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Lexington - Captain Bob: Women's Rights March
Lexington - Captain Bob: Women's Rights March
20/01/2018

Skyelark of London - 5. The Enchanted Isle

5. The Enchanted Isleby our resident Blogger -TimAt 9am on the 17th St Helena appeared in grey outline on the horizon. Good progress had been made overnight with Sjaak at the helm.Arabela were just getting in and advised of strong gusty winds of up to 40 knots as the trade winds scythed around the island.Dan cooked pancakes to get us set up for our arrival. Options were to reef down or down the main and go in on the foresail. Choosing the latter we had a good run in and moored on buoy 16 in the harbour at around 3pm. Owl and Tulla Mhor came in later that evening. But if it had been a race - and allowing for handicap and engine time - we are confident we knew who had won. Beers all round.St Helena is one the remotest islands on earth - 1,200 miles from African Angola and 2,000 from. read more...


20/01/2018

Libeccio - Spectacular Welcome at the San Blas Islands

You may recall from the previous blog entry that we had wasted the better part of the day with just the genoa as we waited for the anticipated increase in winds to the 30's. The increase did not arrive and contrary to our general approach to night time, we increased our sail rather than decreased it. The decision to raise the main with 2 reefs was just the tonic to get us going again and we are pleased to stay that we made very good time- helped by a steady increase in the winds as we approached the San Blas Islands. As it turned out, we were able to take 4 hours off of our arrival time and managed to cross the finish line at 9:15 am. The original thinking was that it is best to approach islands with coral surrounding them between the hours of 10 and 2-- the time that the sun is at its. read more...


19/01/2018

Taurus - zweite Etappe - San Blas

17. - 19.01.2018Die Taurus meldet sich samt Crew zurück nach 291,4 NM Überfahrt von Santa Marta/Kolumbien nach San Blas Islands. Heute morgen um 8:59 sind wir über die Ziellinie gesegelt und liegen nun gemütlich vor Anker mit Blick auf die Palmen und weißen Sandstrand. Im Augenblick nieselt es leider noch, heute morgen wurden wir hier mit Regen und wolkenverhangenen, grauen Himmel empfangen. So hatten wir seit dem Start in St. Lucia wieder mal Gelegenheit unser Ölzeug auszupacken, damit wir bloß nicht auf die Idee kommen könnten, wir hätten es umsonst eingepackt.In dieser Etappe werden wir leider nicht in die Wertung mit einbezogen, was tatsächlich ärgerlich ist da wir unterwegs einige Mitsegler trotz verspäteten Start überholt hatten. In Santa Marta war uns ein pünktlicher Start. read more...


19/01/2018

Shepherd Moon - Close shave

For those of you following the YB tracker, you can see that we're on the move again. Our all too brief visit to Colombia surpassed even our high expectations. The country is vibrant, the people are lovely and it's ridiculously cheap. Most of our time was spent doing minor repairs and re-stocking the food cupboards, but we did manage to take a trip up the mountain to visit a coffee plantation. Jacob and I also visited a local barber's shop. Just in case you ever find yourself sitting in a barber's chair in Colombia, it's worth noting that "numero dos" doesn't translate quite as you might expect. In fairness to the barber, he did double check, but only after he'd cut a razor-width swathe around the side of my head, reducing it to the kind of stubble most men could grow overnight (not me, I. read more...


19/01/2018

Libeccio - Travelling in company, a virtual party mid passage and lightening the way

Hi, we are on the second day of our 290nm passage from Santa Marta to the San Blas Islands. The strong winds of the evening carried into the daylight and we decided that, as the forecast for the balance of the day was for 27 -30 kn winds, we would retire the mainsail completely and just use the furling genoa. This had the advantage that it would be a whole lot easier to decrease our sail area. So mid morning we did just that. For those of you that have read our blogs for previous trips you will know that generally things such as this do not normally go to plan. In today's case, the winds seemed to drop the moment we dropped the main. However, being conservative sailors we decided to keep the minimal sail area up through out the day- and the wind still remained low.At this stage our. read more...


