Category Archive: our news

The backward passage

For those who prefer reading in Spanish, there is an extensive article in Metello’s blog about the leg from Panama to Açores via Bermuda and another one reporting the last passage, from Açores to Lisbon. Here we will just resume the log… In March 2019 we meet in Almirante, near Bocas del Toro (Panama) to …

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Panama: the sphincter of the Atlantic

We cleared in Panama at the end of April, in Linton Bay, a very well protected anchorage behind Isla Linton, where we can also squat the facilities of the marina. We headed there because some friend of us (and a bunch of members of La Cofradía de Navegantes Anarquistas) are stucked in this nice spot …

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our first Atlantic crossing

    After a 10 days long passage (3 of which drifting in no wind) from the Canary islands to Cap Vert, we have been at anchor in Mindelo for a while, visiting Sao Vicente and San Antonio, and preparing L’Alliance for her jump across the Atlantic. We really enjoyed a lot our stay in …

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Leaving the Med

L’Alliance left Barcelona on April the second 2017. After a quick stopover in Ibiza to see some friends, we set sails straight out of the Med, in a pleasant 4 days passage with fair and constant winds. Entering the Atlantic, though, we bumped into our first storm. Despite the weather forecasts showing winds up to …

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Gruissan 2013

This video is a quick overview of the last 5 months of work in Gruissan, where L’Alliance has been prepared to go back at sea.   The song is “Narcissus” by “Pacific!”.

Engine refit

A video about the complete refit of our engine, who took 2 years of our spare time! Music by Rodrigo y Gabriela (Tamacun)

gruissan juillet 2012

This video have been quickly edited in Gruissan, after the first 2 weeks of works on summer 2012. Shoots are from july the first untill the 14th, and the song is “Hard Smart Beta” by Starfucker… just an example of the finest electronic music broadcasted on soma fm poptron channel. Among the characters, we are …

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Rust but not least

This is the last video about our work on summer 2011… a quick overview of cutting & welding, sandblasting and painting her hull from inside…  (Music by Dick Dale)  

2011 Dock Odyssey

  This viedeo wants to resume the first step of the refit: unmounting everything!  Music by KT Tunstall (“suddenly I see”)  

Our Welders

A video tribute to friends who welded her hull in summer 2011…   Music by “The Last Shadow Puppets” (the age of the understatement)      

El primer video de L’Alliance

O sea, amor a primera vista… (música de France Gale)