made great time all day and night averaging 8+ knots. However an hour ago after sailing past one squall after another one squall seemed inevitably to overtake us. So it was time to take Big Blue, our gennaker, down and replace with the jib while the winds increased inside the squall. As crew bagged the
70 hours in the INNcredible Sea Lodge has traveled 580 nautical miles mostly SW. Last night for awhile the seas backed off and the winds slowed just as we entered the Canarian Current which runs S at 1 knot. From then on even though we were headed WSW (248) we were drug southward to a
It’s night now after a beautiful sunset followed shortly thereafter by the rising full moon to light our way. Although today started out with strong winds and high seas both have tempered a bit and the wind is pushing 20 knots more or less almost behind us allowing us to point SW. Beautiful day today
And we’re off! Except for the handle of racing boats that left on schedule Sunday, all 228 sailboats passed GO yesterday between 10:45 and 11:45 am under squally skies and strong winds. So much for delaying Sunday for weather because Tuesday didn’t turn out to be any relief. The INNcredible Sea Lodge had good position
Folks all over are enjoying the INNcredible journey. This is my last day with any possible WIFI connection until Santa Lucia in the New World so I’m sending pictures. They clustered all of us catamarans out back in a separate alcove called Vela Latina. Having been living there for over a week now shoulder to
Friday night’s Farewell party at Real Club Nautico was probably sailing biggest party of the year with over 1200 crew members from 228 sailboats represented over 30 countries around the world.
Friday night’s Farewell party at Real Club Nautico was probably sailing biggest party of the year with over 1200 crew members from 228 sailboats represented over 30 countries around the world. Talking with crew from boats hailing from Halifax, from Norway, from Northern Ireland, from Estonia, from Russia everyone was ready to go whether they
Inncredible Journey~ It’s been an adventure just to get here from where we started in Les Sables France (the home of the famous Vendee Globel single-handed round the world race) to the gran Canaria where Columbus himself set off from on his first, second and fourth voyage to the New World.
The ARC has kept us busy all week with fantastic seminars, daily Sundowner happy hours followed by nightly events ranging from the Gran Canarias Tourist Board welcoming extravaganza and last night’s wild Masquerade Night probably to be topped by tonight’s Farewell Bash. Definitely designed for the designed for the party animal, I’m doing my best
The fifth crew member position has been hard to settle down and we’re now on our third change. First a Brit named Trevor whom I was excited to have on board with a range of skills adding to the others had conflicts arise at the last minute with testing for his commercial pilot’s licensing in
700 nm later 4.5 days (nights and days) sailing south, the INNcredible Sea Lodge landed this morning in Las Palmas of the Gran Canaria about 250 nm off the coast of West Africa. Water is 77 degrees, air is about that too, skies are overcast ready to dump some rain. But we made it, leg
Gorgeous, beautiful Lake Atlantic glistening in the sun. 89 nm from our destination Las Palmas Gran Canary 11/13/2012
Gorgeous, beautiful Lake Atlantic glistening in the sun, the world is made of one color –BLUE – with many shades and the water temp has risen to 74.8, Yippee! We’re running a little too fast to jump in however and if we used a tether and were drug along we’d might as well tye a