Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Probably snow today..

Greetings from gray, rainy (soon to be snowy) cold Norwalk, just above NY..

Maybe we leave thuesday, probably later because we are waitnig for boat papers, rescue raft, dinghy, Bullet M2 WiFi antenna (no internet on board..  we walk to office we can use 24/7 for it)..

Food and drinks stocked and 2 heaters and winter clothes bought for few days make it still cold but is ok now..


Han, Arie and Arietje..

Art Objects the boat is called.. http://www.boatpoint.com.au/reviews/2007/hanse-470e-10046

We're here now..  sailing to St Maarten..  https://maps.google.com/maps?oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&ie=UTF-8&q=Norwalk+Cove+Marina&fb=1&gl=us&hq=Cove+Marina&hnear=0x89e81c4a9c36c5b9:0x5dfa2209bc49d58d,Norwalk,+CT&cid=0,0,1390799190461023308&ei=xHiNULCgDZLO8wTO4ICQDg&ved=0CIEBEPwSMAA

Friday, November 23, 2012

In Norwalk (above New York) to sail Hanse 47 to St Maarten..

It is cold here..  Sunny but nights are freezing and we have one electrical oil heater..  brrrrrr
And wind not good, so probably leave somewhere end next week..

Monday, November 5, 2012

LSR 3 nov (to be combined with next on 17th of nov)

Pictures and unofficial results St Maartens Day Reggatta

Some great sailing, super weather and exciting results last Saturday. With protests (me Han against Robbie, hearing somewhere coming days (with protest comity: David de Vries, Paul Miller (official judges) and Ernst Looser) and Portsmouth Yardstick calculations and yet another race results to be added much can change. All very exciting .

Looking forward to the second St Maarten's Day series with anticipation .
Ruargh         Jukkel Stukkels.(Startship)

LSR    5  races  ( subject to results of Protests )     (a bullet is 1st place in a race)
1 Frits      -Seahawk           with   6  points  ( with 4 bullets )
2 Robbie  -Budget Marine    with 12  points  ( with  3 secondplacings ) 
3 Han      - Elevator Service  with 19 points  ( with 1 bullet )
4 Guy      - Best Advice       with  21 points  ( with 1second place ) 
5 John     - FKG                  with  28 pionts
6 Deerk    -SMYC               with  30 points
7 Claudio  -Eurocar             with  31 points
8 Jerry      -WIB                  with  33 points 

Frits Bus..  1,1,1,2,1

 the rest can be seen at  http://bit.ly/YJh3ES

Friday, November 2, 2012

St Maarten

Sailed of from Grenada Monday 1930, anchored Thursday 1700 Simpsonbay St maarten..
First night was very fast, even had 8.3 knots on GPS,  a high reach, wind and trim perfect for big Genoa and main..  But next day also long period with little wind, then good wind again, and Wednesday even 1.9knots speed.. was not good.
Wednesday night dinghy dropped out davits, but had problem fixed in an hour.. (take Genoa away and go in wind on engine slow, and finally decided to tow dinghy last day..
When there was plenty wind, no problems, but last day wind dropped and of course turned against me, so last 25nm took sort of half a day, but weather perfect, so, no problems, nice sailing, 30C or close, so even at night simply shorts are enough outside.. Water temp is 29.5C, so even a spray of water not bad..

So almost 3 days, 5kn average, so be it..

 I saw realy only this big container boat in 3 days, and some dolphins..

 Upwind, from the pots on the stove u can tell...
Thursday morning, passing Saba..  the highest point of the Netherlands..
 1700 Anchored now at Simpson bay, St Maarten with Saba in background, 30 nm away..