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Gwendoline - night time environment
Gwendoline - night time environment
Gwendoline - crew on unplanned visit on Sao Vincente
Gwendoline - crew on unplanned visit on Sao Vincente
Gwendoline - problem to eat when rolling
Gwendoline - problem to eat when rolling
Gwendoline - working the night shift
Gwendoline - working the night shift
14/12/2016

La Contenta - Day 23: On the happy boat La Contenta

Day 23: On the happy boat La Contenta   We crossed the finish line at 21.00 hours 24 minutes and 29 seconds lastnight.   We had been escorted on our last 40 miles by a fleet of squalls, severalrainbows and a full moon.   As we entered the marina the other boats horns started to sound and we knewwe had (finally) made it.  We were greeted by our friends on Nisidi, OceanBlue and Flabrach who joined us on the boat for an impromptu party.  Calplayed the guitar and we proudly sang our boat song.  We sat up until thewee hours drinking the rum we had been given and reliving some of the memoriesof our days at sea.  I would like to thank LC for looking after us, Davefor his skippering, Cal for his music and Ewen for his humour and cooking. MCfor her never. read more...


14/12/2016

Hot Stuff - Day 21 - The super moon was out in force

Day 21 - The super moon was out in force & Hot Stuff was bathed in silvery moonlight as we ran before the wind. The change of watch at 3.00 am heralded a change in the weather with the wind freshening so that helming became hard work. A call to the Skipper & the full force of the squall hit hard- Elizabeth & Thalita took turns helming as the wind reached gale force while Oline and Sophie reduced sail. The rain lashed down making it hard to see & Elizabeth began to call out the waves as they towered behind us in the darkness. As dawn broke the Southerly Busters watch came on. Almost instantly another squall hit with others surrounding the boat. They tacked to avoid a w evil looking black squall but others were waiting &they ran the gauntlet until the BIG one arrived.. read more...


Dolphin Star - FINAL DESTINATION SAINT LUCIA (03.12.2016)
Dolphin Star - FINAL DESTINATION SAINT LUCIA (03.12.2016)
Dolphin Star - FINAL DESTINATION SAINT LUCIA (03.12.2016)
Dolphin Star - FINAL DESTINATION SAINT LUCIA (03.12.2016)
Dolphin Star - FINAL DESTINATION SAINT LUCIA (03.12.2016)
Dolphin Star - FINAL DESTINATION SAINT LUCIA (03.12.2016)
Dolphin Star - FINAL DESTINATION SAINT LUCIA (03.12.2016)
Dolphin Star - FINAL DESTINATION SAINT LUCIA (03.12.2016)
14/12/2016

Dolphin Star - ANOTHER DAMAGED BOOM (02.12.2016)

The wind suddenly changes of direction and the main boom is immediately under pressure through the preventer (a forehead rope securing in place the main boom). It happenedmany times during the crossing but this time the boom end cannot held the force and a key aluminium part splits off. The crew promptly reacts but the damage is done to adjust correctly the main sail.   Dolphin Star 007 006 011 009. read more...


Dolphin Star - ANOTHER DAMAGED BOOM (02.12.2016)
Dolphin Star - ANOTHER DAMAGED BOOM (02.12.2016)
Dolphin Star - ANOTHER DAMAGED BOOM (02.12.2016)
Dolphin Star - ANOTHER DAMAGED BOOM (02.12.2016)
Dolphin Star - ANOTHER DAMAGED BOOM (02.12.2016)
Dolphin Star - ANOTHER DAMAGED BOOM (02.12.2016)
Dolphin Star - ANOTHER DAMAGED BOOM (02.12.2016)
Dolphin Star - ANOTHER DAMAGED BOOM (02.12.2016)
14/12/2016

Dolphin Star - REST DAY (01.12.2016)

Dolphin Star offers many alternatives to have a nap or get sun tanned. Here are the favourite places for each crew member. Our captain Kari always reads first before fallingasleep.   Dolphin Star 002 005 003 004. read more...


Dolphin Star - REST DAY (01.12.2016)
Dolphin Star - REST DAY (01.12.2016)
Dolphin Star - REST DAY (01.12.2016)
Dolphin Star - REST DAY (01.12.2016)
Dolphin Star - REST DAY (01.12.2016)
Dolphin Star - REST DAY (01.12.2016)
Dolphin Star - REST DAY (01.12.2016)
Dolphin Star - REST DAY (01.12.2016)
14/12/2016

Dolphin Star - GETTING CLOSER AND CLOSER (30.11.2016)

At the beginning of the crossing, Dolphin Star was supposed to reach Rodney Bay (Santa Lucia marina) by the 1st of December. This date will not be met as thereis still 400 NM to get there. Hopefully the earliest return flight ticket is scheduled on the 5th of December for Jukka.   Dolphin Star 048 049. read more...


Dolphin Star - GETTING CLOSER AND CLOSER (30.11.2016)
Dolphin Star - GETTING CLOSER AND CLOSER (30.11.2016)
Dolphin Star - GETTING CLOSER AND CLOSER (30.11.2016)
Dolphin Star - GETTING CLOSER AND CLOSER (30.11.2016)
14/12/2016

Dolphin Star - CROSSING DEBRIEFING (29.11.2016)

Dolphin Star’s iron sail being used quite regularly, our dedicated mechanic Antti checks out the fuel level directly from the tank, due to unreliable reading from the gauge.During the beer break at one o’clock, the crew discuss and assess the probability of running out of fuel in case the journey lasts longer.   Dolphin Star 040 043. read more...


