Monthly Archives: December 2012

ARC Summary

(Rob writes:) We decided to take a southerly route, about 5-10% further, but normally it has more reliable winds and is less affected by swell than the direct course from the Canaries to St Lucia. This year, it worked for … Continue reading

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Arrival in St. Lucia

Monday 17th December (Rob writes:) We carried on motoring through the night with Rob checking the fuel arrangement every 3-4 hours, but all continued to run well. Dawn came with the peaks of St Lucia ahead of us – a … Continue reading

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A frustrating finale

Sunday 16th December Phil writes: Dawn came up at 09:10 (GMT) with no wind, so we were still motoring.  As the sun rose at 10:10 (GMT), it came up behind a bank of grey cloud, which looked just like a … Continue reading

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Buoy ahead!

Saturday 15th December 2012 Cally writes: I am currently on night watch on a very quiet evening.  We are motor sailing, as the wind has started to fill in a tiny bit, but not enough for us to stop the … Continue reading

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Chugging away

Friday 14th December 2012 Rob writes: We finally admitted defeat on our goal of sailing all the way to St Lucia this morning – the wind died away during the night and there is no prospect of much wind for … Continue reading

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The aftermath of an 11 hour gale

Thursday 13th December 2012 Cally writes: Sailing this ocean is like moving seamlessly through a series of different rooms. We are in a completely different “room” now, to the scary black one we were in last night. Today the weather … Continue reading

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The calm after the storm

Wednesday 12th December El totallimente refreshedero Capitano Roberto writes: Everyone was rather tired in the morning after the busy night, but we revived ourselves with tea and bacon sandwiches courtesy of Andy before he went off to bed. We had … Continue reading

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