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The Minches and Sea of Hebrides IMN:424408710 REF:658624

Stornoway is in our hearts for the hospitality and friendliness of the people we met. A couple that had seen us coming in came down to the pontoon and offered to do our laundry “to have some fresh and dry … Continue reading

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Vocabulary

The English call this a cut. When I first saw it at sunset I called it Kut. 😉

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Incredible IMN:424408710 REF:228000

Under triple reefed main and staysail we do 11 knots peaking 14.7. All districts in NW have warnings for SW Gale force 8, backing W and NW later increasing severe gale NW force 9 soon and increasing NW storm force … Continue reading

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La Promesse heading for Stornoway – repairs IMN:424408710 REF:210381

We just sent this message to race committee. Race Committee, We just stopped racing to head for Stornoway to do mainsail repairs. Area is too large to handle in these conditions on board. We postponed at 59.03.2N 7.09.841W. Skipper and … Continue reading

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Keep it all together IMN:424408710 REF:190089

One stitch in the main is departing seriously. Between 2nd and 3rd reef. We’ve just put the 3rd reef in and wait for a opportunity to do repairs. This main has done two AZAB’s and one OSTAR, half a RBI … Continue reading

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Tough get’s going IMN:424408710 REF:172401

Time out. Headsail down and continue under double reefed main. Slamming of the boat too violent. Apparent wind on deck between 36 and 45 kts in a rough sea. Still doing 6 knots over ground (!) in a WNW direction … Continue reading

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Colour signals IMN:424408710 REF:044814

Red = port Green = starboard 360deg White = anchor Dark Yellow = sign of possible dehydration or too little water intake start drinking immediately! (water) All fine, good progress along rhumbline, Bank of Bremen 10nm WSW of us. JanKees … Continue reading

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Aansprekende straatnamen? IMN:424408710 REF:043601

Bill Barleys George Bligh Rosemary bank Cape Wrath Butt of Lewis John O’Groats Aird Mhor Bragar Aird Uig Who doesn’t know these places?

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Fantasy IMN:424408710 REF:018298

The old Furuno 207 Weatherfax is doing a wonderfull job. For those interested, I save all downloaded charts to educate a next generation sailors at home called Floris (12), Wouter (9) and little princess Alou (6 and who prefers to … Continue reading

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Island in the dark IMN:424408710 REF:953693

Been there, seen it, done it! Twice! With who? With Bart! In 2006 clockwise, daylight, to win RWYC Shetlands RBI in class en 2nd overall behind Michel Kleinjans. And now anti clockwise, pitch dark (that rock must be somewhere there). … Continue reading

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