ARC GETS UNDERWAY!

Atlantic Rally for Cruisers Gets Underway in Gran Canaria – Follow Jon on Rocket Dog II!

On Sunday 25 th  November, the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers got under from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands, heading for Rodney Bay in St Lucia, some 2700nm away. It was a lovely sunny day in Las Palmas with light winds and the huge fleet of 173 yachts taking part treated the spectating crowds to a real spectacle as their colourful spinnakers filled and they all sailed past the Spanish Navy Ship which was the Start Boat.

Our Principal Skipper, Jon Tyrrell, is skippering the First 40 ‘Rocket Dog II’ so we are all back on tracker watching duty for the next 17 days or so. They had a good first night heading mainly south to get down to the North Easterly trade winds and are currently enjoying good speed with a poled out headsail and full main sail. The team on Grand Soliel 43 ‘Quokka 8’ have bet ‘Rocket Dog’s’ crew a bottle of rum to the catcher of the biggest fish so hopefully the lines will be out and the competition is on. I’m not totally sure how they are going to judge who got the biggest fish as neither boat has a set of scales on board…

Follow Rocket Dog II’s tracker and read the blogs on the  World Cruising website  or check our Facebook page . Be warned – reading stories of blue water, sunny days, dolphins and catching fish on the blogs is addictive and you’ll definitely want to sign up for ARC 2019! We’ll be taking part on our beautiful swanky Grand Soleil 50 ‘Sydney II’ – get in touch with Prue or Jacko in the office and book your space early.

Fair winds and happy sailing to the fleet.

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NEWS FROM THE ARC 2019 – HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO PRUE!

On Sunday 24th November, the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) got under from Las Palmas in the Canary Islands, heading some 2700nm across the Atlantic Ocean for Rodney Bay in St Lucia. Sailing Logic team member, Prue, is at the helm of Dream Yacht Charter’s UK flagship, Oarsome Dream, taking part in the race. Read the latest news from on board, here…

NEWS FROM THE ARC 2019 – OARSOME DREAM SETS SAIL FROM LAS PALMAS

On Sunday 24th November, the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) got under from Las Palmas in the Canary Islands, heading some 2700nm across the Atlantic Ocean for Rodney Bay in St Lucia. Sailing Logic team member, Prue, is at the helm of Dream Yacht Charter’s UK flagship, Oarsome Dream, taking part in the race. Read the latest news from on board, here…

WHY SHOULD I DO AN RYA DAY SKIPPER COURSE?

Imagine this…you’re looking for a holiday or some time away from home a little different from the norm. Your friend has started sailing and has told you how enjoyable it is, having the freedom to explore areas of the world that you normally wouldn’t be able to, the refreshing feeling of skimming across the open water with the wind blowing through your hair. Sounds great eh? But you don’t have much experience on the water and you’re not sure you’d have the confidence to sail a 38ft yacht yourself.

ITS JUST ONE MONTH TO GO UNTIL THE ROLEX FASTNET RACE!!

This year Sailing Logic will have 7 teams racing again on our fleet of Beneteau First 40’s. We are very happy to have lots of new faces amongst some of the Sailing Logic old school who are back for another go at this amazing race. The teams are all getting into their campaigns now with all completed their training weekends and also at least one of the offshore qualifying races.

OFFSHORE RACE WINNING TIPS

You don’t have to be trimming a sail to make the boat go faster!

Whilst good helming and proper sail trim will obviously improve the boat speed there are a number of things everyone on board can do to help play their part…. So see below for our top tips!

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