18/01/2018

Lexington - Captain Bob: St Helena

We have been exploring St Helena. We arrived on the 17th.Today we went on a whale shark boat tour. Unfortunately we drove around for 4 hours with out seeing any whale sharks. That was just the luck of the draw. I looked around the town for part of the afternoon. Tonight we had a party put on by the local visitor committee. It was very nice. They had a good band and some of us old farts danced until we turned into pumpkins at the time of the ferry ride back to our boats. I will attach a photo or two The first is a photo of Jacobs Ladder which is 699 steps up to the top where there are more houses. It was originally a trolley car system on an inclined plane. There were small carts that they hauled ammunition up to the forts. They also hauled their donkey dung up and out of the valley. The. read more...


Lexington - Captain Bob: St Helena
Lexington - Captain Bob: St Helena
Lexington - Captain Bob: St Helena
Lexington - Captain Bob: St Helena
18/01/2018

Air Power - Jan 18

We spent 4 fun days in Santa Marta, Columbia. A tour of South America's oldest continuous city, Simon Bolivar's (The Great Liberator) hacienda and gardens, and a coffee plantation up in the mountains. This place is definitely worth a visit. We had some minor sowing done on the gennaker, too bad the bill wasn't minor.As to be expected, the starting line for the completion of Leg 2 of this journey (San Blas Islands, Panama), provided us with the motivation to stay in the back, with our sails down, until everyone left. Its less than 300 NM to our destination, so just a couple of nights under sail. Hopefully, we'll find a quiet anchorage near a small island, so we can scrub the bottom of the boat, in preperation for our Galapagos arrival. We understand they will send divers to inspect our. read more...


18/01/2018

Libeccio - On the "road" again..

As you may have noticed, we have packed our (shopping) bags and are once again under way. The destination for this leg is the San Blas Islands, approx 290nm from Santa Marta. We have had a great time in Santa Marta- the whole experience was honestly a very pleasant surprise. Friends of ours who have visited Colombia in the past few years have raved about its beauty, the culture and the friendliness of its people. While we have only spent a few days in one city, both of us are looking forward to visiting Colombia again. Our trips to the coastline and up into the rainforest to visit a coffee plantation highlighted just how diverse the geography is. Santa Marta itself was bustling and while there is a lot of improvements needed and being made, we felt welcome and safe where ever we walked.. read more...


17/01/2018

Mischief - Santa Marta to San Blas

Hi FolksWe set off from Santa Marta at 1200hrs today having only finished our repairs at midnight yesterday. Talk about last minute but the damaged mast track has been staightened and refitted. More importantly we have figured why it is happening so a small rigging alteration and change in procedure should prevent a repeat.We left the shelter of the harbour to be greeted by 30knts of wind and big seas. We reefed down and despite it being hard to move about the boat we are making good speed. We should be in the San Blas Islands in less than 2 days. They are meant to be stunning so we are all really looking forward to it.Just as we were getting used to be at sea again we caught an enormous Wahoo, we estimated it to be 50lb in weight which took all of us to drag it over the rail. After well. read more...


17/01/2018

Blue Pearl - Surprise Surprise...!

Here we are in Santa Marta, Columbia, 10 days after the start of the Rally and we have already retired from the event once and rejoined it again. Not many boats can claim that accomplishment...!We also proudly arrived in Santa Marta , the destination of leg 1, as the last boat in and with one fewer crew aboard than we started with. Who could have known.So, what happened? Well as the health of our crew always comes first we decided to take a detour to Aruba to allow Laurie to recover from a particularly strenuous first three Rally days with boisterous seas but, more importantly, some ailments that don't combine well with passage making. She is in Miami now, doing well and is planning to rejoin us in Panama City.Aruba was an experience. We had arrived in the dark, found a reef to anchor. read more...


