Monthly Archives: October 2012
We have now entered the 4th day of the Rolex Middle Sea race 2012 on-board Rán II. We have now completed nearly 75 hours at sea. We still see Pantelleria, the island west to Sicily. But just about. We are … Continue reading
As I sit at the chart table writing our second blog entry I can feel Quokka heeling to new breeze and hear the on deck team working hard to squeeze everything they can out of it. It’s still only 8 … Continue reading
This morning at 8 am le coq hardi received a visit from a lazy whales 50 ft long, a capodoglio in italian, just on our course . Almost 40 nm north east of Palermo . A very Quite Sea , … Continue reading
We are abeam the island of Pantelleria, sailing past it from north west. The 70 miles from Trapani were under 10 knots of wind from north west. So from where we are to Lampadusa island which is our next way … Continue reading
We have just passed the famous and only Trapani. Which means we are half way in the course of the race. Hurrah! Let’s hope the second half will be shorter time. Challenge to take up! Had we passed Trapani during … Continue reading
Optimum 3 Aspida. After a long day of trying to catch elusive zephyrs we finally got into some solid breeze that carried us to off Palermo. We are now battling it out again with Cantankerous and Veruna in light airs. … Continue reading
Dinner on board Christopher Opielok’s Carter 71, Kohhinoor: Steak and potatoes!