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15/09/2015

Luna Quest - Tuesday, 15th September, 2015

Noon Position: 09.34S 112.11EDaily run: 114 logged milesA gentle breeze sprang up yesterday afternoon giving us enough confidence to raise the parasailor. The seas were calm and as the wind increased to a moderate breeze, Luna Quest galloped her way over the swell and gave us a remarkably stable experience. We left it up for the night and good speeds were had until about 5am when the wind dropped to a light air causing the parasailor to sway about without getting filled. Later in the morning we took it down and started the engine.The seas last night around Luna Quest were a diffused luminous milky white as though a powerful spotlight shone from the sea bottom. Julia compared it to sailing in a lime milkshake The sky was clear, but melded into the white sea as though a misty veil. read more...


14/09/2015

Luna Quest - Monday, 14th September, 2015

Noon Position:Daily run:We weighed anchor yesterday at 8am to get to the start line for 9am. In the event the start was delayed by 20 minutes as the committee boat had difficulty getting anchored. The day looked promising without a cloud in the sky and a gentle breeze from the South. The start line was at the top end of the Lombok Strait where fierce tidal streams dominate. The timing was such that we could expect the tide to take us out into the ocean. All the boats were pushed out within an hour and Luna Quest experienced over 8 knots of speed. But the water was extremely turbulent with the ocean swell being concertinaed into the Strait while the tide was trying to get out. The confused seas were so tumultuous that one particularly steep wave caused Luna Quest to nosedive and stop her. read more...


13/09/2015

Firefly - Cruising the north coast of Flores, Indonesia

Its Sunday 13th of September and Firefly is sailing west along the north coast of Flores, Indonesia, towards a town called Ruing. Firefly left World ARC 2015 in Darwin and we will be spending the next year in South East Asia before joining WARC 2016 in Cocos Keeling next September to complete our circumnavigation. From Darwin, Firefly sailed independently to Kupang where we checked into Indonesia. At Ruing we are joining the Sail2Indonesia Rally and will be travelling with the rally for our remaining time in Indonesia, until mid November. Sail2Indonesia is now in its second year and is organised by the ICA (from NZ) and is sponsored by the Indonesian Ministry of Tourism - it started in Cairns in July and we are joining part way through as that way it best suited our schedule with. read more...


12/09/2015

Starblazer - 12/09/2015 - Lombok

The last 27 miles could have been worse, the wind came up to help us through the straight though the tide against us was up to 3 knots, rather more than the tidal data suggested.The slowest part was the last 5 miles to the anchorage which was straight in to the wind which was a healthy 17 knots and current.Where was this wind when we needed it?We certainly didn't need it for this section of the trip as it slowed the boat down and we could only make about 1.5 knots!Once in the anchorage we were directed to the refuelling point, took on only 400 litres having motored for 165 hours in total, then anchored in the mooring field.In places the mud is very soft so to prevent any chance of dragging John attached the Fortress on mud setting 5 metres ahead of the Delta.We have held firm.There was. read more...


12/09/2015

Luna Quest - Lombok

Gile Gede is a small island off the Southwest of Lombok. Its anchorage is very sheltered and the sun rises almost directly overhead. There is no protection from the heat, which at 11am is already up to 95F. Our fridge is whirring away all the time, especially as we filled it last night from yesterday's shopping at the end of our 2-day tour.Our 2-day tour took, which we organised with a private agency, took us into the very heart of Lombok. We stopped where we pleased to explore life in the villages and wherever we went and stopped, we were always impressed by the friendliness and good-nature of the people. There is no social security in Lombok and income taxes do not seem to exist. Everybody is working and nowhere did we come across any begging. The lame and the sick are cared for by. read more...


