An alfresco feast at halfway point to the Azores

1,148 views  |   January 17th, 2020 

Challenger 2 are now over halfway to the Azores and feeling like Champions as this update from Stephen suggests.

Sailing to the Azores

Halfway to the Azores

Our second Motherwatch successfully completed today. Boat swept and mopped, surfaces cleaned, grey water tank pumped and 16 people fed – none of whom complained! Lunch included an al-fresco celebration of passing the halfway point to The Azores. It included canapes, freshly baked Focaccia, a fruity punch and Queen singing We are the champions. Unfortunately the weather failed to reflect the party atmosphere.  Wet weather clothing was the order of the day, rather than shorts and flip flops. It could almost have been a summer day in The Solent rather than Lat 35 deg N.

Ship Ahoy!

While writing the blog I’m also keeping half an eye on the AIS, as the cargo ship Florinda 1 creeps up behind us in the dark and will pass within about a mile. It’s quite exciting as, when I stick my head out of the hatch before returning to my bunk, this will be the first ship I will have seen since we left Antigua.


Here is Challengers 2’s position at 0600 this morning 17th January.

Challenger 2's position in the Atlantic

Challenger 2’s position in the Atlantic

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