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28/11/2015

Mojeka - Mojeka – Transatlantic Day 11

15:37:00 UTC Saturday Nov. 28, 2015Position: 15.238836N, 52.497851WMOJEKA PLAYLISTAs I mentioned yesterday, Mojeka is a boat priding itself on its sense of culture.A music playlist is a must these days and in the table below we give you a sample of our favourites. Go ahead, download them for your streaming service and enjoy the songs with us. Motivation for the tripFor Once in my LifeAndy WilliamsBarefoot RouteOne WayAl JarreauDeparture in Las PalmasSee You Later AlligatorBill HaleyCrew of SevenHeigh- Ho (Dwarf marching song)DisneyCrew MotivationWe are in this TogetherSimply RedSkipper DaveSpace CaptainHerbie HancockBeginning of Night WatchPeople WatchingJack JohnsonMiddle of Night WatchI Need Some SleepEels (Shrek 2)End of Night WatchWake Up Little SuzieSimon & GarfunkelNight SkyHow. read more...


28/11/2015

Magic - MAGIC Dog Blog May the Maltese on MAGIC

Saturday 28th NovemberCurrent Status – Moral of the Crew is good – things still breaking and being fixed - water maker not loving the swell. Tina and Mark have to get up everynight at midnight and are on deck until 03.00  they like it sailing under the stars.  I like being with them – everyone is sleeping and my feeders are relaxed and happy.  Every hour they go and write somethings in a book – odd.  Also they don’t look at me as much as usual as they are always looking out.   WeThe halyard in just going around in the foil at the head of the Genoa and so it will not furl and unfurl as it should – that is todays problem – everyday there is something and just as the people seem to stop and settle they seem to have another plan.  This mornings big. read more...


28/11/2015

Shiva - Log day 6 – Stars in your eyes

November 28, 2015 – We can see that the sun is setting and rising later compared to our clocks. Which makes sense because we are moving towards the Caribbean where it is 4 to 5 hours earlier. So we changed our clocks 1 hour backwards and this morning the sun was rising at a normal hour again. So nice to follow the sun and the moon and decide for ourselves when to adjust our clock settings. For all people at home: for us it’s now 2 hours earlier than in the Netherlands.  Yesterday night Herman and Nicoline started the 1st night shift. We saw some dark clouds coming up and in full sailing wear (except for the boots) we were ready for it. Luckily no rain came but some good wind did and Shiva made 9 to 10 sometimes even 11 knots of speed. Nice to make some fast miles again! One hour. read more...


28/11/2015

Shiva - Log day 5 - Thank God it's Friday

November 27, 2015 – In the last 24 hours we have made 150 miles. It’s less than the days before but more than we expected because of the lack of wind. Last night the sail and jib were going left and right and left and right because of the little wind which made a lot of noise in the cabin (where people were trying to sleep). So again a bit of a bumpy night.  In the morning just after sunrise there was a big crowd of dolphins playing around our boat. There were at least 10 of them, even another group further away, and they stayed for 10 minutes or so around our boat. It’s so beautiful to see them swim through the water, overtake our boat, and then jump out of the water in front of our boat. Magical….  Today the lack of wind caused quite a flat sea. And for the first time of our. read more...


28/11/2015

Hanse Sailor - Day 6: flat batteries, swimming, torn spinnaker, sewing and a green flash

Day 6 (yesterday, 26th of Nov) on the ARC became a a quite eventful day onthe Hanse Sailor.   In the morning the batteries went flat, possibly due to too spoiled crewmembers consuming too much. Around 10-ish the wind slowed down which made most of us wanting to take aswim in the nice (and strong) sun light (sun factor 50 factor was applied).Quite nice it was. We felt brave so no “nobby watch” was appointed (nobby =small creature pealing off skin and flesh). During noon, assessing the downloaded ARC emails and grib weather info,having the gennaker up together with the main, mr Neptune made a prank tototally change wind direction and swooped the gennaker on the other tac makingit caught in a cleat like device on the lower spreader (what function it hadthere everybody wondered),. read more...


