Sailing Offbeat (2016-2018)

Offbeat in ARC+ Cape Verdes 2018. For our current adventures and new boat see

Lines out all day...result two fish!

15 November 2018
Sunrise yesterday saw a beautiful blue sky and 12-14 kts of wind. We’d overnight sailed on reefed main and jib so decided to try our spinnaker again. Of course the wind immediately increased to 18kts plus, very rapid sailing on a Nautitech Open 46; we set a new all-time boat speed record 16.7kts surfing down a large wave but after an hour decided that hand steering all day would get in the way of our relaxing cruise. We reverted to our downwind sail. Plenty of exercise before 1000 on a Wednesday morning.

We then decided to take up the most English of We had the line out all day and as I write this at 0745 Thursday morning I can report that we’ve caught two fish. Any other ARC+ boats have more??? Please note in comments below..

Only trouble is that neither were Tuna, just two flying fish who leapt into our cockpit!

We’ve noticed lots of different rig choices between the boats out here in the rather squally conditions. We’ve been sailing for the last 24 hours in close company with Skyfall (parasailor), Thilde (main and poled out jib), whilst we’ve been mostly using our runner. I think we were all a bit surprised to see Lifeaholic shoot by us at sunset apparently under bare poles :-)
Vessel Name: Offbeat
Vessel Make/Model: Nautitech Open 46 (2016-2018)
Hailing Port: See for the new boat and our latest adventures.
Crew: David, Anne-Laure, Lucy, Mike and Sarah
About: See for the new boat and our latest adventures.
Extra: Offbeat was a Nautitech Open 46 sailing catamaran which took part in the 2018 ARC+Cape Verde crewed by David, Anne-Laure, Lucy, Mike and Sarah.
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