Dolphin Star - CROSSING DEBRIEFING (29.11.2016)
Dolphin Star - CROSSING DEBRIEFING (29.11.2016)
Dolphin Star - CROSSING DEBRIEFING (29.11.2016)
Dolphin Star - CROSSING DEBRIEFING (29.11.2016)
14/12/2016

Dolphin Star - SAILING COURSE (28.11.2016)

Our rookie Jukka gets some sailing course from our captain Kari. He takes it very seriously by reading carefully his book every day and then practicing at the helm wheneverhe can.   Dolphin Star 028 037. read more...


Dolphin Star - SAILING COURSE (28.11.2016)
Dolphin Star - SAILING COURSE (28.11.2016)
Dolphin Star - SAILING COURSE (28.11.2016)
Dolphin Star - SAILING COURSE (28.11.2016)
14/12/2016

Dolphin Star - SLOW MOTION (27.11.2016)

Dolphin Star keeps on sailing in very low winds (around 5 knots South East). Everybody is really bored of this ongoing situation but not our fisherman Kari. After fightingtwo and half hours with a big sea bream, the monster rests in his hands as a well-deserved reward.  Dolphin Star 036 035 034. read more...


Dolphin Star - SLOW MOTION (27.11.2016)
Dolphin Star - SLOW MOTION (27.11.2016)
Dolphin Star - SLOW MOTION (27.11.2016)
Dolphin Star - SLOW MOTION (27.11.2016)
Dolphin Star - SLOW MOTION (27.11.2016)
Dolphin Star - SLOW MOTION (27.11.2016)
14/12/2016

Dolphin Star - RIGGING INSPECTION (26.11.2016)

Clear weather and calm sea are very appropriate to run a rigging inspection. Our judo champion Jukka is designated volunteer for climbing up to the mast. In addition tohis numerous talents he also enjoys taking pictures and here are some of his masterpieces.   Dolphin Star 029 DSC07058 DSC07057. read more...


Dolphin Star - RIGGING INSPECTION (26.11.2016)
Dolphin Star - RIGGING INSPECTION (26.11.2016)
Dolphin Star - RIGGING INSPECTION (26.11.2016)
Dolphin Star - RIGGING INSPECTION (26.11.2016)
Dolphin Star - RIGGING INSPECTION (26.11.2016)
Dolphin Star - RIGGING INSPECTION (26.11.2016)
14/12/2016

Dolphin Star - BACK TO SAILING (25.11.2016)

For a short while today, Dolphin Star sails in the expected trade wind conditions. The 4 knots shown on the speed meter is given at 5/5.5 knots on the GPS.   Dolphin Star 022 023. read more...


Dolphin Star - BACK TO SAILING (25.11.2016)
Dolphin Star - BACK TO SAILING (25.11.2016)
Dolphin Star - BACK TO SAILING (25.11.2016)
Dolphin Star - BACK TO SAILING (25.11.2016)
14/12/2016

Dolphin Star - HALFWAY (24.11.2016)

Dolphin Star is now half way (1050 NM) after 9 days and the Atlantic Ocean looks very calm. The crew celebrates this special time of the trip by having a special dinnerwith dress code and home-made bread.   Dolphin Star 014 015 020 012. read more...


Dolphin Star - HALFWAY (24.11.2016)
Dolphin Star - HALFWAY (24.11.2016)
Dolphin Star - HALFWAY (24.11.2016)
Dolphin Star - HALFWAY (24.11.2016)
Dolphin Star - HALFWAY (24.11.2016)
Dolphin Star - HALFWAY (24.11.2016)
Dolphin Star - HALFWAY (24.11.2016)
Dolphin Star - HALFWAY (24.11.2016)
14/12/2016

Dolphin Star - ON BOARD ACTIVITIES (23.11.2016)

After a week at sea, Dolphin Star is not yet alone on the ocean as another sailing boat passes by. The pace of life has slown down but certain crew members manage to beactive : dinghy repair for Antti and fishing for Kari. A new hook (from Alexander’s fishing line) is used from now on as the last ones were swallowed by some unwilling fishes. Dolphin Star011 009 010. read more...


Dolphin Star - ON BOARD ACTIVITIES (23.11.2016)
Dolphin Star - ON BOARD ACTIVITIES (23.11.2016)
Dolphin Star - ON BOARD ACTIVITIES (23.11.2016)
Dolphin Star - ON BOARD ACTIVITIES (23.11.2016)
Dolphin Star - ON BOARD ACTIVITIES (23.11.2016)
Dolphin Star - ON BOARD ACTIVITIES (23.11.2016)
14/12/2016

Dolphin Star - OCEAN BATH (22.11.2016)

  As Dolphin Star has been running the engine for quite some time, Kari decides to refill the fuel tank to get a better idea of our actual consumption (1,6 l/h). This is theright opportunity to enjoy an ocean swim and may be play with a real dolphin. Dolphin Star001 002 006 DSC06989. read more...