Transat 2015 #2

Transat 2015 #2

Day 5: Once: 107sm. 4 Bft North East. Wave 1-2m. partly cheerful, partly cloudy. Conversion of the night watch to 4 hours of sleep, 2 hours of cockpit. At night the wind is significantly less, we set the genaker, the spinnaker pole breaks quickly: - / After the repair, it can only be used to a limited extent. Daniel catches a cold - the first nights were too cold and wet. We call up weather data for the first time, very little wind is forecast for the coming days. There are couscous with…continue reading →
Transat 2015 #1

Transat 2015 #1

day 1 Finally set sail with a day's delay. Performance mode in the first few hours. The Jan Maat leaves the land cover. 7 Beaufort from behind let the waves grow up to 4-5m. Anyone who says that long-keeled steels cannot surf is a horned ox. Top speed on the first day equal to 11.3 kt. The ship strikes twice under the main sail and foresail, then only reefed genoa. Still a good 7 kt. In rough seas, Christian and Daniel experience symptoms of a light sailor. A hard night follows with 6-7…continue reading →
Postponement

Postponement

The weather situation, at least from a wind point of view, is and remains favorable. Neat pressure from behind up to 7 Beaufort. However, it rained all day yesterday, so we decided to leave a day later. We will surely get wet on the way, but putting on your oilskin right from the start is totally unnecessary. That is why it is important to finally get rid of the lines TODAY. Strike everything again, take a shower, call up weather data, switch on the tracker and have a vital picture taken ... Thanks…continue reading →

Transat – Vorbereitungen auf Teneriffa

Christian & I have now been in the port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife for 2 days and are eagerly preparing the ship for our trip. Georg has already worked very well after buying his 'Jan Maat', so there is not much to do. In addition to rig optimization, fitting and building blocks, bunkers and setting up our rescue and communication equipment, everything is essentially 'chico'. So our plan to leave on Sunday looks realistic so far, the tension increases and above all the anticipation. Above all, we find that more and more…continue reading →