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Nix - ARC+ leg 2 day 8 Mak Mee?
Nix - ARC+ leg 2 day 8 Mak Mee?
Widago - Twin Tunas!
Widago - Twin Tunas!
27/11/2015

Scarlet Oyster - Day 4 Scarlet ARC 2015, Rhumb line to the Rum!

Friday. Mid Atlantic.And its a big welcome to all our readers. Its been a bit full on for mesince flying out to Las Palmas so here goes with my first blog. This is thethirtieth ARC as every winter ship loads of Yachties head south to blueskies, Parties, fireworks and Trade Winds.Normally by now Jack Frost has rapped his icy knuckles on the window panesand snow mantles the Highlands. As a result of global warming this has beenthe hottest November in living memory. Property spivs are marketing smallvineyards for development in the Antartic.We are a cosmopolitan crew. A big crew. Plenty of time in a deck chair forlittle old me. Reading a book. Meanwhile Vitaly, our Russo Canadiansinglehandledly sends sails flying up the mast pulled in equally powerfullyby our Croatian, Dinko. Mario from. read more...


27/11/2015

4JOY - KRATKI IZVJEŠTAJ 3

Pozdrav svima koji nas prate. Ušli smo u 6.dan jedrenja.Nažalost nakon 4 dana sa puno vitra,stigao je 5koji nas je malo usporio.Oko 3 u noći vitar nam je pao na 6-7 čvorova,nestabilnog smijera tako da smo bili prisiljeni koristiti motor 8 sati.Dobrastvar je šta sa jednim motorom uspijevamo držati 7 čvorova brzine uz vrlo malupotrošnju.Iskoristili smo malu pauzu da operemo i prekontroliramo brod.Ispalanam je jedna vida na furlexu genove i da to nismo vidili daljnje jedrenje donilobi nam vjerovalno vliki problem sa roll mehanizmom.Isto tako pregledali smojarbol.Sve zasad ok ,osim što nam se podigač glavnog jedra pošeo malotrošiti.Nije strašno ,jer samo će trebati ga skratiti 1 meter ibit će opet ok.neko vrijeme.Vitar je jutros digao na 15 čv. iz smijera N tako da trenutnojedrimo na AWA 130. read more...


27/11/2015

Hanse Sailor - day5: Curry chicken & shower in rain

Enjoyed a very tasting chicken chilli and non chicken for the one and onlyveggie. Some crew members enjoyed a shower in the rain but no photos are allowed tobe published. Clothes washed on the deck all smelling very sweet.   Graham, crew on Hanse Sailor. read more...


27/11/2015

Marisja - Marisja log 27-11-2015: nog steeds west?

Nou, zojuist weer de 24-uurs positie bekeken, en weer een dikke 220 mijlengelogd ondakns het lawaai wat Rob zo vakkundig omschreef (of is het juistvanwege dat lawaai?). Gistermiddag was weer goed rap en in de avond trok de wind weer wat aan watons deed beslissen een rif te zetten voor de nacht. Zeker in het begin was diterg lekker, de boot liep als op rails! Later in de nacht werd het wat minder enhebben we het rif eruit geschud, en in de ochtend de gennaker gezet ipvuitgeboomd fok. Vandaag lopen we lekker koers richting St. Lucia!   Jullie hebben waarschijnlijk al gezien dat we nu al 5 dagen nagenoegwestelijk varen, wat is hierachter de gedachte? We hebben de mazzel dat ermomenteel zo noordelijk als we zitten al een mooie passaatwind staat die onsgoed in de richting van St. Lucia. read more...


27/11/2015

Likedeeler - Kirschblüte

Schwell. Dieser vermalledeite Schwell. Kann der einem doch glatt den ganzen Spaß verderben mit seinem Kotzekurs. Als ob wir in unseren ersten 3 Segelmonaten (s.a. www.tausche-huhn-gegen-moewe.de) nicht schon genug gelitten hätten. Aber nein, dass Paradies muss man sich eben hart erarbeiten. Das öffnet sich nicht einfach so vor einem. Das Paradies. Ich sage Euch: Das nächste Paradies erarbeite ich mir mit ner Apfelschorle aus Äpfeln meines Lieblingsbauern in der Hand sitzend in meinem Garten, die grüne Natur genießend, meine blühenden Kirschbäume bestaunend. Blaue Natur haben wir an Bord ja nahezu überall. Um genau zu sein: für meinen Geschmack viel zu sehr überall. Steigt uns doch gestern ein Wellenbrecher seitwärts ins Boot und schwemmt alles und jeden in der Plicht von seinem Platz.. read more...


