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Namani at Sea
The travels of Nana, Markus and Nick aboard Namani
Old Habbits...
17-Dec-2007, Jolly Harbour, Antigua

The folks at work might get a good laugh out of this... During the Atlantic crossing all the Rally boats would check in via SSB radio every morning at 1000, reporting their position and current weather conditions. As you may have guessed it didn't take long before I had a spreadsheet that would give me relative distances, distance made good, etc. for each boat and also plot positions and weather conditions on a LAT/LON grid (see picture) - old habbits die hard...

02 - Atlantic Crossing
Atlantic Crossing Video Footage
17-Dec-2007, Jolly Harbour, Antigua

A few short video clips taken during the crossing...

The first one is of a group of dolphins playing off Namani's stern between the Canaries and the Cape Verdes:

A short voice over on day 6, still between the Canaries and Cape Verdes:

A view of our double headsail setup in happy tradewind conditions:

Voice over after two weeks at sea:

Peter at the wheel in not-so-sunny weather...

And finally a view off Namani's stern, with less than 20nm to go to Antigua...

02 - Atlantic Crossing
13-Dec-2007, Jolly Harbour, Antigua

We finally did arrive at Jolly Harbour at approx. 1330 local yesterday (Wed, 12DEC)... very nice place, very nice to be on land again and see the other rally boats & crews. Unfortunately, Peter had to leg it last night already to catch his flight back to the UK - 26 days at sea and 6 hours at the destination, that's got to be some kind of a record... Very nice to meet Ralf here who will be staying with us until Sunday. Today will mostly be taken up with cleaning up and then it will take a couple of days to "decompress" - right now it still feels as if we had just arrived here after a long day sail... In any case: everyone is well, Antigua is beautiful (I forgot how nice the Caribbean can be...) and we look forward to a relaxing week at Jolly Harbour. Pictures and movies to follow later - stay tuned

02 - Atlantic Crossing

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