Happy New Year!

By ydalir.nu

We have travelled so far in 2020 and now a new year is here. What will it bring and which places will we see? As the Covid-19 virus still steers the regulations in the countries we want to visit, we have decided to stay in the Caribbean, instead of passing the Panama Canal this year.…

Lessons learned

By ydalir.nu

After Christmas we got the news that our new toilet had arrived in Rodney Bay and we had a nice sail back there with 20 knots wind. It was great to be at sea again and also a good feeling to come to a familiar place. Roger from St.Lucia could help us to install the…

Merry Christmas from Marigot Bay, St. Lucia

By ydalir.nu

Dear Family, Friends and Followers, we are far away from you all and Europe now. How long the distance is, was very physical to us on the days during the Atlantic crossing. You shall all know that it makes us very happy that you want to join our adventures from a distance. It means a…

St.Lucia and Spirit of the ARC+ award

By ydalir.nu

Arriving to St.Lucia and Rodney Bay Marina on the 10th of December at 8:57 am, we had to stay at the quarantine dock and wait for our PCR-test results the next day. We were very happy to meet the other ARC boats and we were very proud to stretch our legs as confident Atlantic sailors.…

The Atlantic adventure

By ydalir.nu

At three o clock in the morning we saw the lights of St. Lucia and Martinique on the horizon after 2100 NM. Some squalls followed Ydalirs silent sail both on starboard and to Portside and the moon was smiling from behind as we approached the Caribbean. The stars were still guiding us, before they went…

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…