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once in a life time....

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crossing the ATL

 

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2. Leg: from Vilamoura (Faro, Portugal) to Las Palmas

Monday,, 11.11.2019

-last food shopping

-arrival of the new crew member Olmo from Italy and skipper Ricardo

-Briefing

-check the equipment

-weather forecast...and waves....;-)

EDT tomorrow, Tuesday 12.11.2019: 11:00

 

Sunday,, 10.11.2019

preparation, shopping food, satellite phone installation…..for weather forecast off shore

 

Saturday, 9.11.2019

cleaning inside ANJA

checking all important "things" as life wests,

fire extinguisher, etc. etc. etc. …..and 1. shopping of the water...

(320 lit)

Friday, 8.11.2019

returning ANJA into the water

Thursday, 7.11.2020

Taking ANJA out of the water, cleaning and secure safe (!!) on a dry dock to be ready for new antifouling next day.

Wednesday, 6.11.2019

Flights from Zürich to Far

Leg 2

Vilamoura (Faro) to Las Palmas

Distance: 670 nm

Duration: 4...5 days

Motoring: 

average speed: 

crew:

Ricardo, Olmo, Peter F., myself

 

 

1. Leg: from Menorca to Faro (Portugal):

Leg 1

Menorca to Faro (Vilamour)

Distance: 794 nm

Duration: 12 days

Motoring: 143.6 h (!!)

average speed: 5.5 knts

crew:

Mahon to Valencia: Jaime and myself

Valencia to Faro: Barbara, Martin, Franziska and myself

 

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Leg 1, Day 10 (8.10.2019):

From Cadiz to Faro (Vilamoura)

still too low wind, sailing with motor support....;-(

 

Distance:  98 nm

Duration:  16  h

speed:  6 knts

 

comments:

never enough wind for sailing only…:-(

always sailing with motor support

 

13

Leg 1, Day 9 (7.10.2019):

From Barbate to Cadiz

still too low wind, sailing with motor support....;-(

 

Distance:  38 nm

Duration:  7.5  h

speed:  4.9 knts

 

comments:

never enough wind for sailing only…:-(

always sailing with motor support

 

12

Leg 1, Day 8 (6.10.2019):

From Gibraltar to Barbate

still too low wind, sailing with motor support....;-(

 

Distance:  40 nm

Duration:  9  h

speed:  4.3 knts

 

comments:

never enough wind for sailing only…:-(

always sailing with motor support

 

11

Leg 1, Day 8 (4./5.10.2019):

From Almerimar to Gibraltar

still too low wind, sailing with motor support....;-(

 

Distance:  138 nm

Duration:  28 h

speed: 5 knts

 

comments:

never enough wind for sailing only…:-(

always sailing with motor support

 

10

Leg 1, Day 7 (3.10.2019):

From Garrucha to Almerimar

still too low wind, sailing with motor support....;-(

 

Distance:  69nm

Duration: 11 h

speed: 5.5 knts

 

comments:

never enough wind for sailing only…:-(

always sailing with motor support

 

 

9

Leg 1, Day 6 (2.10.2019):

From Cartagena to Garrucha

still too low wind, sailing with motor support....;-(

 

Distance:  nm

Duration: 6 h

speed: 5 knts

 

comments:

never enough wind for sailing only…:-(

always sailing with motor support

 

8

 

Leg 1, Day 4 and 5 (30.9., 1.10.2019):

From Valencia to Cartagena

New Crew: Barbara & Martin and Franziska

 

Distance: 136 nm

Duration: 26 h

speed: 5.3 knts

 

comments:

never enough wind for sailing only…:-(

always sailing with motor support, day and night...:-(

 

 

but then...... in the city.... absolutely great city. Unfortunately we just spent the time for dinner. This city is a MUST to discover, at least for a few days!

arrival Cartagena..... very disappointing… heavy industry, yellow smoke, etc...

early morning (very early morning), many, many fishing boats around us.

new crew:

Barbara and Martin

and my wife Franziska

7

Leg 1, Day 2 and 3 (28.10., 29.10.2019):

From Mallorca to Valencia

Low wind, sailing with motoring support....;-(

 

Distance: 148 nm

Duration: 27 h

speed: 5.5 knts

 

comments:

never enough wind for sailing only…:-(

always sailing with motoring support

 

 

Day 2:

Mallorca to Valencia

 

6

Leg 1, Day 1 (27.9.2019):

From Mahon to Portopreto (Mallorca)

Low wind, sailing with motoring support....;-(

 

Distance: 61 nm

Duration: 10 h

speed: 6 knts

 

comments:

Low wind, sailing (gennaker, main) with motoring support....;-(

 

 

5

Thursday afternoon.....planing the route to Valencia

which Option...? North or south of Mallorca...?

we will see tomorrow at WP 2...;-)

4

several "upgrades".....

upgrade # 3:   gennaker and pol

upgrade # 2:  2 solar panels with optimized alignment to the sub

 

upgrade # 1:  2 Alternators (one is none)


3

1. Leg

From Menorca to Faro

Sept. 27.th. - approx. October 9th. 2019

 

2. part:

Valencia to Faro

Departure: Sept. 30th., 15:00h

first Stop @ Cartagena

ETA: Oct. 1th. 17:00h

crew: Franziska, Barbara, Martin, myself

distance: 140 nm

 

 

 

 

 


2

1. Leg

From Menorca to Faro

Sept. 27.th. - approx. October 9th. 2019

 

1. part:

Menorca to Valencia 

Departure: Sept. 27th., 10:00h

maybe one Stop Mallorca North coats or Ibiza

ETA: Sept. 29th. 18:00h

crew: Jaime and myself

distance: 215 nm

 

 


1

From Menorca to St. Lucia

Stop for 3 weeks in Faro (Portugal) to do final checks etc.

