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15/11/2017

Windseeker - windseeker

Estimats fans del Windseeker!!!Avui hem començat la travessa del Gran Blau. Aquesta nits tots, menys en Jordi, hem dormit una mica nerviosos. Al matí hem començat a fer tot un seguit de feines per preparar el barco: preparar les veles, fer alguna petita reparació, netejar la coberta del barco, fer una última rentadora, anar a comprar quatre coses que ens faltaven…Ja des del matí a tota la marina es notava una ambient especial de preparació de la gran travessa. La sortida de la regata era a les 13:00 LT. Finalment nosaltres hem sortit al voltant de les 12:10perquè a última hora en David s’ha adonat que hi havia un problema elèctric a la plataforma de popa.El temps que hem trigat a arreglar-ho no ha sigut molt llarg però ha sigut suficient perquè el nostre “trimer” el Mario és posés una. read more...


15/11/2017

Lexington - Captain Bob: Richards Bay tour.

We all got in to Richards Bay safely before the bad weather. One boat is still out but they stopped in Madagascar because they started late. Our tour today was to a national park to view wild life. The guides were very helpful. It was interesting and we got to see a lot. image1 image2 image3 image4 image5 image6 image7. read more...


Lexington - Captain Bob: Richards Bay tour.
Lexington - Captain Bob: Richards Bay tour.
Lexington - Captain Bob: Richards Bay tour.
Lexington - Captain Bob: Richards Bay tour.
Lexington - Captain Bob: Richards Bay tour.
Lexington - Captain Bob: Richards Bay tour.
Lexington - Captain Bob: Richards Bay tour.
Lexington - Captain Bob: Richards Bay tour.
Lexington - Captain Bob: Richards Bay tour.
Lexington - Captain Bob: Richards Bay tour.
Lexington - Captain Bob: Richards Bay tour.
Lexington - Captain Bob: Richards Bay tour.
15/11/2017

Lexington - Captain Bob: Richards Bay tour.

We all got in to Richards Bay safely before the bad weather. One boat is still out but they stopped in Madagascar because they started late. Our tour today was to a national park to view wild life. The guides were very helpful. It was interesting and we got to see a lot. image1 image2 image3 image4 image5 image6 image7. read more...


Lexington - Captain Bob: Richards Bay tour.
Lexington - Captain Bob: Richards Bay tour.
Lexington - Captain Bob: Richards Bay tour.
Lexington - Captain Bob: Richards Bay tour.
Lexington - Captain Bob: Richards Bay tour.
Lexington - Captain Bob: Richards Bay tour.
15/11/2017

Numada - log day 11 dolphin day

Our day started with a beautiful sunrise and a pod of about 10 dolphins who came to play under our bow: of course by the time we woke the children up and brought them outside, they were all gone.Dolphins showed up again at lunch time and it was really a special treat! We are making progress South one tack at the time, hoping the wind to turn South West tonight.. read more...


15/11/2017

Nutcracker - Photos from the trip down to Las Palmas

It was a trip down of two halves...! From 30 Degrees and calm, to 30 Knots and cold!Still it was enjoyed by the skip as well as the crew, and now as the only hazards are warm beer and the arrival of the admiral, we're in great shape! IMG_6336 IMG_6343 IMG_6363 IMG_6357 IMG_6347. read more...


Nutcracker - Photos from the trip down to Las Palmas
Nutcracker - Photos from the trip down to Las Palmas
Nutcracker - Photos from the trip down to Las Palmas
Nutcracker - Photos from the trip down to Las Palmas
Nutcracker - Photos from the trip down to Las Palmas
Nutcracker - Photos from the trip down to Las Palmas
Nutcracker - Photos from the trip down to Las Palmas
Nutcracker - Photos from the trip down to Las Palmas
Nutcracker - Photos from the trip down to Las Palmas
Nutcracker - Photos from the trip down to Las Palmas
Helen - Ed's refreshment
Helen - Ed's refreshment
15/11/2017

Helen - Ed leaves the Cape Verdes

Ed, the Iguana, has crossed the Atlantic 17 times joining yachts crewed withyoung people. This year he sailed down from Las Palmas to the Cape Verdeswith Eve and John on Yacht Helen, who helped him to write his Blog.For the next leg of his trip to the Galapagos he is still on board YachtHelen, which is now an adults only boat.Ed has promised to write his own Blog for this leg but there will bemoreadult themes! This is only appropriate for an Iguana that has passed his18th birthday!Ed enjoyed a refreshment in the Sailor's Bar when the sun went over the yardarm but still managed to get to the start at 1pm. The wind was excellent for the first three hours but then it dropped to 6knots. Engine on with 2,059 miles to go!Captain, Yacht Helen. read more...


