January 23, 2019

Xarifa just pass the 500 miles to finish barrier…these last days have not been the best for us but we defend our position with the rest of the fleet. For the following days We´ll expect stronger winds and rough sea and probably we could increase our distance with the other boats trying to improve our result in TC.

Onboard feelings are great… yesterday we have sawn Whales which is a sign of good luck… Also, tonight we overtook at least 3 Kayak from the Row4ALS Project. All our support for these “Titans” www.row4als.org.

Fair winds for all!!!

 



 

January 21, 2019

Dear All,

Today around 12:00 onboard time (utc-3) Xarifa is less than 1.000 thousand miles to arrival. The last 3-4 days have been amazing and we have sailed very fast with 20-25kt trade.  Feelings onboard are very high with our 1st position in real time and we are increasing our distance to the rest of the fleet, compensated time will be challenging but for sure we will try hard. Flying fish for everywhere including on our teak deck..Stunning views and Flying fish for everywhere including on our teak deck..Stunning views and Good luck for our competitors specially those who has technical issues…See you everybody in St. Kitts!! Fair winds and following seas !

 



 

January 11, 2019 

Dear All,

As Everybody knows our decision onboard Xarifa to go north was very risky looking for stronger winds, right now near lat 33º we are confident about take a good decision….times will speak shortly. In a couple of days we´ll see our position compare with the south fleet… On board everything is going well..

Fair winds for all!!!

 



 

January 17, 2019

Dear François,  We report communication problems with our Vsat antenna for last 24 hrs. In fact I try to send a msg with the dolink tracker, I don´t know if it reach you.  Right now communication are ok and we have 100% operational activity. (phone, internet, etc…)  We sail fast in the ortodromic route and we think that in the next 2 or 3 days we are fighting close with the real time leaders.  Everybody onboard is ok and the atmosphere is great. Hope to run fast this following days…  Thanks and best regards