11/09/2015

Altair - Altair - Preps in Annapolis

The Caribbean 1500 begins in less than two months and I have spent the summer doing repairs, maintenance and upgraded on Altair in preparation for the rally. MOM-8 service and re-certified, sails washed, inspected and repairs, new flares for the ones that will expire before next May and finding crew.Both Karina and Free Spirit are here in Annapolis. Mike and Andrea on Free Spirit are heading to Hampton shortly and Anne and Mile on Karina will probably head to Portsmouth, VA around the same time as Altair.I’ll be sailing Altair on the Chesapeake out of Annapolis between now and the Annapolis Sailboat show Oct. 9 thru 12. Two of my crew members, Tom & Joel, both have done the Caribbean 1500 on Keep It Simple, will spend time on Altair before I head to Portsmouth. Phil, a new crew. read more...


10/09/2015

Hejira - Canaries conundrum

28 51.453N 013 48.895WWednesday 10th September 2015With Nigel joining the crew, we were all keen to ‘sail the Canaries’ before leaving Hejira in Marina Rubicon on the southern shores of Lanzarote. Our mission started with a short sail to the delightful Puerto Calero where we were made very welcome and moored alongside Triumph, a Baltic 64 from Sweden which will be doing the ARC with a crew of 12. It is their third ARC and proud that they finished first at their first attempt and judging by the array of sail bags stacked on the pontoon, they will be taking the competitive element somewhat more seriously than us. It was very good to talk some ‘bilge’ with them and their assertion that the return leg is just as rewarding with a memorable quantity of sea creatures to view was duly noted. We. read more...


Hejira - Canaries conundrum
Hejira - Canaries conundrum
Hejira - Canaries conundrum
Hejira - Canaries conundrum
Hejira - Canaries conundrum
Hejira - Canaries conundrum
09/09/2015

Firefly - Kupang, Indonesia and the longwinded 'check in'

Firefly arrived and anchored off Kupang, West Timor, Indonesia at 1700 on Monday 7th September. The 460 mile trip from Darwin was a light wind affair with just 4 hours sailing when we left Darwin and about 6 hours as we neared land for arrival at Kupang - the remainder of the time it was flat calm and the engine was on. Interestingly, approaching Kupang the thermal winds in the narrow channel reached 25 knots so for the final few miles we were now powering in at 9 knots.The plan was to try and get the 'Indonesian check in' completed in the morning of the next day and be gone be late afternoon. This was somewhat ambitious as the formalities with Quarantine, Customs, Immigration and the Harbour Master were somewhat longwinded. Quarantine in particular should win a prize for 'red tape' - we. read more...


09/09/2015

Luna Quest - Tuesday/Wednesday, 8th, 9th September, 2015

Position: 8.46S 115.56E Gile Gede, LombokMonday was another day without wind. We motored night and day to ensure our arrival on Tuesday. We passed the finishing line at 9.30am on Tuesday, but needed to cover a further 27 miles to the World ARC anchorage in Gile Gede that took us through a passage between Bali and Lombok. In the passage we experienced 5 knots of tidal stream against us giving us no more than 2.5kn of progress with the engine running at near full power. Luckily, the passage was only about 5 miles and it was a great relief to witness the speed of Luna Quest improving slowly as we swung round to the anchorage, picking our way through dozens of nets of a pearl farm. Upon arrivalwe dropped anchor. Gile Gede is a mountainous island, quite remote from civilisation, where a lack. read more...


09/09/2015

Starblazer - 09/09/2015 – Taking the positives from a frustrating passage

I promise not to moan, except perhaps in the last paragraph!During the first 22½ hours, from start line to 0900 radio net, we sailedalbeit rather slowly tacking out of Darwin.The wind backed, allowing us toclear Bathurst Island without tacking yet again.Sadly the breeze wasrather weak and becoming increasingly weaker when we made the decision tostart the engine.At this point we were not last.We have now motored almost non-stop for 7 days.Every day we have stoppedthe engine for the duration of the radio nets which has given John thechance to check the oil and freshwater cooling levels.We still have abouta quarter of a tank, fantastic economy forced on us by the problems with theunbalanced prop.At 0957 local start time we crossed the finish line with an hour to spare!At times it looked. read more...


