Good news, we sail away today!

By ydalir.nu

This morning we got the news we have been waiting for. We will get the results of the Covid test today at noon and all are negative. This is as close to the deadline as possible as St. Lucia requires tests, no older than seven days before departure and today at noon is seven days!!…

Should we stay or should we go now?

By ydalir.nu

That has been the question since many days as we are still waiting for the COVID test results. Today six boats of the fleet left, as many have crews on board that have to catch a flight in the Caribbean. We chose to hope that we will get the test results tomorrow, but we don’t…

Reunion with Skyline and Modesty

By ydalir.nu

On Tuesday we had a happy reunion with the two Swedish boats, Skyline and Modesty, whom we had separated from one month ago in Las Palmas. We were so happy to see them again and they had sailed to Mindelo without any problems, just a little more bumpy than expected. We went out for dinner…

ARC+ 2020 on Sao Vicente

By ydalir.nu

Thank you everyone who has been following us on the YB races app. It is a new experience for us to join a race and it feels exciting and safe that our friends and family can follow us on the YB app. https://www.ybtracking.com/blog-full-post?id=192&title=World+Cruising+Club-+ARC We had a very good start as we were using the parasail,…

Think green, Santo Antao

By ydalir.nu

On Tuesday November 17, we made a trip with the ferry to Santo Antao, the most western and the second largest Island of the Cape Verdes. The guides took us to breathtaking valleys and imposing mountains. Houses are erected on the most unexpected places without access to roads. We really fell in love with the…

Mindelo Morna Music and more

By ydalir.nu

Praia, on the Isla Santiago is the Capital town of Cape Verdes, but Mindelo its the Cultural city and here is music everywhere. Instead of sports on the TV on ferries and in cafe, there is music videos and of course in the restaurants you can hear live music almost everywhere. The most well known…

Mindelo, Sao Vicente!

By ydalir.nu

Saturday, November 14 we sailed over the finish line at 18:02! We are so happy to be om Cap Verde after a week om the Ocean. We will write more, but here is a picture.

Mañana the race to Santa Lucia via Cap Verdes starts!

By ydalir.nu

Tomorrow at 13 we will start the ARC+ 2020 race to Cap Verde. You will be able to follow our blog on this link: http://blog.mailasail.com/ydalir while we are sailing far offshore. There is also a second option to follow our short log during the race on: https://www.worldcruising.com/arc_plus/arc_plus_2020_eventlogs.aspx On Thursday we did our Covid-19 test, which…

Provisioning…4 days left in Las Palmas

By ydalir.nu

This is only completion. We have been planning the provisioning for a long time. As we never knew if we might have to stay in quarantine sometime in Europe, the cabinets were full from the start. Now we checked and recalculated it, had discussions with the crew and order quite a lot of meat and…

Countdown to leave for Cap Verde…… 6 days!

By ydalir.nu

A rush of excitement grows in the Marina every day as the departure dates sneak upon us. We celebrate and wave our flags and do the last preparations, improvements and check ups. It is easy to do now, before we have 1000 miles of water under us again. One personal check-up that will stay is…