17/01/2018

Lexington - CaptainBob:1/17/2018

We have arrived in St Helena early this morning at 08:40 local time 03:40 time in Lexington. We are waiting for customers to come to our boat. Then we will go In town to do immigration. It should be easy in that we have all the forms given to us by World Cruising and we have completed them. We will have a couple of functions here and do a tour or two. More to followI am attaching a couple of photos May fair winds fill your sails with islands visited not exiled to!Bobimage2 image1. read more...


Lexington - CaptainBob:1/17/2018
Lexington - CaptainBob:1/17/2018
Lexington - CaptainBob:1/17/2018
Lexington - CaptainBob:1/17/2018
16/01/2018

Air Power - Jan 10-11

Drinking rum before 10:00 am in high seas is nuts. Unless you want to throw up. Not a bad way to attract sharks if none of your lures are working. The trek heading west, taking Air Power just north of the ABC Islands, (Aruba, Bonaire, & Caracaou) was pretty fun. We had been cruising in the 8-10 knot range. Depending on whether you are on the the back side of the wave climbing up, or surfing down the face. Many of the waves pushing us along were around 10 feet, with an occasional one, reaching 15 ft. We were glad they were going with us. It's nice to catch up with the fleet after falling behind. Cruising short handed (just 2 of us) keeps us sailing conservatively. If the skies are full of puffy clouds, we have to assume some of them are going to provide us with squall conditions. read more...


16/01/2018

Lexington - Captain Bob: 1/16/2018 17*11'south. 4*17'west

St Helena is 115 miles ahead. It is a beautiful sunny day with 16 knots of wind and 6.5 knots of boat speed. We anticipate being in St Helena around noon tomorrow.From there we will have an even longer leg to Salvado da Bahia Brazil. It is hard to believe that we are as far along as we are. I am going to have to digest the whole trip after I get home and reread my blogs. I am going to have to do a lot of studying to finally figureit all out. It sure has opened my eyes to a lot but it has not given me the understanding that I probably need. It is so much easier to be back home on the farm. I am truly trying to figure out what I am going to do with the rest of my life. I have made a few list of very short term low priority goals like getting the weeds out of the garden and some long term. read more...


15/01/2018

Mad Monkey - Bob the Marlin Desperate to Join MAD MONKEY Crew !!!

Bob the Marlin Desperate to Join MAD MONKEY Crew!!! After fishing for only 1 hour, Bob the Marlin washooked. It took 35 minute to land and 3 days to eat !!! Estimated weight around 80-100Lbs   Mark Chatfield - SKIPPER  4928. read more...


Mad Monkey - Bob the Marlin Desperate to Join MAD MONKEY Crew !!!
Mad Monkey - Bob the Marlin Desperate to Join MAD MONKEY Crew !!!
15/01/2018

Mad Monkey - Why it Tales Half an Hour to Jibe

Circumnavigating is hard work as clearly seen here bythe Mad Monkey crew  !!! Thus it's 'Why it Takes Half an Hour toJibe'   Mark Chatfield - SKIPPER  AD16. read more...


Mad Monkey - Why it Takes Half an Hour to Jibe
Mad Monkey - Why it Takes Half an Hour to Jibe
15/01/2018

Skyelark of London - 4. St Helena Ahoy

4. St Helena ahoyBefore Skyelark left Cape Town there was a get together for those in the ARC 'fleet'. The party continued in the bar of the Cape Grace Hotel afterwards. The evening strangely is a blur, meeting interesting people -mainly 'more mature', from everywhere, and great conversations. So it is hard for me to put names of people to boats. Although not a race as all the boats are different lengths, shapes and sizes, there is a bit of a handicap system so we all know roughly where we should come. On paper Skyelark should come about 7th of the 11 - but Dan likes to punch above his weight. Speedy Russian Arabela,30 miles ahead, is the fastest - having to get to St Helena 15 hours before Skyelark to truly win! On Owl, 'Bill, from my home patch of the UK north east, is 20 miles behind. read more...


