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By: Andy Owers

In the UK a few years ago, I - along with a large section of the  population - watched enthralled as British astronaut Tim Peake blasted  off from the planet ahead of a lengthy stay onboard the International ...

Great sailing in the South Atlantic.

By: Jordi Plana Morales

During the relatively calm and warm night, leaving behind the rigors of  the stormy last day, a close look at the water surface revealed that the  ship was leaving behind a faint glittering trail of light in her...

Good sailing day racing the 40’s

By: Jordi Plana Morales

With increasing winds, slowly picking up to 15-18kn from the SW and WSW,  in the early morning was time to start setting more canvas. Gradually  more sails are sheeted down and hoisted, and by dawn, while the...

Crossing the Antarctic Convergence Area

By: Jordi Plana Morales

Before it was getting too dark, was time to reduce some canvas, packing  the Main Royal Staysail under variable wind force. With the Spanker set  the steering wasn’t easy, having to keep the rudder at a...

March 2019

The “Roaring forties” show their teeth

By: Jordi Plana Morales

 From the early morning onwards the wind started to pick up, while the  ship is being prepared for the stormy weather to come, keeping the night  watches busy on deck and aloft.  First the braces are...