 

Las Palmas to St. Lucia:

Nov. 24th. Start of the ARC

ETA: December 12.th to 15th.

(Ricardo NEEDS to be at home for their 2. Child by December 16th. ;-) , so we need to win…. even we do not racing, we simply want to be faster as the others…;-)

distance: 4200 nm 

 

 

 

 

next "once in a lifetime adventure"......

 

crossing the Atlantic !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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once in a life time

approx. 2200 nm ( 4000 km), > 3 weeks, day and night sailing......

 

 

to watch the video go to: (copy/past in explorer, safari etc.)

 

 https://www.dropbox.com/s/7s5yv1s8abttkgh/anja%20mpeg4%20beste%20qualit%C3%A4.mp4?dl=0

 

Crew: 

  • skip: Ricardo Barradas
  • crew: Roger James Kennedy 
  • crew: Fabian
  • crew: Joao
  • crew: Rodrigo
  • crew: Peter Schlumpf

 

 


Ämtli Plan....;-)


more pictures and video links will be updated in the next few days.....



22.5.2017 ARRIVAL in MENORCAAAAA!, approx. 6 AM


21.5.2017 first view of Ibiza and Mallorca!


21.5.2017 Mainland Spain to Baleares with an other "Pit-Stop" to refuel and shop for the last meals etc...


20.5.2017, "beautiful" Coast of southern Spain...... (not Hong Kong, Las Vegas, Miami or so...no: .SPAIN!


19.5.2017 "Pit-Stop" , tried to repair the rudder (autopilot) System....:-(


18.5.2017


17.5.2017

 


17.5.2017 Vilamoura --> Gibraltar-->Almeria

 

Wind forecast today, 17.5.2017 for the next few days...


16.6.2017 Arrival in Vilamoura

 

16.5.2017 Welcome to the Algarve!

08:00 turning left (east) to the Algarve

Motoring all night....


the most westerly point of mainland Europe



15.5.2017 on the way to Algarve ( approx. @ Lisbon)


14.5.2017 Porto to Algarve

marine police at the marina visit us...., but everything o.k....:-)

new crew Joao (from Porto to Algarve)

 


13.5. 2017 old fishermen port "village"

 


13.5.2017 PORTO

waiting one day until south wind is less or stops..... Sunday (14.5.2017) at 12:00 we will leave and heading 48 h to Algarve! (with a new crew member)


12.5.2017 Camarinas to Porto

sailing all the time

 

leaving Camarinas at 08: 00 h,

sailing with good wind.

Arriving in Porto : 0:5:00 the other day



11.5.2017 Camarinas, waiting 1 day (?) for better (saver) wind to continue......

 


arriving in Camarinas:

 



leaving Coruna

10.5.2017 Coruna to Camarinas

 


9.5.2017 Coruna

breakfast, repair the ruder machine and maybe waiting for an other day here, because of the wind situation along the coast down to Portugal etc., will see.....

Fabian is going home to Berlin. Now we are 3 crew only.


8.5.2017, last part of Biscayne

Biscayne showed us (me) how it can be......, wind ( > 30 kts, waves, etc. etc., and approx. 100 km before Coruna, the ruder auto pilot, is defect.... means handwork..., waves, wind etc.....

7.5.2017, crossing Biscayne

nice weather (sun), no (low) wind, fishing and watching dolphins...;-) (not typical Biscayne...?)

 

6.5.2017

1/day and the night, motor and sail, low wind

3 days Biscayne......

Day 8, 9, 10 

6.5.2017 Start to cross Biscayne

it will take us approx. 3 days, and in the middle of the Biscayne, we may not been seen by AIS....., so no worry, that doesn't mean we are.......,

 

Saturday Morning, preparing Boat (Fuel, Water etc.), Nice Breakfast on Board (Baguette)

 



 

Day 5, 6, 7: 5.5.2017 Arrival at approx. 11.00 AM in Pay des Abers

 

Staying overnight to prepare the crossing of the Biscayne

 

Sailing/Motor, good (strong) wind “pushing” us all “out of the England Channel”

 



 

Day 4 & Day 5:  Dünkirchen to Carnet (Pay des Abers, north of Brest)

 

Sailing, good (strong) wind “pushing” us through the England Channel

 


 

Day 3:   2.5.2017             (in the morning, Warranty Service on Volvo Penta Diesel)

Sailing, Motor and combination

Crossing the very busy Port Rotterdam at midnight.


Day 2 & Day 3:  Rendsburg to Dünkirchen

Day 2:   1.5.2017 from northeast sea channel to NL

Sailing out of the channel, crossing the Elbe with strong wind, pushing us right out to the sea…..

 

 

 


Day 1 & Day 2:  from Greifswald to Rendsburg (approx.. 1/3 in the Northeast Sea Channel)

100% Motor (we need 50 to 100 hours running, before we can do the 1. Warrant service at a Volvo Penta Dealer)

 

 

 

 

27.4.2017 the crew is complete!

Roger , Fabian, Peter, Ricardo (from left)

 

 

 

"Tons" of bringing on board, installations, preparing, shopping, checking, briefing etc. etc., busy day....;-)

 

 


 

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