Aurora - Catamaran Aurora Update
Bad news for Aurora this morning, having successfully navigated then storms overnight the main halyard snapped and and on the way down the main sail tore! (The halyard had been replaced only 6 months ago). The main halyard was replaced successfully withina couple of hours but the torn sail will handicap progress. Prior to this the crew were convinced they could maintain their leading position in the Multihull class but will now need to nurse Aurora into St Lucia. On a positive note the crew are looking forwardto down wind sailing when the main will not be as critical. Replacing Main Halyard 2 Halyard replacement. read more...
Aurora - Catamaran Aurora (57) - Swimming Mid Atlantic
On a lovely morning on the Atlantic 650NM SW of Gran Canaria what better thing to do than drop the sales and have a Swim in 5000m of sea water. Can you believe it the temperature of the water was 24C. The Aurora Crew needed some relaxation after 4 daysof variable weather sailing and in preparation, we hope, for some good winds the next two days. But as soon as we saw Zulu behind us, on the horizon, we decided to get on our way! Swimming Mid Atlantic 4 Swimming Mid Atlantic 5. read more...