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Extended menu

Wind and sea decreased over this morning. Our cook declared the extended menu available again. Eggs with bacon and Cheddar on top. ‘Fresh’ bread. Very nice relief brunch after two days with lesser appetite. Cappuccino and, ta ta ta ta … Continue reading

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Shaken, not stirred

When riding a storm and sail in rough conditions keep drinking. Ayai, captain! Cappucino’s ready! Who needs a shower anyway? Floris & JanKees

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Have you ever seen….

…..a submarine with sails on? We do! Better, we sit in one. Back to double reefed main and staysail awa90. Tons of massive water flush La Promesse. Mother nature is excited. Neptune seems angry tossing us around with his three-fork … Continue reading

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Tough, rough and enough

Huge seas and lot of wind. It’s tough on board. Dried abricots. Make sure we drink enough. Wind should decrease a little bit early morning wednesday. In our bunk. No animal life seen yet besides the beautiful stormbirds. 💪⛵️🇾🇪

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rare sport

We varen nu onder stormfok en 3e rif. Telkens de goed call gemaakt voor: rif1, rif2, stagfok, rif3, stormjib. Apparent tussen 45 en 55 kts. Dat is wat ie meet. Nu rustig op roer en koers. Windhoek van 130. Uitschieters … Continue reading

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Lots of wind

Leaving Ireland to starboard and almost the continental shelf behind. Heading NW with southerly winds increasing to gale force tonight. We hope to ride these winds till the end and come down south again with favourable wind angles. Spirit is … Continue reading

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Countdown

Last bits and pieces from the supermarket. Fresh fruit, carrots, bananas, apples, …. Been out for a sail on Plymouth sound. Checked the startline. Ready to go.

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Promising

Although still a couple of days to go it looks like a downwind start. Great! Getting more and more ready in Plymouth. Installed new Karver furler for the code0. Not happy with the older one. Top down furling. Works much … Continue reading

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tack, tack, tack…gybe, gybe

Good exercise today and night. Sailing in a gentle breeze under stars and bright moon. One asleep. One typing. Max first in first Miami gp. Having fun. 50nm to Plymouth.

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The fox of Portsmouth

Sounds like a fairytale, doesn’t it? Last night I woke up from steps on deck and a jump in the cockpit. An intruder in Hassler Marina??? Yes, an intruder. But a cute one (I think). This fox jumped on every … Continue reading

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