27/11/2015

PG Roshni - 27/11 1050 Roaches

14:28.3N 51:2.8WLong debates this morning about when we should gybe as the wind swings consistently E then NE then ESE and makes my angle calcs all a mess :(. As usual the when you don't know what to do - don't do anything so instead of messing with the sails we are living the dream cleaning.I snugged up the steering cables while swabbing out the residual rain and sea water from the laz. Last night while enjoying a quick wee before bed I looked down to my left and horror on horrors I thought I saw a blooming roach looking back at me or what ever it is they do. I picked it up to examine it with the loo cleaning cloth but couldn't swear it was one anyway so being the kind hearted soul I am I crushed it in the cloth and lobbed it into the ogin. So further living the dream checking the. read more...


27/11/2015

Friskus VI - Friskuslog day 6-Christmas Workshop

Dag 6 på havet og bølgene har roet seg litt. Det samme har vinden, noe somhat gjort at det ble litt motorkjring i natt da det begynnte å slå noe voldsomti riggen. Motor er bra- da får vi kjørt watermaker og tatt en etterlengtet dusj.Vi merker at vi kommer nærmere og nærmere tropene. Det er ca 26 C oppe og dermeder skyggen nede kjærkommen. PÅ dagtid er det shorts og t-skjorte-vær, men pånattevaktene kommer fremdeles stillongsen på.   Det var ca 220 båter som startet på sammen tid, men nå kan vi ikke se noenav dem, hverken på AIS eller med øyet. Dere der hjemme kan sikkert se hvor deandre er ifht oss, men det ser ikke vi ; ) Idag har det vært juleverksted her og vi har nå fått 3 fine nisser til åpynte med. Vi tenker på dere der hjemme som snart starter med diversejuletradisjoner uten. read more...


27/11/2015

Challenger 3 - CF361 CH3 Arc 2015 Friday 27 Nov

Friday 27 NovRace Day 5Day 5 here on Challenger 3 and time is starting to get a little warped on board! Ricky and Dave (Skipper and Mate) remain on UT (GMT), whilst the rest of the crew had a 26 hour day yesterday which involved two seven hour watches during the day. This brings us two hours behind UK time to allow for the journey Westward- sunset and sunrise has once more returned to more normal hours. It does mean however that poor Dave and Ricky seem to be eating at most peculiar hours-perhaps accounting for Ricky’s Bake Off at 1am which kept all on night watches happy with delicious brownies.Both the wind and sea started to ease of yesterday. The spinnaker was flown all day and into the night, remaining up as the sun rose this morning. Winds died right off as darkness encroached and. read more...


26/11/2015

Ocean Venture - Blog - Ocean Venture - November 26th

November 26th Fish Count “0”; Lures Lost “3” – but we have plenty left that we bought in Las Palmas Spinaker up,- trim, hold, ease, trim, hold, ease all day long. But that spinnaker is helping make great progress,  Is that a fish?, Yes its a flying fish, well spotted Simon. Two Dolphins sighted by the crew on watch (Susie, James, Regan, Dal and Mark) For the astronomers amongst you, all four moons of Jupiter spotted last night. The temperature is increasing as we go further South, and the sea state is getting calmer, the boat is not bouncing around as much. Yesterdays menu was Fajhitis, salad and cheese – prepared by Susie, Regan and Roy – all the crew enjoyed Awesome. Wait! Wait!, is that the fishing reel I hear being wound in, NO! Its the spinnaker. read more...


27/11/2015

Hejira - Chateau Hejira

13 43.282N 046 11.633WFriday 27th November 2015After a rather downbeat missive yesterday, the new day brought a more positive outlook with sunshine, and no sign of squalls after some early scares. A full main (with preventer) and poled out Yankee proved to be an adequate sailplan and the auto steered to a steady wind angle with aplomb.A notable milestone was reached passing the ‘1000 miles to go’ barrier at noon. We searched the stores for some champagne but could only find a cheap box of Don Simon white wine. Ingenuity abounded as we used our ‘Soda Stream’ to transform it into a very much improved and acceptable sparkling wine. The Soda Stream has been something of a revelation enabling us to make diet coke and slimline tonic in vast quantities so the storage and disposal of plastic. read more...


