wind has shifted to the south. still weak but i expect it to gain strength soon....

wind has shifted to the south. still weak but i expect it to gain strength soon. 44 44N 057 16W

44 07'N 060 26'W. 7.5kn. 150nm in 24h.

44 07'N 060 26'W. 7.5kn. 150nm in 24h.

Even though the OSTAR is over, Raph would very much appreciate if you send him p...

Even though the OSTAR is over, Raph would very much appreciate if you send him personal messages. Here is how: http://ralph.avance.ch/messages.html In fact, sailing to Greenland is just as much a challenge, where the only compagnons might be icebergs. I (Ralphs messaging relay) will be only sporadically online the next two weeks, so expect delays in post (of up to several days). Ivo

43 29'N 064 08'W. 7kn.

43 29'N 064 08'W. 7kn.

now gearbox works again.

now gearbox works again.

over vhf i hear that british beagle puts into halifax as well. 1 why? 2 why are...

over vhf i hear that british beagle puts into halifax as well. 1 why? 2 why are they already there? alex: txt me on my satphone.

20 dolphins at the bow. 42 34'N 64 40'W.

20 dolphins at the bow. 42 34'N 64 40'W.

today at 12 UTC I saw another sailboat. Now I hear that this must have been Geof...

today at 12 UTC I saw another sailboat. Now I hear that this must have been Geoff Alcorn on Wind of Lorne! Just great.

boomed out genoa, wind straight astern. 42 23'N 065 06'W.

boomed out genoa, wind straight astern. 42 23'N 065 06'W.

at dusk after a fine night at 42 15'N 065 21'W.

at dusk after a fine night at 42 15'N 065 21'W.

dolphins cheering me up.

dolphins cheering me up.

"Charging" at 3.5kn. Sun. Mist. Fog horn of tanker in the distance.

"Charging" at 3.5kn. Sun. Mist. Fog horn of tanker in the distance.

this doesn't feel like sailing to Greenland. first, sailing requires some wind,...

this doesn't feel like sailing to Greenland. first, sailing requires some wind, second, it is hot in my alu can. did global warming push the doldrums to 42N? At least book #11 is another great read.

i am in canadian waters now. 220nm from Newport. Slightly ridiculous. 41 30'N 06...

i am in canadian waters now. 220nm from Newport. Slightly ridiculous. 41 30'N 066 21'W.

woohoo! just saw my first shark. about 3m long, 12m away.

woohoo! just saw my first shark. about 3m long, 12m away.

3kn have never felt so fast.

3kn have never felt so fast.

the sea is absolutely flat covered with fog. 41 01'N 067 30W.

the sea is absolutely flat covered with fog. 41 01'N 067 30W.

it is pitch black but I can hear the dolphins.

it is pitch black but I can hear the dolphins.

again close encounter with fishing vessel. no AIS, i could hear him in the fog b...

again close encounter with fishing vessel. no AIS, i could hear him in the fog but got no visual. but they watch the radar and respond over radio.

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