Hanse Sailor - Day 6: flat batteries, swimming, torn spinnaker, sewing and a green flash
Hanse Sailor - Day 6: flat batteries, swimming, torn spinnaker, sewing and a green flash
28/11/2015

Marisja - Marisja log 28-11-2015: keep on running

Gisteravond voor het donker worden (en direct na de broodjes hamburger vooravondeten) hebben we de gennaker weggehaald en de fok weer uitgeboomd. Daarnahadden we wat mazzel met een meer noordelijke windrichting waardoor we afgelopennacht over dezelfde boeg al wat zuidelijker hebben kunnen varen dan de afgelopendagen, top!   Het begin van de nacht was om te onthouden: rustige swell/golven, mooiewind met dito snelheden en nog geen maan waardoor er een imposante sterrenhemelzichtbaar werd. Door de verrekijker naar de lucht turen wordt dan ineens ergleuk, en voor de eerste keer deze oversteek bleef iedereen wat langer in de kuiphangen ipv het bed in te duiken op voorbereiding van de wacht, een stukgezelliger!   Vanochtend vroeg de gennaker weer gezet en deze staat nog steeds,. read more...


28/11/2015

4JOY - KRATKI IZVJEŠTAJ BR.5

Pozdrav svima koji nas pratite, U 7.dan jedrenja ulazimo sa najsporijim dnevnim prosjekom od 160NM.Jebigaunoći je vitar ponovo pao na 8-9čv što na našem brodu daje brzinu od 3,5-4čvinevjerovatno lupanje lantine i jedara o sartje.Nije bilo dvojbe ,sve smospustili i ovaj put na desni motor sa 7čv naprijed.Odlučili smo skroz spustitijedro jer nam je noć prije zbog istog lupanja ispala skoro letva.U zadnji čassmo uočili i uspili spustit jedro.Probili smo rupe kroz letvu i spektrom sveuhvatili oko pojačanja na zadnjem porubu jedra.Radi sve odlično.Jutro nas jedočekalo sa 15čv NE vitra što nam daje odličnih 130AWA i 8čv sagenakerom.Opustili smo se i sa squolovima tako da nastojimo bit što bliži njimajer tada imamo puno bolje uvjete za jedrenje.Kad je na moru 10-15 čvorova blizunjih bude 20-30. read more...


28/11/2015

Lucky Star - Lucky star 28/11/2015 Deux voiles d'avant tangonnées

Bonjour tout le monde!Ici Lucky star, nouvelle installation, deux voiles d'avant tangonnées, onavance bien et c'est très reposant. Première partie de times up! dehors,c'est pour dire. Normalement, c'est la dernière journée où l'on avancebien, mais on attend impatiemment la pétole pour se baigner. Nous voussouhaitons un bon appétit devant notre salade de pommes de terre. Pasencore de poissons...Pour suivre notre position vous pouvez le faire par le site directementTeam Lucky Star. read more...


28/11/2015

TWIXX - TWIXX dag 7 Parasailordag!

Zoveel wind als er de eerste dagen was zo weinig wind hebben we nu... Dit fenomeen herkent vast iedere zeiler Maar dit is wel het moment om onze Parasailor op te zetten. Toch blijft het spannend om dit midden op de oceaan te doen zonder een toekijkend ook van de trainer. Het is gecompliceerder dan bv een gennaker te zetten. De zeilvoering is met 4 schoten en 4 lieren. Dat vergde enig improvisatie vermogen van de trainer. We hebben aan iedere kant maar 1 lier. Wel nog 2 op het dak asymmetrisch geplaatst. Daardoor loopt er 1 schoot over het dak en 1 door het stuurmansbankje. Wel even uitkijken dus waar je loopt. Op deze manier gaat het bedienen prima!Vannacht hebben we 2 schepen op de AIS gezien. Een Australiër die ook onderweg is naar de Carieb,, niet met de ARC, hij had schade gevaren. read more...


TWIXX - TWIXX, finaly with Parasailor!
TWIXX - TWIXX, finaly with Parasailor!
28/11/2015

Hejira - A day in the life.