27/11/2015

Hera - Und immer wieder Delphine

Auf unserem Südkurs zu den Kapverden werden wir immer wieder vonDelphinschulen begleitet, die um unseren Bug spielen und auch mal einengewaltigen Sprung zeigen. Der Wind läßt allmählich nach und es es steht zubefürchten, dass wir kommende Nacht die letzten Meilen bis Mindelo motorenmüssen. Dank der Antibiotika geht es Tim schon deutlich besser. Doch alles weiteremuss ein Arzt beurteilen. Im Augenblick ist völlig unklar, wie schnell wir dieARC von Sao Vincente aus fortsetzen können. Petra hat gerade eineBestandsaufnahme unserer Vorräte gemacht, um diese bei unserem erzwungenenZwischenstopp eventuell zu ergänzen. Der Appetit der Crew scheint von Tag zu Tagzu wachsen, was sicher mit der Anpassung an die Verhältnisse an Bord und dasruhigere Wetter zu tun hat.   Stefan. read more...


Hejira - Chateau Hejira
Hejira - Chateau Hejira
27/11/2015

Starblazer - 27/11/2015 - East London (South Africa not UK!)

We had a fantastic sail for a few hours early on Wednesday morning, averaging over 9 knots.For an hour our speed didn't drop below 10, isn't a favourable current a wonderful thing?Suddenly, soon after 0600, the wind died to next to nothing prior to changing direction from NE to SSW.We had expected the wind shift a few hours later.Though the wind wasn't that strong our speed over the ground added to the apparent wind strength, bringing it up to 20 knots almost on the nose.In wind like that the engine struggles to propel us at 5 knots though the current continued as we headed inshore.The risk with wind over current is that it can kick up steep, nasty seas which tend to stop the boat's forward momentum.Our original anticipated stopover was Port Elizabeth but we decided it was silly to bash. read more...


27/11/2015

Team Brunel - Blog 4

Blog 4 ARC Rally Team Brunel Nov. 26, 2015How did we get on till nowExactly 4 full days have gone by in a fantastic race and we are exactly halfway in mileage to St. Lucia. The averages per helmsman go up, the topspeed remains the same. The bravest of the gang (or the daredevils?) push her ladyship VO65 to 26+ knots, being it day or night, a shift is a shift and we want to push on. The predicted weather versus the end is still the major variable. If the breeze stays on (like around 22kn all the way now) we still might have a chance to equal or beat the mighty 100 Ft Leopard of London record of 8 days- 14 hours- 39 minutes and 59 seconds. This is our challenge in the challenge to arrive before December 1st, 3:24:59 AM on the finish line. And of course sailing as fast as we safely can to. read more...


27/11/2015

Aqualuna - 23:42.417N 26:42.843W

DAY FIVEVARIED DAY Having diminished wind this morning we put the mainsail up and goose winged with this and the large genoa.This was fine to a certain extent but we did get a bit of slamming of the boom despite the preventer holding it in place.Late afternoon we got fed up with the lack of wind and sailing at an average of 6 knots so decided to head south for awhile on a reach, we flew and the wind got up.We are now back on our rhumb line still broad reaching at an average of 8 -9 knots.As the yacht was fairly level this afternoon I did some laundry in the machine so we looked like, as Jonathan’s Father would have called it, a ‘Maltese Bum boat’ with washing hanging everywhere to dry.I cooked the remaining Mahi-mahi (Dorado)in paper and foil wrapped with sliced spring onions, chilli,. read more...


27/11/2015

Firefly - A week at Pangkor Island

Today is Thursday 26th November and at 0800 this morning Firefly departed Pangkor Island Marina after 7 enjoyable days. We did not go far, only about 6 miles to an anchorage on the west side of Pangkor Island that we are now sharing with about 10 other rally yachts. So far Malaysian cruising has not really been about the sailing. Since Singapore the route north up the Malacca Straits has not been very picturesque nor has there been much wind. Therefore, having chosen to do the trip from Indonesia in order to reach Thailand we are very pleased we decided to join the Sail Malaysia Rally as the events we have attended have been great so far.Pangkor is the longest stop on the Rally and we have been looked after exceptionally well here. The Rally fee (which is minimal anyway at $65 Aus for. read more...


