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Refeno 2016: anchored in Noronha

We arrived in Noronha very late at night. Part of the crew disembarked in the middle of the night anyway, as they would sleep in inns on the days in Noronha. I stayed on the boat, wanted to taste the experience of living on board. It was only two days but it gave a little understanding of what life is like on a sailboat. In the morning we tried to get the anchor out, it was badly positioned. We had to change place of the boat, we were in an area of circulation. Then he organized and cleaned the boat. It was not until the end of the afternoon that we stepped ashore for dinner and go around the village. I adored small trips on the inflatable boat bypassing the sailing boats that came to Noronha in Refeno. The small bay was filled with beautiful sailboats.

The next day we went diving in the morning to see the wreck in the port bay and we also dove to clean the hull of the boat. In the afternoon – a pedal on the island – a little review of the place I had been in 1998 and 2002...

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Regatta Refeno 2016: Recife – Noronha

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In this post, I decided to create a map of my participation in Refeno, just click on the icons and navigate on my experience at sea. It was my first regatta and the second time I was on board in a sailboat, without any stops. The first had been on a trip from Victoria to Salvador but I quit halfway, stopped at Abrolhos, and took a ride to Caravelas with a dive boat.

This time I was determined to face the sea even though I get seasick. The experience was great. We were the last to arrive in Fernando de Noronha, our boat – Pangeia – was a Bruce Roberts 434, 44 foot, 14 meters long, draft of 1.60 and weight of 17 tons. As we were the only steel sailboat, we left with the first trophy. Not bad for my first regatta.

Refeno 2016 from Karla Brunet on Vimeo.

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