07/09/2015

GarliX - 30sm vorm Ziel - kein Motor meh

Tour: Darwin - Lombok, gesamt ca. 950sm, wir sind daMensch, kann es nicht mal langweilig werden!! Nun quälen wir uns schon so durch dieses windschwache Gebiet; unsere GarliX kommt noch vorwärts, wenn’s eigentlich nicht mehr geht. Wir haben die Nase voll mit 3-4kn und dicken Wellen eine weitere Nacht hier draußen zu verbringen. Heute früh dann - 12kn Wind. Wow - war verbunden mit dicken Wolken. Also, Motor aus und Segel hoch. Es war morgens 5:00 - Wachwechsel und ich schlüpfte dankbar in die Koje. Keine 30Minuten später kein Wind mehr; Motor an… und… da war nichts. Kein Klick, kein GARNICHTS. Auch die Hausfrauenreparatur - „alle Sicherungen drin“ - „Hauptschalter an/aus“ brachte nichts. Und das im Dunklen, 30sm vor der finish line, und so richtig viel Vertrauen, dass sich ein Yanmar. read more...


07/09/2015

Luna Quest - Monday, September 7th, 2015

Noon Position: 09.47S 118.02EDistance run: 158 logged milesThe fuel of the last of 8 jerrycans has been poured into the diesel tank. Each jerrycan holds 20 ltrs. It has been the most windless passage so far although the earlier boats encountered some favourable breezes. It is 95F(32C) inside the boat with the sun almost overhead and not a cloud in the sky. The sea is as calm as a duckpond save for the remnants of a swell from the South. Our engine has been on since early yesterday morning except for a two-hour break early last night when a fresh breeze sprang up from the Southeast. Our hearts leapt for joy in anticipation of a quiet sail through the night, but only too soon did we have to go back on the engine and it has not stopped since. 118 Miles to go to the finish line and then. read more...


Kleronia - we started our journey from Procida island (Italy)
Kleronia - we started our journey from Procida island (Italy)
06/09/2015

Hejira - ARC crew sign off - for now

28 57.763N 013 32.379NSaturday 5th September 2015‘Marina Lanzarote’ has turned out to be a real find. It is less than a year old with the staff so keen to make one happy it borders on obsequiousness. With a 10% discount for ARC participants and superb shore side facilities, what could be missing. Well, it would be ‘nit picking’ but, a bar with Sky Sports 1 would have been helpful so we could have watched the England vs Ireland triumph (my daughter in Dublin has told me that we have some Irish followers of the blog) so we had to take a taxi to the nearest tattoo resort to watch it in a ubiquitous Irish bar – very pleasant! Having said that, with the crew comprising two Welshmen and a Scot, I was severely outnumbered and I promise I didn’t labour any points, particularly with the tests to. read more...


06/09/2015

Hejira - Canaries Romp

29 14.400N 013 21.570WFriday 4th September 2015Dawn finds us between the islands to the north of Lanzarote having had a wonderful, exhilarating day and night of sailing with the wind on then behind the beam, touching 8 knots at times. On this passage, we were able for the first time to replicate (almost) the crossing circumstances in terms of electricity generation under sail. I am happy to report that with the Watt & Sea hydrogenerator, Air Breeze wind generator and photo voltaic panels, we are comfortably able to keep up with our demand, running all the navigation systems, fridge, freezer and auto pilot. The water maker will draw another 4 amps when that is repaired but I am very pleased with the situation.Unfortunately the conditions necessitated a change of plan for our evening. read more...


06/09/2015

Hejira - Gordon Ramsey Haywood

31 05.640N 015 12.601WThursday 3rd September 2015Having breakfasted to our capacity in the hotel which provided an ‘all you can eat’ buffet of excellent quality and value, we did our final shop and slipped our lines, heading out past the Ilhas Desertas before adjusting our course for the northern end of Lanzarote.Using a non-slip mat and magnetic chess board, Barry and Stephen were able to lock horns again, Barry gaining the upper hand on this occasion, 1 – 1.Stephen is the one who looks like an extra from ‘Bridge on the River Kwai’.Bob seemed a little pensive all afternoon and this turned out not to be concerns about keeping his breakfast but apprehension about his turn in the galley where his creation was to be spaghetti carbonara. In the event, the meal was a triumph and this may be a. read more...


