Category: Atlantic Crossing

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Day 12 (Atlantic Voyage)

‘Digger’s Ramblings’: Written by Brook Driver and David West After twelve days of being ordered to pull in and let go of lines (ropes), I’ve almost reached my destination – Antigua! Though Mark, another Antigua bound passenger, has informed me that I will only have a measly four days ashore...

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Day 10 (Atlantic Voyage)

The cockpit had just about dried out after the rain storms of the night before. A string had been tied between the backstays and from it hung all the wet weather gear, sodden jackets and long dungaree type trousers, swaying from side to side as the boat rolled around in...

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Day 6 (Atlantic Voyage)

If there were no land on the planet and just endless ocean, and you were on a boat with no navigational gizmos, and all you had was a mobile phone with the phone number of another person, who’s on another boat somewhere else on the planet. Using only this phone,...

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Day 4 (Atlantic Voyage)

‘Captain West’ – Written by Brook driver and David West Last night the storm was blowing far too many big knots it was absolutely mental… for some people. The boat was in desperate need… desperate for a Master (and a Commander) to take charge of this old girl. Suddenly the...

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Day 3 (Atlantic Voyage)

As Giles aptly described, small things can become alarmingly interesting after a number of days at sea. A bird, for instance, sparked lively, Attenborough-esq debate between Digger and I as we tried to identify its species from its distinctive features. After exhausting the only seabird option we knew (a seagull)...

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Day 1 (Atlantic Voyage)

Today we set off on our voyage across the Atlantic, boat fully stocked with food and water, and the crew eager for the 2,800 miles of open water between us and the Caribbean. Much of the crew met each other for the first time last night and over a beer...