13 38.341N 049 28.412WSaturday 28th November 2015With seemingly no squalls in the vicinity we maintained the balanced full main and poled out jib sailplan. The auto performed brilliantly, grateful no doubt, for the extra grip afforded by the additional third rudder. Although the wind gusted to 30+ knots at times, she stayed relatively straight despite the building seas and the dyneema preventer rigged to the end of the boom was a comfort.Inspection of the hydrogenerator revealed plastic wrapped around and behind the propeller blades which will have prevented it charging. Plastic in the middle of the Atlantic! It also showed strange marks along the bottom of the unit and one of the blades. I am no expert but, could these be from sharks teeth, we had seen a monster taking an interest!? In. read more...


Hejira - A day in the life.
Hejira - A day in the life.
Hejira - A day in the life.
Hejira - A day in the life.
28/11/2015

Friskus VI - Friskuslog Day 7-From Will

Thisis my first ever blog post which is quite exciting. I just thought I’d prewarnyou ahead of  what is inevitably ahost of punctuation and grammatical errors. The last 24h have been my favoriteso far on board. Some tricky, light winds for most of yesterday, combined withthe rolling effect from the waves caused the boom to slam occasionally andheadsail to collapse as we continue downwind, on route to St. Lucia. However, itdid mean we were able to hoist our full main sail for the first time on thecrossing and gave us plenty to do on deck. By the afternoon the wind was fairlysteady and has continued to be so throughout the night. The sun has been outalmost constantly, with a scattering of clouds, which led to a nice sunset andan even more impressive moonrise.Christmas has begun on the. read more...


28/11/2015

Calypso - Day 7 - Bringing you all up to date

Saturday Nov 28th - very early in the morning Where do we begin, well apparently we have to start from the very beginning, but 6 billion years is a bit too far, so how about last Sunday; should do nicely:--------SUNDAY - Start Day All set, we're even ready on schedule, even if the schedule did leave a lot of room for being "late". So time for a coffee, and a relaxed chat with a few well-wishers on the dock.And now it really is time to get going,  don't forget to make sure that lazy-line has sunk so we don't wrap it on the way out. Good, right, ok... all set... a nudge of astern, now ease those stern lines a tad, umm... we're easing them right?... maybe a tad more?... hmmm... a what? Oh for crying out loud... how did THAT line get around the damn prop!Well, Hannah would like to say. read more...


Calypso - Day 7 - Bringing you all up to date
Calypso - Day 7 - Bringing you all up to date
28/11/2015

Challenger 3 - CF361 CH3 Arc 2015 Saturday 28 Nov

Saturday 28 NovRace Day 6Day 6 here on Challenger 3 has been quite eventful.  The morning started with Lucia finding and disposing of a few flying fish that had decided to make the deck their new home.  Once we had a fish free area it was time to do a spinnaker peel which ran like clockwork.  Kirstie was swinging on the lines again doing her regular spiderman acrobatics which have now been captured on film!  Once the heavier spinnaker was down there was the opportunity to carry out some much needed repairs on the sail before carefully storing it back in the sail locker.It was then Dave time again!  He gave the Port watch a very much appreciated overview of weather, specifically how high and low pressure areas are generated, so that we could get a better. read more...


28/11/2015

Toujours Belle - Logbuch Tag 5-6

Hallo von der Toujours Belle...Tag 26.11... In der Nacht abgeflaut. Hatten jetzt 4 Tage starken Wind undWellen. Der Atlantik beruhigt sich. Leider jetzt zu sehr. Dafür erholen wiruns von dem schaukeln. Können jetzt duschen, Salat und Kartoffelsuppeessen. Natürlich frisch zubereitet von Klaus. Stimmung ist super.Nachmittags erste Mal Parasailor gesetzt. Jetzt geht es flotter. Nachtseinige Lichter in der Entfernung gesehen. Nachts wieder Flaute. Wirtreiben. Haben Segel eingefahren.Tag 27.11... Super Himmel. Sonne pur. Atlantik hat 25,5 Grad. Welle beieinem Meter. Parasailor gesetzt. Und jetzt geht es richtig gut. Bekommenvon der ARC das Ranking. Haben 40 Schiffe überholt. Trotzdem noch imletzten Drittel. Fahren die Nacht durch mit Parasailor.Boot ist ok. Alles hält bisher. Wir fahren viel. read more...


