Journal

10 May Introduction to Areté – Press Release [DOWNLOAD]

Download PDF version here. Press Release May 10th, 2015 For Immediate Release Multihull Madness - US Amateur Team Brings Areté, an ORMA 60 Trimaran, to the US for 2015 / 2016 Race Season. Newport, RI – May 10th, 2015 – Great Lakes multihull sailor Rick Warner has acquired a French...

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08 May The path to Newport

The path to Newport is becoming clearer.  Pilou and crew gybed north today and have just passed to the west of Bermuda. Our communication with Pilou has been exclusively by Iridium satellite phone.  These rugged phones usually have excellent connections, making calls sound like they are from...

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05 May The conveyor belt

Pilou’s check-in today was filled with good news.  On the mechanical front, the engine is running at normal temperatures…no coolant level or oil level issues…it is behaving like a good diesel should.  It must have been cold down below, because he said they ran engine...

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05 May We are crossing

Rick and I spoke to Pilou yesterday and he happily confirmed that, with the engine problems sorted, that there was no need for another stop.  “We are crossing!”, he said and told us that everyone’s spirits were high with the overheating problem behind them. They are...

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04 May Up Z River! – The Home Stretch

[caption id="attachment_16520" align="alignleft" width="225"] Arete from the Renaissance Center in Detroit[/caption] We were all awstruck at the view of the water cascading onto Arete's bow as the full moon rose into the night sky just as we slowly approached the front of the massive Welland lock...

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27 Apr Rick reports from Las Palmas

After a week of hard work and support from members of the Las Palmas marine business community, Areté has left the dock.  She has left the marina and turned south at 5:15 pm local time.  Their plan is to sail SSW to pass 70m west of Cape Verde...

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25 Apr Not on Cheeky anymore…

As the crew is gathering in Las Palmas, we would like to share two of the many photos that Ira Heller took on board Areté.  They show just how different this boat is from any that most of us have sailed to this point. The...

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22 Apr Boat Prep In Last Palmas

There is a lot going on aboard Areté, even though she is in port in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria. Ron, Mike and Ira have all made their way home to the US. Matt has remained behind to help with getting the engine, electronics and sails...

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17 Apr End of Chapter One

I just had a long debrief with Rick about this chapter in the delivery of Areté to her new home. This was a reasonably long chapter, with several plot twists. The first came when the Mistral winds from the Mediterranean decided to chase Areté out the...

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16 Apr Shore leave

Areté is at rest, tied snugly to a dock in Las Palmas, Gran Canria, Spain.  Nothing simple is easy, and arriving in the marina was not as simple as it should have been.  The engine was overheating, so a tow boat was called to get...

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16 Apr In sight of Gran Canaria

The guys are in cell range of Gran Canaria – ready to get to the dock.  It’s a bit complicated, as the engine has decided to run for only about ten minutes without overheating, but it looks like a nice day there, so I am...

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16 Apr Bound for the Canaries

Got a call from the boat this morning.  Our weather analysis yesterday was spot-on – unfortunately.  They were indeed in light air and confused seas with wind on the schnoz.  Not the best way to spend a day. Today, the wind had freed up a bit,...

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14 Apr South til the butter melts!

If you have been following the tracker on www.aretetrimaran.com, you will see that the guys have gybed south, taking the route toward the Canary Islands.  The pilot books for the early ship captains advised that the way to find the fairest winds to the New...

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12 Apr Areté is in the Atlantic!

Areté is in the Atlantic! The guys sailed through the Straights of Gibraltar and into the meat of the trip. The weather picture is very complicated. The route across the pond it littered with a series of low-pressure (windy) systems. Their first decision is whether to...

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11 Apr Areté in the Med

I just got a note from Matt, who is the navigator and the one sending daily emails from on board.  He reports that the crew is settling into a routine.  They have divided the crew in half with two three-hour watches so that they can keep a fresh...

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10 Apr Rick is ready to roll!

I just spoke to Rick as the final items were being stowed on Areté. He said that the entire crew has put in an excellent effort, working together to figure out how to live crammed into a tiny tube in the middle of a gigantic...

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