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08.03.2022 – THE SEA STATE WAS A LITTLE ROUGH

TODAY THE SEA STATE WAS A LITTLE ROUGH. WE ARE NOW SAILING WITH JUST ONE SQUARE SAIL AND ONE HEAD SAIL AT 10.5 KNOTS. WE ARE VERY EXCITED TO GET TO PORT BY THIS EVENING. Hola Ma, Hola Pa–Los amo y extraño! – Clara DATE: 08 MARCH 2022 TIME: 0800…...

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07.03.2022 – WE COULD SEE DOLPHINS

WE COULD SEE DOLPHINS WHILE ALOFT THIS MORNING AND THAT MAKES THE DAY THAT MUCH MORE JOYOUS! IN THE PAST 24-HOURS, WE HAVE HAD WINDS STRONG ENOUGH THAT WE COULD SAIL AT 8 KNOTS WITH ONLY THREE SAILS, HELPING US GET TO HORTA AS PLANNED. THE CLASS AFLOAT TEAM HAD…...

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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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27.02.2022 – ALL HANDS ON DECK

LAST NIGHT WE CALLED ALL IDLE HANDS ON DECK TO BRACE SO THAT WE COULD HEAD DUE SOUTH AND AVOID A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM. AFTER 120 NM OR SO, WE WILL RETURN TO OUR EASTERLY COURSE. LUCKILY, WE ARE A BIT MORE RESTED THAN THE DAY BEFORE AND TODAY IS…...

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26.02.2022 – HIGH WINDS AND SWELL

WE HAVE ENCOUNTERED HIGH WINDS AND SWELL. OUR SNACKS ARE FLYING OUT OF THEIR CABINETS AND BECAUSE WE SLIDE FROM CORNER TO FARTHEST CORNER, MOST OF US HAVEN’T SLEPT A WINK. DESPITE THIS, WE MUSTER THROUGH BACKSHAFTE, CLASSES, AND CHORES AS USUAL. WHAT A TRIUMPH! DATE: 26 FEBRUARY 2022 TIME:…...

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