Isabel - Day Six AM Spinnaker!
Isabel - Day Six AM Spinnaker!
28/11/2015

Limone - Sea legs and first catch

Crew is slowly setting to the pace of watch keeping, sleeping and eating. The latter got just whole lot better since mahi-mahi started to join the party and so far we have managed to get two on board.Skipper has been busy with the usual boat stuff, instructing, fixing and tweaking to keep the boat in one piece. Timo took the role of watch captain and we have had strict order with lunch and dinner coming at 1200 and 1800 boat time.We are using the main electric motor (Oceanvolt) to generate power to the big propulsion battery and hydro generator (Wattandsea) to run the house loads. So far we have managed to keep both batteries at full level.So all in all life looks good and we are looking forward for the next day of sailing and fishing! Just under 2000 nautical miles to go so plenty of. read more...


Limone - Sea legs and first catch
Limone - Sea legs and first catch
28/11/2015

Bluewater Mooney - Tag 5

Von Donnerstag auf Freitag hatten wir zwischen Flaute und 10 kn Windhauch -zu wenig für uns, um in Bewegung zu kommen. Bei etlichen sicher die Nachtder Motoren - auf der ARC ist das Motoren erlaubt, doch sind im Ziel dieMotorstunden und Zeiten, wann motort wurde anzugeben. das gibt dannZeitaufschläge zwischen 100% und 200% der Motorstunden zur gesegelten Zeit.Wir wollen uns die Verdoppelung sparen, die bei Flaute sicher zu erwartenist, allerdings sind viele Teilnehmer im Ziel sehr vergesslich - etlichekommen mit null Motorstunden an, obwohl das Mitplotten der Strecke, klarexzessives Motoren erkennen lässt - na ja Fun-Regatta.Jetzt, Freitagmorgen, wieder etwas Wind und wir laufen mit 7,4 Knoten unterLeichtwindspi. Der Verlust des Parasail und der Umstand, dass wir nur nocheinen. read more...


28/11/2015

Taniwha - Log 28.11

Counting down! Provisions are getting light! (now have room for ice cubes in the freezer)If these E.NE winds hold then the aim is to dock some time towards the tail end of Dec 1st.Cheers--. read more...


28/11/2015

PG Roshni - 28/11 0105 Wind

Morning Quite a relaxed evening and night so far. As we get closer to the destination I am more relaxed about fuel consumption and we can run Dave and Daisy (engine and autopilot - why ?!) more and have a few hours each day off from helming. To be honest Daisy is much better at helming in light breeze (light and sh..e) but gets knocked about when 'fresh to frightening'. Sea state has eased to Less than 500nm to go now and starting to salivate over thoughts of a cold beer. Susan has the ice bucket all ready (we'll have to rob El Gato of some) for some fizz (that we'll also have to rob). The crossing has been a great experience especially for my system having had nearly 2 full weeks without a drop of alcohol :(.In other news:I read a few pages of a book before snooze before watch tonight-. read more...


27/11/2015

Widago - St. Lucia Leg (7): Twin Tunas

With under 500 miles to landfall, WIDAGO has been motors sailing along at comfortable clip. Today was perfect weather for parasailor flying (bright & sunny, no squalls, winds 18-22kts on our back, and 7-9 swells to surf). Too bad we couldn't get Big Blue outta the bag.Ahab spent much of today contemplating, analyzing, brainstorming, and researching options for getting The Whomper repaired locally in the Caribbean or sent back to Germany. He's also changed his mind about secondary options for running downwind. Today's version includes having a second smaller parasailor. We shall see how this plays out. One of my favorite quotes from Einstein is somewhat apropos, "It's not that I'm smarter than anyone. I just stick with problems longer". My apologies to old Al, as I'm sure I misquoted. read more...


