Dídac Costa

What's the alternative?
Emails from the boats JAN 26, 2015 12:25

What's the alternative?

Didac Costa (One Planet, One Ocean & Pharmaton):

We took advantage of the lack of wind to make a thorough mast check. Today we progressed very few miles again, the high pressure area that we tried to round has caught us. In a way we knew this would end up happening, but when you find yourself fighting to make the boat go forward with two knots of wind speed, the question you can't avoid is: was there any alternative?

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Argo day!
Emails from the boats JAN 23, 2015 14:03

Argo day!

Aleix Gelabert and Didac Costa (One Planet, One Ocean & Pharmaton) launched their Argo at12:13 UTC at 33ºS 30W:

Today is an important day for the Barcelona World Race, the Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO and other organizations involved in this scientist project. We, and the other participants of the Barcelona World Race, will deploy scientific beacons in to the sea that will measure different parameters.

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Another Day in the Office
Emails from the boats JAN 17, 2015 11:54

Another Day in the Office

Didac Costa (One Planet, One Ocean & Pharmaton)

Since we left the doldrums we are installed in a certain routine: every day is similar to the day before.

It is very sweltering and the heat is intense. Only from midday on, when the sun hides behind the foresail we dare to go out on deck.

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Emails from the boats JAN 11, 2015 20:39

Un cuento y un mensaje

Didac Costa (One Planet, One Ocean & Pharmaton):

"Ya llevamos unos cuantos días amurados a babor. Las maniobras se reducen a poner o quitar un rizo cuando el viento varía de intensidad y nuestra actividad se centra en llevar el barco a mano, sin piloto, para sacar provecho de cada ola.

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Emails from the boats JAN 8, 2015 16:58

"Acumulamos un cierto cansancio"

Didac Costa (One Planet, One Ocean & Pharmaton):

"Con las Canarias en la estela, la siguiente decisión importante será elegir la longitud por la que cruzaremos las calmas ecuatoriales. Después de asegurarnos de que el desvente de Gran Canaria está superado, hemos optado por trasluchar y ganar oeste.

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