We are testing out the Iridium Go unit on this passage and it will let us post updates during the passage via Twitter (#IridiumGo - check our feed here if you don’t use twitter). We also have embedded the tracking feature of the Iridium unit provided by Predictwind. During the passage we will be using #Predictwind to get forecasts and routing info… we’ll report back!
Last Minute before an Ocean PassageIt's amazing how many little things are on the list when you are getting ready to do a big ocean crossing. The passage across the Atlantic - Caribbean to Azores - is over 2200 miles. It’s going to take us more than 13 days, perhaps 15 or 16, more than 2 weeks out of sight of land. Click to read the blog…
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Sailing Recipe - Roast Chicken in a Pressure CookerIn the small settlements of the Out Islands of the Bahamas it is sometimes hard to find good meat but you can always get good quality frozen chicken both in pieces or as a whole chicken so I have been experimenting with lots of chicken recipes recently!
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