15/11/2017

Infinity of Yar - Blog 2

Welcome back, dear reader, to this our second blog entry from the crew of Infinity of Yar.All our crew has arrived and preparations are going apace. All our crew that is except for Oliver Davey the owner's younger son who arrives tomorrow; by which time all the hard work preparing the boat will have been done. Thus he will be known henceforth as 'Step Aboard' Davey.Within the chapters of this blog we will examine the make up of the crew and together we will unpick their characters as the adventure unfolds but more of that later.Let me describe the scene here on the pontoon at Meulle Deportivo in Las Palmas. Never have you seen such a hive of activity in a marina. Back in England we are used to marinas where 3/4 of the boats never move; here we are surrounded by nearly 200 yachts and not. read more...


Infinity of Yar - Blog 2
Infinity of Yar - Blog 2
15/11/2017

Abraxas 3 - Great to be under sail again

After a few days in Cap Verde it's good to be under sail again.We had a reasonably good start in glorious sunshine we had the big A2 spinnaker up within the first 20 minutes. Speed has been very good until we hit a small patch of light winds in the lee of the big island to the north. We must say that we are somewhat disappointed to se boats turning on the engine after struggling in light winds for only 15 minutes or so, and only a couple of hours after the start.Looking forward to more downwind sailing in moderate winds in the coming days!Best regards Team Abraxas. read more...


15/11/2017

Shimna - SHIMNA

Well we have now been here nearly two weeks we have thoroughly enjoyed our time . We are nearly all partied out , we will need to set off to dry out so many drinks parties. The weather has been fantastic , November in the sun . Provisioning is nearly complete we have enough food to sink a ship let’s hope it doesn’t happen. Dave keeps moaning , at not another load of water and food , but he’ll be the first to moan if he no crisps for happy hour !! Fancy dress party tonight , we have been inventive watch out for the photos . Julie Thorp. read more...


15/11/2017

La Pecadora - Log 003 - The Crew is on its way

After a very warm fare well from Costa Rica in company of the ladies at the Airport, the first leg over the Atlantic on a red-eye 12 hour flight is complete. The Crew is now in Madrid, anxiously awaiting the connection flight to arrive tonight in Gran Canaria and meet our Captain! LCDR. C.Schmidtimage1. image1.. read more...


La Pecadora - Log 003 - The Crew is on its way
La Pecadora - Log 003 - The Crew is on its way
La Pecadora - Log 003 - The Crew is on its way
La Pecadora - Log 003 - The Crew is on its way
15/11/2017

Golok - J-4. Inspection de la tête de mat de Golok

Inspection de la tête de mat et des barres de fleche par Justine: tout va bien. IMG-20171115-WA0003. read more...


Golok - J-4. Inspection de la tête de mat de Golok
Golok - J-4. Inspection de la tête de mat de Golok
15/11/2017

Adele 1 - Adele 1 log - Day 12 - Torn sails and broken buses

Afternoon all,Fair bit to catch up on in this log as we have been too busy to get it written while in Mindelo.Starting with Friday evening our first dosage of drama. Around 1am while I was on watch the GPS system and autopilot decided to shut down at the exact time of a fairly drastic wind change. Add this sudden loss of control to the fact we were flying our parasail Asymetrically and the resulting swing of the boat managed to wrap the parasail around the furler. As all the crew rushed up on deck we worked to turn the boat to release the parasail only to realise we had just succesfully wrapped it around the furler a second time. A moment of realisation and some shouted instructions and we were back at it working the actions in reverse. Parasail tangled on the mast spreaders and three. read more...


14/11/2017

Windseeker - Windseeker (Cabo Verde)

Dimarts, 14 de novembre de 2017 Hi everybody!Avui reiniciem els escrits al blog perquè desque vàrem arribar a Cap Verd i hem tingut wi-fi la cosa se’ns ha descontrolat una miqueta. De fet, el més interessant és saber què fem mentre no tenim comunicació amb molts de vosaltres però com que també hem tirat moltes fotos volem aprofitar avui per fer una recollida del que han estat aquests 4 dies aquí a Sao Vicente. D’entrada dir-vos que vàrem arribar dissabte migdia (hora local) després de fer un molt bon sprint les darreres 36 hores (Foto 1). A l’arribada vam trobar un vent molt acanalat que ens va fer treure l’asimètric i posar gènova una mica a corre-cuita (en Jordi ja ho havia dit...). A l’arribada vàrem trobar que encara faltaven uns quants participants i per tant semblava que l’opció. read more...


