PIRACY UPDATE…

An old friend sent me a document, recently issued by a group of long-distance sailing associations, which gives an update on the piracy threat in the Gulf of Aden and Arabic Sea areas; the full document, which is a very sobering read, can be downloaded at te following link: http://xa.yimg.com/kq/groups/25523088/271916555/name/Piracy3.pdf I report this information maily to warn the friends that … Continua a leggere

LED LIGHTS

A Rally around the world by a group of over 30 yachts is an excellent opportunity to stress-test the on-board equipment: some experiences I already described in the past, some others I will post when the opportunity arises, like for the subject of this post, triggered by having seen an advertisement on a nautical magazine. The electrical consumption of the … Continua a leggere

BUGS…

After having discussed victualling, it looks logical to spend few words concerning the cute little beasts that can hitch a ride in the packing of our precious stores! All books about long-distance sailing in tropical waters devote many pages to the problem of bug infestation, how to reduce the risk and how to get rid of them when (when, not … Continua a leggere