Hejira - Gordon Ramsey Haywood
Hejira - Gordon Ramsey Haywood
06/09/2015

Hejira - Surreal Surroundings

Wednesday 2nd September 2015I have seldom encountered a Marina that tries harder to make visitors welcome than Quinta do Lorde. We were met outside the Marina by a rib which showed us to our berth and took our lines. The young lady in the office was most accommodating offering advice and giving us a voucher for 15% discount in the bars and restaurants (as visiting yachtsmen) and a 30% discount for ARC participants. The facilities were excellent and with a supermarket and several bars and restaurants what could be wrong with the place? Well, it is a little strange. It is a purpose built Hotel, Resort & Marina complex which has been quite nicely designed to incorporate some ‘olde worlde charm’ as a coastal village but the periphery is neglected and unoccupied. The location is well. read more...


Hejira - Surreal Surroundings
Hejira - Surreal Surroundings
Hejira - Surreal Surroundings
Hejira - Surreal Surroundings
Hejira - Surreal Surroundings
Hejira - Surreal Surroundings
06/09/2015

Hejira - Madeira Welcome

32 44.475N 016 42.718WTuesday 1st February 2015Monday was a pleasant sunny day and the clear sky and flatter sea lifted the spirits of the crew with the sea sickness all but forgotten. Stephen was reluctant however to relinquish the black rubber bucket suspended at his bed head as a constant reminder of ‘the bad times’. There was time for Stephen and Barry to play chess while Bob and I washed the decks with sea water which only seemed to replace the dirt marks with salt streaks. As evening descended Stephen was delighted to see a whale breaching off the stern and continued to scan the horizon with the binoculars for a repeat performance with no success. Lunch of cold meat and cheese salad accompanied by Barry’s homemade bread rolls was followed in the evening by a corned beef hash with. read more...


Hejira - Madeira Welcome
Hejira - Madeira Welcome
Hejira - Madeira Welcome
Hejira - Madeira Welcome
06/09/2015

Hejira - Normal Surgery Resumed

33 51.118N 014 34.458WMonday 31st August 2015With the deadline of flights from Arrecife on Lanzarote and the added attraction of an arrival for the England World Cup warm up game against Ireland, we are pressing on and with the feeble wind, we are resorting to the almost constant use of the engine.I am very happy to report that after a partial relapse, all of the crew are now well and participating fully – to the extent that Stephen is contributing his ‘Notes from the Doc(k)’ as follows:- “Having been a tad let down by my normally reliable friends Stugeron and Stemetil, I have now emerged from two days of an intimate relationship with a black rubber bucket. Having contemplated the chances of successful self cannulation in a corkscrewing Hejira, oral fluids are now, thankfully,. read more...


Hejira - Normal Surgery Resumed
Hejira - Normal Surgery Resumed
06/09/2015

Hejira - What a relief

34 59.299N 012 06.641WSunday 30th August 2015Yesterday was not one of the best.Unfortunately, the sea state did not abate during the day which failed to bring the hoped for relief to those with the ‘mal de mar’.The swells passing under the stern made the galley only suitable for accomplished jugglers and I do not begin to qualify. First a jug of sauce lost its equilibrium and spread its contents over the work surface, cooker and floor then, all the washing up crashed to the floor both before being washed and then again from the draining board – grrrr.It was also time to commission the water maker as, because once it is initiated, it needs to be maintained, it has never been put to work since it was installed by Northshore 3 years ago. I should have expected that this would not just be. read more...


