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Bluejay sails into Jamaica

Remember those 9 complete strangers who met a couple of weeks ago then went off on an adventure from Martinque to Jamaica, taking in St Lucia on the way? At 3am this morning they entered the marina in Jamaica while playing Bob Marley on deck. Everyone was up on deck whether they were on watch or not. […]

Night skies & Galley disasters on Bluejay

The eggs are gone. And so is the honey. However the bilges are really clean. This is our 4th day at sea now and it’s fair to say the boat is rolling about a fair bit in big swells, which has meant for a few galley disasters. If you put it down, it *will* slide […]

Bluejay prepares to sail from St Lucia to Jamaica!

Right now, Bluejay is moored quietly at the end of the pontoon at Rodney Bay Marina, while all aboard are experiencing the warm Caribbean hospitality ashore. Today she was treated to a full wash & scrub up and was restocked with the all important provisions for our ocean crossing. Excitement has been building for the […]

The power of 4!

4 days ago, 9 complete strangers including a software engineer, a rigger, a Watersports company owner, a local politician, a plant nursery owner & a development engineer, met at a marina in Martinque to undertake an adventure together. 4 days later & it feels we’re a little family. Having spent 4 wonderful days learning together, […]

Glorious Grenadines

Our holiday exploring the many varied islands between Martinique and Grenada is almost coming to an end… It’s been a brilliant two weeks with slightly stronger winds than the usual trades, so with a couple of reefs in the main we’ve been eating up the miles down wind, arriving in a new place most days. […]

1000nm left to go

All is happy and well on the good ship Bluejay as we make good speed towards St Lucia. We have a had a little fun with our main heads (toilet) but this seems to now have been resolved. We have been poled out for a few days now albeit on different gybes and the whole […]

Bluejay back on the big blue Atlantic

It’s been a hectic time for the crew of Bluejay as we prepped for leg two of ARC plus adventure in the Cape Verde town of Mindello. With final provisions in place and all of our pre departure checks completed, our 11 strong crew headed out for the 2000nm crossing to St Lucia. The forecasts […]

Bluejay en route to the Cape Verde islands!

With a degree of trepidation, the crew of Blue jay arrive over a few hours on Wednesday. What have we signed up for? The yacht a 60’ Clipper with its blue hull resting next to the pontoon invites us to board.  Within minutes it’s like old friends meeting except we’re strangers. Bags dropped off and […]

Joining Bluejay

With a degree of trepidation, the crew of Blue jay arrive over a few hours on Wednesday. What have we signed up for? The yacht a 60’ Clipper with its blue hull resting next to the pontoon invites us to board. Within minutes it’s like old friends meeting except we’re strangers. Bags dropped off and […]

Skills and drills in Galicia

BlueJay’s new crew were up before the sun this morning, who lazily stayed abed until after the safety briefings and only peeping over the horizon once the deck prep were completed. Boat ready and the mercury rising to give way to a pleasant temperature, we set out into the bay to familiarise ourselves with the […]

Torshavn

Haldorsvik to Torshavn   From Haldorsvik we set sail for Midvagur 48.9nm away- This was a thrilling sail with a max speed of 10knots. An early start leaving the Lonely small town of Haldarsvik with its unusual octagonal church, the only one in the Faroes. The coastline out of the fjord was Running with waterfalls […]