Windseeker - Windseeker (Cabo Verde)
Windseeker - Windseeker (Cabo Verde)
Windseeker - Windseeker (Cabo Verde)
Windseeker - Windseeker (Cabo Verde)
Windseeker - Windseeker (Cabo Verde)
Windseeker - Windseeker (Cabo Verde)
Windseeker - Windseeker (Cabo Verde)
Windseeker - Windseeker (Cabo Verde)
Windseeker - Windseeker (Cabo Verde)
Windseeker - Windseeker (Cabo Verde)
Windseeker - Windseeker (Cabo Verde)
Windseeker - Windseeker (Cabo Verde)
Windseeker - Windseeker (Cabo Verde)
Windseeker - Windseeker (Cabo Verde)
Windseeker - Windseeker (Cabo Verde)
Windseeker - Windseeker (Cabo Verde)
15/11/2017

Ellen - First test!

Hello ARC, this is our first test trough our satellite telephone from our Arcona 430 Ellen.We really look forward to Sunday and to start our sailing cross the Atlantic to the Caribbean. Thanks for a good arrangement to the ARC management!//Ellen. read more...


14/11/2017

Air Power - Log day102

Day 10-Nov 14th.A couple of weeks before we departed the Washington, DC area to meet up with the World Cruising Club in Portsmouth, Va, we received a handbook in the mail. With all that we had to take care off, our main focus was on purchasing additional safety equipment that is required. Such as, a spare VHF antenna, in the unlikely event you lose your mast. So I quickly skimmed through pages, figuring I would have plenty of time to read it more thoroughly during this passage. I remembered a topic that said, Prepare your heavy sweater. Now, what is that suppose to mean? Jill loves to knit, and I have a few Irish Aran sweaters. I don't need them where we're going, so they are in those bags you suck all the air out of, and stored in the forepeak. (That's the storage area in the bow of the. read more...


14/11/2017

Angkor - Tage bis Abfahrt: 5 – Viele Fragen

Wahnsinn. Manchmal denke ich es selber, noch mehr denken es andere. Selbst meine Eltern machen sich wieder Sorgen um ihren 44jährigen Sohn. Mit einem Boot mehr als 5.000 km über den Atlantik segeln, Gran Canaria nach St. Lucia. Die Reaktionen sind sehr unterschiedlich: Ich höre Respekt, Freude, Neid, Begeisterung, Sorge -und nicht wenige zeigen mir wahrscheinlich im Stillen einen Vogel: Gefährlich, langweilig…Wir sind 5 Leute und ich bin der unerfahrenste. Gleichzeitig scheine ich auch am wenigsten aufgeregt zu sein – ich denke, das ist der Schutz, den meine Naivität mir bietet.Tatsächlich beschäftigen mich weniger die Naturgewalten. Darauf freue ich mich und erwarte da nichts Schlimmes.Mich beschäftigen Fragen. Ich kann mir die ganze Situation schwer vorstellen. Wir sind 5 Leute. Ein. read more...


14/11/2017

Lexington - Captain Bob: Richards Bay

We arrived this morning at sunrise. With light to get in it was easy. We could have gotten in a little earlier but I tried to time it for daylight. We were greater by folks from the marina and World Arc. They had a nice bottle of champagne for us as a gift. I will show us drinking champagne at 7 am. Then we took a little nap. May fair winds fill your sails with champagne Bobimage1. read more...


Lexington - Captain Bob: Richards Bay
Lexington - Captain Bob: Richards Bay
14/11/2017

Hummingbird - Down Down Deeper and Down

The Cape Verde islands gradually came into view on Saturday morning. One by one their jagged teeth appeared on the horizon and Chris set to work identifying them by looking at contours and bearings. It had been a quiet night after a kite wrap and we had decided to finish the race under normal sails so the Yankee 1 was flying nicely giving us a speed of 6.5 knots. We were on target for a lunchtime crossing of the finish line with a cold beer imminent!The freezer had started to falter on Friday, only cooling at -3 celsisus, but after Fraser spent 2 hours dissecting the patient on the operating table in the saloon it fired back into life and acted as an excellent beer cooler, which John stacked up ready for arrival. You can trust the Australians to ensure that there’s cold beer ready for. read more...


14/11/2017

Lexington - Captain Bob 11/13/2017. 28*. 46' south. 32*. 13' east

We are about 5 miles out side the Richards Bay outer markers. It is predawn. We will be glad to be in. Most of the last 24 hours was in 20-30 knot winds but not unpleasant. We did most of it we twin head sails. This leg has been a little more challenging but just that we had wind from the wrong direction. We have been spoiled by lots of down wind sailing. There are two boats that are 1-2 days out. There are two other boats that are within about 40 miles of us. One boat stopped in Madagascar to avoid bad weather near Richards Bay that will occur within 24-36 hours. He was delayed getting rigging fixed in Reunion that was not discovered to be bad until the day before we were scheduled to leave. It was new rigging that may not have been done properly. There is a reason smart people live on. read more...


Pytheas - 4 hour stopover in Bermuda
Pytheas - 4 hour stopover in Bermuda