Hejira - What a relief
Hejira - What a relief
06/09/2015

Hejira - Tom & Dick

36 09.387N 009 38.085WSaturday 29th August 2015Our adventures resume with Barry. Bob and I returning to Vilamoura on Wednesday to prepare and victual before our departure on the 520 mile passage to Madeira once Stephen arrived on Friday.The forecast was for good reaching on Friday night but, unfortunately, Stephen succumbed to reaching of a different nature in the evening and was confined to his berth throughout the night.Stephen is our ‘yacht medic’ (Williams, not Maturin) and he did not have a good day. After landing at Faro Airport, he found himself locked in a toilet cubicle when the handle broke and had to be rescued. Soon after our departure, he tried his hand at fishing and managed to get the line wound into the wind generator putting that out of action, then he was violently ‘tom. read more...


06/09/2015

Allegro - DOMINGO, 6 DE SETEMBRO DE 2015

Nunca se está contente com o que se tem.Ou é vento a mais, ou é vento a menos. Ou mar a mais, ou mar a menos. Ou gasóleo a menos, ou gasóleo a menos. Quando, afinal, o que temps tido até agora tem sido excepcional!Mas hoje o que nos faz falta são os Amigos e a Família para festejarem connosco os 64 anos da minha patroa de alto mar!O dia começou com um nascer do sol espantoso, que se continuou com um tranquilo dia de vela. O vento é pouco, é verdade. Mas não se pode querer tudo.Estamos a celebrar os três, e não só os 64 anos da Manela. Celebramos tudo o que nos tem sido proporcionado desde que largámos de Lagos há quase um ano!LA. read more...


06/09/2015

Luna Quest - Sunday, September 6th, 2015

Noon Position: 10.44S 120.34EDaily run: 127 logged milesWe have left the Timor Sea and have entered the Indian Ocean on our way to Lombok (Indonesia). We are passing the island of Sumba, vaguely distinguishable to starboard, at a speed of 6.5kn. We must maintain this speed to reach Lombok in the morning of Tuesday to give us safe passage to the anchorage Gile Gede, but the Indian Ocean is very restless despite a near absence of wind. There is an aggressive swell from the South, set up no doubt by gales near southern Australia, that rocks the boat quite violently at times. It is impossible to carry any sail and dangerous to go on deck. The distance to Lombok is 300 miles and we either do 150 miles a day for two days or a 100 miles a day for three days. We have chosen to make our arrival. read more...


06/09/2015

Firefly - Slow boat to Asia

Today is Sunday 6th September and Firefly is at latitude 11 degrees south and longitude 126 degrees east, en route to Kupang, West Timor, Indonesia. Yesterday afternoon there was a brief spell, less than an hour, when there was enough wind to sail and maintain a reasonable speed of between 4 and 5 knots. However since then we have been motoring and its looks set to continue, the sea is glassy and the forecast wind is minimal until we near Timor.Despite the lack of wind there are some benefits; the boat is not heeling over, making everything easier than usual when at sea, sleeping is possible in the forepeak as up at the front of the boat its normally too bumpy - up there the engine noise is minimal, the batteries are fully charged and its really beautiful out here. There is the odd cloud. read more...


05/09/2015

Exody - Days 234-237: Tranquil Timor Sea

After a third amazing (yes we are still amazed!) sunset at sea,including green flash, the loom of the gas production platforms and a red flare off burning distantly illuminate the dark starlit sky before the waning moon rises orange astern and soon shines bright as a white torch beam into the cockpit. I am on the 22.00 to 02.00 watch Thursday night and we have just enough wind for most of my watch to sail close-hauled across the flat Timor Sea.Our course from Darwin to Lombok steers around unseen underwater mountain ranges as if they were islands - prompted by 'Caution No. 1' on our chart: "The banks lying between Timor and NW Australia are largely unsurveyed and caution is necessary when navigating in their vicinity" Today, Friday 4th, we are clocking up serious engine hours heading. read more...


