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Sunday the 17th of November we sailed from Lanzarote both of us full of excitement and optimism. I just couldn’t believe that we were about to cross the Atlantic!
Capibara, Allegro 30, left Lanzarote on Sunday 17th November and arrived in Martinique after 32 days at sea.
Check out the bumper selection of boats in our next auction January 17-21 2014. If you are interested in any boats, you’ll have plenty of time to fit in a viewing before the auction starts on January 17th 2014.
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Just over two weeks at sea and just about half way to Martinique.
In Las Palmas we met a Danish cruiser, who lived on her boat in Las Palmas Marina. She had bought the boat in Spain six years earlier, had sailed it down to Las Palmas, and now the boat had never since been out of the marina.
With the weather forecast placing a certain amount of doom and curbing our sailing over the next few days with Storm Force 10 to violent storm 11 expected on the south coast UK...
The weather forecast for the Unimak Pass section of the Aleutians was, we are told, typical for this time of year. Later in the year, it gets worse.
Neil Chapman from Boatshed.com decides to sail around the Isle of Wight singled-handed to follow Anna Wardley as she becomes the THIRD PERSON EVER to swim 60 miles around this Island.
RYA sailing school and yacht charter company, Commodore Yachting is launching a new strand to its business at the PSP Southampton Boat Show. Working in conjunction with Boatshed Portsmouth, Commodore Yachting is one of the first sailing school and charter companies to enable its customers to seamlessly move from learning to sail and chartering, to boat ownership.
Looking for a plan of what to see at the PSP Southampton Boatshow ?We asked Boatshow "Veteran" Neil Chapman of Boatshed what he would do and see this year.......
PSP Southampton Boat Show...STAND DO63
One of the unusual features of this summer's ice situation is the movement of Beaufort Sea ice in a kind of clockwise gyre to clutter up the coast of Banks Island. On a bad day, it even extends across the mouth of Amundsen Gulf to Cape Bathurst and impedes navigation between Tuktoyaktuk and the central arctic.
The next Boat Auction starts at 09.00 Friday June 14th 2013
So; this weekend sees the annual J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race, organised by the Island Sailing Club. The small town of Cowes is expecting over 1,700 boats for the event taking place on the Solent on Saturday 1st June 2013. With around 16,000 sailors taking part it is one of the largest yacht races in the world.
The next boat auctions starts on June 19th at 09.00 GMT 2013.
This dish is really a cross between the French dish Tartiflette, Spanish dish Tortilla and a Frittata. Called Hurd's Deep as I was making it one day when we saw a 35 foot basking shark off Alderney near Hurd's Deep Channel, so the names stuck ever since! This takes about 30 minutes to make and depending upon how hungry you are will feed 2 very hungry people. I'm ashamed to say we eat this in 15 minutes.
Boatshed goes Responsive! Today, nearly 30% of Boatshed's traffic is mobile. By the end of next year, this may exceed 50% Tablet sales are expected to exceed 100 million this year. Smartphones, of course, are also a hot commodity, with the majority of people now owning a smartphone. The shift to mobile is happening at an extraordinary speed. For those of us who create the Boatshed websites and services, all this leads to a singular conclusion: A million screens have bloomed, and we need to build websites that work better on all of them.
Cats have been found aboard ships since early times, accompanying explorers, merchants and navies. Popular for rodent control, the cat would get the rat before the rats and mice could eat the crew’s food supply or any edible cargo. They also offered companionship to the crew when away on long voyages and many were seen as a lucky mascot.