ETA TRANSAT JACQUES VABRE

It’s been an amazing race. No other words to describe it than SISU. That is what short-handed sailing is all about when you race with the world’s toughest arena with IMOCA boats. ARIEL2’s ETA to finish, Salvador/Brazil is on Friday 15th am (UTC -3). Follow the last 100 NM here >>

DOLDRUMS – LET US GO!

The doldrums (Inter Tropical Convergence Zone) have been a challenging pot of darkness for sailors throughout centuries. Getting stuck there has been really dangerous. Here’s how it’s been onboard Ariel2 in Transat Jacques Vabre. 10/11 Its been 2 weeks since the race started and we are looking to finally escape the Doldrums. We got...

UPDATE FROM MIKEY

Cracking sunrise this morning after an easy nigts sailing. Since hoisting the A3 masthead furling kite a few days ago we set ourselves a wind limit to protect the tip of the rig due the the lack of support from the mainsail. Ysterday evening we hit that limit so changed to the A5 fractional...

READY FOR ARRIVAL

We are ready to start fixing the boat and looking forward to Ari arriving tomorrow evening local time! Thankfully the spare Pushpit has made it to Guadeloupe. From Gosport to London City Airport to Paris then on to Guadeloupe, says Mikey Ferguson. The Package has arrived!!