Captain’s Log 25 Dec 2015 – Wind backing, at last

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Distance to St Helena Island: unknown and not of interest. 1st Waypoint: 21 25 07.179S; 009 11 07.234E Heading 302˚M Sunshine and warm weather. Put 3rd reef in foresail and hoisted it. Wind finally beginning to back. Forecast to back 10˚ every 100nm. Boat sailing easier with quartering 15 to 20 knot wind and swell. Boat speed 6 to 8 …

Captain’s Log 24 Dec 2015

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Distance to St Helena Island: unknown and not of interest. 1st Waypoint: 21 25 07.179S; 009 11 07.234E Heading 302˚M Uncomfortable sailing on beam reach. Frequent slamming from a cross swell on top of a prevailing SE swell. Tuya sick. Zaya and Stew queezy but OK. Overcast, but enough sun to charge batteries for night time radar etc. Still cold. …

Captain’s Log 23 Dec 2015

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Distance to St Helena Island 1200nm. 1st Waypoint: 21 25 07.179S; 009 11 07.234E Heading 302˚M Distance to run 305nm Weather forecast via Grib files and PredictWind: no issues. Farewell Walvis, Farewell Namibia, Farewell Africa! Departed Walvis Bay 0930, motored in calms across bay. Swapped gaff’s, main for Fore, fore for Main, per Rory’s suggestion after checking length measurements. Tuya …

Exactly 12 months ago tonight …

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It seems so long ago now. We had no idea of the adventure that lay ahead of us as we took one last selfie in Walvis Bay, Namibia. The following morning we would cast off the mooring where we had sat for 10 days, completing the final preparations for the voyage across the Atlantic. The installation of the watermaker was …

Trailer – Luckyfish Gets Away – Released

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We are excited to release the trailer to the upcoming series “Luckyfish Gets Away”. We are sharing our story of how two sisters from a landlocked country became the first Mongolians to sail across an ocean. Don’t believe the sailors superstitions. I can tell you that an all-female crew is alright ! These girls started out absolute novices and sailed …

Rob Greenfield – brushing aside peer pressure

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On 13th December, Adventurer, Activist, owner of 111 possessions and all round good guy Rob Greenfield (http://robgreenfield.tv/) posted on his Facebook page: “I’m always looking for feedback and ideas to help me be as positively impactful as I can. What do you think I can do to be of the best service to the world?” This was right after he …

Practical Sailor – Sanctuary in a world gone mad

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Greg King, Publisher of Practical Sailor, really rang my bells this morning with this gem of “Pressure-selling”. Although, it would be wrong to lump his piercing piece of pen-craft in with the marketing drivel normally associated with the term. In this instance, he is merely stating a lot of long overdue truths. Take this for example: ” Historically, the sailing …

Chuck out the Schedule

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Ok, its almost impossible to eliminate a schedule completely. We know how damaging a schedule can be to having a relaxed time and reaching that place of freedom, the reason why we go cruising in the first place. Not only damaging, but schedules can be downright dangerous as well, subjecting us to making decisions that override weather judgments and other …