DAY 1 : Indigo Construction flies to Bermuda
3:30am: Arrival of the team at the Montreal airport. Backpacks, sleeping bags, technical sailing equipment, passport, we have everything... except Thomas. Fatigue and emotion are felt, but excitement prevails.
12:00pm: After a short stopover in Toronto, we finally arrived at our destination: Bermuda. We enjoy this last day on land to taste local specialities and swim in the turquoise waters.
1:00am: We discovered the boat and crew and settled in. The final preparations are taking longer than expected, particularly with the repair of ropes and toilets.
DAY 2 : The big start
We leave Bermuda and gradually see the coasts move away until we find ourselves in the middle of the ocean. From that moment on, the adventure begins. It's a great moment for all of us, the excitement is at its height, a last cry of war to motivate us and we're off. Everyone then tries to tame the boat in their own way and find their place while enjoying the few hours of good weather we have left.
DAY 3: " Sign up, you’ll see nice landscapes! "
The seasickness starts to affect the majority of the crew, while Jean-Sébastien vomits in his cap, the photographer tries to rest and Thomas tries to survive at the back of the boat between two high hearts, each draws on his resources to face the difficulties. A halyard suddenly broke, the whole team rushed to the front of the boat to retrieve it, facing for some their fears of the water.
DAY 4 : The storm - ALL MENS ON DECK
The night was cold, short and challenging for the team that faced its first storm. Large waves and gusty winds struck the boat. Everyone was mobilized in the middle of the night to sweep the boat and gybe.
But this did not frighten the crew, who reacted spontaneously and were able to face these various problems thanks to continuous and essential assistance. That night a rare phenomenon warmed the team's hearts. Dolphins swam around the boat amid fluorescent phytoplankton, creating luminescent furrows in the ocean similar to northern lights.
DAY 5 : Sunny spell
Despite troughs of up to 15 feet, everyone docked and everyone found their place on the team.
The problems did not impact the Indigo Construction team's good mood, on the contrary, the crew wanted to test the boat's limits and never sailed so fast, reaching peaks at 27 knots of speed while surfing the waves.
DAY 6 : Arrival in Halifax
Tired but relieved when we see the coasts from far away. A feeling of pride overwhelms us, the smile can be seen on all faces for having accomplished this challenge and for being resilient and bold throughout it.
7:00pm: Arrival at the quayside after 3.5 days of travel and 750 nautical miles aboard Esprit De Corps IV.
We have emerged stronger and more determined than ever to face the next challenges ahead. This challenge has forever united the team...
Behind the scenes...
Having to jump to slip into your bunk, hang on to move around the boat, get dressed without falling to ensure your shift, hang on to go to the toilet... This is our daily routine during the delivery.
Despite the difficulty, giggles were on the agenda. Indigo team didn't let go of their good mood even when it came to soak up the toilet water !
However, all these efforts deserve a little comfort, a nap on the sails to recover or a good meal to warm the hearts.
Thank you for following our adventures and we look forward to the next one...