Vaquita up to 7th in the TJV

— 18 Nov 2013

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Vaquyita up to 7th in the TJV Andreas Hanakamp, 2013

It’s getting very tight amongst the chasing pack of the Class 40 fleet in the TJV – Vaquita, having opened up some leverage to the West, has now climbed to 7th with only 10nm separating her from 3rd in the latest position report. This tight group of boats have spent the last 24hrs negotiating some calmer patches on the race course, but they are now all back up to speed with Vaquita averaging 15.7 knots over the last couple of hours.

Below is the latest blog from Andreas:

Dear editors of Yachtrevue (Austrian Yachting Magazine),

I always had the desire to contribute to your ever so popular cruising reports. I believe I have found you a report not before published, a really hot sailing resort around 25N25W.

Conditions: Exceptional, marvelous, simply a sailors dream. 300 mile runs garanteed, half on liquid silver, full planning in sparkling spray. Cant get any better. Recommended one way from north to south (the other way might be available cheaper). Suitable boat should have a flat bottom with loads of righting moment and plenty of canvas. Large Gennakers recommended, Code 0s not bad.

The landscape changes constantly, still never too much, always similar.

Hardly any safe anchorages or sheltered bays.

Best time to travel: For central and eastern Europeans: late fall when the weather is awful. For English and north Germans: The whole year round.

Food: a la carte: salmon pesto with pasta, minestrone, red fish curry, chicken on curried rice, venison stew, custard with  mixed fruits, you name it. Little local food.

Water temperature: about 25 degree centigrade throughout the year.

Frequency: plenty of space, hardly any queuing for marina berth, no waiting at the fuel dock.

Travel to: Best by sailing boat. Aproximately a week from the English Channel, five days from Gibraltar, two days from the Canaries.

Next ports: Praia, Fernando de Noronha, Barbados, Nouadjibouh


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