Widago - St. Lucia Leg (7): Twin Tunas
Widago - St. Lucia Leg (7): Twin Tunas
28/11/2015

Four Seasons - Day 5- Wheelbarrows, dogs and landrovers

Along with a nuclear submarine, a flat iron and a baby in a pushchair theseare just some of the things we have seen so far. Yes, we are playing ‘spot theobject’ in cloud formations. Never ceases to amaze me what some people can see,especially after a rum ! Life moves along at it’s incredibly hectic pace. Windis umm, oh yes from the ENE. Still wing and wing and averaging around 6;5 kts.George is driving most of the time (as he is by far the best helm on the boat).However, we have had to deploy Mildred (the towed generator) to keep up withpower demands. Yes, as you can see, we are taking this racing very seriously. Ona more serious note, our rudder bearing has given way again and there is a lotof play in it. There is not a lot we can do about it apart from not push toohard and take up. read more...


27/11/2015

Team Brunel - blog 5

Blog 5 ARC Rally November 27th 2015 ’15 shades of grey….’ Ever sailed an ocean? No? you should try it, it’s magical, overwhelming,  peaceful, violent, cruel but above all fantastic!!!! We’re sailing  through rainbow territory, honestly, we’ve seen 1 full grown moon  rainbow and a handful of partial rainbows, fairytale! And this immense  empty world causes a very subtle feeling of intimacy, comradery..  friends for life. We met 3 boats in 5 days.. busy times. There is literally no one around  here, which is great. Stresses the need though to be very careful  indeed, it’s us, the boat and the ocean. Oh right, and a whole lot of  flying fish. About an hour before sunset they start flying around to  escape predators (like our yellow. read more...


27/11/2015

Timshel - Cape Verde to St Lucia Day 9

Sailing in the afternoon seemed a little slow so we put up the cruising chute - suddenly things were much more exciting.At least the refurbished snuffer worked OK, but our normal guide of 15 kts true max wind for this sail is probably valid, with 18 or so it just got too interesting so we reverted to poled out yankee with relief.We may yet need the light weather sail so best not to blow it quite yet.Anyway wind got up by evening so we were making max speed (7 kts or so) even in the correct direction for once, we do find it difficult to go exactly down wind under self steering.So good progress overnight continued in the morning.I was convinced that the black clouds that gathered in the evening would give us some rain and was ready with shampoo towel and bucket - but nothing we managed to. read more...


27/11/2015

Albatros - Nov. 27 at 10:23 am

Albatros update: My morning shift starts at 8. At 7:30 I sit at the end of our boat, the Albatros. It is still dark, no lights to be seen anywhere, no other ships. But in front of us: the full moon. Above us the stars. And then, slowly, majestically the sun starts to rise and light up our world. Thus begins my day at sea.We are making a good course, and in my previous night shift we have hit squalls, those clouds with the dark belly. Stormy and rainy for all but 30 minutes, about 30kn of wind, and she, our proud ship, enjoying every second of it, rides like a madman, or rather mad women, through the deep darkness. Thus ended my previous shift, last night at 2 am.Ok, time to head for the helm again. My 20 minutes are about to start. Let's see what this day brings. [Boris]. read more...


27/11/2015

Albatros - Nov. 26 at 4:01 pm

Albatros update: we changed course again. Sails now port side, and we are able to sail west! Saw some flying fish earlier today. Cheers from 23° 51.57 N, 29° 42.21 W2015-11-26 14:56:36 +0000. read more...


27/11/2015

Albatros - Nov. 26 at 11:06am

Albatros Update: 24° 18.66 N, 29° 7.36 W2015-11-26 09:25:35 +0000Our new course of 230 degrees has brought us much closer to the ideal course - we are now 45 miles away from that magical, but really rather virtual line. Wind 20kn, 1900 miles to Saint Lucia. Still no catch, but Manfred delivers tasty food so no complaints.. read more...


27/11/2015

Albatros - Nov. 25 at 7:22pm

We changed course to 230. Sails now starboard. Tonight octopus for dinner. Looks as if we are still doing pretty good.. read more...


