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  • Waiting Out Storm Systems For Cape Horn Approach

    Edouard safe in Australia whilst Cole faces nasty storms
    Marco Nannini
    22/01/2024



    Edouard De Keyser – Solarwind...
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  • Jan 6th Global Solo Challenge Update


    https://globalsolochallenge.com/tracking/

    Jan 6th

    It’s taken Riccardo Tosetto on Obportus a very respectable time
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  • Dec 22nd Update From Cole And Ronnie

    Dec 22nd Update From Cole And Ronnie




    Cole Brauer
    First Light

    The Southern Ocean has been the Ocean of Trick and Treats. I’ll be sailing along, maybe it’s even light winds, everything seems a little unsteady, I’m on my feet maybe I am ready maybe I am about to. I can feel something in the air. The boat doesn’t feel right. Something is coming. As I’m getting my gear on the boat goes into a broach. Not a bad broach, a shift broach. A broach where the wind shifts enough
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  • The Beat Goes On: Updates From Dec 22nd Solo Global Challenge




    Cole Brauer
    First Light

    The Southern Ocean has been the Ocean of Trick and Treats. I’ll be sailing along,
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  • The Ups And Downs Of The Indian Ocean

    The Ups And Downs Of The Indian Ocean



    After discovering a rip in the mainsail on Thursday, Ronnie Simpson aboard Shipyard Brewing been tirelessly working to get the sail back to operational status.

    Facing a rush to the start line and acknowledging a lack of ideal preparation, Ronnie has been navigating a series of repairs with limited resources. He employed a zig-zag stitch to mend the torn areas of the sail and resourcefully used hydranet cloth from an old staysail. This cloth was affixed with sikaflex and
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  • One Month And One Cape In

    One Month And One Cape In





    Thanksgiving At Sea, And The Realities Of The Southern Ocean: Captains log, Episode 8

    Shipyard Brewing blog

    Friday December 1, 2023

    A day of milestones



    There are a number of milestones to be celebrated and reflected upon in this entry. I have now been out here at sea for more than a month. Shipyard Brewing and I have now passed the 1/4 way mark in this long journey of ours; on the theoretical route at least....
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  • Keeping It Clean In The Southern Ocean

    Keeping It Clean In The Southern Ocean



    After about 10 days in the Southern Ocean, I wake up this morning to the boat broaching. I stop her from broaching only to realize it is freezing outside! The sun is up, it comes up around 4am UTC, there are some cumulus clouds floating about but what broached the boat was a little squall bringing 26 knots after a night of 18-20knots. The boat doesn’t like the sudden change in breeze strength and direction making her wipe out slightly. It’s a gentle broach and easily fixed...
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  • Keeping It Clean In The Southern Ocean



    After about 10 days in the Southern Ocean, I wake up this morning to the boat broaching. I stop her from broaching only to realize it is...
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  • Keeping It Clean In The Southern Ocean!



    After about 10 days in the Southern Ocean, I wake up this morning to the boat broaching. I stop her from broaching only to realize it is...
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  • Rough Row To Hoe For Solo Global Racers Seeking The Conveyor Belt

    Rough Row To Hoe For Solo Global Racers Seeking The Conveyor Belt

    The latest week in the Global Solo Challenge has seen the majority of the skippers at sea confront, some for the first time, the relentless and dynamic Southern Ocean. As the fleet that has reached the South spreads from Tristan da Cunha to South of Australia, each skipper faces unique trials, embodying the spirit of solo sailing.






    Cole Brauer: A Sweet Surge in the Rankings

    On ‘First Light’, Cole Brauer shared a touching story...
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  • Breakfast With Cole Brauer

    Breakfast With Cole Brauer




    "I sit here on this superbly beautiful morning, I always try to sleep in. It
    is so hard to do. Something draws me to wake up at first light. I fought it this morning to no avail. I put my eye mask on, breathed deep and tried to relax. But then duty called and I had to go use the head anyways.

    So why
    not get up and have a breakfast smoothie with granola while watching the sunrise? I go to sleep at dark anyways. I wake up at midnight UTC a couple hours later
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    Breakfast With Cole Brauer




    "I sit here on this superbly beautiful morning, I always try to sleep in. It
    is so hard to do. Something draws me to wake up...
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  • Switching Hemispheres : Ronnie Digging South

    Switching Hemispheres : Ronnie Digging South

    Shipyard Brewing Blog

    Tuesday November 14 – 1400



    Aloha from the Southern Hemisphere! At 0349 UTC this morning, myself and Shipyard Brewing crossed the equator headed south. The first major milestone in this journey around the globe, this milestone is the accumulation of a lot of smaller milestones. First it was the start, and then getting out of Europe. The Canary Islands, the Cape Verdes and then the Doldrums. And now beating across the Southeast Trades,
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  • Switching Hemispheres: Ronnie Digging South

    Shipyard Brewing Blog

    Tuesday November 14 – 1400



    Aloha from the Southern Hemisphere! At 0349 UTC this morning,
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  • The Remaining Pack Departs

    The Remaining Pack Departs

    The Grand Start of the GSC:

    “Ladies and gentlemen, the show is on!

    verbs by Margherita Pelaschier
    30/10/2023




    At noon on Sunday, October 29th, the creator and organizer of the Global Solo Challenge, Marco Nannini announced on the skippers’ chat: “Ladies and gentlemen, the show is on!” wishing good winds to the seven sailors who just departed from A Coruna.

    From Saturday at 3:00 PM local time (1:00 PM
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    Last edited by Photoboy; 10-30-2023, 12:12 PM.
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