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Amberella goes Atlantic
"SV Kilmeny departs a little earlier, since Amberella is expected to sail faster with its 10m water line. The first 15 miles consist of a perfect sail with the wind on the quarter. Amberella cuts through the sea with an average of 5 knots and makes a top speed of 7 knots. We catch up with „Kilmeny“ very quickly, but later in the afternoon the wind calms and we fall behind under sails, while Kilmeny uses the motor. At night we start our engine too and spent the entire night running the engine. In the evening a school of standard whales pays us a short visit. They are about twice as large than dolphins and have round shaped heads."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Amberella goes Atlantic      Submitted by Noel Sun Jul 4, 2004 )

Amberella goes Atlantic, Part 2
"Near Cap Trafalgar we must navigate precisely, since numerous rocks and wild currents have made this cap famous for ship wrecks. With sufficient distance from the Cap, we are save. 2. Knots current is against us. Andrea of SY Kilmeny is again calling on the radio and supplies us with current information to the tidal situation. Each full hour we are calling each other on the radio. We keep our speed always a little in such a way that we remain in the proximity. Near the Cap the wind turns a little more westerly and we can set sails again. First we make only 2,5 knots good, sailing against the current . Andrea can approach us under engine but soon Amberella sails under main sail, genoa and jib with 4 knots against the countercurrent. Long ago we have past behind our goal to reach port Barbate. If the conditions would change to the worse, we could still sail back. "

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Amberella goes Atlantic, Part 2      Submitted by Noel Sun Jul 4, 2004 )

"To understand how springing the rode works, it will be helpful to visualize the conditions that call for it. Suppose you're anchored in a harbor where the wind is blowing from the east. Lying to her anchor, your boat will point east into the wind. Now, suppose there's a surge rolling into the harbor from the north. It could be a ground swell generated by some distant storm, or just a remnant of seas outside the harbor bending around the headland. Whatever the source, waves from the north will strike your boat on the port beam and she'll rock-n-roll. But if the vessel were turned 90ø to port, pointed into the waves rather than into the wind, the effect would be a much reduced, fore-and-aft motion, i.e., pitching instead of rolling."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: SPRINGING THE RODE      Submitted by Noel Sat Jul 3, 2004 )

"The Spanish coastal city of Cadiz (pronounced "Kah'deeth") boasts one of the biggest Carnivals in the world (after Rio Di Janero and Trinidad). Built centuries ago on an island which is today a peninsula, Cadiz is a compact city, in many ways typically Spanish with its shady plazas and parks, somber fortress walls and stalwart statues. Throughout, the streets and alleys of the Old Town twist and turn like tunnels in a rabbit warren. In summer, tourists flock to its broad ocean beaches. But winter's Carnival transforms this tranquil seaside city, drawing crowds from near and far, filling the hotels and hostels to capacity."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: CRUISING TO CARNIVAL IN CADIZ      Submitted by Noel Sat Jul 3, 2004 )

"Suddenly, the harbor came into view ahead through the narrow entrance. What we saw was a shock. The anchorage was tightly packed with boats of every description: sailboats, motor yachts, sportfishermen, runabouts, dinghies, native skiffs - it seemed that every boat owner in Miami had decided to spend the Fourth or July weekend in Bimini. Just then, the current was compressed at the harbor mouth, increasing its velocity to 3, maybe 4 knots. Autant was flung into Bimini Harbor. We cleared the trees, and the fresh 12-knot breeze instantly filled the sails. Into the chaotic mass of boats we flew, under full sail, at a total current-plus-sailing speed of 9 knots!"

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: BIMINI OR BUST      Submitted by Noel Sat Jul 3, 2004 )

"To sail from the U.S. East Coast to the Lesser Antilles, many choose Florida as their jumping off point and the Virgin Islands as their Caribbean landfall. Every autumn the migration of sailboats arrives in Florida, mostly via the Intracoastal Waterway. For those who have set their sights beyond the Bahamas to the Lesser Antilles, it might be useful to take a look at the professional delivery skippers' boat preparation, route planning, and passage making techniques for the 1,100-mile, Miami-to-the-Virgins crossing."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: FLORIDA TO THE CARIBBEAN      Submitted by Noel Sat Jul 3, 2004 )

"The result: a crisply performing vessel that far surpassed our highest hopes. Hina sails beautifully! On a 2-1/2-month, 400-mile cruise around upper Lake Michigan-under all kinds of conditions-she kept us safe, dry, and reasonably comfortable. In heavy weather, she took five- and six-foot waves easily and her classic lines drew admirers at every port."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: WE BUILT A LIVE-ON BOAT FOR $300! PART II      Submitted by Noel Fri Jul 2, 2004 )

"IT was a strange and pleasant life for me all this summer, sailing entirely alone by sea and river fifteen hundred miles, and with its toils, perils, and adventures heartily enjoyed. The two preceding summers I had paddled alone in an oak canoe, first through central Europe, and next over Norway and Sweden; but though both of these voyages were delightful, they had still the drawback, that progress was mainly dependent on muscular effort, that food must be had from shore, and that I could not sleep on the water."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: THE VOYAGE ALONE IN THE YAWL ROB ROY      Submitted by Noel Fri Jul 2, 2004 )

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