Monthly Archives: September 2013

Loading with Chocolate and Cleaning

The first leg crew arrived on Monday fully excited for the adventure ahead. This was rapidly exchanged for marigolds and antibacterial products for a good clean up of the cabins. Following a good antiseptic wipe down and inventory of supplies, … Continue reading

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Kukri kit arrived… and our big pink sail

Kukri t-shirts arrived on the boat this morning. Very smart and luckily there were some crew members around to wear them. We couldn’t fly our big pink spinnaker as the wind was blowing the wrong way but here’s a picture … Continue reading

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Made it to our leaving party… just

With only 36 hours to go until we were due in Falmouth we were still firmly tied to the pontoon in Holyhead watching the waves break over the harbour wall and the weather forecast resolutely predict that the wind would die down  … Continue reading

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Rounding lands end

Sorry for the radio silence folks. We are indeed on our way to Falmouth. We were delayed on our departure by work and southerly winds (not helpful when south is the only way you want to go!). We’re just rounding … Continue reading

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Arrived in Holyhead

We got to say a fond farewell to friends on the OYT Scotland boats, as well as a surprise visit from Spirit of Fairbridge. We captured a close friend, Titch, and tried to steal her away, but had to swap … Continue reading

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Proof of work :)

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Off to sea!!!

We’re on our way!! A bit more hard work this morning getting all the sails attached and set up and making a few final tweaks to the rigging to make sure our mast is perfectly straight. Now we’re motoring down … Continue reading

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Ship shape

Spirits have been high today, despite some disappointment that we’re not out at sea. We’re raring to go and in the morning we plan to slip our moorings and begin the sail south. Mexican independence night last night was fantastic, … Continue reading

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We’re coded!

We had some great news this afternoon. Dennis the surveyor was happy with the work that everyone has been doing to Elinca over the last five weeks. Elinca is now coded to sail in category zero waters, this means that … Continue reading

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Are we nearly there yet?

Elinca is back online after three days of radio silence. There hasn’t been more than 10 minutes spare in the last three days and we have used this time for eating! The mast came out for a survey (and passed … Continue reading

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