Sailing Logic Blog

ARC Day 15 - Blog from the boat by Mark - Nearly there!

Arthurians count down the miles and time to the finish line at St. Lucia.At 2030 UT another milestone went past, 250 miles to go. [Ed - just 139nm to go by the time I published the blog]An eventful day or so of sailing.  Sunday the wind was between 5 and 30 knots so lots of work for Ollie on the foredeck changing the sail plan.There were two s

ARC Day 13 - Blog from the boat by Mark

We are just about to cross a marker of 800 miles to go to St Lucia. The sky is blue, the swell is pleasant and unchoaotic, the wind is about the right strength and directions- life is good on Arthur. Excellent food continues, two courses for lunch today, frankfurters and pasta with carbonara. We've had to slow down on our cups of tea though, down t

ARC Day 10 - Blog from the boat - We've gybed!

Today we started our 1,000 mile gybe to the finish line.  Last night we spent much of the night sailing in the complete dark without the moon and with a fair amount of cloud cover plus rolling waves – talk about sailing by your senses and the instruments! A fair amount of intense concentration was needed but nothing that can’t be fuelled b

ARC Day 9 - Blog from the boat by Antonio - We have wind!

Another day at sea.  1450 miles to go.  Jochen’s iphone still missing.  Last seen 100 miles off Las Palmas.  After denial he has reached a new stage of bereavement: acceptance. Search within the boat almost over.  Investigation ongoing to find out culprit, led by Antonio Cluseau assisted by Pudsey.  Chief suspect

ARC Day 8 - We caught a fish!!!

We caught a fish ! Apparently it’s a 5kg Mahi Mahi and we’re planning to have it for lunch today. There was more wind last night and the crew’s spirits were lifted as the boats speed rose to levels that would see us getting into St Lucia before Christmas. However wind has now dropped again this morning so we’re back to low single digit speeds.