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Oceans and Seas » Pacific » South China Se July 9th 2011

Details to come later. Just wanted to throw some pictures up. Question marks will be filled in when I figure out all the names. Heading to dinner in a bungalow on the beach.... read more
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Oceans and Seas » Pacific June 16th 2011

Volpaia Time: 19:00 Zulu Time: 01:00 05 33.02 S 137 48.45 W Speed: 9.7 knots Wind: 16 knots 112 T Course: 215 T Seas: 5-7 ft Crew: Liz helming, Colby writing, Shay,Brett & Alix on deck, Cyrus getting wet on bow. Comments: Greetings, outside world! Thousands of miles from North America, ripping along a rolly and glimmering deep blue sea, the desire to be viewing a television has never existed...Until the Boston Bruins faced off against the Vancouver Canucks for the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals. Last night during game 7 of the series, Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas shutout all of Vancouver's sharpshooters, and I imagine the dull tone of the Canuck's fans filling the air at the rink. The Bruins scored four times before celebration erupted, hoisting the cup high and mighty, as revered Stanley ... read more

Oceans and Seas » Pacific June 15th 2011

Volpaia Time: 22:00 Zulu Time: 04:00 03 05.14 S 136 01.30 W Speed: 9.3 knots Wind: 15.5 knots 098 T Course: 218 T Seas: 3-5 ft. Comments: Early this morning I stood on watch, under the silver halo of a full moon that carpeted the Pacific with its reflection in every degree. With one ear-bud in, I listened in repose as my ipod cycled through a 1974 Grateful Dead concert from the winterland auditorium in San Francisco, one of my favorites. As Jerry Garcia found the high line that dead-heads live for, I tried to find the summation of a day that encompasses everything a seasoned sailor lives for. While Volpaia glided over the chrome plated waves at 9+ knots with such peacefulness, I was reminded what we all had learned the previous day on our ... read more

Oceans and Seas » Pacific June 13th 2011

Volpaia Time: 19:10 Zulu Time: 13:10 02 43.33 N 132 10.68 W Speed: 9.5 knots Wind: 15.5 knots 142 T Course: 230 T Seas: 3-5 ft Crew: Shay helming, Colby, Brett & Alix sleeping, Liz writing log, Cyrus writing Comments: Colby made fresh orange juice today with his Toronjero Jr Juicer that he bought in Mexico. When he brought that home to the boat in La Paz, Brooke took one look at it and banned it from the boat. "That thing is too big!" she exclaimed, "Where are you going to store that? What were you thinking when you bought it?" Colby told us what he was thinking in great detail. You see he had worked in a cafe where one of his daily tasks was to make gallons of fresh squeezed OJ with an inferior ... read more

Oceans and Seas » Pacific June 12th 2011

Volpaia Time: 20:30 Zulu Time: 14:30 04 56.69 N 130 04.62 W Speed: 6.3 knots Wind: 10 knots 050 T Course: 230 T Seas: 3-5 ft Crew: Shay helming, Colby, Brett & Alix sleeping, Liz writing log, Cyrus eating dinner Comments: We had a beautiful sail today. In the afternoon the wind changed. We left behind the rolling following seas and the grey squalls that drenched those on watch The sun came out and we set the sails close hauled, volpaia gentlly heeled to starbord and off we went. I have never sailed on a boat that goes to weather as beautifully and easily as Volpaia. I believe it could be her favorite tack. This afternoon on my watch, the helm was so balanced and easy to steer, a marked contrast to the difficult, rolling conditions ... read more

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Oceans and Seas » Pacific June 11th 2011

Volpaia Time: 22:00 Zulu Time: 04:00 7 00. 67 N 128 42.51 W Speed: 7.7 knots Wind: 19 knots 005 T Course: 225 T Seas: 3-4 ft Crew: Shay helming, Cyrus getting off watch, Brett writing log, Alix sleeping, Colby reading. Comments: First off, if any of the recipients of this log have received doubles, or more, we had a glitch with our satellite email server yesterday and have hopefully gotten it sorted. Sorry about that. Our recources are a little limited out here but I think we have it sorted. Thanks for your patience. I will now pass the mic to our next guest log writer, Brett. Just now on Volpaia we have crossed over the seventh latitude. The convergent zone of strange weather that has been a regularity over the past few days has ... read more

Oceans and Seas » Pacific June 9th 2011

Volpaia Time: 19:00 Zulu Time: 01:00 12 09.73 N 125 51.20 W Speed: 7.8 knots Wind: 16 knots 042 T Course: 208 T Seas: 5-7 ft Crew: Shay watching a movie, Colby sleeping, Brett & Alix cooking desert, Liz helming, Cyrus writing the log Comments: Today we officially entered the tropics. The event was marked by Brett, our cook, serving dinner while wearing nothing but his underwear and exclaiming "Is anyone else hot?". Today also officially marked the first day that none of the crew could remember what day of the week it is and also coincided with the longest that Alix has gone without opening her laptop since she was a little girl. This is Alix's first ocean crossing. It is also the first ocean crossing for 2 other crew members, Colby and Brett, and ... read more

Oceans and Seas » Pacific June 8th 2011

Volpaia Time: 21:30:00 Zulu Time: 03:30 13 00.88 N 123 09.82 W Speed: 10 knots Wind: 13 knots 027 T Course: 260 T Seas: 3-5 ft Crew: Shay on deck, Colby and Cyrus sleeping, Brett on deck, Alix on deck, Liz helming Comments: Brought to you by Brett Cary, in partnership with Yerba Mate. The food cycle on S/Y Volpaia, June 8th, 2011. My day starts at 130am Volpaia time, which isnt always congruent with local time and has been distancing its self from this more and more everyday. My first task in being awake is finding my vice, coffee. Of recent I have been reaching for something more potent, Yerba Mate. This jungle dwelling plant thrives in nutrient rich rainforest soil and delivers a buzz that coffee cannot contend with. This particular morning Colby left ... read more

Oceans and Seas » Pacific June 7th 2011

Volpaia Time: 16:00 Zulu Time: 22:00 15 50.91 N 120 58.52 W Speed: 6.9 knots Wind: 13 knots 027 T Course: 212 T Seas: 3-4 ft Crew: Shay, Colby and Liz sleeping, Brett writing, Cyrus reading, Jimmy on the weel and I'm wrting the log! Comments: GOOOOOD MOORNING PACIFIC! So here we go, first log in English and I will frenchizing it as much as I can because as you may know we are going to Polynesie Francaise!!! The first good news (and the more thirlling one) is that yesterday at sunset we catch a yellowfin tuna. Immediately cut by Brett we had a fresh Ceviche out of it, but without spices. In fact, there is a food battle going on between Europe and the US on the boat. First, American people (or at least the ... read more

Oceans and Seas » Pacific June 6th 2011

Volpaia Time: 08:00 Zulu Time: 14:00 18 21.61 N 117 55.44 W Speed: 7.5 knots Wind: 13 knots 352 T Course: 230 T Seas: 3-5 ft Crew: Alix sleeping, Liz on deck, Colby sleeping, Brett sleeping, Cyrus getting off watch, Shay helming. Comments: Bob, agreed to all sent yesterday. We have altered course slightly to the south to make course along your suggested route, to be entering ITCZ at 5 00N 130 00W, or there abouts. The wind has finally made its shift to the N as of last night and we are now sailing on our same STBD tack but with the wind off our stern quarter. With the light apparent winds at this angle and the still somewhat confused seas, we are experiencing the occasional roll. What we are currently carrying for sails is ... read more




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