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Staying on the Rhumb Line | #18 | DrakeParagon Sailing Season 4

Sailing offshore is a mixed bag...crazy activity followed by extreme calm and everything in-between. A Canadian fisheries plane buzzes by to check us out as we battle with light and varied winds. Perhaps a look at the weather fax will show wind in our future. Until then, Drake jumps in the galley to create a favourite of the crew. What's for dinner? Stay with us!

 

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Day 5

Day five of sailing offshore to Greenland and everyone has settled into a rhythm. Like a pendulum, Paragon rolls from side to side as she moves forward in variable wind and we struggle to find a balance with our sails. The droning of the engine wears on the crew at the best of times...can a burst of wind save us from the constant noise? Stay with us!

 

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Day 6 Offshore Sailing to Greenland

What happens when the navigational maps and charts and cruising guides do not match? Which one is right? Which one is wrong? And, most importantly, which one do you follow? Paragon sails through rolling seas while the crew has just a few days to make some important decisions. Stay with us!

 

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Rolly Seas and Breaking Waves - DrakeParagon Sailing Season 4, Episode 21

When is the right time to reef a sail offshore? Some say once you realise it's time to reef, it's already too late. The winds are increasing and the waves are building as heavy weather approaches. Can our cautious captain keep us comfortable and on course? Stay with us!

 

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What Would YOU Do? - DrakeParagon Sailing Season 4, Episode 22

The winds are increasing, the waves are building, and the gusts are getting stronger. What do you do? Do you run with it? Do you heave to? A lot of decisions are going to be made as we continue our sail to Greenland in the North Atlantic. Stay with us!

 

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The Big Decision - DrakeParagon Sailing Season 4, Episode 23

What to do, what to do. The winds are increasing and we weigh our options. Stay the course? Tack or Gybe? Should we avoid the stormy waters south of Greenland or oncoming winds?

 

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Hove To - DrakeParagon Sailing Season 4, Episode 24

With just 2 to 3 days until we make landfall, the winds increase in speed and intensity. To ease pressure on the boat and, more importantly, the crew, a decision is made to heave to. How long will we drift off the coast of Greenland? Stay with us!

 

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Got caught up on your vids last night. I am really enjoying this northern stuff. Little boat in a big wilderness. Fantastic.
 

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Approaching Greenland - DrakeParagon Sailing Season 4, Episode 25

8 days at sea in the North Atlantic and now, after weathering high winds, no wind, equipment failures, and fatigue, we are so close to arriving at our destination on the west coast of Greenland. The crew is positively giddy with excitement as we begin the final approach.

 
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