10thTonner

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  1. 10thTonner

    Atlantic in November

    Ok Gentlemen, im off. I have two pairs of sunglasses, two pairs of reading glasses, two pairs of iPhone earbuds, and two gumboots. Thank you again for all the advice. I will report when I am back.
  2. 10thTonner

    Atlantic in November

    Thanks to all of your replies, I've just bought a fresh pair pair of gumboots and some brutally expenive Musto foulie trousers. (Only thing more inconvenient than wet feet is a wet arse.) Weather today in the Canaries: SSW 10 Knots, 12°C max, 6°C min, rain... Oooooo - Shit! Why did I sign up to this?
  3. 10thTonner

    Atlantic in November

    Ah, ok! So I hope we’re not too early then! (By the way: I admire your phrase “encountered a named tropical storm”, Sir! Although I hope that I will have no reason to use it after the trip...)
  4. 10thTonner

    Atlantic in November

    East to west? Isn’t that a little late? When does hurrican season start over there? Late February? Just curious.
  5. 10thTonner

    Atlantic in November

    Valuable info! Thanks a lot all of you! We will probably doing solo watches. Weather allowing, skipper plans ro sail with two small assyms, a reefed main and no mizzen (its a ketch).
  6. 10thTonner

    Atlantic in November

    We’re all adults and have sailed on smaller boats before. My main concern at the moment is: Shall I bring gumboots? They will be pretty ridiculous once we are in the Caribbean and they take up space in my limited air luggage. So probably not. OTOH Skipper said its pretty warm during daytime but there can be squalls with rain and cold wind at night. Wet feet on a four hour watch?
  7. 10thTonner

    Atlantic in November

    I have limited offshore experience. Did some cruising as a youth (overnight also), one-day „offshore“ races on 40-footish boats on the North Sea, a short delivery (ten days, rotating watch) in the Baltic. This will be my first ocean crossing.
  8. 10thTonner

    Atlantic in November

    No, but we will not be helming, just controlling the autopilot. ... so it will be shorts and sun protection during the day and foulies at night?
  9. 10thTonner

    Atlantic in November

    I will be the least experienced on board. Pro skipper, who sails that particular boat for more than ten years, will set up the watch system. Boat has electric everything, the skipper and sometimes the owner single hand her (but not on ocean passages). Good one on the glasses, thanks!
  10. 10thTonner

    Atlantic in November

    Guys, I am about to do my first atlantic crossing in November. 60+foot boat, delivery from Canaries to south Caribbean. Four guys on a rotatng watch system plus one cook. There must be Cruising Anarchists who did that route at that time of year before. Do you have any specific tips? What clothes to bring, what will the weather most likely be etc...? How much rum for 16 days at sea etc... ?
  11. 10thTonner

    Sailing one-liners

    Reefing is the skipper‘s duty, not the designer‘s.
  12. 10thTonner

    Sailing one-liners

    Foreship ready? - Ready! Alright! Three two one... and FUCKUP!!
  13. 10thTonner

    Sailing one-liners

    Ok now where’s the next mark?
  14. 10thTonner

    The Spirit of Sailing - Elvstrom

    A friend of mine still talks about that one day on Lake Garda in the 1970s where he almost finished in front of Elvstrøm...
  15. 10thTonner

    Can you trim the jib sheets in cocktail dress?

    As I said before: cold, sterile, unwelcoming, frigid, boring, noveau-riche, high-maintenance, fairly expensive, possibly dangerous (at least for the unexperienced), almost entirely empty inside, needs to be taken care of by a crew of full-on professionals, looks like a Wally on downers, sailed by a tool... I am still talking about the boat, btw!