26/11/2015

Widago - St. Lucia Leg (6): Sea Turkeys

Happy Thanksgiving from the Atlantic Ocean!WIDAGO and crew celebrate in a somewhat unusual fashion, in that we usually don't get around to pulling together a Thanksgiving Feast until at least Friday. In fact for the past 19 years, we have not made it happen on time, and frankly it takes a lot of pressure off. Especially for the Galley Wench.Since early yesterday, when we formally submitted a request to withdraw from the Multihull Category, and are in the process of transferring to Joel's Motor-sailing category (negotiations are still in arbitrage as our sea lawyer ran out of data on her sailamail account, and needed to top off her credits), WIDAGO has enjoyed the peace of mind that only comes from hearing the warm purr of a Yanmar engine. After the parasailor blew out two days ago, Ahab. read more...


26/11/2015

Sunrise - Tag 1-5. 27.11.2015

Kommen erst heute dazu Daily logs zu schreiben. Der Beginn der Atlantiküberquerung ist sehr viel heftiger und ruppiger als wir vermutet hatten und wir alle Kraft und Konzentration für das Schiff brauchten. Dazu kam noch ein unpässlicherRedakteur. Beginnen wir mit dem Start. Werfen um 12 Uhr die Leinen los und passieren an der 1. Mole die vielen Besucher die uns mit kräftigem Adios verabschieden. Wir bedanken uns mit einer 5 Mann starken stadioreifen laola Welle auf dem Vorschiff. Das Wetterist schlecht, grau in grau, die Ziellinie kaum zu sehen. Mehr als 200 Schiffe kreuzen in diesem Gebiet hin und her. Ein Reff ins Großsegel , Genua voll ausgezogen, 5 Windstärken zunehmend, Kurs 170 *. Ohne den Startschuss gehört zu haben gehen wir mit denanderen um 13 Uhr über die Ziellinie. Der. read more...


26/11/2015

PG Roshni - 26/11 2140 Moonlicht nicht

15:14.2N 49:39.8WEvening allNot much going on really quite benign conditions. Wind E 15-20kn so as expected we gybed and are now being pushed a bit S of our rhum line (and boy will it be rum time when we get there). Sticking with it tonight though on the basis that if we do turn the wind will do the sods law thing again.Might get the kite out tomorrow as the wind is more steady and no squalls today either. Drugs are ready for the use of the forward cabin ...:)In other news:Ali feeling very smug about his sextant reading only being 2.5nm out - I did point out that might not be too helpful if we were near a reef and we could easily miss St Lucia...Both Nigel and Susan also took sights today and the GPS position just in case they were wrong but don't want to tell anyone back home when they. read more...


26/11/2015

Chimo - Reisverslag 8 ARC+

We hebben weer aansluiting bij de ARC+groep. Na 28 uur later vertrokken te zijn uit Mindélo hebben we de eerste twee boten ingehaald. We hebben nog een mijlpaal bereikt vandaag, we zijn over de helft, en nu zelfs bijna onder de 1000 mijl. Het leven aan boord gaat z'n gangetje. Zeilen verwisselen kost ons wel wat tijd op zo'n flink bewegend schip. We zijn de hele ochtend bezig geweest de genneker uit de knoop te halen en netjes in zijn snuffer (soort hoes waarin hij gehesen wordt) te doen. 130m2 spinnakerdoek in de kuip en kajuit. We gebruiken hem alleen bij heel licht weer. We varen nu nog steeds achter twee fokken. Het gaat wat langzamer, maar deze manier van varen zorgt er wel voor dat de stuurautomaat slecht lichtjes belast wordt. Hij doet het nog steeds en we hopen dat hij het. read more...


26/11/2015

Seraphina of Chichester - Officially in the tropics

Daily life onboard Seraphina.Apart from running the ship, sail her, eat and all the routine stuff wealso engage in more serious fun.  We started the day by figuring out when we would cross the Tropic ofCancer. South of this latitude you are officially in the tropics. We had alengthy discussion if it would be dotted or dashed; different globes displaythem differently. We were a bit disappointed when we saw nothing, just open bluewater under a blue sky.  After crossing this imaginary line we suddenlyfound ourselves in the tropics and sure enough the hottest day so far. We werealso lucky that Neptune does not charge for safe passage over this line.  We also needed to figure out where we are on the globe; there are no signposts here, just water. At about 10a.m the sextant. read more...