27/11/2015

Albatros - Nov. 25 at 4:58pm

Crew starts to feel better - it takes a couple of days to get acclimated to the constant movement and noise, the sleeping patters disrupted by our 3/4 watch system. My next watch starts at 4, in a couple of minutes. Last etmal 240nm - given we have no spinnaker boom, that is fantastic. Another boat just crossed our keel water, but we couldn't identify her. That was the biggest event of the day ;-)Weather is nice, some clouds, 20-25kn wind. We have tried to add our second fore sail but we are losing 20 degrees, without gaining any speed. So that doesn't make sense.On other news the crew has started to take seawater showers. It feels great! Ok, time for coffee now and my 4hr watch.. read more...


26/11/2015

Taniwha - Fwd: Log 26.11

Subject: Log 26.11Date: Fri, 27 Nov 2015 02:40:09 +1300Unanimous decision to install a safety zip in the spinnaker this morning. Successfully accomplished, just need to sew the zip in once at shore!Cheers--. read more...


27/11/2015

Albatros - Nov. 24 at 7:20pm

First day distance made good 253 nautical miles. Second day only 200nm due to loss of spinnaker boom for Passat sailing.. read more...


27/11/2015

Albatros - November 24 at 7:01pm

Update: meanwhile we have seen Dolphins, and rainbows. No unicorns though. While we decided not to try to build an improvised spinnaker boom, we do make good speed without one. A pity we can't go directly to west. But the mood is very positive.. read more...


27/11/2015

Albatros - November 24 at 6:09pm

25° 54.38 N, 22° 54.72 W2015-11-24 17:07:24 +0000. read more...


27/11/2015

Albatros - Nov. 24 at 1:02pm

Letzte Nacht um 12:20 ist unser Spinnakerbaum aus der Halterung gebrochen. Wir könnten den Baum bergen und können momentan keine Passatbesegelung mehr fahren. Daher fahren wir jetzt einen etwas nördlichen Kurs. Crew wohlauf. Haben zudem Probleme mit den Rudern, welche sich ständig lösen. Wir haben das Problem etwas mildern können, müssen aber immer noch alle paar Stunden nachziehen. Momentan fahren wir mit 8-10kn 290 Grad. Somit können wir nicht mehr mit einer Ankunft unter den ersten 3 rechnen. Sind aber alle guter Dinge, versuchen Fisch zu fangen und heute Nachmittag gibt es selbst gebackenen Kuchen.. read more...


27/11/2015

Cookelu meu - progress report, midpoint celebration and alternaor problems

Yesterday we celebrated crossing the midpoint with a big party. Peter prepared a perfectly roasted beef, Yorkshire pudding and gravy with potatoes and peas and scones  prepared by Lars after a traditional British recipe.  That’s the good news. The bad is that the 24V alternator stopped working and we definitely cannot fix it. In our boat most of the electronics, the freezer and the fridge, the autopilot, the head (toilet bowl) and the watermaker and big inverter run of the 24V system, so without the alternator we only have the solar panels and the tow generator to charge them. They are not enough to keep all systems running. For the moment we don’t use the water maker – but have enough water in our tank – and we use the backup 25 years old Autohelm 3000. read more...


27/11/2015

Skyelark of London - Day 5 - oh what a night!

Hi everybodyThe wind died down last night, so we ended upusing every sail configuration we could of thought off, to keep the boat moving, sails up sails down, poles switched from side to side, main up, main down.. do not know how Dan and Em keep going night and day! but ended up using the iron horse in the early hours until the morning.The Spinnaker went up first thing and worked for a while but it wasn't long until we needed the engine again!Just had a Sundowner with a lovely Dorado dinner made by Mike and Simon. washing up completed,now settling in to the night watches, sailing, Just!cheersTony. read more...


