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Saveol and Sam back out at sea

 nov 20, 2012 |  comments

Sam Davies / Savéol
Sam Davies / Savéol

Hello everyone

Saveol and I are back out at sea. This time with a different challenge: to get back to France without our mast.


Thanks to lots of new friends in Madera, plus Erwan, Romain and Julien's hard work, we turned Saveol round in two days, and even found a broken mast that we now have up as a jury rig.

A big thanks to the Club  del Mar at Funchal, especially Hugo who looked after us, and also to Joao who helped with everything!

We picked the mast up in Canical as we left, so yesterday afternoon we worked on it to rig it up and stepped it just before dark. With no wind last night, we motored, and this morning we put our first sails up! We have Saveol's storm jib, plus a Laser sail that we also were given in Madera. Other kind donations mean we do have more old sails, but this will do for now as we are expecting quite a lot of wind today and tomorrow.

Unfortunately tomorrow we have headwinds, so we are not sure whether we will manage to move forward at all.... fingers crossed..... but then after that we should have a smoother ride towards Cascais.

I am totally shattered, so I have also had some great sleeps, and for the first time since before the start of the Vendee I have got out my super OceanSleepwear sleeping bag and pillow and it is SO GREAT to sleep in my bunk out here at sea. Likewise, the hard conditions for the first week of the Vendee weren't very good for eating well, so I have been discovering all the nice food I have packed on board that I just didn't have time to get out before now!!!

More news soon


From Sam, Erwan and Saveol - 356.5 nautical miles from Cascais !


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juliette

nov 22, 2012

On the road again!!Let's that rock
take care

Francois

nov 21, 2012

WHAOU ! mais c'est la GV du Laser de ZLATAN ?? le Suedois est partout LOL !! eh est- ce que le Vent Zlatane _Fort ??? LET'S GO n Roll n LOL ...sur La Longue Route Toujours !!!

CARQUEVILLE.D

nov 21, 2012

bon courage pour le retour prend soin de toi et on t'attend sur les prochaines courses.trop bien tes video y a 4ans vivement les prochaines

Flore

nov 21, 2012

bientôt la traversé de l'atlantique en Laser!!
ou la manche en optimiste!

Merci des news, bon retour!

(l'avantage si vous débarquez les courses du bateau à terre c'est que vous n'avez pas à aller au supermarché pendant quelques semaines!)

Bernd Friedrich & Lilly

nov 21, 2012

Bon retour Sam!

Paolo

nov 21, 2012

It's great to see you smiling after what you have lived.
To know that you are so grateful for everything you have now after the loss of such an incredible adventure as the Vendee Globe.
Thank you for this lesson of life you have given to me.

Paolo

nov 21, 2012

It's great to see you smiling after what you have lived.
To know that you are so grateful for everything you have now after the loss of such an incredible adventure as the Vendee Globe.
Thank you for this lesson of life you have given to me.

Roger Bradshaw

nov 21, 2012

What an amazing voyage - do I sense enough adventure for a new book or even a new song based on old lyrics "I am sailing - again" Surely Rod would give permission! I am so happy you are sailing home - you truly deserve to enjoy all that food. May the wind fill your sails and hurry you to a safe return.

Kate

nov 20, 2012

Sail safe ....

Tangui

nov 20, 2012

Tu t'es mise au Laser Sam ?
Bon retour.

Penny Bloxham

nov 20, 2012

Ohhh Sam, I've been following your every move and feel for you so much, from the bottom of my heart. Such rotten luck, you must understandably be devestated. But I bet it was great to see Romain and Ruben? I wish you and the crew a safe passage back to France. Hope to see you sometime and hear about your next adverture. Love to Xavier too.

Penny xxxx

nat mc athur

nov 20, 2012

t'es fortiche ça c'est sûr et la solidarité humaine n'a pas de prix.

Vincent Thivet

nov 20, 2012

Bon retour, profite bien de ces jours de mer sur Savéol ! C'est bon te voir sourire de nouveau. J'espère que tu viendras faire un tour au PC course à Paris ! :-)

Françoise

nov 20, 2012

Hello Sam!
Même si ce n'est qu'une voile de laser, c'est une voile! Et, avec ton sourire bien sûr, Savéol est déjà bien moins tristounet qu'il y a quelques jours sous moteur seul... C'est une autre page qui s'écrit là, pas prévue (et pas souhaitée!), mais qui j'en suis certaine va compter aussi dans l'histoire "Sam et Savéol"... dont nous attendons les chapitres à venir.
Reprends des forces, je t'envoie mes plus chaleureuses pensées (et je vais quand même jeter un coup d'oeil sur la météo que tu rencontres dans ton périple...)
XXX

Favre Jean-pierre

nov 20, 2012

Je vois que tu as retrouvé le sourire, cela fait plaisir. Repose toi et profite de ce retour pour bien récupérer.

roulier bernard

nov 20, 2012

Merçi Sam de tes nouvelles en vous espérant un vent portant vers la France. Je t'espére remise un peu de ta déception. Bon cap et gros bisous. Un papy voileux.Bernard

Sancho

nov 20, 2012

Samantha,
Un bonjour de l'Isère où il fait "frisquet".
Sans vouloir heurter la fierté de Savéol, noua aimerions bien le voir sous voiles!!
Je suis sur qu'il nous pardonnera...
En tout cas encore bravo, pour votre sens marin et votre éternel optimisme.
Et bravo également aux marins de Madère.
Conservez vous.

Sancho

nov 20, 2012

Samantha,
Mille excuses, je n'avais vu que votre sourire sur la photo...
C'est vrai que l'on voit la voile de Laser...
Et ça avance...??
Eole est avec vous.
Conservez vous.

Randolf

nov 20, 2012

Sam,

I would not have thought that you have to go back with a jury rig. I guess your next big sailing adventure is already there, before you could enjoy some extra time at home.

Fair winds,
Randolf

Alain

nov 20, 2012

Bonjour Sam,
On t'attend aux Sables d'Olonne. Bon retour !!
Ton sourire fait plaisir à voir.
A bientôt.

TESSIER 85

nov 20, 2012

BON COURAGE POUR VOTRE REMONTÉE .ET PEUT ÊTRE UN PETITE VISITE AU PORT DES SABLES D'OLONNE ?ON SERAS TOUS LA POUR VOUS ACCUEILLIR .

Colin Enticknap

nov 20, 2012

Hi Sam, Good to see you under sail again. Good luck and have a safe voyage.

Klaxon

nov 20, 2012

Sam, I have been sailing Lasers for over 30 years and have always looked at the Open 60, leastwise the earlier boats, as kind of like a big laser.
Please, please post some more pics of the rig. I will buy a high res for a poster of that!
I too am gutted for you :(
but have a safe journey and head held high :)

K

joao vieira

nov 20, 2012

Plans de energie je pense a vous la vibration positive est la...par contre je oublie de vous donner la bouteille de Poncha domage...bom vent bisous a bientot les amies.



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