It was a shame to leave BC. What a fantastic place but the weather was slowly moving in and we had to find the next window possible to get south before the real strong SW breeze started.
We motored down the channel out of BC and was playing the forecast by ear.If the wind dropped down a bit we would go direct to SF and if the 40kt TWS stayed as forecast we would stop in at Newport, Oregon. Thats what we did.
After a week in Newport we got a window to leave but the sea forecast was 14ft swell o...
The crew for the trip was: Axel , Paul Larsen, Kai weeks and me.
Great sailing conditions all the way down the coast really.It did not warm up however until we got very close to Cabo. Wind coming in at the start of the trip was due to go on the nose and super strong if were did not make it out ahead. We just squeezed passed it as the breeze swung.
Down the coast was light and we stopped in Ensenada to check in to make things easier.
On route we came across a tug and tow in the dark which was v...
Nice to be back in Antigua with good friends on and cool project with a super nice owner. We had some fun and nice conditions for the start but unfortunately we had issues with the swinging centre boards and had to retire.
Cowes round Ouessant race is a great course. We had nice conditions for pushing the MOD and had some glamour sailing. Start was light and Pheado got some lucky breeze which gave them a head start out off Portland. Close race.
Californian solar energy expert, Peter Aschenbrenner, will be racing his Nigel Irens 63' Trimaran, Paradox. After MOCRA time correction, Paradox beat both Musandam-Oman Sail and Phaedo3 in the Rolex Fastnet Race and was the Open Class winner for the 2015 Transatlantic Race. Paradox crew includes skipper, Jeff Mearing, crew of the record breaking Hydroptere and Paul Larsen, the fastest man on water with Sail Rocket; 65.45 knots! Neither Peter Aschenbrenner, nor Paradox...