Passage Briefing - Crossing the Atlantic to Brazil (Feb. 8, 2019)

Passage Briefing - Crossing the Atlantic to Brazil (Feb. 8, 2019)

Today we set sail to cross the Atlantic Ocean! We have been preparing for this day for more than a year, and we are so excited!  We leave Mindelo, São Vicente, Cape Verde today and will sail approximately 1,580 nautical miles to Cabadelo, Brazil. On our way, we will sail cross the Equator and make a stop at Ilha de Fernando de Noronha, a remote island about 200 nautical miles off the Brazilian Coast.  Follow this link to watch the passage briefing with all the details.

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Nov 13, 2018 - Day 88 - 37º40'N 009º51'W to 36º00'N 008º53'W

Nov 13, 2018 - Day 88 - 37º40'N 009º51'W to 36º00'N 008º53'W

We continue our downwind passage around Cape S. Vicente and chart a direct course towards Rabat, Morocco. With good winds we are making good time, but the swells are high and are hitting us from an uncomfortable angle.

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Upgrading Our Ship

Even though Seefalke already was a very seaworthy and reliable ship, we did some major overhaul and upgrade to her, especially on the electrical and power side, to make her fit for blue water sailing. Check out our latest video which describes all the details so far. 

Planning our Cross-Atlantic Journey

Ahoy Folks!

As everybody keeps asking us about our route, Michelle talked me into launching this video even though it is not even a Beta version yet!

However this short video shows our route and some principle thoughts to it. Of course it is subject to change, especially since it seems we are running late getting the boat ready. Even though it keeps being one of the hottest summers we have ever had here in Germany, the days are already getting shorter and if we are not out of here by mid August, we may not be able to make it past the winter in this season - with the Bay of Biscay being the bottleneck. 

Also our beloved British friends take the dog stuff bloodily seriously so we may need to skip the UK in favor of France. Check out Michelle's Logbook for updates about that. Enjoy, and we are looking forward to your comments!

*Please excuse me for using the German symbol for 'depression' (T) and not the English 'L'.