05.03.2022 – looking forward to Horta

THIS MORNING, WATCH 3 SAW A SUNRISE, RAINBOW, DOLPHIN AND WHALE! WE ARE SET TO ARRIVE IN THE AZORES IN JUST THREE DAYS AND ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO EXPLORE HORTA, ADDING OUR MURAL TO THE QUAY, AND VISITING THE WHALING MUSEUM. SHOUT OUT TO ALL OF YOU WHO STILL READ…...

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04.03.2022 – dolphins dancing along the bow

YESTERDAY WE SAW DOLPHINS DANCING ALONG THE BOW! AND TODAY’S SUNRISE WAS BEAUTIFUL AGAIN. IT PEAKED FROM BEHIND THE CLOUDS SO YOU COULD LOOK DIRECTLY AT THE PERFECTLY DEFINED CIRCLE. WINDS HAVE BEEN STEADY FOR THE PAST 24-HOURS AND WE’RE ON A DIRECT COURSE TO HORTA WITH AN ANTICIPATED ARRIVAL…...

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03.03.2022 – a beautiful sunrise as reward

THIS IS WATCH 3’S FIRST 6-8 WATCH. WE ACTUALLY STOOD AN EXTRA HOUR THIS MORNING BECAUSE OF THE TIME CHANGE AND TO GIVE A LITTLE MORE REST TO OUR SHIPMATES. WE GOT A BEAUTIFUL SUNRISE AS REWARD, WITH NIC ON HELM AND TILL TAKING A NAP AFT OF THE CHARTHOUSE.…...

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02.03.2022 – we have a little wind

WE ARE NOW HEADED NORTHEAST AGAIN AND HAVE CAUGHT A LITTLE WIND, SO THE 00-04 WATCH SET SAIL. WITH THE SUN RISING EARLIER, WATCH 4 WENT UP INTO THE RIGGING TO ENJOY THEIR LAST SUNRISE. THAT BEING SAID THIS WILL BE YOUR LAST UPDATE FROM US AT WATCH 4.  …...

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01.03.2022 – under Engine

WE WORKED HARD TODAY ON THE 0400-0800 WATCH, BRACING AND TRIMMING THE SAILS. NOW WE ARE PREPARING TO BE ON ENGINE SO STRIKING AND FURLING ALL THE SAILS. CLASSES CONTINUE AND SO DOES THEME WEEK–TODAY IS MONOCHROMATIC DAY!   DATE: 1 MARCH 2022 TIME: 0800 UTC -01:00 LONGITUDE: 49° LATITUDE:…...

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28.02.2022 – the wind is strong

HEY EVERYONE! THIS SAIL IS GOING GREAT! LAST NIGHT WE HAD A CASINO NIGHT WHICH WAS REALLY FUN AND OVERALL, WE ARE HAVING A GOOD TIME. IT’S SAD THAT THE SAILING IS ALMOST OVER. AFTER DODGING THE STORM, WE ARE NOW GOING MORE EAST AND HEADED FOR HORTA. IT’S WARMER…...

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20.02.2022 – a kite building workshop

We had a great day in Hamilton yesterday exploring the town and beaches. For the port program we visited the cathedral and got to climb all 96 steps to the roof where we were given a virtual tour of the island… you could see the sea in every direction. Kite…...

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17.02.2022 – arriving in Bermuda

DATE: 17 FEBRUARY 2022 TIME:  0800 SEA STATE: 1 WIND FORCE: 2 WEATHER: SUNNY TEMP: 17° LATITUDE: 32° 17’N LONGITUDE: 64° 46’W DISTANCE IN 24-HOURS:102 NM TOTAL DISTANCE: 9,799 NM SAILING STATUS: DOCKED LOG KEEPER: CHANTAL HOEKSTRA   Follow the ship at   https://classafloat.com/sail/ship-tracker/   or   https://alex-2.de/schiffsposition/  ...

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16.02.2022 – Bermuda – Hamilton

DATE: 16 FEBRUARY 2022 TIME:  0800 SEA STATE: 4 WIND FORCE: 5 WEATHER:  OVERCAST AND SPRAY TEMP: 16° LATITUDE: 32° 2’N LONGITUDE: 64° 30’W DISTANCE IN 24-HOURS:102 NM DISTANCE TO DESTINATION:  20 NM TOTAL DISTANCE: 9,760 NM SAILING STATUS: ON ENGINE MATILDA AND 2 SAILS SPEED: 5 KNOTS LOG KEEPER: SEBASTIAN MARLEAU-VINAS   Follow the ship at   https://classafloat.com/sail/ship-tracker/   or   https://alex-2.de/schiffsposition/  ...

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15.02.2022 – It cooled down

The weather changed yesterday as we headed north away from the Caribbean. It cooled down and the rains came so we were back in our foulies and heading for Bermuda. Whales were spotted close to the ship, along with a Man-o-War jellyfish. The game of assassins came to an end…...

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