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Discussion in 'Yacht Captains' started by Ken Bracewell, Apr 30, 2012.

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  1. Ken Bracewell

    Ken Bracewell Senior Member

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    We're leaving St. Maarten tomorrow for the Bay of Biscay, via Tenerife. Thanks to the marvels of modern technology, the Marine Traffic iPhone app will allow me to broadcast our position all the way across.
    RENA - Vessel's Details and Current Position - 1001489 - 538070323

    So, here's hoping that Low coming off North America will stay to the north!
  2. Purring Tiger

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    Have a nice trip and say hello to Tenerife from me!
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    Hi,
    Where in the BoB are you heading?

    I am sure with your time in the NE USA you are used to big tides and currents , but if you aren't at least be aware of them.
  4. AlfredZ

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    Wish you a happy and safe journey.

    Cheers,
  5. PropBet

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    Safe sailing Ken. Talk to you on the other side.
    Heading over for the season?
  6. Ken Bracewell

    Ken Bracewell Senior Member

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    First port will be LaRochelle. After that, we're heading to St. Nazair and onward to the UK. After that up to the Baltic and then back to circumnavigate the UK.
  7. Fishtigua

    Fishtigua Senior Member

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    Jeez Ken, do you know just how much foul-weather gear and heated drying cupboards your going to need? Summer is such fun over here.

    Are you headed to the Med afterwards?
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    AMG YF Moderator

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    Have a safe crossing Ken, and see you in the Baltic!
  9. Fishtigua

    Fishtigua Senior Member

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    Oh, and don't forget the 20% cheaper fuel and booze here in Guernsey. We ain't one of those Euro places as you pass.
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    Hi Ken,

    If you are coming to Cornwall, let me know. I'd like to buy you a pint!

    Safe Journey.

    David.
  11. viking 58

    viking 58 YF Historian

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    Ken and Crew,

    Have a great and safe trip!

    Would love to make that run someday. post pics!

    La Rochelle is a great town, was last there for the 2002 Volvo Ocean Race.
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    AIS version - talk about a drop in the ocean.

    Roy Rogers and Dale Evans version - Happy Trails to You.
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  14. Rodger

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    Hello Ken

    Have a safe trip.
    Just to let you no I took a yacht up the canal yesterday and the owner has been using that app all the way from Florida. I tracked him all the way through the Erie Canal sysetm where ther are no AIS recievers.
    He said only one thing to remember was to turn app off when you take your car out. His family followed his trip north.
    Rodger
  15. Ken Bracewell

    Ken Bracewell Senior Member

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  17. Ken Bracewell

    Ken Bracewell Senior Member

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    Thanks Disco. She is a rare beauty IMHO

    As for the crew- its easy to look scurvied when doing the sort of miles we put on; by next week we'll have done nearly 15,000nm in 2012! I'll ask the chef to ship some limes at our next port...