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Maybe off tomorrow

Postby Nick » Wed Dec 20, 2006 1:19 pm

. . . for Hierro then Mindelo, but it depends on tidying up a few loose business ends . . .

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Re: Maybe off Tomorrow

Postby ash » Wed Dec 20, 2006 9:57 pm

Hi

I assume that less than 24 hrs sailing will get you to Hierro, but Mindelo looks more of a trek - 8 or 9 days is it?

What's your plan, if any, are you having Christmas Day in Hierro, or at sea?

How are Kathy's ribs?

Bon Voyage and Fairwind s

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Plan? Wossat?

Postby Nick » Wed Dec 20, 2006 10:40 pm

Weather is a bit strange today, but maybe off late tomorrow evening for a midday arrival in El Hierro - it's 55 miles.

After that it's about 750 to Mindelo, so if we leave Hierro over the weekend and have Christmas at sea we should be there for New Year. We willprobably be sailingincompany with Kilmeny, but htey are diesel misers and if we get becalmed we may motor on ahead.

Hoping to get Silkie to post noon updates here via the wonders of the satphone.
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Re: Plan? Wossat?

Postby ash » Wed Dec 20, 2006 11:20 pm

Nick wrote:We willprobably be sailingincompany with Kilmeny

What is she? I see a mention in your blog - stainless steel tank. Are you reasonably well matched for speed?

Nick wrote:Hoping to get Silkie to post noon updates here via the wonders of the satphone.


That'll be great. He (Silkie) has been fairly quiet lately, though I see he's been busy keeping on top of the spammers.

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Kilmeny

Postby Nick » Wed Dec 20, 2006 11:53 pm

. . . is a Westerly Longbow - 31ft, fin keeled, a bit longer on the waterline than Fairwinds, but a lot heavier.

SEE HERE

Skipper is Andrea (German, she has lived on Kilmeny for 16 years) and crew and partner is Jean-Pierre, one of the frenchest frenchmen I have met for a long time.

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Re: Kilmeny

Postby ash » Thu Dec 21, 2006 1:01 am

The two boats should be fairly even, though I would think that the Vega should have the advantage unless it's blowing a real hooley.

Vega gets 22.5 minutes/hour

Longbow gets 24 mins/hour

cyca , then click on Classes

Kilmeny looks as though she's had a bit of money spent on her, very tidy.

I see that storm boards are de riguour - must get a bit dark below - you'll be growing your own fresh mushrooms on the crossing.

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Happy Christmas

Postby Charlie Farlie » Thu Dec 21, 2006 8:44 am

Hi Nick and Kathy,

We hope that Kathy is healing well.
Just in case you are incommunicado over the next few days, Karelia and I hope that you have an easy and interesting passage wherever you decide to go and a very happy Christmas whether it is spent at sea or in port (or even drinking port).
Break out an extra tin of Skippers on Christmas day to really push the boat out.

Happy Christmas

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Re: Kilmeny

Postby cpedw » Thu Dec 21, 2006 11:11 am

Nick wrote:. . . one of the frenchest frenchmen I have met for a long time.



Nick,
How do you measure the frenchness of frenchmen? Can others be asssessed for their frenchness? What is the SI unit of measurement? Is garlic involved?
Have a good trip. I look forward to answeres on your arrival.

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Re: Plan? Wossat?

Postby Silkie » Thu Dec 21, 2006 11:54 am

Nick wrote:Hoping to get Silkie to post noon updates here via the wonders of the satphone.

Delighted to relay position reports of course. I'm off to Dunstaffnage shortly (back Fri night/Sat morn) so the ability to do one tomorrow will depend on whether Merry Monster's Wifi link is working or I can get some net time in the marina office. Should manage one or t'other.

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OK, offski

Postby Nick » Thu Dec 21, 2006 7:34 pm

Unles I can poach a wifi conection in Restinga on Hierro tomorrow this will be the last post for a week or so - hoping to get online again in Mindelo. Watch this space though for a position update thread from Silkie, assuming the satphone connection keeps working.
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Internet cafe in Oban 1500 Friday

Postby Silkie » Fri Dec 22, 2006 3:54 pm

No update from Fairwinds yet. Will try to get access later.
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