27/11/2015

Mojeka - Transatlantic Day 10

19:37:00 UTC Friday Nov. 27, 2015Position: 14.916183N, 50.105749WMOJEKA PAS DE DEUXMojeka is a boat priding itself on its sense of culture.On the HiFi we have been treated to Beatles, Bach, BeBop and Blues.In respect to the dancing arts we are performers ourselves.Scene: Mojeka cockpit with one table off-center. Up to 7 performers with up to 14 bare feet (this is the barefoot route after all).The stage is a special construction so far not seen in theatres in the main centres. Its speciality is the capacity to move any spot of the floor randomly to another place without a moments notice.Initial scene: some of the dancers are sitting and have their feet firmly on the floor, in the interest of balance wide apart and projecting from the seats wide into the space in between. A new dancer. read more...


28/11/2015

Vitamina - vitamina diary

We have crossed the 1.000 miles !!! and we celebrated it eating somecooconut and chocolate cookies... The wind has dropped to 10 knots the last two days and we will hope that itgoes up... we have fished a huge fissh but we losted it...a pitty... we continue enjoying the sunsets and the sunrises and the starnights..... St Lucia wait for us...... read more...


24/11/2015

Taniwha - Log 24.11

Subject: Log 24.11Date: Wed, 25 Nov 2015 04:04:57 +1300VERY busy couple of days since our last log!... all hands on deck to keep us on the line.. regular sail changes, course plotting, cooking, keeping a constant 24hr watch rotation working! All crew managing to grab some sleep when they can, keeping daily rum ration to minimum!Cheers--. read more...


27/11/2015

Magic - salty sea dog Blog

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27/11/2015

Aqualuna - 23:29.677N 31:08.433W

DAY 6 ARC FRIDAY 27/11/15As you may have noticed on the log chart we had a bit of a wiggly waggly course as we were looking for wind last night.My watch from 3 - 5 am was good except I had to reduce the genoa as a big squall was coming up behind us, this didn’t help much so got Jonathan up to help me take a reef in the main.Yacht eventually settled and we were able to make a more southerly course broad reaching.It was a beautiful night with good moonlight which is great to see what is going on.We also had our first lot of Flying Fish land on deck.When I awoke this morning ‘the boys’ were hoisting the bright pink asymmetric (hereinafter referred to as the Pink Panther) which has helped hugely in the light winds and with our speed. The Pink Panther comment was made by Jervis.Sue’s. read more...


27/11/2015

Taistealai - The Story So Far

Day Five and time to reconnect with the world andeveryone whom we hope has been lamenting our lack of Taistealai blogs.  For those of you who don’t know aboutsailing, try to imagine our world for the first few days of the voyage; the boatis rolling and bumping around like a demented roller-coaster, nothing stayswhere you put it down, and striping our foulies off or on becomes a crazyone-legged dance, slip sliding around whilst holding onto the boat. Never hasthe phrase “one hand for you and one for the boat” seemed so relevant. And thecause of all this? Day one of the ARC and full-on ocean sailing as we chargeddown the coast of Gran Canaria before heading west to cut through the infamouswind acceleration zones off the Canary Islands. We knew what to expect – Chris,our illustrious. read more...


25/11/2015

Taniwha - Log 25.11

Subject: Log 25.11Date: Thr, 26 Nov 2015 02:29:18 +1300Nigel spilt his wine last evening, he was keel hauled by the crew at day break.As he came up the other side he was heard to yell.."the best exfoliation I've ever had!"--. read more...


27/11/2015

Lucky Star -27/11/2015 Atlantique 1 Spi 0

Bonjour tout le monde!Ici Lucky star, nous avons testé le spi ce matin et cet après-midi, ça marchait super bien (7-8noeuds). On se voyait déjà remonter au classement, Team Brunel en vue!!! Malheureusement, un grainen a voulu autrement. Un spi sous 30 noeuds de vent c'est compliqué à gérer... Bref sur les 160m²,il nous en reste 5...Nous allons nous rabattre sur nos autres voiles d'avant.La bonne nouvelle c'est que le bateau n'a pas été couché et qu'il n'y a rien d'autre de cassé.Nous lançons donc un appel à votre générosité pour nous envoyer un nouveau spi (très) rapidement.Sinon tout va bien et on garde le moral.Pour suivre notre position vous pouvez le faire par le site directementTeam Lucky Star. read more...