Before crossing the North Atlantic

Published on 14.06.2011 - Avannaq 2011

The sloop Avannaq and her crew has arrived in Galway (the fifth largest and the fastest-growing city in Ireland), the last port before the crossing of the North Atlantic sea.

11 June : Galway, their last port of call before crossing the North Atlantic

10 June : They called to Inishmore, heart of the Celtic culture. Galway tomorrow

9 June : 52° 22' N / 10° 16' W, On their way to the Aran islands. All is good on board.

8 June : Probably their last night in Dingle, they are visiting a curragh construction workshop this evening ! 

Dingle, 7 june : A depression has been keeping Avannaq moored for the past two days in the marina of Dingle where one of their neighbors, the skipper of another French boat they had previously met in the Scillys is also waiting to sail North.

Life onboard is drawing its main lines: logbook, aquarelles, endless conversations regarding the best route to take to Iceland, which is still undetermined. 

Weather forecast for tomorrow is even worse that today's : a 5 meter swell and the winds are blowing in excess of 30 knots. They are making the best of the local amenities. This will also grant Pierre the opportunity to mail his 20 year old daughter her birthday present. She lives in Denmark.

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