05/09/2015

Luna Quest - Saturday, September 5th, 2015

Noon Position: 11.16S 122.50EDaily run: 156 logged milesWe have been running the engine since 2am Friday morning and still have not reached a sea area where the wind will fill the sails. Each morning and evening we fill the diesel tank from one of our 8 jerrycans stowed on deck. One jerrycan holds 20ltrs and feeds 12 hours of motoring. We have 4 full ones left and a diesel tank 3/4 full. We should be able to reach Lombok if we can sail a couple of days without using the engine: 450 miles to go.We spotted an Indonesian fishing boat last night without any lights or AIS on. The Australian Border Control had warned us against illegal fishing by the Indonesians in their territorial waters and had given us a plasticised card showing the kind of craft we might encounter. It was just the kind of. read more...


05/09/2015

Firefly - Darwin, Kakadu, Nitmiluk, Lichfield and a didgereedoo

Firefly left Darwin at 0900 on Friday 4th September and is on passage to Kupang, Indonesia. This is an area notorious for calm conditions at this time of year and the forecast is not very promising regarding wind. We did manage to sail for the first 5 hours with a favorable tide but then the wind died away and we have had the engine on continuously since then. Its now Saturday morning, there is not a cloud in the sky and its absolutely scorching hot, although more comfortable at sea than it was in the marina in Darwin.We arrived in Darwin way back on Monday 24th August and spent the first day at anchor having been treated with a biocide to kill off any pests in our pipes. Early on Tuesday morning we entered Tipperary Waters Marina via the lock and Firefly was been moored there for 10. read more...


04/09/2015

Starblazer - 04/09/2015 – On passage to Lombok, Indonesia

First the good news.We were ready to enter the lock at 0640, 5 minutes early, and had cleared the lock by 0645.There was very little height difference either side of the lock because it was approaching a high water of 7 metres, it had only been a high of 5 metres the week before when we entered.That is probably the end of the good news!We motored fairly slowly towards the anchorage close to the start line, the prop banged about a bit but settled down until John pulled it into reverse until he was sure a boat had actually started moving away from us.When he pushed it back into forward it banged then vibrated the whole boat.We slowly crept into the anchorage.The prop has been misbehaving for a couple of weeks or so but when John swam under the boat to check the blades moved freely when we. read more...


Kleronia - photo
Kleronia - photo
04/09/2015

Luna Quest - Friday, September 4th, 2015

Noon Position: 11.17S 125.15EDaily run: 155 logged milesAn Australian Border Control aeroplane flew over low yesterday afternoon and perhaps they had been trying to contact us. We heard them talking to Wayward Wind, another participant yacht in the World ARC fleet of 14 yachts. I then discovered we did not have the VHF on dual watch, so I called them on Ch 16 to report our details. Today we have motored out of the Australian territorial waters and into the Indonesian waters. The wind is still extremely light so that our engine has been working overtime. The forecast is for a little more wind once we reach the bottom end of East Timor, some 24 hours of motoring away. The sea is quite smooth enabling us to make good progress under engine. Sometimes there is a head swell and one finds. read more...


03/09/2015

Luna Quest - Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

Noon Position: 11.15S 127.25EDaily run: 139 logged milesThe good weather is keeping us in good spirits and tanning our feeble bodies. Despite the light winds from the Southwest, we are making reasonable progress, although well off our desired westerly course.All night we have been sailing close-hauled west north west in a gentle 8 knot breeze from the west south west, so this morning we put the engine on at 11.30am and set a course of 270 degrees, hoping for the wind to change direction and increase a little in strength. We shall have to wait and see. The nights are truly spectacular without any clouds anywhere and a sky bespangled with stars until the moon comes up late in the evening to give us pleasant night vision. The AIS (Automatic Identification System) alerted us just after. read more...


