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Short update from Porto airport. We shouldn’t be here before next monday 15 on our return flight from Ponte Delgada to Amsterdam. But here is what happened. Surfing in ideal conditions, 35 knots NE, on a rough sea we build … Continue reading
La Promesse Seatalk network error is the last message your waiting for. “Return the sender address unknown” did not work. So were we handsteering and having a meeting to discuss alternatives. Everyone was present; Ernst Jan (first steer) and me … Continue reading
La Promesse Halyard broken. Murphy on board. Damned! Under 1 reef and gennaker on spare halyard. Wind increasing. 18.7 kts clocked. Soken sweat. Rice Sateh. 1 hour lost….. JK & EJ
La Promesse 48.29N 008.10W SOG 8.6 COG 256 The Rhumbline is dead downwind. Fast boats that can fly a spinnaker or asym spinnaker with the large tops are in favour. Like Croix du Sud and Hayai as well as Cariberia … Continue reading
We gaan weer op pad! Zon en minder wind. Lekker ontbeten. Goed gemutst. Het is namelijk nog wel fris. Later.
This was the post on Tuesday. Day two (2) of the race! Since the fleet left Cowes on Monday morning, the wind speed across the entire course has barely dropped below 25 knots and reports of over 40 knots of … Continue reading