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North Atlantic crossing to Azores 6th June 2017

With only 250nm or so to reach Flores, the low developing from the west was forecst to be nasty and fast moving. We decided that a 40kn+ blow and 5m seas at the tiny marina and anchorage of Flores might … Continue reading

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North Atlantic crossing to Azores 3rd June 2017

By day 15 we had only 650nm left of our trip. At this stage the forecast was looking good and we maintained a course of 060deg for many days. A slight blow north-west of us developing but would be too … Continue reading

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North Atlantic crossing to Azores 31st May 2017

The low above us offered us a nice boost and great sailing with 25kn from behind. Winged out we made good progress. Lows are typically stronger on the northern side in this hemisphere and rotate anti-clockwise, unlike the southern hemisphere … Continue reading

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North Atlantic crossing to Azores 28th May 2017

Eight days into the trip and our course is much better. So far the weather at this time of year is perfect. Winged-out sails helping us on a direct course to Azores, still keeping between 32-35N to avoid any blows … Continue reading

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North Atlantic crossing to Azores 25th May 2017

Finally on day five the winds shifted more southerly offering us some perfect spinnaker flying weather. We made good progress despite the light winds. The Azores High developing nicely at this time of year, keeping nasty lows at higher latitudes. … Continue reading

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