Azores to France – video

This video covers the 2nd leg of our 2015 transatlantic journey, ie the tour from Terceira, Azores to Brittany, France.

Our new crew, Peter & Sean Davis, John Fulghum and Doug Frauenholz, had flown to Terceira a few days before our departure and stocked up lots of fresh food, including a frozen piglet. Corinna and Lauren had flown to Germany while Nick and Philip continued on with the 4 new guys.
We left Terceira in late July and arrived in Roscoff about 10 days later.

While we did not have any significant storms to deal with, the challenges were initially more about sailing downwind as close to the rhumb line as possible, followed by low wind periods that turned against us and increased in strength.
Crossing the first traffic separation zone showed the value of our new AIS system and prepared us well for further crossings later on.
From Roscoff, our formal port of entry, we moved on the Isle de Brehat  and then St Malo.

Total distance sailed: app 1400nm.

 

 

For those in countries where this YouTube video does not run, the link below might be better choice (it takes a little longer to load, though)

 

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Where is Yahoodi?

As most people lose interest when watching hundreds photos of someone else’s trip, here is a very quick slideshow to get an idea of what this year’s trip looked like.
A teaser to our upcoming video night at the Dory Club…

Gwenn-ha-du

means white and black in Breton.

In Nahant we are blessed with a very solid group of friends, club members, sailing enthusiasts etc. Luckily, we ran into a nice French couple from Brittany/Normandie, Helene and Jerome Rossert, during our Bon Voyage departure party in June. As a departure present they gave us a memory stick with French sailor songs and more importantly Gwenn-ha-du, the flag of Brittany.

A very nice gesture. Helene and Jerome, we will make sure to fly this courtesy flag throughout our stay in your beautiful homeland.

Gwenn-ha-du

 

Btw – we met a couple of boats from Brittany by now and most of them fly this flag with pride over in the Azores as well. A group of sailors, from close to Paris, that spent 2 weeks on their club’s boat on Terceira, Graciosa and Pico, told us that the flag is not that old, around 50 years, and was designed after the American flag…