Monthly Archives: February 2014

“There are wonderful verses that sing of the sea”, said C.R. Hilton, but today’s blogger is also waxing lyrical – an unexpected side effect of the warmer weather?

At 0900 UT, Elinca was at 45’35S 42’14W heading roughly 330T. We are now comfortably back in ocean passage making mode (and as we head North and the temperature rises, so too does the comfort and cheerfulness level).For the first … Continue reading

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Off wi’ their thermals?

Update: at 1035UT we’re in position 47’28S 40’30W and heading 340 degrees. So it’s around 0800 and Colette’s watch (Colette, Sarah, Di and John) have just come on watch after their Sunday rest (Sunday rest is when the watch timings … Continue reading

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Matilda’s doing a great job

49’43S 39’30W Hi, since 7am on Tuesday morning we’ve been sailing close hauled with the wheel lashed and so Matilda (two bits of rope holding the wheel central) has been steering Elinca. When we’re sailing upwind we can trim the … Continue reading

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Response to your messages

James and Clare were delighted and moved to receive so many messages of congratulations, and have asked us to thank you all for your good wishes.  They also send a cryptic message to Jane saying ‘no, that’s just how long … Continue reading

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“Warmer by Wednesday”? Maybe…

52 17 S 39 18 W   The sea is a bit bumpy and although the sun is shining there are a few green faces on deck. No-one slept much last night as 40 knot gusts from behind sent Elinca rolling… … Continue reading

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Best Elinca leg EVER! Discuss.

I am a part timer who is only aboard Elinca for the current leg and I’m going to make an audacious claim. For those who are currently aboard and have or will have completed more than one leg, this will … Continue reading

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Last day in South Georgia :(

Today was a gorgeous last day on South Georgia. The sun was shining down and the air was almost warm. As the forecast was for snow and gales we took it as a parting gift from the island. Yesterday some … Continue reading

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