Adina is in!


Tuesday 17 December 2013

Adina without a bit of drama on the finish line – not possible!

The fish that was never going to get away

The fish that was never going to get away

To start, Skipper decides we must try and fish one last time as we approached land. What happens – we get a fish bite! Watch three men determined this trip will finish with a catch. Pulling it in by hand – it got to the stern and lot’s of shouting to secure it – no way was it getting away – Barracuda landed! Tick that box.

Duck-winging we wanted to attack the finish line and with our limited manual furler we came up with a new move for gybing. Did it work – don’t be silly of course it didn’t! Off we sailed past St.Lucia and once all was recovered we were faced with tacking our way back to the finish line in lumpy seas. Nailing the finish line was hard and we tacked to clear the finishing committee boat who radioed us saying “Thank you for tacking and missing us – we’ve already been hit”. We crossed the line all on the helm cheering and shouting – it had to be done!

Into the marina we went radioing the berthing committee asking exactly where do we park – back came the response – “Look ahead at that welcoming group you have”. Fantastic and so very touching to see good friends waving and cheering. Our Union jacket and bowler hats went down a treat. Champagne and rum flowed – it all seemed so worth it.

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The fabulous Adina crew – Gareth, Lindsay, Tom, Susie and Neil

So that’s it – we’ve sailed an ocean – we’ve seen the Atlantic at it’s quietest and it’s ugliest. It’s something that will live long, long in the memory.

Adina – crossed an ocean, lived on an ocean for three weeks.

Thank you so much for all your support and wishing you a Happy Christmas.

Tom, Susie, Gareth, Neil, Lindsay and Harold the much loved mallard duck.

Adina signing out.

“We all lived on a white yacht in the ocean, a white yacht in the ocean…”

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15 responses to “Adina is in!

  1. Andre Galinha says:

    Hi guys, I found the blog about 4 weeks ago and went through the whole lot – absolutely brilliant reading!

    Just wanted to leave a note of congratulations on a successful passage! I hope you enjoy the Caribbean and that your RTW voyage lives up to the expectations. I still have quite a few years to go before I can do it myself.

    Oh, and keep those blog posts coming!

  2. Laurie Meyrick says:

    Hello and congratulations to Adina and all her crew. I hope that landfall is not to wobbly
    Thanks for the regular blogs, we feel that we have lived the Atlantic with you but from a much safer place.
    Have a well deserved rest and enjoy barracuda.

  3. Calum Mercer says:

    Well done the crew of Adina – a great achievement – enjoy the R&R now!

  4. Anke says:

    Congratulations To Adina & Crew. I enjoyed reading your blog. Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy 2014. Ahoi!

  5. Shelley Macintyre says:

    Woohoo!!!!!!! Superb work guys, I also feel like I have lived the Atlantic crossing with you, having read and tracked your blog every day on the commute home from work. What an achievement. I’m so proud of you! Enjoy the “yeah man” rum and hope you have at least a few days R&R planned!

  6. Heather says:

    Congratulations! Looking forward to the photos

  7. Barnaby Farrell-Wright says:

    Woooo Hoooooooo! You are in!!! You crossed a WHOLE OCEAN…and I still can’t make it across the big pool on my own..I will get right on that. Mummy is very excited to see all the photos particularly of the dolphins!
    Enjoy your well earned down time and we will see you back on the other side (maybe fly this time…)

    Love Barnaby xx

  8. Paul O'Connor says:

    Congratulations what a great adventure, loved reading the blog now waiting for the book release. Have a fantastic Christmas xx

  9. Mo says:

    Congratulations guys…so pleased you have made it. Well done on an EPIC journey, look forward to hearing all about it….enjoy dry land for a while x

  10. Juneyxxx says:

    Congratulations crew enjoy time in St Lucia and look forward to hearing about it live with lovely Lins! Well done and let us know the song you sang in arriving love juneyxxx

  11. Sarah G says:

    Sending you all the biggest congrats!!!
    Hope you are all now singing
    “Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum” (or 2!!!)
    So excited and relieved for you all
    SG x

  12. Ben says:

    Congratulations – living the dream 🙂

  13. David Owen says:

    Tom and Susie,

    Congratulations!! I was just chatting about where you might be and to see that you have arrived is fantastic. I will take a proper look at the blog over Christmas but meanwhile congrats from Kate and I. Look forward to catching up soon to celebrate. David

  14. Nicky and Colin says:

    Fantastic news – Huge Congratulations!! Enjoy the celebrations and some relaxation time xx

  15. Wendy 'n Ces says:

    Great to see the adventure continues and that the blogger has been ‘unblocked’ (did it require a local or general anaesthetic?). We look forward to regular communication with you during 2014 (and beyond?). I am particularly jealous of your planned visit to Darwin’s playground in the Pacific – Watch out for those somewhat large lizard things!!

    Bon voyage.

    Wendy ‘n Ces