Crew Updates From Beck: Taking shifts helming the boat takes place at all hours of the day and night. At night, the seas are very dark. You can see nothing except that which is within 3 feet of the boat. The stars are visible and meld with the lights of ships on the ocean nearContinue reading “Porto: Crew Update + A LOT of Food”
As we finished up our time in Ste. Marine, France, we set out on one final practice run. As we finished working out some details and did a man-overboard drill, we raised the massive spinnaker sail for the first time. It’s size is both massive and impressive! Crew Updates We have launched from Sainte MarineContinue reading “Spinnaker Sail & Launch”
After our 24-hour travel time, a good meal, and some rest, we set out on a practice day in the marina at St. Marine, France. Below are some pictures from our Chief Medical Officer aboard the Pommes Frites Beck. She captured these beautiful shots before starting the day of practicing hoisting the trimmer and theContinue reading “Practice Day: Breaking in the Pommes Frites”
As the crew arrived in France, we are both tired and excited. As we were sitting in the airport, Brian, Keith, and I shared our comments of how we are feeling. Brian commented, “I’m feeling pretty good. Made it through security. Sitting in the lounge with 20 minutes to spare and with our first toast.”Continue reading “Day 0 – 24 hours of travel, but we are here: France”
The crew and I are still on land in the United States. We are wrapping up last minute prep details, saying good-bye to our families, and dreaming about our launch next week! Since we are less than a week out from when we set out, I was able to pull up a weather report for firstContinue reading “Pre-Launch Forecast”
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