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Xenial - Day 24 - Food for thought

Before we get to the main course of this log, for starers we have a few comments from Captain Ulrik

- Full check up of gennaker with some repairs.
- A couple of squalls with 2 reefs
ended with no wind
- Later a nice sailing with gennaker until late evening XST (Xenial Standard Time) not so late normal local time.
- We enjoyed dinner with following sunset and now sunrise first at 9-ish am. Big change arriving to Grenada where we have to adopt a new time regime.
-Nice to have the moon shine back although it leaves us just half way through the night.

Now, for the main course. As you know we have some voracious readers and some eager podcasters on board. Many who had sailed across oceans before us had warned us that it could get boring - mainly because of doldrums, rather than lack of foresails. So we had come prepared, and I thought it would be nice to bring together all the intellectual food we "ate" on this journey.

We in no way or manner endorse or recommend any of these, and fluency in English and Swedish are a must to understand everything, but if you do enjoy any of these, we will happily take credit for suggesting them.

Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
Crusoes in Siberia by Tivadar Soros
Moby Dick by Herman Melville
Shantharam by Gregory David Roberts

The Prince by The Economist
All-In with Chamath, Jason, Sacks & Friedberg

Invandrarna by

All-In with Chamath, Jason, Sacks & Friedberg

Hypnotisören by Lars Kepler
Det Fallna Imperiet by Martin Kraft
Tsaren - Den sanna historien by Bill Bröder
Paganinikontraktet by Lars Kepler

Sveriges Radio
Ledar-redaktionen Svenska Dagbladet

Mot säker död by Peter O'Donnell

Music (rather than podcasts)
Electric Light Orchestra
David Bowie
Fleetwood Mac

Putins nya Ryssland by Shaun Walker
Stoner by John Williams
Torsdagsmordkkubben by Richard Osman

Podcasts - What is a podcast?

Tills alla dör by Diamant Sali
Ålevangeliet by Patrick Svensson

Sveriges Radio

For dessert, a note about games. I brought a lot of games and none have been touched. By far the most popular game played onboard has been "Boat Configurator". Either individually or in groups, the gentleman onboard take turns at imagining their ideal boat. Gustaf would like 4 cabins and an en suite bathroom for each of them. Janne would like a better kitchen and walk in refrigerator. Ulrik would like an autopilot that steers by wind and a garage for the dinghy. Bobo would like a wind rudder and a sail between the jib and the code zero (he would like a caipirinha as well but that is a separate conversation).
CJ would like more foresails and halyards. I would like a few more handles to hold on to below deck, and cots better designed for what I call "steep" sleeping.
Needless to say, the only support for the game, and by far the most broadly read publication on board is the X-Yacht catalogue.

Over and out,

Sent from Iridium Mail & Web.

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