For our youngest crew member (17 years) this race is his first transatlantic offshore experience. On the helm surfing down the waves something incredible happened: A big sperm whale jumped out of the water just in front of our yacht.

Just a few moments ago he complained: “I have never seen a whale in my life!”

In the best sense it is for the entire crew not only a challenging race but also an adventure in the wild.  Last night was frightening dark. We didn'T have much time to watch the stars above us as we had to concentrate on the performance of our boat. The combination of darkness and irregular wave patterns made it quite difficult for the helmsman to keep the boat on track. After this intense night the crew was rewarded with sunshine and a shower on deck.

(12th July, 21:27 MESZ)