Journal

20 Jun Mackinac at Midnight

We've just passed under the Mackinac Bridge. Under sail and picking up speed. 19.6 knots with midnight behind us and Milwaukee ahead!   ...

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04 Jun Arete is Home!

I am sitting on the edge of the dock in Port Huron, Michigan that is Arete's new home. We arrived here at 7:30pm this evening of June 3. As you can see from the photo, Arete is a tight fit through the Water Street Bridge, but we made it...

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01 Jun Weekend Update – Wind, Rain and Locks

Here's a recap from the locks over the past few days. As we mentioned before, three crew stepped off in Quebec, and we were joined by Arete's owner, Rick Warner, Tom Gmeiner, a young sailng instructor from the Detroit Yacht Club, and Don Walton, a veteran...

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26 May Back in Action… Let the Trash Talking Resume

Today's update is from straight down the middle of the St. Lawrence river, passing the town of Rimouski. We had to motor for over 12 hours, and it was great to see "Matilda," as we have affectionately named Arete's motor, running so smoothly. At that pace, we thought...

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25 May Au Revoir to Rivière au Renard

We spent a great day here in this small fishing village yesterday.  There was a reasonable job list on the boat – there is ALWAYS a reasonable jobs list on the boat.  We sent Rick Hake below to find the annoying leaks that were adding...

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24 May Rivière au Renard, Quebec, Canada

If you have been watching the tracker, you may wonder whatever happened to the sanity of the crew of Areté – our track looks like the angry scrawls of a seriously disturbed five-year-old. Angry is right, but it is the weather that is angry.When we finally passed the...

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23 May Warmer Times Ahead?

LOCATION - Right now, we are well into our trip, and have left the snow-covered hills of Nova Scotia behind - and it is really really REALLY cold! We are heading northwest, past New Brunswick and to the mouth of the St. Lawrence River. WEATHER - Outside of the cold, we...

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22 May Icicles on a Sunny Day Rounding Nova Scotia!

We are sailing along nicely, rounded Nova Scotia and are just off the tip of Cape Breton Island. The skies have been clear and beautiful, and the winds good, but it is also REALLY cold! ------------------- Now that we will be closer to shore, you can also track...

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21 May Let the Trash Talking Begin

As she starts to smell fresh water, we covered 250 miles in 16 hours! On the last 4 hour shift Jim, Blaise, and Ron covered 75 miles and wrote 19 on the trash bag for the next shift to see - they averaged 19 knots nicely surfing under...

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17 May On the dock in Newport

Areté has been on the dock for six days – quite a lot of rest for a boat that has been on the move for more than a month.  She is getting used to people speaking English to her all of the time (almost…Blaise is...

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12 May Areté is in Newport!

Areté is in Newport!  Not surprisingly, there was some serious drama as this chapter of the delivery drew to a close. Rick and I arrived in Newport on Sunday to find the crew about 100 miles out and closing fast. We launched Rick’s 19’ Boston Whaler...

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12 May The horse smells the barn

As the crew gets closer to Newport, their speed is building – almost as though both boat and crew can smell Newport like a horse smells the barn. Last night it seemed as though they slowed down, and Pilou confirmed this in today’s call – they...

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