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Santo Antão

Santo Antão

On the leg from Santiago to São Vicente it is always a gamble can whether we can make it in one go or do we have to make a tack. But sometimes one is lucky! The wind was more east than the usual northeast, so we could steer higher than ‘normal’. At midnight we were just

Red-billed tropicbird

Red-billed tropicbird

With a new group of guests, we started our second trip. Yesterday we sailed the whole day with a steady eastnortheasterly wind. We went quite fast and we dropped our anchor at 04:00 hrs in the bay of Tarrafal de Santiago.  But before we arrived something strange happened. With a smack a bird fell down

Feliz Navidad

Feliz Navidad

Of course we celebrated Christmas on board too. On Christmas Eve we had a delicious dinner. But on Christmas morning it was time to get back to business and we hoisted the anchor and sails for the next leg. We sailed all the way to the Canal de São Vicente. From there we turned the

Happy birthday Frits

Update from captain Maarten: “We have almost arrived at Cape Verde. The last days have been filled with lovely sailing. Great winds, blue waters surrounding us and a bright sun overhead, it is certainly not bad being here. And on board life continues. Today we have celebrated, a little late, the 70th birthday of Frits