Sailing Logic Blog

Bon Voyage to Sharon

As many of you are aware, our Marketing Goddess, Sharon, flew out to Sri Lanka in April to take part in a 2-month Social Enterprise sabbatical. Upon her return to the UK – and encouraged by her enlightenment – she has decided that it’s time to move on and set up her own Marketing and Business Change consultancy. Sharon comments "I'll be re

Wickow here we come

"magleahy: Thursday 11:45 Thankfully we are on the move. Wind speed is 7 knots and boat speed 6.5 knots with a bit of tide against us. Staying east to the Rhumb Line as we are expecting a southerly shift. Less than 50 miles as currently off Drogheda (Ground Hog Day), aiming for late tonight at Wicklow at this point and expecting to make use o

The Wind Game

Memories of the challenging high-wind conditions earlier in the race are now dim and distant as the crews on Arthur remain focussed on dealing with the here-and-now no wind problem.    As in all good offshore races, the team have faced a decision:"Wednesday 10:15 well to be sure, to be sure we are going along Carnlough off the coast of A

Operation Haribo

Latest news from Arthur..."Tuesday 17:22 A divine shift of sun and chatting whilst being quite flat and stable with the great helming of Jon and Ollie. We didn't have much to do bar a gybe with the pole. We're rested and warmed and fed so ready for the next reach. Operation Haribo is in effect. We're about to come close to Palpatine, a CPA o

Still Going

Over the past two days of the Volvo Round Ireland Race, those of us in the office are glued to the tracker and we have noticed a steady stream of yachts retiring. Some strong winds and big waves have wreaked damage on many boats, in fact 1 in 4 boats (25%) in IRC have retired so far.So the crew of Arthur are doing absolutely brilliantly to be still