14/01/2018

Shepherd Moon - Paddington Bear land (or continent, at least)

We've sailed to Colombia, near neighbour of deepest, darkest Peru. That sounds a lot more exciting than we've sailed to Saint Lucia. The past 24 hours have been a rollercoaster ride. The seas pile up in this corner of the Caribbean Sea and so we've been surfing down big, steep waves, which is great for our speed if not our nerves. Unfortunately, Eddy, a close friend of Equatorial Current, did take offence at our faux pas over the name and has been doing his best to push us back the way we came.You'll be pleased to hear that we were too busy yesterday to spend much time fretting about colour-coordinated sailing attire; instead we spent the day changing sails. We even managed to get the mainsail up for the first time since we broke it leaving Cape Verde nearly two months ago. A bit like a. read more...


13/01/2018

Taurus - Ankunft in Santa Marta

Donnerstag 11.01.2018Am späten Mittwochabend briste gegen 23:30 plötzlich unerwartet der Wind auf 35 Knoten auf. Unser Skipper Wolfgang entschied unter diesen Umständen über Nacht lieber ein Reff in das Grossegel zu machen. Vielleicht kamen ja nun doch noch die angekündigten 35 - 40 Knoten Wind mit den 6 Metern Welle. Die Etappe von St. Lucia nach Santa Maria ist bekannt als die schwierigste und anstrengendste Strecke der gesamten World Arc mit starken Wind und hohem Wellengang. Bislang hatten wir davon jedoch nichts abbekommen.In dieser Erwartungshaltung starteten wir unser Manöver das zweite Reff zu setzen. Das Arbeiten auf dem Vorschiff war bei 35 Knoten Wind im stockdunkeln nicht ganz einfach. Alle vier Mann wurden an Deck benötigt für dieses Manöver. Dennoch lief das Ganze leider. read more...


13/01/2018

Shepherd Moon - Pride comes before a fall

Thankfully the Equatorial current is very forgiving and hasn't gone off in a sulk just because we called it by the wrong name in yesterday's blog. It has continued to whisk us along westwards at a couple of knots, helping us achieve a noon-to-noon run of 179 nautical miles. The sea has lost the glorious electric blue of the mid-Atlantic and is now more grey-blue, with splashes of white where the waves over steepen and tumble in on themselves. It's still very beautiful in it's own way.The big news from yesterday is that Jacob and I had showers and so we are both squeaky clean. That also meant new pants for me, this time with a rather fetching maroon waste band that happens to match the maroon belt on my sailing shorts. Perhaps I took a little too much pleasure in my colour-coordinated. read more...


13/01/2018

Skyelark of London - 3. Birthday Kite

3. The Birthday Kite'Fish'.'Fish' Went the excited cries. Having not got off watch until 6am,I jerk awake and quickly bend double to get out of my bunk, no mean feat,and rush on deck to see Dan reeling in another tuna!Dan is 36 today (12thJanuary). Dan is a mature, quiet, safety conscious man but there are timeswhen the little boy within is apparent - this is one of them;he must havebeen a very engaging, possibly quite demanding,toddler! He was literallybouncing with joy. It promised to be a memorable day.The fish was duly gutted and cleaned and with our breakfast bacon and eggsandwiches in hand, we sit down to discuss the day. The wind is behind us at12 to 16 knots, the sea is relatively steady, the sky is over cast and thetemperature a perfect 28 degrees. A good days sailing beckons.It. read more...


