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
It’s midnight, we wake up. It’s morning light outside! We can clearly see. The deck, the water surrounding us, the faces of my shipmates, the horizon melting in thousands of colors of blue. The moon goes to sleep, the other watch also. We’re alone on deck with a very light breeze. We’re like an evolution […]
Paint and stain possible on this beautiful day. All sails are up, even the jib that the kids painted in Amsterdam. We sat her under the mainsail. We call it the ‘dolphin sail’. Some of the crew members enjoyed cooking yesterday while Soraia had a day off. Her pastas, oignons beignets, pizzas, lasagna and vegetables […]
Today we rolled our merry way past the Dover Callais line in a magical orange sunrise, having now officially left the English channel at our stern. Where we also had a stark reminder that not all of us are as privileged and free as us here on our little square rig shipping around a Corona […]