Restless Goes Sailing

Atlantic crossing Day 10 - 28 Nov

Today we completed chunk 3 of 7 chunks gof the journey. It has been windy. Total for this leg was 364 nautical miles closer to our destination. We are happy with that. 113, 120 and 131 miles closer each day, but as I explained we don’t measure the miles...

Atlantic crossing day 8 - Fri 26/1

A further update on our adventure. Yesterday we completed chunk 2 of 7 of our journey. Pleased to report we were 317 miles closer to our destination. Meeting our own 300 mile target. I didn’t explain that this is not necessarily the distance sailed which...

Atlantic crossing Day 5, Tues 23/11


We are underway and it has been busy. On Saturday a reefing line jammed as we tried to hoist sails for the start. Yikes, Tim got his tools out and fixed it, it had jumped off a roller. We had a good start mixing it up with the big boats, exciting and...

All good - but server problem

All going well. Settling into life on this vast ocean. Taking some getting used to. More whales and dolphins Will try again to update tomorrow!

One Sleep To Go- and Cape Verde is amazing.

Thanks for the start video Caroline. We saw lots of pals, including Jo and Joe on Chula, and there was something about Night and Day who are closest to us in size, they are smaller overall but longer on the waterline. Some pretty boats particularly that Swan....

Race Tactics, phase 1, have some😳

Okay leg 1 lacked tactics, an oversight on our part. But not for leg 2, this is game on! No more mister slowest guy, let’s try for mr slow guy. All we can do is to sail the same way, but go as direct a route as possible, no more “nipping past” Africa to...

Racing rules and plans for leg 2

To explain the rules. Leg 1 of the race was 865 miles in a direct line. The only real race instructions were about the start and leaving Gran Canaria to starboard. As I explained yachts are given a “handicap” to even things up between large and small...

Live from Mindelo

Wow, we made it. Got in at 3a.m. It was a bit tricky coming into a strange port at night, and we were frazzled. We knew lots of the navigation lights didn’t work, but last night very few that we needed were on. Absolutely amazing weeks sailing, so much to...

Cape Verde days 6, 7, and 8 so far

Friday 12th carried on with great sailing until a wind shift mid-afternoon caused us to reduce sail. The cruising chute wouldn’t hoist we suspect a twist, so instead hoisted the twin headsails which are still up today. We had light airs (not complaining),...

To Cape Verde day 5 and morning update from Friday day 6

We motored all of Thursday morning in sunshine until 14.30 when sailing resumed. We hoisted the cruising chute and had some great sailing. Rather than one of us being on watch we both stayed in the cockpit during early evening, and sailed into the sunset with...