Ladies and Gentlemen…. Malcolm Keenor and the YB Tracker!

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Sunday 9 April 2017

Many moons back our friend Chris Brooks sailed single-handed around Britain in a dinghy. Chris used a YellowBrick Tracker (now called a YB Tracker) so people could follow his progress; a YB Tracker is a satellite-enabled GPS device which, when requested, sends out a signal resulting in your exact position being shown on a map…

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Four years tick on by….

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Saturday 1 April 2017

Four years ago on a cold English morning we headed out from the Solent, England, with an ambition to sail around the world. Now we find ourselves back in the Caribbean with just over a month until our adventure will be over. We’re celebrating with a bottle of bubbles that made it around the world…

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Guide to the Chagos Archipelago/BIOT

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Thursday 9 March 2017

In 2016 Adina was privileged to visit the Chagos Archipelago, also known as British Indian Ocean Territory. We stopped there for nearly four weeks taking refuge on route from the Maldives to the Seychelles during the transition season when winds in the northern and southern hemisphere change. The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office states “The…

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Sailed around the World

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Saturday 4 March 2017

Daylight on 2nd March 2017 dawned pretty much the same as the previous grey day: big towering clouds marching across the sky, the sea large and frothing away, Adina powering on across the Atlantic Ocean. There was one difference, there were birds in the sky, quite a lot of them – land was near. Our…

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Closing the gap

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Thursday 2 March 2017

Adina is, as we write, 140 nautical miles from crossing her outbound track of her round the world adventure. The North Atlantic has not exactly shone kindly on us. Well, we did have one day where we sailed 195 miles and thought to ourselves, this is good! The next twenty-four hours we found ourselves being…

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Adina is in the northern hemisphere

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Monday 27 February 2017

Adina departed the Brazilian island of Fernando de Noronha on Sunday 19th February. Ahead lay 2020 nautical miles, crossing the equator and the dreaded ITCZ (Intertropical Convergence Zone) into the northern hemisphere to face the north-east trade winds. The target is Grenada and hopefully the completion of our circumnavigation. The South Atlantic from Cape Town…

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