Bruxelles to the world
06.12.2010: There is no doubt, Lagos is home to a velcro marina. It is very difficult to break loose. I think J-L is going to be resident until mid January at least. » Mehr...34 Einträge (4996 Wörter) 293 Fotos 0 Kommentare
I travelled to Palma Mallorca on my new Discovery 55 via Biscay
May 01, 2009: Travelling via the inshore passage of Ushant crusing shute up we made some impressive speeds see photo after meeting a flashing white light in the middle of biscay at night a german sailor had decided this would be good to get noticed (neah and everybody else totally confused). The trip took just under 3 days to cover the 500 miles to Camarinas. This is one of my favourite places. See... » read more2 posts (128 words) 5 photos 0 comments
Meilentörn von Portland/GBR via Porto/POR nach Alicante/ESP mit Volvo Ocean 60 "Nova One".
May 01, 2009: Mit leichtem Wind kämpften wir in der Nacht. Nun geht’s wieder mit 13 Knoten dahin. Kurs 045. » read more11 posts (277 words) 4 photos 0 comments
Überstellung des VO70 Kosatka von Portland (GBR) nach Alicante (ESP) zum Start des Volvo Ocean Race ... Skipper: Andreas Hanakamp
May 01, 2009: VO70 "Kosatka" has arrived in Alicante … » read more9 posts (1348 words) 5 photos 0 comments
2011 sees the 80th anniversary of the world famous Round The Island Race - surely one of the most spectacular races around? We'll be taking part on Prime Evil our Sigma 400, ...
April 18, 2011: Four of this Round The Island Race team joined us for this, the first of two RTI training weekends.After a curry on board we headed off to the Clarence for a pint or two, and a chance to get to know each other. Two of the team ( Damian and John M) had been down a couple of weeks ago for the ISAF Offshore Safety Course ( part of our Fastnet Campaign), with Rupert (a friend of Damian’s) and... » read more3 posts (682 words) 16 photos 0 comments
Portsmouth - Cherbourg - Channel Islands - Brittany - Brest - across Bay Biscay - North Spain - Rias - Portugal - Southern Spain - Gibraltar. Meeting up with Martin & Julie i...
September 13, 2011: After a restless night we got up at 7 am and left by 0740hrs. There were a couple of boats a head of us and we motored for the first hour whilst having breakfast. By the time we had finished and set up our spinnaker we had caught them up.We popped the spinnaker and had a great sail for about 4 hours until as we got to a headland the accelerating wind made us drop it. Mermaid w... » read more28 posts (5639 words) 48 photos 19 comments
From house to boat
July 29, 2011: Was never going to go according to plan. The coppercoat needed more time to cure before the boat could be shifted in the cradle, then the patches that were left behind needed to be painted, let dry and then cure or they might disolve in the water. So we delayed our departure until August 1st with the boat going in the water at 1200hrs.Special thanks to Marcus Collins who helped pick... » read more15 posts (1568 words) 35 photos 9 comments
After months of prep we are now ready to start the journey. We are leaving Gosport today for a short hop to Yarmouth then to Falmouth. We plan to sail from Falmouth to La Coruna...
September 11, 2011: Due to a number of issues, we have decided to delay our trip until nextspring.We wil spend the next few weeks in the west country and visit some of theplaces we have not been to. We will go back to the solent for the winter.Such is life!Ramin » read more9 posts (284 words) 3 photos 0 comments
France delivery by sea to UK, Brighton. Transported on ship from UK to Brisbane, Australia.
October 31, 2010: Arrived Middle Percy late afternoon, to a glorious palm lined island, and of course the famous hut…A walk through “the hut” is a must do… It is quite unquie and a little spooky at times…We had sundowners on the beach and a beautiful mackrel for dinner (thanks to Dave who caught it on the way over).The following morning we up anchored and sail over to Curfew Island ... » read more13 posts (1568 words) 85 photos 2 comments