5th day at sea – 5ème jour en mer

Monday was a beautiful day, very different from the others. After some rainshowers, we took the opportunity to clean the boat thoroughlyinside. Vacuum cleaner, then wet cloth with a cleaning product. It's nice tofeel and smell a clean and fresh boat. The youngsters wanted to have the experience to swim with 5.000 meter depthunder them. Today was the best opportunity.…

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Midway mark – Mi-chemin

Saturday morning, we wake up to a completely different sky, it was completely covered with clouds. We continued to have a good wind, still coming from 170 around 20 knots. We are still moving at good speed, above 9 knots. The big news of the day is that at 8am, a few minutes after having sent my last news, we…

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At sea – Au large

We have thus left Fernando de Noronha at 3:30pm on Wednesday 17th of August. We did some last minute errants and anchored in a bay nearby, we could check that the autopilot was working perfectly. I put the outboard engine on its support on the aft pulpit, deflated the Zodiac and stowed it in the lazaret in the back of…

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2nd day at sea – 2ème jour en mer

It's Sunday evening here. As I am writing these lines, the atmosphere is calm on board, I am comfortably sitting in the swivel chair at my deskin my cabin and Beethoven's fifth piano concerto, "Emperor" is playing on the boat sound system. I can't help but feel in total harmony with myboat. Especially because sailing conditions have become ideal. The…

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Preamble to the Antlantic crossing 2022-Préambules de la traversée de l’Atlantique 2022

Dear family, dear friends, it is time to give you some news from the deck of ASANA. The repairs to the damages that occured in the Drake Passage took almost four months. A new solid rod mainstay came from Denmark and Reckmann profiles from Germany. These profiles fit over the stay and are used to hold the headsails, the luff…

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Mar Del Plata

This is our fifth day at sea and what a difference with the past three days! Today was the wind was light at 10 knots, the sea was flat with a residual swell of the wind from the days before. And it was sunny, now was time for sunglasses and suncream, Bermuda and polos. At 7 am, Dirk and Bernard…

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