i should arrive on july 1 or 2. but the northatlantic has one more challenge for...

i should arrive on july 1 or 2. but the northatlantic has one more challenge for me until then.

no wind the whole day. inaccountably i am still making 2kn.

no wind the whole day. inaccountably i am still making 2kn.

i used the calm to take my first shower.

i used the calm to take my first shower.

a month ago we started in plymouth. i wouldn't have thought to be still sailing...

a month ago we started in plymouth. i wouldn't have thought to be still sailing now. but sailing back to brest, organising repairs, the week-end inbetween, and the actual repairs took more than a week. now less than 500nm to go.

i have hired 3 sports reporters and they are doing a miserable job.

i have hired 3 sports reporters and they are doing a miserable job.

in 1h the wind veered by 270* from S to E. Currently a little weak, but this all...

in 1h the wind veered by 270* from S to E. Currently a little weak, but this allows me preparing dinner. be my guest.

the wind has just taken a time out and ntombifuti made a pirouette looking for i...

the wind has just taken a time out and ntombifuti made a pirouette looking for it. wind is very weak and this won't improve.

ntombifuti's record is 22d 16h. that would be more or less tonight at 0UTC. i gu...

ntombifuti's record is 22d 16h. that would be more or less tonight at 0UTC. i guess i won't make it. the slowest time was 29d 5h, that's july 3. always from brest, of course.

wind of lorne's course is strange. i hope he is safe. actually i am worried abou...

wind of lorne's course is strange. i hope he is safe. actually i am worried about him already for a while. i have tacked back.

as the wind veers i need to tack to the south.

as the wind veers i need to tack to the south.

crossing laurentian channel in little wind but right direction. recovering from...

crossing laurentian channel in little wind but right direction. recovering from chucklet intox.

brest+22: finally approaching nova scotia and therefore continental america. i w...

brest+22: finally approaching nova scotia and therefore continental america. i will be the only one having linked continental europe and america in the ostar2013. although others joined from the continent before the start.

3 weeks since i left brest. even though officially it's 29 days.

3 weeks since i left brest. even though officially it's 29 days.

i am in french waters again. st pierre and st miquelon still belong to france.

i am in french waters again. st pierre and st miquelon still belong to france.

on the radio they announced 25kn of wind. i have gusts of 47kn. 3 reefs. as if i...

on the radio they announced 25kn of wind. i have gusts of 47kn. 3 reefs. as if i weren't depressed enough.

400g of toblerone corresponds to the guideline daily amount of an adult person....

400g of toblerone corresponds to the guideline daily amount of an adult person. the scientific mind puts this up to experiment.

i now have the confidence that i can cross an ocean singlehandedly. but the fina...

i now have the confidence that i can cross an ocean singlehandedly. but the final bit will be a lot of tacking, again.

3 nm off newfoundland. i can see land after 20 days.

3 nm off newfoundland. i can see land after 20 days.

receiving canadian weatherforecast over VHF. on the nose with showers for the ne...

receiving canadian weatherforecast over VHF. on the nose with showers for the next 24h.

Brest+20: Maybe I can see Newfoundland in a few hours. I have passed its eastern...

Brest+20: Maybe I can see Newfoundland in a few hours. I have passed its eastern most longitude and will open the Toblerone tonight.

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