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#11 Oracle1

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Posted 09 December 2019 - 07:08 PM

just had bit of a nasty storm go trough the marina, past now and sunny again, but cold, nights are about 8deg, and days although nice and sunny are about 16 degrees. 

see our latest Vlogs here: 

https://www.youtube....-hsZHmPchgGoFxg

about to leave Port Balis and go south to the warmer weather, pretty much all jobs complete and now ready to cross the Atlantic.


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#12 Oracle1

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Posted 10 December 2019 - 06:27 AM

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#13 Oracle1

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Posted 13 December 2019 - 03:52 AM

just did a crazy overnight sail from Post Balis/Barcelona  - 215nm in 30 hours to Port Javea just down from Valencia. started motoring/sailing into light head winds then it was supposed to be building wind from behind, but instead building from 20kn to be 30-40kn tight reaching for the last 8 hours, covered 100nm in 10 hours. except for the last 3 hours when we just wanted to get there and shelter was quite comfy in our fast cruiser, ended with 2 reefs in mainsail and half genoa furled. 


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#14 Aleana

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Posted 13 December 2019 - 07:29 AM

Do you expect to stopover in Portugal and if so when? I pass through there from time to time...
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Posted 13 December 2019 - 09:04 AM

Portugal will be the wrong way for them
They are heading for the Canaria’s then across the ditch departing late December from memory
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Posted 13 December 2019 - 10:06 AM

Nice work Oracle1. I hope all your crew are enjoying the faster sailing
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#17 darkside

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Posted 13 December 2019 - 10:37 AM

Yep time to get going soon. We had Christmas on the other side of the Atlantic.

The Canaries are nice, Graciosa was a good first stop.


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#18 Oracle1

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Posted 14 December 2019 - 10:43 PM

on our way to Gibraltar now, down the spanish coast, should be there in about 2 days time. if the weaher holds, pick up some crew there and a few days later head off for the Canaries to meet up with some other kiwi families doing the same trip with kids also.


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Posted 15 December 2019 - 05:02 AM

Yeehaa have a happy and safe passage
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#20 Oracle1

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Posted 02 January 2020 - 09:01 PM

made it to canaries, in Arrecife. here for a few days, few minor repairs and upgrades then off to Grand Canaria, and then Cape Verde. should be in Caribbean by 1st Feb.


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