Thank you Andreas (SY Pico)!
Hi folks, as we had very limited internet access while cruising down the Caribbean windward islands and being very busy as soon as we reached the dry dock, we did not manage to post any update since April. Soorrryy Here a short overview where we have been in the last months: Martinique –> St. Lucia […]
After we arrived in Martinique, we managed to fix the little damages of Leonora quite quick. New wood on the rail and a new block were installed and the main was quickly fixed by the sailmaker in Martinique. So, let’s enjoy the Caribbean and go North before heading south again. That’s what we thought. The […]
You may wonder why there has been no post for a while: It is because we are busy repairing Leonora again. When everything was done we continued our journey to Grand Anse, a beautiful bay in Martinique. Arrived there it took one hour and we were hit by another boat trying to anchor. We had […]
Nachdem Larissa bereits auf Portugiesisch berichtet hat, was uns auf der Reise so widerfahren ist, habe ich mich an einem regnerisch-schizophrenen Abend an den Rechner um auf Deutsch zu berichten. Eigentlich wollten wir am 6.1. losfahren, allerdings haben wir in der letzten Minute davon abgelassen, weil der Wetterbericht bis zu 5m Wellen für die Zeit […]
Velejando no Atlântico – Que ideia mais estúpida, comprar um barco e atravessar um oceano! – Essa foi a frase mais citada durante os 16 dias de travessia. Mas vamos voltar um pouco mais no tempo e começar no dia 1 de janeiro. O plano original era iniciar viagem logo depois do ano novo. O […]
Hi everyone! We arrived well in Martinique yesterday evening. It took us 15 day, 14,5h. We got a mooring now and are waiting for steaks in the marina bar. Once settled, we will write a summary of the crossing. Thank you for your wishes and support!
We have done half way last night. About 1000nm left until Martinique. The wind is steadely blowing from behind so no need to change the sailing setup. The day before yesterday we changed the setup from main/genua to two head sails. That was very disapointing as Leonora started to roll a lot faster. After a […]
Hello out there! The first 3 days on the sea are the most difficult for us, especially as we had to stand 3 metres+ of wave. It was hard to eat sleep and do anything. Leonora nevertheless liked the weather, 20kt+ of wind and off she goes with an average speed of over 7kts! We […]
After the well-deserved one-week long break from the boat (Larissa and Christoph on the beach in Boa Vista and Cata in London) we joined up again on Monday and eventually set the sails on ‘Tuesday early on. Right now, we’re about 27 hours into our trip, sailing constantly with about 7 knots/hour and enjoying the […]