13/01/2018

Lexington - Captain Bob: 23*22' south. 03*12'east. 675 miles to St Helena. 1/13/2018

We are progressing at a reasonable pace. Our wind has been of 8-12 knots If we were more industrious we would fly a asymmetrical spinnaker. We are spoiled with the simplicity of our twin head sails and always hopeful for slightly better wind. It is 05:30 nearing the end of my watch and I have 12-13 knots and 7-7.5 knots of boat speed. I just finished Hillary Clinton's book, WHAT HAPPENED. After paying a lot of attention to the campaign I am surprised that I read it. I honestly do not know how much I got out of it and I do not know enough to distinguish the bias points. I do know that I think we can improve our political process. I did not vote for Trump but I acknowledge that he was elected and should be given a fair trial at serving. I sure am glad we have checks and balances and. read more...


Taurus - Ankunft in Santa Marta
Taurus - Ankunft in Santa Marta
12/01/2018

IceBear - Phil the Flying Fish

Oh Two Hundred, as I drag my arse on watch feeling tired and sorry for my self, I meet Phil in the cockpit - dead!  Well, things could be worse for me.  Phil and I share the common fate of burial at sea - no, Phil will not suffer the indignity of becoming bait, of having a steel hook thrust thru the brain.  Not this fish, not Phil.  He will lay in state on my make shift grill alter until my watch is over, and then re-committed to the deep - Davy Jones Locker.  His name makes a nice alliteration and his story is one of humility.IMG_2118. IMG_2121.. read more...


IceBear - Phil the Flying Fish
IceBear - Phil the Flying Fish
IceBear - Phil the Flying Fish
IceBear - Phil the Flying Fish
12/01/2018

Shepherd Moon - Pants day

We have made excellent progress over the past 24 hours. Between noon yesterday and noon today we have covered 170 miles, compared to the miserly 110 miles per day we averaged across the Atlantic. Picture a finely tuned crew, constantly tweaking sheets and grinding winches, eking out an extra tenth of a knot here and there - that wouldn't be Shepherd Moon. Picture instead the skipper lounging in the cockpit in just his pants. Not, I hasten to add, common-or-garden pants, but high spec technical pants. Even so, it wasn't a pretty sight. An early morning squall was to blame (which also explains why I was wearing pyjamas in the cockpit when we were pooped by a greybeard). My shorts and T-shirt took all day to dry in the 80%+ relative humidity, but my clever technical pants dried. read more...


12/01/2018

Libeccio - The Start of the World ARC

Guest blogger: Bill SweeneyAs we ease our way towards Santa Marta we bring to a close the first leg of the World ARC aboard Libeccio with Jane and Kevin. When last I blogged we were mid-Atlantic on the ARC rally from Gran Canary TO Saint Lucia!This week has been hectic to say the least - Marianne and I had flights from NYC canceled due to a snowstorm - leading to frantic rebooking and a one day delay in arrival.That translated into a one day delay in departing Saint Lucia - otherwise we'd be sitting with you telling lies verbally rather than via blog. The week has been replete with (mis)adventures and surprises. The misadventure started with our delayed arrival on Saturday to find that our luggage (all of our luggage!) had opted to remain in Newark.Hang Ten benefited greatly from my. read more...


11/01/2018

Skyelark of London - Half way to half way to Brazil

2. A gentle kite and a lovely tunaAlthough in our joining instructions Dan had said we should bring a warm blanket and light wet weather gear for the first few days, the balmy 30 degrees with gentle Cape Town zephyrs caressing the many marina flags had lulled us into a false sense of security. It was an illusion.Cape Town is roughly on the same latitude as southern Spain.It is however open to southerly winds coming in from Antarctica - and they can be unpredictable and cold. Leaving Cape Town we immediately entered a bank of somewhat damp, thick and spooky fog. This would not generally be an issue but rounding the Cape is one of the world's busiest shipping lanes with tankers and container ships carrying goods to and from the east coast of America and Europe to India, the Far East and. read more...


