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At Sea: In Company

December 11th, 2008 · 6 Comments

Position 14.34,-52.22 at 10:03 GMT
504 miles to go.  ETA at 5kn 12:03 (midday) 15th Dec
Wind E 5.

Two boats in sight most of yesterday and a few more on the radio close by.  T Rex is an ARC boat and he is catching fish like the dorado with his 5 inch lure system.  Norwegian boat not in the ARC but following same route.  The male crew on that boat they tell us are in boxer shorts only!  Basjoc is a dutch singlehander and he doesn’t have any clothes on, or so he says.  Trust that isn’t too much information

A few squalls to move around to avoid the extra wind and rain otherwise another easy day’s sailing with good mileage covered – 154 by GPS.


Tags: At Sea · Atlantic Leg

6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Walter Jansen // Dec 11, 2008 at 4:53 pm

    The skipper ofr Basjoc is a good friend of us and thougt he left you with rather poor information, he definitely told you the truth 😉

    I appreciated you mentioning him, as we now know about his position.

    Have a good trip!

  • 2 Giancarlo CAPACCIO // Dec 12, 2008 at 11:38 am

    David, et al.,

    Great to follow your venture: fascinating for you, inspiring and stimulating for all of us!

    Best wishes


  • 3 Glenys // Dec 12, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    One for Mary – too much information !!!

  • 4 Jane B // Dec 16, 2008 at 5:17 pm

    Glad you have arrived in Martinique. We are with you in spirit. (is that in the fridge with the whisky!!)

    Lots of love
    Jane and Steve

    Have a wonderful Christmas in the sun.

  • 5 David // Dec 18, 2008 at 4:28 pm


    Thanks so much for taking the time to put comments on the blog. There is a small delay before they appear as either myself or my son have to “moderate them” – you get quite a lot of spam which has to be deleted.

    We had applied some of the tools that I used for large projects at work – the top priority was keeping family and friends updated as this would mean the most to us. I had thought the techy bits of keeping the boat going would be at the top but not so.

    Atlantic crossing was real fun. The pace of life was very different. Not much of the day left after sleeping and keeping the boat going. When you had finished your tasks for the day it felt in order to read books. I think this is how it would have felt many years ago!

  • 6 David // Dec 18, 2008 at 4:34 pm


    Thanks for the comment. Glad to be of service.

    I’m sure it was Basjoc that was using just a Genoa from Porto Santo to Madeira on 20th October. We overtook as we had our full rig and radioed back when we found overfalls and a 1.5knot adverse current off the eastern end of Madeira.