Monthly Archives: September 2013

Not far to Lisbon, and at last we’re on the right course.

Hi folks, this is coming from Jim the elder statesman on board. My son James is the skipper. Hey dad he said one day, how do you fancy sailing to Lisbon with us as part of our mammoth adventure. It … Continue reading

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Elinca leaves Falmouth…the video!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHlrqj9l-kQ Video of Elinca’s departure by George Auckland (Zoe’s Dad)….have the tissues at the ready!

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Questions answered for school children….

How did you feel when you left – were you nervous? James (skipper): utterly terrified. I know I’ve forgotten something but I don’t know what it is yet! Colette: not scared at all. I have full confidence in my skipper … Continue reading

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Where did the Spanish Armada leave from????

Day 5 on Elinca!  Refreshed after our brief stopover in La Coruna we set off for some champagne* sailing off the Spanish coast and hoisted our brand new Kukri cruising chute.  After a top bit of grub we enjoyed a … Continue reading

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A Wee Sea Poem!

Here we are having crossed the Biscay, It’s been quite an interesting day, We’ve had a sail, Colette saw a whale, Now 12 hours in Coruna to play. Four hours in the town and then sleep for eight, It’s our … Continue reading

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La Coruna, birthdays celebrations & a pink chute!

Hello from Elinca, in flat water just west of Coruna and heading for Finisterre.  We had a fantastic nights sleep and beautiful showers last night in my favourite Spanish port of Coruna though no Rioja on my birthday 😦 The … Continue reading

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Day 4 – Wildlife & the skippers birthday!!!

Another day to windward. Smash… smash… that’s the sound of the bow hitting the sharp waves at 7 knots as we draw closer to the Spanish coast. Thanks to Jim’s Mum for the delicious ginger cake that has been keeping … Continue reading

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Day 3 / Post 2 from Elinca

Day 3 on Big Sis ‘linca (Big Brother Voice): Pilot Whales spotted on the port bow was cried this morning and no one has seen the crew move so fast! Special mention has to go Andrea who was out of … Continue reading

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Day 1 on Elinca – 1st contact made!!!

Day 1 on Elinca! We are now approximately 70 miles south of Falmouth by a combination of sailing and motoring through the night. A maximum wind Force 3 overnight meant calm water and a rather gentle start to the voyage. … Continue reading

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Breaking News…Elinca leaves Falmouth

That’s it, we’re off!! Elinca has officially left on her 9 month voyage. The crew are buzzing with the excitement of finally being underway after the weeks of busy preparation. Who knows exactly what lies in store. Next stop will … Continue reading

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