Monthly Archives: May 2013

Eggs R Orf

Another poem from Peat Smoke: A SIMPLE BOILED EGG!! How difficult could it really be To boil some eggs whilst out at sea! A simple task you would agree So read further on, what happened to me! I staggered to … Continue reading

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Quick quick slow……

Rob writes:) We are sorry it has been so long since we last wrote a decent blog, but time has a habit of getting away from us while at sea, and we have also been rather busy keeping Rafiki sailing. … Continue reading

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Sunday 26th May Position: 38º 49’N 40º 53’W Speed: 5 kts Wind: ENE 3/4 Sea: Calm We are continuing to sail close hauled to make progress towards Horta and fortunately the sea state remains relatively calm, so we are having … Continue reading

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In the Middle of Bloody Nowhere!!!

Here is poem written by the skipper of the yacht Peat Smoke, which is in regular radio contact with Rafiki as they both face the rigours of sailing concurrently from Bermuda to the Azores. At the moment he is asleep … Continue reading

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The veracity of the Burch tenacity

Position: 35º 35’N 49º 58’W Speed: 8-10 kts Wind: WSW 5 Sea: Medium swell Tuesday 21st May Rob writes:) We are whizzing along downwind as a depression passes to the north of us.  It rained a little in the night … Continue reading

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Hard work on a close reach

Sunday 19th May Position: 33º 55’N 58º 35’W Speed: 7 kts Wind: NNE4-5 Sea: Moderate swell Rob writes: As forecast, the wind shifted yesterday late afternoon from light SW to moderate North/ Northeast, so we have made great progress during … Continue reading

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Steady progress

Saturday 18th May Position: 32º 56’N 63º 28’W Speed: 4-5 kts Wind: Light Sea: slight swell We made good progress yesterday afternoon in better winds, but overnight, the wind has dropped and we are back to making 4-5kts under twin … Continue reading

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