ARC 2016 Blog 7
The boats have been busy blogging! First up - Arthur LogicOver the last few days we have had the dubious pleasure of experiencing first hand another famous aspect of sailing lore: the doldrums. After crossing the 1000 mile mark on Sunday, we attempted to race South after receiving news that the long awaited trade winds were scheduled to begin. But alas! We sailed straight into a wind hole and rem...
ARC 2016 Blog 6
Joanna have sent us a blog. Arthur are too busy sunbathing and fishing!Hi everyone, Now we are moving, finally, we are working day and night with changing winds, now on a broad reach heading to St Lucia tomorrow we suggest that we would be half way there. We are a wonderful crew, it is far out; The nights are clear and warm the sky feels like a huge amphitheater as we float in the middle of it...
ARC 2016 Blog 5
You wait ages for a blog to come along and then three come at once...First from Tony on Joanna-Sailing on in glorious sunshine and visited by dolphins last night. Food on board is outstanding steak every day. Better than home. Peter the Doc is keeping us all in order and he eats for two. Crew operating like a well polished team / well almost. Yesterday turned the corner and on our way to St Lucia ...
ARC 2016 Blog 4
Hello Blog Followers! Arthur have been busy catching fish - I imagine the competition is on for the other watch to get one now!!As Team Black Pearl started their 10AM watch, there was nothing to suggest that this would be a day unlike any other. Everything changed in a heartbeat when the fishing line twitched and jerked violently behind Arthur. Jubilant cries of "fish!", "fish!" woke up everyon...
Christmas Holidays! Woop Woop!!!
The Sailing Logic elves will be on their Christmas holidays from 24th December 2016 until 3rd January 2017 so don't worry if you've sent us a question or an email and we've not answered!Thank you to everyone who sailed with us in 2016, we're looking forwards to seeing everyone sail with us in 2017, have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!
ARC 2016 - Safely Arrived!
Both our First 40s are safely in St Lucia after successfully completing the ARC 2016! Joanna arrived at 7pm UTC on Friday 9th December and Arthur arrived at 2pm UTC on Sunday 11th December. Massive well done to everyone involved!!Both skippers reported that it had a been long trip with tough weather conditions and they were looking forwards to cold beers, showers and rare steak! We'll get more pho...
ARC 2016 - Blog 11 - Nearly there!
Arthur and Joanna are in to their last few days at sea! Here's this mornings blog from Kit on Arthur-Two thousand three hundred nautical miles. That's the distance that has passed under the keel of Arthur Logic since leaving Las Palmas More importantly, it's marked a turning point in our mileage countdown and we're now well into three figure miles as we close in on Rodney Bay. So we thought now w...
ARC 2016 Blog 10
The ARC boats have finally been blessed with trade winds and are making great daily runs of around 170nm which they are all very happy about. So happy, they even found time to send us some blogs!From Joanna's Skipper, James-Day 18 today and we are under 400 miles to go this morning. Finally the trade winds are here and we are clocking up good daily runs. We have been doing between 7.5 to 10 knots ...
ARC 2016 Blog 9
The ARC boats are now well past half way and look like the trade winds are finally filling in. Arthur called us on the sat-phone last night and Skipper Mike reported that morale is high now they are moving along at a good speed and in the right direction! Here's the news from Joanna over the weekend (possibly written before the wind filled in...)Since our last blog we have had some difficult night...
ARC 2016 Blog 8
The crazy has kicked in on Arthur Logic. It happens every year but I particularly like this randomness...A dazzling optical experience A tortuous never-ending roundabout A place where crewmates become friends A relentless racetrack There are many ways to describe the mid-atlantic at night. At times there's nowhere you'd rather be, at others it's a suffocating nightmare. I love it, I hate it,...