19 October 2014 - Fairtransport
We just took down the outer jib, main upper topmast staysail (Bob) and royal sail. This sail is the highest of the square sails. The wind picked up to force 6 and we clipping along 9 knots! Most of the crew and trainees gotten over their sea sickness. Hot tea is made with the electric water boiler. The electricity comes from our Superwind windgenerators made in Germany! The ship is rocking, piano sea tight stowed! And full and by we go!
Captain Arjen van der Veen
Tug; tack, tack, (accidental tack and gybe), tack, tack, tack, tack, etc. Like Tres Hombres’ mission, we sail backwards to go forwards Learning from the past, bracing and making fast 14 days of full-on by, Starling satellites sail through the night sky Engineless, just starlight in our small 32 m world alone in the ocean […]
We are now a week on the eastward crossing. We are heading to Europe. Sailing across the Atlantic. From Boca Chica we were heading straight into the Mona passage with huge waves, which made us a wet welcome on the great ocean. The boat was healing deep into the water at the realign. Our socks […]
We are fully loaded to the brim with Coffee, Rum and Chocolate. Barrels in the noise room, that’s probably a first. With time to think after weeks of harbours and civilization, I am finally writing my 4th blog article on this journey. Returning home I really look forward to seeing my families and friends again […]