Tall Ships 2017 Video - I haven't posted a video for a long time but put together this short from clips taken on the trip on the *Zephyr* during the Tall Ships 2017. Not that I'm...
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|Baz Gray at the helm, Day 6 Halfway|
|The Alexandra Shackleton in a modest swell|
At the moment, their greatest challenge is adapting to the ridiculously confined space below deck. It’s a tiny place (not unlike a children’s cubby house) so accessing food supplies or making your way to the cockpit is a mission that requires great patience and a healthy sense of humour. Stepping on bodies and crawling over each other is something they’ll have to get used to. Getting comfortable is impossible, which also makes resting near impossible and sleeping solidly completely out of the question. Without giving anything away, the Australis is radioing through twice a day to take note of where the AS crew think they are positioned (according to their navigational instruments – a compass, chronometer, sextant and the stars) to compare against their actual position. Today’s reading shows they are only a little off the mark. Nothing to be concerned about at this stage, however the cumulative effect of being ‘a little off the mark’ over 800 nautical miles could become a factor as this expedition unfolds.
|the crew on Elephant Island|
|Hey, it's a keeper! A mackerel landed at George's Harbor, Muscongus Bay, Maine|
|George and Sara at Cree and Jakob's wedding|
|Barbecuing with Jesse at Stones Point|
Bernard Stamm and his Team Cheminées Poujoulat announced today that the elected to solution to get more fuel onboard his Open 60 Cheminées Poujoulat will be to refuel at sea, boat-to-boat.
This solution ensures the safety for the sailor and his monohull, because approaching a port without means of propulsion, or navigation data could be dangerous. With less than 5% of fuel left onboard, energy is severely rationed, and allows Stamm only one communication per day with his team.
On dry land, plans have been organized to respond quickly to his requirement when he arrives. Stamm is 250 miles away from the Cape Horn and has some way to go before he can receive the fuel. According to Cheminées Poujoulat’s speed and the weather conditions, the re-fueling area should be reached somewhere between Wednesday 9 January and Thursday 10 Jaunary. The boat to provide diesel oil to Bernard Stamm is none other than his friend, Unai Bazurko, Pakea Bizcaia, who Stamm raced against in the Velux 5 Oceans and also competed in the last edition of the Vendée Globe. Biskaean Bazurko is in Ushuaia undertaking an environmental expedition and he offered his help. Meanwhile, Bernard Stamm, yesterday, during a brief communication with his team, said that he is extremely tired because of the long hours spent at the helm, but is making good progress to Cape Horn.