11/01/2018

Shepherd Moon - Visitations

We made good progress west yesterday, and we didn't break anything! Even the Blue Water Runner behaved, at least in a relative sense, although that bar is set very low; about sea level to be precise. Yesterday morning we saw a squall approaching on the radar and decided it would be best to furl away the Blue Water Runner until it was safely past. We'd managed to get it more or less furled but it was still a bit baggy around the clews (the bit where the ropes are attached, or more accurately, the sheets). We tried unfurling it a smidge to tidy it up and in the process the top and bottom unravelled, with only the baggy bit left furled. With ominous dark clouds fast approaching, we decided the only option was to drop the sail and get it tied on deck. Now where else would you drop the Blue. read more...


11/01/2018

Hanna - von St. Helena weiter nach Brasilien

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Hanna - von St. Helena weiter nach Brasilien
Hanna - von St. Helena weiter nach Brasilien
11/01/2018

Lexington - Captain:Bob. 1/12/2018. PURE BRAGGING

I am always surprised at how many people are interested in the post I make. I do not consider them to be of much value but I guess it is an interesting trip. I am stretch your potential level of interest but the more I have thought the more I wanted to brag a little. As you know I just spent time with my family in South Africa. I have recently learned that my son-in -law was recognized by his institution. I am copying their press release below for those who are most tolerant of what I contribute. January Physician of the Month: Dr. Lawrence “Drew” ShirleyJANUARY 03, 2018 - 4:42 PMCollaboration is the key for Lawrence “Drew” Shirley, MD.And it’s one of the many reasons he’s January’s Physician of the Month atThe Ohio State University’s Comprehensive Cancer Center and Arthur G. JamesCancer. read more...


11/01/2018

Lexington - Captain Bob:2/11/2018. 25*. 57'. south. 6*. 41'east.

We are doing fair in light winds but calmer seas. We have 8-10 knots of wind and are doing about 5.5 to 6 knots of speed. It is overcast and mildly cool. We are just over half way. Wind is predicted to improve. We are in the pack. It is hard to imagine how easy and nice we have it compared to 25-50 years ago. I do my watch while responding to email. I read books on my iPad. I have a chart plotter and GPS. When I get tired I have two shipmates to share watches. I am in no way comparable to sailors that did this sort of thing without my luxuries. Actually I think there is a contest to celebrate the anniversary of the Golden Globe race for solo circumnavigation without stopping. To make it interesting they are only allowing the tools available to the original sailors 50'years ago. Of the. read more...


10/01/2018

Mischief - Final Push for Santa Marta

We are having another great sailing day and all is fine onboard.At first light this morning we decided to put out the code 0. Unfortunatey we managed to wrap the furling line around the it undonedrum which took Mick and I over an hour to unwrap it. We had to cut it to get it unwrapped which was shame as it is a endless line. Good news Mick to the rescue as he managed tosplice it back together so that we could furl it back in.Our tussle with Christine continues so we decided to fly the spinnaker to gain an advantage. He also had a big downwind sail so we couldn't shake them off. They have taken theirs down and we haven't yet so if we are brave enough maybe we can overtake them.We were informed by WARC there has been a large earth quake in Honduras and there was a risk of tsunami in this. read more...


10/01/2018

Taurus - Meilen Rekord

Mittwoch 10.01.2018Seit Dienstag Vormittag segelten wir wieder mit ausgerefftem Großsegel, nachdem der Wind etwas nachgelassen hatte. Heute Mittag 12:00 konnten wir stolze 189,5 Seemeilen innerhalb der letzten 24 Stunden vorweisen, ein neuer Rekord für die Taurus. Dank des guten Windes waren wir seit vergangener Nacht im Schnitt über 9 Knoten Speed gefahren. Die Taurus segelte wie auf Schienen durch die Wellen. Den Meilen Rekord verdanken wir nicht zuletzt auch unserem wohl erfahrensten Crew Mitglied in Sachen Segeln, Gerald aus Österreich. Er sprach sich die letzten Tage bei crew internen Besprechungen zumeist gegen ein Reff aus, und dafür es einfach laufen zu lassen, wenn es denn einmal gut läuft. Der Sternenhimmel wirkte in dieser Nacht nochmal schöner als in den Nächten zuvor. Ich. read more...


