North Atlantic Crossing Part 3 – Beating upwind and landfall in Horta

Day 17 – Still beating upwind Porky is in racing mode! Despite her shoaldraft keel, which already came in handy in many shallow anchorages, river estuaries and reef passes, but when beating upwind creates more drift to leeward, we have been able to point high upwind for several days now. Yesterday, the waves were veryContinue reading “North Atlantic Crossing Part 3 – Beating upwind and landfall in Horta”

North Atlantic Crossing Part 2 – Hit by a storm

Day 9 – On the way again We also used the few hours at anchor in Bermuda to replace our spinnaker halyard in the mast, as the old one was shaved through. In addition, we were able to test our staysail with the dinghy on deck, as we might hoist it in the strong breezeContinue reading “North Atlantic Crossing Part 2 – Hit by a storm”

Atlantic circuit or Pacific?

We never really planned our route ahead of time. From the moment we bought the boat we only set ourselves the goal to cross the Atlantic and explore the Eastern Caribbean. What will happen after we didn’t know and that intentional uncertainty was part of the journey from the beginning. After our season in theContinue reading “Atlantic circuit or Pacific?”