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  • Perserverance III Finishes

    Perserverance III Finishes

    At 1043 GMT (0643 EST) on the 22nd June 2012, Robert Patenaude and Phillipe Laville crossed the line to complete the Two Handed Transatlantic Race (Twostar) 2012. They were met by the Race Committee that had left the Newport Yacht Club at 0350 EST as...

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  • Swimming?

    Quid Non finally escaped the doldrums on a wind that filled in from SE during late morning yesterday. It strengthened through the afternoon allowing us to make good speeds down the great circle to our ice limit waypoint and Newport beyond. Having chosen this route, we...

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  • Caption Competition Time

    Now for the audience participation – a caption competition.  Jangada has provided a suitable photo. Let your imagination run riot and submit your caption for the image. Prizes will be suitable souvenirs from our voyage, and winners will be decided after we’ve drunk vast quantities of...

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  • Jangada’s cracked!!

    With the Gulf Stream under our keel and a coconut flowing past, our minds have wandered off to warmer climates. Of Dark and Stormies, Bacardi Breezers, Steel Bands and evening sunsets under the palms. Richard

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  • Chris who?

    Jangada Too’s caution regarding the developing low has been vindicated – it did indeed develop into a full-blown revolving tropical storm – officially named “Chris” – and its coming your way for the weekend! This is the official version: Tropical Storm Chris is a little stronger, moving...

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  • Quid Non’s Calm

    Hello from the North Atlantic doldrums. For the last 24 hours and counting, our sails have been hanging like the proverbial dishcloths and even when a glimmer of apparent wind might be produced, the current knocks it out and sends us backwards in a NE direction...

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  • What are those called?

    Here in the North Atlantic, our on-board (Jangada Too) games of “I Spy” have become rather limited of late, particularly after the two new rules were introduced of “Nothing on the boat” and “Nothing beginning with the letter S”. Now, if I were an ornithologist, the...

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  • From on board

    As usual the report from Perserverance III was short and to the point: Sun this morning. We can’t believe we had a good last 24 hour run of over 240 miles. I mean for Amateurs over 55 we feel good! All’s well on board Janagda Too...

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  • Quid Non & Perserverance III

    Quid Non passed the half way point today and sent this report: High pressure continues to dominate our lives with the barometer reaching a new highpoint for the trip yesterday. Although we enjoyed a spectacular sunset last night and a bright clear dawn today, we are...

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  • Jangadas breakages

    We’ve had a great 24 hour run across the Grand Banks – the fishing grounds south of Newfoundland – with calm seas and fresh winds allowing us to stay exactly on our course to Newport.  The temperature decrease has been dramatic – the sea temperature...

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