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After two calm days…

… Iโ€™m happy to ๐Ÿ˜ƒ have reached my home port โ›ต Les Sables d’Olonne! During the entry I got the confirmation that my decision was right to stop the project: the propulsion system collapsed completely ๐Ÿ˜ซ. Stay tuned for detailed …

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Only 48 nm to Les Sables d’Olonne…

… as I have to tack โ›ต it will be probably almost the double. So, I expect to be back tomorrow in the early morning hours or with the next high tide in the afternoon, depending on whether and how …

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Back in the Bay of Biscay…

… without being hit by a large ship ๐Ÿ›ณโ›ด๐Ÿšข in the English Channel is a good feeling ๐Ÿ˜‰. Joking aside, it’s always a great experience to sail โ›ต๏ธ safely between the numerous large ships ๐Ÿšขโ›ด๐Ÿ›ณ thanks to AIS.


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Ireland ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช is in the wake…

โ›ต๏ธ course Les Sables d’Olonne. I am quite ambivalent, on the one hand frustrated ๐Ÿ˜ž๐Ÿ˜ about having abandoned the project once again, but on the other hand looking forward ๐Ÿ˜Š to seeing my family and friends again this weekend, now …

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Let’s see…

… whether the air ๐ŸŒฌ๐Ÿ’จon the west coast of Ireland ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช is really so clean. The on-board laboratory ๐Ÿ”ฌ will give us the answer as soon as DURAG GROUP Grimm has evaluated ๐Ÿ“ the data from my chain measurements.


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Nautical miles…

Finally, today I sailed โ›ตsome nice nautical miles again. And thanks to the bright sunshine ๐ŸŒž from a cloudless sky, the energy balance ๐Ÿ”Œ also looks better again. The northern tip of Ireland ๐Ÿ—บ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช is abeam.


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Calm sailing โ›ต๏ธ day…

… and therefore time to take care of the boardโ€™s plant ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ˜‰. Unfortunately, she was not allowed to visit the Arctic, but at least she can claim to have done an interesting and instructive North Atlantic round.


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The sun ๐ŸŒž is back again!

So, I put immediately the additional mobile solar system up, it passes its test between the Faroe Islands and Scotland and delivers extremely efficiently urgently needed energy ๐Ÿ”Œ.


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Certainly not on the itinerary…โ›ต๏ธ๐Ÿ—บ

… was to log on to the mobile phone network ๐Ÿ“ฑ of the Faroe Islandsโ€ฆ But unfortunately, I can enjoy this convenience today to make a longer phone call ๐Ÿ“ž


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Sad ๐Ÿ˜ข, but now a certainty!

Due to electrical problems ๐Ÿ”Œ, skipper Norbert Sedlacek Koch has to abandon the record attempt and will return to Les Sables d’Olonne when on-board and weather conditions will permit it. Despite hours of effort, he has not been able to …

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