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Hear's2Us - Auspicious start to ARC Europe! Day 1 and 2

Hello from Hear's 2 Us!. We have had a slow start to the sailing portion of the race. Most of the boats have been motor-sailing for the first few days as have we. Winds light rarely above 9 knots but beautiful calm seas with a very full moon and clear skies.

We got off to a good start crossing the line #5 out of 32 yachts. We have made about 125nm per day for the first 2. We were able to put out the jib for some help with the motor-sailing and on day 2 (May 23) actually sailed for about 7 hours making about 5.2knots +/-. Last night it's back to motor sailing but with a slight push making 6+ knots with motor assist.

Day one, we landed our first fish. A small mahi (called a peanut dolphin). Could have served lunch for 2 but we let her go to grow larger for the next fisherman. Waiting on the monster. Day 2, we landed a blue marlin. Estimated to be about 6', perhaps #125lbs we were able to remove the hook and release her. Good video to follow.

Waiting on todays weather forecast and hoping for just the right amount of wind to get us sailing continuously towards the Azores.


Rich and Kim!

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