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Hotel California Mindelo

The ARC+ fleet splits off Actually, we should have been on the Atlantic since Thursday and have the first 600 nm behind us. In fact we are still stuck in…

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We are off then

Las Palmas to Mindelo, Cape Verde Two years of preparation are soon history. After a negative corona test we are allowed to leave on Sunday at 1 p.m. with 23…

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Las Palmas de Gran Canaria arrival

So many “first times” So that was it, our real, own maiden voyage. At 55 nm, only about one hundredth of the maiden voyage from Cape Town, which isn’t considered…

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Day 39

The calm of the equatorial doldrums First the news that interests many of you: the Rivercafe has still not arrived in Tenerife. It is day 8 since the guys left…

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Lost and found in Mindelo

A matter of nerves Departure of the Rivercafe in Ascension was on 20.8. So – we thought – now the most difficult part of the journey is done. Gary –…

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Ascension calling

Stopping in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean On August19  at 2:30 p.m. Kitty, the incredibly helpful Harbor Master of Ascension Island informed us that our guys have arrived in…

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Saint Helena

The toughest part is done * On Friday morning the Rivercafe moored at the mooring buoys off St. James, the capital of the British island of Saint Helena. The first…

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How routing offshore works

And then everything turns out differently While our Rivercafe makes its way north through the waves of the South Atlantic, this is a good opportunity to talk a little bit…

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“We are officially cleared to depart”

Rivercafe is on its way That was the most beautiful sentence I have heard in a long time. “We are ready to go”. Our Captain Gary got clearance for his…

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Our travel route? The World.

We are avowed warm-weather sailors and our way around the world will guide us through the warm regions only. From Cape Town, our 5,700 nm maiden voyage will take us along Namibia, St. Helena and Ascension Island, past the coast of Brazil to Barbados. The first 2-3 years we want to sail the Caribbean, the Bahamas and the USA. Then we think of the Panama Canal. In the Pacific we are planning with the US West Coast and Hawaii, before we sail for the second time in Polynesia. And then let’s have a look. Indonesia alone has 17,000 islands ….

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