03/09/2015

Starblazer - 03/09/2015 – A week in Darwin

Our lock time was 1030 so we pulled up an extremely muddy anchor just after0900 to refuel at Cullen Bay before making our way around to TipperaryWaters Marina, following Firefly.The fuel dock has an automated pump, weforgot to get a receipt so no tax refund on that when we cleared out.(Thefirst taxation faux pas!)The lock was running about 15 minutes behindschedule, we entered at 1045 and were tied up by 1100 though not without aminor mishap.We caught the BBQ on the edge of the lock gatepost, it gotrather bent.John spent the rest of the day installing the new fridge whichworks very well.He chased up a copy of the invoice but forgot to print it,the second taxation faux pas.Wednesday was spent on a variety of jobs including finding a man who couldstraighten and repair the BBQ.That evening. read more...


02/09/2015

Luna Quest - Tuesday, Sept. 2nd, 2015

Noon Position: 11.40S 129.12EDaily run: 147 logged milesDestination: Gile Gede (Lombok in Indonesia)Australia has been one of the better destinations so far. The weather has been permanently sunny, the people have been helpful and kind; we could get all boat work done we needed to get done and the entertainment has been out of the ordinary. Last Thursday we were taken for a boat tour of part of the Adelaide River to see Australian wildlife and crocodiles jumping up for bate held out by our guides on long sticks. Powerful animals that eat just anything and can manage a small person in one meal session. We have seen them stealing up to waterfowl and devouring them in whole. Birdlife included watching a kingfisher from nearby dive in the murky river waters and succeeding every time in. read more...


02/09/2015

Y2K - PRE-ARC #3 - Heading to Gibraltar–San Pietro Island (Sardinia) to Menorca (Balearics)

We stay 2 days moored at marina Sifredi of Carloforte. We visit the lovely village of Carloforte while waiting for a good wheather forecast and fair winds. We finally leave the marina on August 25th after doing a good provisioning, filling our diesel tanks and water tanks. We sail south and drop our anchor in the nice bay of Punta Nera.We spend the day swimming and relaxing. A strong northwesterly wind blows all day but according to all forecasts and gribs we check this is going to change for tomorrow where apparently they expect North-North Easterly winds becoming East – NorthEasterly, just perfect for our crossing to Balearics.We set sails to Menorca the next morning on August 26th at 8am, we expect to arrive at Port Mahon after aprox 36 hours and 200 miles, keeping an average speed of. read more...


Y2K - PRE-ARC #3 - Heading to Gibraltar–San Pietro Island (Sardinia) to Menorca (Balearics)
Y2K - PRE-ARC #3 - Heading to Gibraltar–San Pietro Island (Sardinia) to Menorca (Balearics)
Y2K - PRE-ARC #3 - Heading to Gibraltar–San Pietro Island (Sardinia) to Menorca (Balearics)
Y2K - PRE-ARC #3 - Heading to Gibraltar–San Pietro Island (Sardinia) to Menorca (Balearics)
Y2K - PRE-ARC #3 - Heading to Gibraltar–San Pietro Island (Sardinia) to Menorca (Balearics)
Y2K - PRE-ARC #3 - Heading to Gibraltar–San Pietro Island (Sardinia) to Menorca (Balearics)
Y2K - PRE-ARC #3 - Heading to Gibraltar–San Pietro Island (Sardinia) to Menorca (Balearics)
Y2K - PRE-ARC #3 - Heading to Gibraltar–San Pietro Island (Sardinia) to Menorca (Balearics)
01/09/2015

Laissez Faire - Hunter & Prey (jungle skills) - Log day 1, Pre Arc, Palma d. Mallorca

Days of maintenance followed by days of maintenance would describe our routine more than precisely. This week we have pulled both our engines apart, it´s time for new turbos and exhaust elbows, injectors are getting serviced and we cleaned our heat exchangers, we are basically doing a general engine overhaul. After our Yanmars, having to slave for us for over 1.5 thousand hours will be as good as new and ready to go for new adventures. We already have met our first fellow arc boat, SY Rum Truffle around 2 months ago, which just returned back in port, being just moored a couple of berths away from us. We help us out were we can and the ARC spirit is already alive. We can't wait to meet more ARC boats.I know, all that is being very unrelated to our logs title.. Hunter & Prey? We. read more...