26/11/2015

Timshel - Cape Verde to St Lucia Day 8

Lovely afternoon for sailing/sun bathing but slow - we had got used to making speeds of 7 kts plus, so only 5 is a comedown.And we saw another boat!The AIS got excited, most of the time it's been asleep, and there was Lea off to port.We had a chat on the VHF, don't think they've seen anyone recently ether and they don't have SSB, but she overhauled us rather quickly I am afraid, with her big genoa poled out.Steve left me a small glass of Limoncello and chocolate for my first watch of the night to celebrate 1000 miles to go.Early morning I thought dark clouds might mean rain (and possibly wind), I got the buckets ready to collect but we only got a couple of drops. Gybed back onto starboard at midday to head back to the rhumb line.Have looked at Great Circles, in fact our chartplotter does. read more...


26/11/2015

Albatros - Albatros Nov. 23 at 12:26pm

Heute Passatsegeln. Vorsegel ausgebaumt. Die erste Nacht war ziemlich ruppig, unsere Wache (Guido, Stefan und ich) hatten die Hundewache von 2-5 Uhr. Ab 5 habe ich dann endlich ein paar Stunden geschlafen. Einige Leute sind seekrank, ich bin bisher verschont, aber es schaukelt schon ordentlich.. read more...


26/11/2015

El Gato - gobble gobble

Happy Thanksgiving to all our American friends and family!We started our day with slow speeds and have gradually ramped it up but not before sending Eric up the mast to retrieve the take down line for the spinnaker snuffer.Without it we'd be in trouble!Last night it was squally squally night and a few boats passed us so we are working hard to reel them back in.Still no auto pilot but we are used to it now.Three drivers and one cook who keeps us fed and happy.Two more days we hope!!!Annie and the cat peopleimage1. read more...


El Gato - gobble gobble
El Gato - gobble gobble
26/11/2015

Sunrise - 26.11.2015 Tag 5

So kann Seefahrt auch sein. Wie ein Bild aus Dantes Inferno. Aber auch mit Regenbogen im Mondlicht über einer unendlich weiten, silbern glänzenden Wasserfläche. Wir lassen uns nicht herunterziehen. Auch nicht dadurch, dass wir noch keinenFisch gefangen haben. Liegt aber wohl daran, dass wir noch nicht geangelt haben. Ein aufmunterndes Zeichen des Meeresgottes gibt uns schnell Auftrieb: Eine große Schule kleiner Delfine oder Tümmler läuft im spitzen Winkel auf uns zu. Um die 70 Tiere springenunentwegt aus dem Wasser, berühren fast unser Schiff und setzen nach einiger Zeit des Mitschwimmens am Bug unbeirrt ihren eigenen Kurs fort. Ein mitreißender Anblick! Dann doch die Angel ausgeworfen. Keine 15 Minuten später erfolgt der Biss. Ein wunderschönerFisch. Gold, blau, grün mit einer sägeartig. read more...


26/11/2015

Skyelark of London - Day 4

Day 4The past 24 hours have been quite eventful.Firstly, Happy Birthday Mike! Probably the most unusual one he is likely to have I suspect. But no birthday should pass without cake and sure enough from the galley at teatime yesterday came another of Dan and Em's culinary delights - an absolutely delicious banana cake. Sadly no candles but I doubt they would have faced up to the 25 knots of wind across the decks!There had also been a noticeable lack of fishing success. Even Doris the demon lure that I bought at vast expense in Las Palmas was a complete disappointment yesterday. We have high hopes for Mavis, Doris` big sister {which Tony paid even more for] later in the trip. But there was great excitement this morning when two Dorado's were reeled in one after the other. This was quickly. read more...


Skyelark of London - Day 4
Skyelark of London - Day 4
26/11/2015

Why Not - Why Not sail boat Richard Anthony

Great Day today all crew refreshed and sun is shining , Charlie had hisfirst bite on the fishing line , but after 30 mins of hard work trying to bringit in we LOST it. Total mileage travelled from start to is 623nm,  the millage Ireported yesterday was wrong that should have been for three days totals not two as i reportedAll sails balanced  and working to max capacity as trying to increaseour average daily mileage. We saw our fist Dolphins this morning there were about 7 swimming withus. Just put up the cruising chute  for a test , all went well now justwaiting for the correct wind to arrive and up she will go! Skipper working hard at the chart table to ensure we have the correctbearing and to avoid the doldrums   Keith   Richard Anthony first blog . Well. read more...


26/11/2015

Bamarandi - Thursday 26th November - It's A Ten from Len?