10/01/2018

Amuse - repairing the flag

We are hard at work today making important repairs to our Irish flag and catching up on emails. All happening as we hammer along downwind on the Columbia coast in a heavy sea. Thank you to all catamaran designers for making this possible:)image1. read more...


Amuse - repairing the flag
Amuse - repairing the flag
10/01/2018

Shepherd Moon - Counting chickens

Now, where were we? A lot has happened since our last blog entry on the 4th December, but some things never change. This morning the Blue Water Runner ended up in the sea, but this time it was down to user error rather than equipment failure, but more on that in tomorrow's blog.Having arrived safely in Saint Lucia we scooped up Daisy and her boyfriend Chris, and spent a glorious week or so sailing down through the Grenadines. I never realised that snorkelling with turtles could be so cathartic. Our accident-prone Atlantic crossing faded into a distant and rose-tinted memory, and all was good with the World once again. We obviously managed to break a halyard whilst flying the Blue Water Runner, but that goes without saying. The only unfortunate thing was that the inevitable "bang". read more...


10/01/2018

Air Power - Jan 8-9

We've put St Lucia in our rear view mirror. We have covered over 500 nm under pretty fair skies. We took our gennaker sail down for a couple of hours yesterday, thinking a large cloud over taking us, was going to really dump on us. Sailing with just a genoa can give us a fair bit of speed in high winds, but that didn't happen, so we put the gennaker back up. The only draw back to the genn is; it's a little too fast for fishing. That is the trade off.Twice each day, we check in on the SSB radio, with the other cruisers, for a quick chat. In the morning we give our current position, the winds we are experiencing, and any engine hours we have had to run, since the last check-in. Then the conversation generally shifts to the fishing report. Quite a few boats have had success, from catching a. read more...


Air Power - Jan 8-9
Air Power - Jan 8-9
09/01/2018

Le Aum - Log dia 3

Dia 8 de JaneiroO mar continua agitado com mas vagas consideraveis tendo uma delas invadido o poço pelo lado de BB e molhado quarto e as roupas do italiano que tinha deixado a vigia aberta.O almoço foi um guisado de frango com legumes.A meio da tarde o vento começou a soprar com forte e tivemos que rizar a grande para o terceiro rizo e enrolar um pouco a genoa.Fizemos 164 milhas no odometro e 168 no GPS.. read more...


09/01/2018

Le Aum - Log dia 2

Dia 7 de JaneiroO mar está revolto um autêntico rock and roll como dizem por aqui ...A vantagem é que já fizemos 150 milhas ese continuarmos a este ritmo talvez cheguemos mais rápido do que previsto.O almoço foi excelente! um entrecosto no forno com batatinhas, feito pelo Comandante ao contrario do jantar que foi um verdadeiro desastre, uma sopa de tomate instantãnea que acabou por ser entornada pelo vaivem do barco.Continuamos a navegar em borboleta com a genoa toda dezenrolada com o pau de spy a BB e VG no segundo rizo a EB.. read more...


09/01/2018

Mischief - Passing the ABC Islands

We have had another great day with constant winds from the east of 20 knots. The sea state has settled this evening to Wendy's delight. The rolling sea makes it difficult to even walk around the boat never mind put your make up on.We have been gybing down the rhumb line avoiding the ABC Islands off the coast of Venezuela and trying to catch the boat in front, Cristine. They must have us on a piece of elastic because every time we start to catch up they stretch out again.We have managed to catch another Mahi Mahi which has given us nice entree for dinner and lunch in the fridge for tomorrow. Its a good job we all like fish and Trevor's skills with a rod never cease to amaze me. we are also refining our skills at dispatching and filleting fish.. read more...



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