat subservient and vertically challenged ship’s rat, and he is looking forward to performing a rendition of “Whispering Grass” in homage to the gently swaying shag pile of the luxurious carpet in. read more...


04/12/2017

Hot Stuff - day 15 - kitemares

So far in our blogs we have talked a lot about all the beautiful skies, stars, dolphins and flying fish, but yesterday was a different kind of day. We had been flying our spinnaker for four days, had been getting it up with ease and were getting well practiced at helming with it up. However, just before happy hour yesterday I was in the galley when I heard that we had wrapped the spinnaker around the forestry and it was "ALL HANDS ON DECK". We had squirrels in the forepeak trying to pull it down and a team on the bow, and in the cockpit all working together to try and get it down, listening to the surprisingly calm instructions from our skipper Lizzy. There was a lot of grunting and sweating, we were all working together but really not having any luck, no matter how many different things. read more...


04/12/2017

Lei Lei - 15. Tag auf hoher See - Die Olive des Skippers

Das Boot legt sich schräg, die bereits 7. Olive verlässt den Teller des Skippers und fällt auf den Cockpitboden. Kaum bückt er sich hinunter um sie aufzuheben kullert sie auf die andere Seite und so geht das lustig hin- und her.Ein wiederholter Fluch...Wir sind dim der Routine angekommen. Alle 7,5h hat man Schicht und steuert die lei lei für 1,5h durch den Passat auf St.Lucia zu. Die restlichen Stunden beschäftigt man sich Schlaf zu bekommen oder am Tag mit Lesen, Angeln und mit dem Navigieren nach der Sonne. Es sind nur noch 750 Seemeilen bis St. Lucia, die Vorfreude kann man schon in den Gesichtern der Crewmitglieder erkennen und jeder überlegt sich schon, was er als Erstes an Land unternehmen will...Endlich mal richtig lange und ausgiebig duschen, endlich wieder Internetzugriff haben. read more...


04/12/2017

Ellen - Day 15

Wow, soon Christmas fantastic. Jackline has done a tremendous work to create Ellen with Christmas feeling. Small coloured balls, coloured lamps and music with Christmas theme. Fast sailing and a very nice Maui-Maui for at least two dishes. All well on board and we have now less than 1000 Nm left to St Lucia. Life is good!. read more...


04/12/2017

Barefoot - Tag 15 - 4.12.17 - die Mitte des Atlantik ist erreicht

Barefoot - Tag 15 - 4.12.17 - die Mitte des Atlantik ist erreichtDer Wind hat etwas zugenommen, wir sind direkt ein wenig schneller. Die Wettervorhersage hat sich ebenfalls für uns verbessert, wir werden nun bis St. Lucia schöne Winde zu haben. Wie es scheint segeln wir im Vergleich zu vielen anderen ARC Booten recht weit südlich. Da sollen wir morgen dann auch noch etwas stärkeren Wind bekommen. Ich komme mir so langsam schon vor, wie Österreicher, die grundsätzlich die Woche vorm Skiurlaub super Schnee hatten und die Woche danach dann auch wieder. Wie nennt man das Syndrom?Gestern gab´s mittags ein sehr leckeres und scharfes Tofu Gericht von Brad, super! Am Abend versorgten wir uns dann mit Spaghetti AOP.Erstaunlich ist, dass wir seit zwei Tagen mit unserem letzten Köder angeln und. read more...


Barefoot - tag 15 fotos
Barefoot - tag 15 fotos
Barefoot - tag 15 fotos
Barefoot - tag 15 fotos
Barefoot - tag 15 fotos
Barefoot - tag 15 fotos
04/12/2017

Rubikon - Day 14 - Köfte-coma, a jibe and a bird

Sunday afternoon continued as relaxed as the day started. We decided to head on a slightly more southern course to catch better winds and therefore moved our sails over to the other side, for the first time in almost 48 hours.Before eating a load of Köfte (middle-eastern-style meatballs) with bulgur and hummus and subsequently canceling our training session for the day, a round of cards (Skat) seemed in order. Beyond that we realized that we had not seen a lot of wildlife since passing Cape Verde (where we were escorted by a group of dolphins for the better part of an hour). What we are incredibly surprised about is the amount of birds that seem to live this far out at sea; With about 1500nm to go in each direction towards dry land, it seems odd as to where they would breed and. read more...


04/12/2017

Odessa - 14-th day of race

Ветер опять немного скис - 15 - 20 узловПродолжались проблемы с генакером - несколько раз после непродолжительной работы обнаруживались дырочки - приходилось спускаться клеить... Немного барахлит Иридиум - периодически низкий уровень сигнала, возможно какие-то контакты в антенне.На завтрак - хлопок с молоком.. read more...


Wild Iris - Trans-Atlantic 20: Neil on the helm
Wild Iris - Trans-Atlantic 20: Neil on the helm
Wild Iris - Trans-Atlantic 22: life below decks 2
Wild Iris - Trans-Atlantic 22: life below decks 2
Wild Iris - Trans-Atlantic 21: life below decks 1
Wild Iris - Trans-Atlantic 21: life below decks 1
03/12/2017

Wild Iris - Trans-Atlantic 19: Approaching the End

The mood on Wild Iris is quite emotional and reflective. The highs and lows of the voyage stored and a sense of achievement creeps through the boat. The mood from home has also changed instead of the arm chair advice of go faster you are losing places the emails are now about reunion and the practicalities of what to bring. Only 220 miles to go, which a month ago for us small island Brits would have been a major voyage, seems like we are almost there. The watch mileage being closely monitored for any drop in performance. Talk on board is about our last shared meals, cold beers and showers.Maybe not that emotional. We can now join the Flying Fish (OCC) club which seems appropriate as the little critters have been our constant daily wild life show.. The companionship of the ARC has been. read more...


Wild Iris - Trans-Atlantic 19: Approaching the End
Wild Iris - Trans-Atlantic 19: Approaching the End
Wild Iris - Trans-Atlantic 25: Sitting on the spini to stop it blowing away!
Wild Iris - Trans-Atlantic 25: Sitting on the spini to stop it blowing away!
03/12/2017

Wild Iris - Trans-Atlantic 24: Storm approaching

As dawn broke and we gybed back onto port for the final leg into St Lucia we could see black clouds on the far horizon. It took all morning with the spini up for them to get closer. Why were they not moving downwind though? Why were we on “collision course” with a weather system on our port beam? The first squalls passed ahead at right angles to our course and we took the spini down as a precautionary measure, but had it up again within 30 minutes.We then kept a compass bearing record on the squalls ahead to see which were “coming to get us” on a constant bearing. However as I came up out on deck to take another reading I saw a front approaching directly from behind… a cloud had burst and we only had a few minutes before it hit… “all hands on deck. Get the spini down immediately! Now.. read more...


Wild Iris - Trans-Atlantic 24: Storm approaching
Wild Iris - Trans-Atlantic 24: Storm approaching
Wild Iris - Trans-Atlantic 23: The calm before the storm
Wild Iris - Trans-Atlantic 23: The calm before the storm

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