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We made it! After a short delay to recharge ourselves, we're back here too. Firstly a BIG thank you for all your wishes and gratulations that are still coming in to the iridium satellite powered ‘boat' email which, out of habit, we daily power up! We won’t use that...read more
"My day begins at 23:55 when the alarm wakes me for the midnight start of my shift. From 20:00 to 08:00, we split the night-watch into to 2 hour shifts amongst 3 of us. After a brief handover about any changes in wind direction, sails and speed I settle down at the...read more
Week 1: Las Palmas-Martinique. Rough seas with wind up to 30 knots, big gentle blue waves in sunshine, day long torrential rain, outside a mass of wet, dense greyness, hard to make out where sea ends and sky begins. We've had it all and slowly had enough. The...read more
Quarterback, the new Autremer Concept's ship NEEL 45 Trimaran in route to reach the base in Martinique from La Rochelle is hitting a cold front 200 nautical miles south west of Portugal, the skipper and the crew decide to...read more
28.11.2014 - 16:10 "Here everything is ok after we hit a peak of 70.2 kn of wind last night. It was impressive and also a bit scary in the middle of night. Right now we have a bit of sunshine are listening to Pink Floyd and are watching 7-8 m waves. There will be two...read more
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Swiss Skipper Clinic
Swiss Skipper is always prepared for the practical reality: something can or will break. Here a collection of things that broke, how we fixed them at sea, the gadgets we’ve tried and tested and the essential tools to have on board.