Position 15.47.401N 048.37.040W0 0 1 72 411 Bamarandi LLP 3 1 482 14.0 Normal 0 false false falseEN-US JA X-NONE/* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Cambria; mso-ascii-font-family:Cambria; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Cambria; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-ansi-language:EN-US;}Days Day Date Time Miles to St Lucia Miles in 24hrs towards St Lucia Cum Miles towards St Lucia Ave Miles per day towards St Lucia 1 Wednesday 18th 13:00 2090. read more...


26/11/2015

Rhumb - Day 5 - Heading towards St Lucia and our first fish!!

Before we move into day 5, a few things to report from day 4. One of the reasons for another radio silence was John (blogger) succumbing to a nasty beastie buggie thing resulting in a very sore and painful throat and a touch of the hot and cold sweats for 24 hours. Crew members kindly allowed John time to recover by taking on his overnight watches, so I can report I am now feeling a bit better.Day 4 saw us continuing south westerly to warmer climes and the trade winds, still experiencing strongish winds in the 30's. Midday we turned to a course of 270 degrees with a pretty awful gybe, taking us around an hour to get the pole set up to starboard. At the same time the mainsail got caught behind the topmost spreader, fortunately though with a slight change of direction we were able to free. read more...


26/11/2015

Mojeka - Mojeka – Transatlantic Day 9

18:37:00 UTC Thursday Nov. 26, 2015Position: 14.694036N, 46.993504WBIRDING in MIDATLANTIC!when Africa travellers like us get tired of looking for those big five that hide from us, we become birders.Same thing here.So far we have identified (and eaten) 2 types of fish: Dorado and Amberjack. To be exact, we saw three if we count the flying fish.George and Roger have been twice as successful with birds, identifying 4 species:Wilson’s Petrel, Cory’s Shearwater, White Tailed Tropic Bird and Masked Booby. To be exact there are five if we count the flying fish!Not the abundance of birds you get in the Okavango Delta, but considering the environment, that is not bad going.So next time you come past here bring your binoculars, forget the lures!KlausPS with winds between 16 and 25kt we still can’t. read more...


26/11/2015

Shiva - Log day 4 - Hello, is it me you are looking for?

November 26, 2015 – “Hello? This is sailing yacht Shiva.” “….” “This is sailing yacht Shiva. Hello?”  Last night during Herman and Daan’s night shift the satellite phone suddenly rang. Everybody awoke because hearing a phone ringing while being in the middle of the ocean is quite peculiar. Daan picked up the phone and the rest was quietly listening…  “This is sailing yacht Shiva. Hello?” “Hello, do you have engine problems?” “No, we do not have engine problems” “Ah alright, in that case I’ve dialled the wrong number, bye” “Bye” Wow, what a story! ;) We were in contact with the outer world!! Too bad we didn’t ask for an update of what is happening in the world…  Furthermore it was a quiet and decent night and we all had a good night sleep. Today there is much less. read more...


26/11/2015

Furia - day 4 some spinnaker sailing and at last: shorts and tea shirts

We are very sorry for the damaged boats yesterday, especially for Duffy, our Italian friends and neighbours on Las Palmas pontoon.On day 4 we are doing fine. Activities on board depend on wind, waves, sunshine and rain and alternate in a non-orderly manner: morning squall showers, wind dropped force 4-5, hoisting the spinnaker, here comes another squall from our stern; dropping the spinnaker; poling out jib;heavy showers wash the boat (and some of us); then, under some cautious sunshine we are in a rushto put on shorts (for the first time on this passage), hoisting the spinnaker again, jibing, then wind increased force 6 again, dropping the spinnaker, poling out the jib and on and on. It is not an easy sailing with the spinnaker in this swell, our narrow hull being punished by the waves.. read more...


