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Position Report: July 29, 2016

Position: 19º 40.698′ S 63º 25.158′ E We are still in Rodrigues. After being down with the flu for a few weeks, the crew is just starting to crawl back into the light. We are looking forward to a few more days of exploring and enjoying this wonderfully chill and beautiful island, before continuing on […]

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Position Report: June 20, 2016

Position: 19º 40.002′ S 63º 25.29′ E We arrived. The Indian Ocean is a very naughty ocean. A very very naughty ocean indeed? All is well.

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Position Report: June 19, 2016

Position: 19º 29.988′ S 64º 57.192′ E Almost there. We expect to arrive in Rodriguez by daybreak tomorrow. Today has been more of the same with the notable distinction of it being Ruby’s birthday. As those who know us well would guess, this means cake, and since we’ll be having the “Real Cake” when we […]

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Position Report: June 18, 2016

Position: 19º 16.272′ S 67º 32.082′ E Today was a rare good day on this passage. Convivia was more sailboat than submarine. We did have an exciting moment at dinner when, minding our own business, the jar of salsa jumped up in the air and hurled itself at Vick and I with as much force […]

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Position Report: June 17, 2016

Position: 18º 43.08′ S 70º 25.89′ E Today I ventured outside of my own volition (I was outside during the night to fulfill my skipperly duties). The air had that crisp, chill smell, like an autumn night, and I was struck by the realization that this must be some of the most rarefied and pure […]

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Position Report: June 16, 2016

Position: 18º 28.812′ S 72º 14.148′ E I have been inside for the vast majority of today, as has the rest of the crew. We have done so because to do otherwise, even for the briefest moment, has been to subject ourselves to a saltwater shower, with no hope of fresh water rinse. The wind […]

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Position Report: June 15, 2016

Position: 18º 1.452′ S 75º 24.792′ E The wind shifted to the south early in the morning. We had mac & cheese for dinner. In between these two noteworthy events we did what we do most days: ate some popcorn, listened to books and read them, did schoolwork. As unexciting as this may sound it […]

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Position Report: June 15, 2016

Position: 17º 33.672′ S 78º 4.11′ E Today was a lazy day. After yesterday, we decided to take it easy. We had arepas and eggs for breakfast, and sampled the new coffee that I roasted last night (it was amazing, if I may be so bold). After the morning radio call, we set into our […]

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Position Report: June 13, 2016

Position: 17º 14.838′ S 80º 27.462′ E We hit the half way point today!! Last night I saw something that every sailor dreads. Awaking to a thunderous bang, I rushed up to the cockpit. Vick pointed forward on the port side and I saw the lower shroud, dangling helplessly. We swiftly doused the jib and […]

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Position Report: June 11, 2016

Position: 14º 54.072′ S 85º 23.388′ E Today Ruby asked if she could go to the Eiffel Tower. We let her know that it would be quite a bit easier for her to do that than it would be to go to Rodriguez. What’s more, without looking anything further up about either place, we know […]

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