07 November 2009

07-11-2009 Aegina - Marina Kalamaki Athens

Wind : 4 Bf SE
Weather : sunny with a few clouds 21 C

It was a nice last sailingday, we had sharp reach in the Athens-direction. In about 3 hrs we reached the Kalamaki Marina.
The Vernicos-people made a quick checkout of the boat, everything was ok.
Tommorowmorning we'll be flying home... So that was it for the Blue Cup 2009 ... A nice experience.

Koen and the crew

06-11-2009 Poros - Aegina

Wind : 3-4 Bf S
Weather : sunny 22 C

First day of free sailing, btw we ended 16th in our class.
We had a nice broad reach to Moni, an island were we anchored for an afternoon swim etc.
For the evening we moored in the harbour of Aegina.
Tommorow is our last sailing day ...
Grtz from Greece,
Kaldera's crew

05 November 2009

05-11-2009 Ermioni - Poros

Wind : 0-1 Bf
Weather : sunny 25 C

Today there was no wind, so the race was suspended.
Instead the crews did a dinghyrace at Mandraki in Hydra, it was a lot of fun.
During our journey we also held a waterballoonfight between the yachts, fun fun fun...
Now we're in Poros, tonight we have a closingparty with a priceceremony.

Koen & Kaldera crew

04-11-2009 Ermioni

Wind : 3-4 Bf
Weather : sunny 20 C

Finally it was sunny and warm !
With did 2 triangurlar races between Dhokos & Ermioni today, it was nice matchracing.
Unfortunately our boat is rather a charterboat then a racer, so it's not possible to compeet for the prices for us :-(
Today we arrived 16th in our class.
Btw the sea is still pretty warm, so swimming is no problem.


04 November 2009

03-11-2009 Poros - Ermioni

Wind : 5-8 Bf
Weather : overcast rain

It was very windy today, we had a sharp reach with winds to 8 Bf, along with some heavy rainshowers, it was working day.
We ended 14th in our class.
At night we had a Vernicos-diner with a small party with
all the crews ...

Koen & crew

02 November 2009

02-11-2009 Epidavros - Poros

Wind : 0-1 BF
Weather : Mostly sunny 15 C

First racing day, unfortunately nearly no wind. The start with 45 yachts was spectaclurar.
It was rather a day of floating around than sailing.
At 1700h at least half of the fleet didn't get to the finish in time. So no points for today.
We had to motor to Poros in the dark, under a full moon.
Hopefully we have better wind tommorow.

Kalispera from Poros,
Kaldera's crew

01 November 2009

01-11-2009 Athens - P.Epidavros

Wind : 4-6 Bf NNE
Weather : cloudy 13 C
Today we had to sail to Epidavros, were the race will start tommorow.
We had a very nice sail, but it was cold. At this moment al the 50 yachts are mooring in the small harbour of Palea Epidavros, unbelievable we are packed in the 3rd row, and there are more boats packed in front of us !
This evening it's the welcome diner, it's gonna be fun with all the different nationalities.

Grtz from Greece,
Kaldera's crew