Furia - day 4 some spinnaker sailing and at last: shorts and tea shirts
Furia - day 4 some  spinnaker sailing and at last: shorts and tea shirts
LaLuna - laluna dag 5 prachtige zonsopgang
LaLuna - laluna dag 5 prachtige zonsopgang
26/11/2015

LaLuna - LaLuna dag 5

About our course: Doordat er tijdens ons vertrek een redelijk groot hoogdruk gebied hing boven de Azoren dat voor redelijk wat wind zorgde, hebben we er voor gekozen om na vertrek eens we onder Gran Canaria zaten koers te zetten naar het Westen en niet de meest gebruikelijke zuidelijke koers naar de Kaapverdische eilanden te volgen. Hierdoor kunnen we een 'hoekje afsnijden'. Volgens onze laatste info gaat dit hoog boven de Azoren er over +/- 48 uur mee ophouden. Daarom zetten we nu meer koers richting het zuiden om rond de 20 graden noorderbreedte de Trade winds (passaatwind) op te zoeken. Dit is dus mogelijks niet de snelste (korste) koers maar wel de "meest zekere". We willen namelijk niet in een windluw gebied komen.About today:Bijna de hele dag blue sky! Even de motor gestart om warm. read more...


26/11/2015

Grand Bleu - woensdag 25 en donderdag 26

De 3e nacht vertoonde een beeld als de 2e nacht. Bewolking met nu en dan een volle maan met wind uit het NO.De bemanning is in geslingerd en begint te wennen aan het leven op een lege oceaan.Deze bestaat uit de volgende personen: Wil (72 jr) , de nestor van het gezelschap, in zijn element als hij (electro-)technische apparatuur mag repareren (inclusief het Nespresso apparaat)Kees ( 57 jr),  kok, rustpunt tussen de (soms hyper) actieve bemanningsledenSietze (56 jr), bootsjongen, blogger, neef van KeesAdriaan (52 jr), de immer alerte en actieve kapitein, geeft de bemanning veel vrijheidPieter (31 jr),  de head rigger altijd de stand van de zeilen, lijnen, blokken en vallen controlerend met een rol tape in de rechterbroekzakJan Hein (26 jr), rigger met veel oceaan en. read more...


26/11/2015

Meltemi - 5. Tag Zeitumstellung

Hallo Zivilisation,wir befinden uns derzeit auf den folgenden Koordinaten 24,22 Grad Nord und 026,49 West. Die Stimmung ist ausgezeichnet, wir haben uns alle voll an das Schichtsystem gewöhnt und haben mittlerweile eine beachtliche Anzahl an Meilen zurückgelegt. Total 680 nautische Seemeilen. Heute werden wir eine andere entscheidende Marke passieren in ca. 23 nautischen Meilen werden wir die Reststrecke von 2000 NM unterschreiten. Ein weiteres Highlight neben den kulinarischen Hochgenüssen hier an Bord ;-) die heutige Zeitumstellung, sie gibt uns einen extra Motivationsschub und bringt uns, unserem Ziel stetig näher. Die 7 Männern hier an Bord haben ein Ziel Rodney Bay St Lucia und das verfolgen wir mit Humor und Leidenschaft für das Segeln.Ein Gruß an die Zivilisation da draußen von. read more...


26/11/2015

Aliena - Jueves 26-11-2015

El mar está mas calmado y el viento tambien. Anoche cambiamos las velas y vamos amurados a babor bastante tranquilos pero hemos tenido que cambiar de camas por tener dormir atravesados. Yo en proa, Miguel en popa y Carlos en el salon. Vamos a rumbo 240 bajando algo hacia el sur en busca de la corriente favorable, que, aunque algo hemos tenido esta noche no acaba de aparecer. A medio día llevabamos hechas 746,3 Mn, media de 7,8 nudos.Hoy no hemos puesto el tangon, hemos quitado el rizo a la mayor y navegamos tranquilos a un largo.Tenemos noticias de varios barcos, sobre todos los de la clase regata, con averias. Nosotros estamos bien y esperamos que así continue. Nos quedan en este mmento 2040 Mn. Da la sensación de que no nos podemos despegar de Africa.Carmen. read more...


26/11/2015

Weohgi - 1 o'clock, 2 o'clock 3 o'clock rock etc

We're going to rock around the clock tonight- and every night until we reach St Lucia!We are fine - less than 815nm to go - easy peasy. We feel we're on the homeward bound course now. The boat is doing well. Daily chaffing inspections seem to be going well. Cruising down the waves at an average of 7knots so far so good. We think we are about 1/2 way in the fleet. The daily reports we get are useless unless you put them in a spread sheet - Alan did that once on the 1st leg! He found it too wobbly and 'icky at the chart table.A few back twinges for a few of the over 60's but I think that is mainly due to not being able to rest properly. Ibuprofen for pud! We are all getting along fine but are looking forward to St Lucia - started reading the travel guides now-what confidence!Not long until. read more...


26/11/2015

Ruby Rose - Day 5- Rock 'n' Roll

Yep, it’s all about rock and roll on yacht Ruby Rose- and not in a goodway.  Swell and a constant 20-25 knots, gusting 30, has made life on Ruby Roseever so slightly tedious. Dare I say it, but these are not the conditions Isigned up for! Especially since Nick and I are very much ‘fair weather sailors’!No-one on board has been getting any decent sleep, and meals have been a bit hitand miss in terms of quality. Not easy producing a gourmet feast when you canbarely keep your footing in the galley!  However, I’m thrilled to announce that this morning has heralded a changein the weather. The swell has reduced markedly and the sun has come out, soeveryone’s in shorts and t-shirts for the first time since leaving Las Palmas!John and Neil are already on their second books- not sure. read more...


26/11/2015

Emily Morgan - ARC log day 5

What a difference a couple of days make! We are now romping along in a lovely Easterly force 5/6 in brilliant sunshine.The fishing line is out and we are looking forward to our third dorado. The first two were delicious and crew morale is high after a round of showers. We had an interesting detour to investigate a flashing light - Dan buoy? Life raft? It turned out to be a large fishing float, but the adrenaline was pumping. The crew worked really well together to sail back upwind in a force 8 in the dark as we did a possible rescue mission, great practice and a reminder that we don't want to have to do it for real.Anna 24.11.15. read more...


25/11/2011

Lady - Post Race Net Control

I understand that the Nanny Cay Caribbean 1500 office has closed.Thanks for all you did, Andy and Mia!Have a great vacation! I have been monitoring the SSB net since I left Nanny Cay, on Wednesday, and have had communications with Wavelength and Surprise. Tonight, 1900 Wavelength 20 52N 64 14W.Sailing, but not really fast, Surprise was at 20 28N 64 11W under power,wind E 8-9. Surprise estimates they will reach Nanny Cay about 1400-1500 tomorrow afternoon (Saturday, November 26, 2011) Wavelength thinks that they will get there tomorrow, but it may be after dark. Wavelength is uncertain if their VHF radio works. Charlie gave them advice on entering Nanny Cay after dark, and suggested to them that they tie up at the fuel dock either day or night if their radio does not work. Jenny. read more...


26/11/2015

Lucky Star - Lucky star 26/11/2015

Hello world! Here lucky star, everything is fine. The days are alike. We realize that we are only sleeping, eating and bar. We finally just tangonner our solent we begin to have a good path. To keep our position you can directly through the site Team Lucky Star. read more...


26/11/2015

Isabel - Day 4

Thursday 12 Noon 26/11/2105 24 16 4570N 27 56 23W - 177 miles daily run - distance to St Lucia1963Moving on from yesterday's steak and salad supper I have to report only halfthe team had salad as Peter tossed it up in the air while performing a rearrolly polly across the cabin - impressive manoeuvre that would receive aBAGA gold star certificate. Cabin boy Mike was quick to his knees with dustpan and brush and kitchen roll to clear up lettuce, avocado, tomato, onionall generously dressed with Caesar salad. There were a few tears more frompride than pain. Cooking is a challenge !!! Peter also has some worryingscabs on bald patch - think these might have beenacquired in Las Palmas -just say'in. Last night we made fast progress under a full moon, this morning wind hasdropped a little so. read more...


Isabel - 7:30 AM - Goosewing
Isabel - 7:30 AM - Goosewing
26/11/2015

Marisja - Marisja log 26-11-2015: het leven aan boord

Ik zal proberen om het leven aan boord te beschrijven, speciaal voordiegene die geen idee heeft wat we hier aan het doen zijn... Dat laatste vragenwe onszelf trouwens ook regelmatig af...   Zeilen> daar is het mee begonnen, ik zat net op te tellen en ik kom totzo’n 23 transatlantics verdeeld over de Marisja crew, hoe vaak is dat heen enweer naar Engeland of rondjes Loosdrecht. Ik kan wel melden dat we van hetzeilen  genieten, fijne boot en een heel fijne bemanning. We kunnen vanelkaar op aan, iets wat wel handig is als je met 30 kn wind op het voordekstaat.   Eten> dat is heel onregelmatig, vanmorgen bv om 11 uur ontbeten,iedereen is na de nacht redelijk stuk en eerder komt er niet veel van.Middageten proberen we iets van te maken, stukje pizza, knakworst met brood. read more...