Movie 11 - Crossing the Atlantic again (subtitles)

Uploaded by etaomega07 on 16.11.2009

Arne Mårtensson was previously chairman of SHB.
He was vice chairman of Ericsson and on the board of 5 other companies.
In spring 2006 he left them all–
–to sail around the world with his wife, Heléne.
Part 11: Mishaps and Disappointments
It's early January and we are in Cape Town.
We are in V & A Waterfront Marina in the middle of the town.
With so many seals on the jetties, it can be difficult to get on board.
But it's worst in the evening after being out eating.
You can trip over the seals.
We have torches every evening so we can see where they are.
The large males can be a bit agressive if you get too close.
Can you call port control and advise them that we are leaving?
It's channel 14.
South Africa is a fantastic place and we wish the new government luck.
Even if it looks uncertain for them. There are a lot of bad signs.
Cape Town is exceptionally nice. We like South Africa a lot.
Our circumnavigation is coming to an end. We're nearly home.
I don't want to think about it.
We are approaching St Helena.
We'll make port in Jamestown in just over an hour.
This island was discovered in the 16th century by the Portugese.
It is famous for being the place of exile for Napoleon from 1815–1821.
He died on St Helena.
We're in a truck on the way to the house where Napoleon lived.
The roads here are very narrow and there is a lot of traffic.
This is Longwood House where Napoleon lived.
It is in the middle of the island, a few hundred metres above sea level.
Very lush and green.
–Do they live naturally here? –They are imported.
From the Seychelles, okay.
We've been travelling from St Helena for about nine days.
Salvador is starting to take shape ahead of us.
We were here in September 2006 on our way from Sweden to Antarctica.
Now we're back in Salvador. We can celebrate sailing round the world.
We're going to be organised and rent a car.
We know the town a bit because we were here before.
We're celebrating completing our circumnavigation in Salvador–
–in a Japanese restaurant. We're starting with sushi and sashimi.
It is so tasty.
Heléne is stowing the fenders...
...while we motor out from the bay outside Salvador.
I'm sure it won't be tough sailing but we'll be crossing the equator–
–and through the doldrums with a lot of rain and thunder.
That's the only unpleasant part, a couple of days in the doldrums.
We've had our first real serious accident–
–which has interrupted our voyage.
We've had technical problems but we've never had to seek a haven.
We've never had problems we couldn't live with.
Just under a week ago, after two days at sea–
–there was a dreadful bang from the rigging.
From below it sounded like we had lost it all.
On the first spreader are the TV and broadband aerials.
On one side there's a shroud to the deck and a diagonal to the spreader.
There is no diagonal on the right side and that was what broke.
This happened when we were 80 nautical miles from Recife in Brazil.
That's where we have been for the last 6 days.
We've brought a Swedish rigging specialist from Trinidad to fix it.
–You won't drop any pieces, Jonas? –I hope not.
In addition, there isn't anywhere to fill diesel from a pump.
So we have to use 50 litre drums. We started on Friday.
We have two Brazillians here who have helped us.
They row over to the station and then back with the drum.
So it will take all day.
It's not very pleasant here because it is a very dirty and run–down city.
A plastic bag has got into our generator too, so it overheats.
That means we can't use the air conditioning.
This has been a long and drawn out voyage.
We've sailed over 6000 nm from Cape Town with two short stopovers–
–and an involuntary stop because of the rigging.
The last stop was not a break because there was a lot of work and worrying.
We lay outside Recife in a harbour that looked like a dirty ditch–
–so it wasn't much fun to be there.
I'm in our engine room in the middle of the Atlantic.
We got bad diesel when we filled up in Brazil for the first time.
The engines are stuttering. I've changed the fuel filter on the Volvo.
The generator is stuttering too.
In countries like Brazil, people don't think long–term.
They all try to cheat you. My credit card was skimmed in Salvador.
Then the diesel we bought was bad quality.
–Give me that crayfish thing. –A lobster fork.
You just can't trust anyone in South America.
This is the famous Antigua Yacht Club in the Caribbean.
There are loads of lovely, large yachts.
I can assure you it is a different environment to Brazil.
The boats are nice and well kept.
There are large motor and sail boats as far as you can see.
We have two people re–varnishing.
–Will it be nice? –Yes.
Yes, I hope so.
We're approaching Barbuda–
–which is part of Antigua but which is very unexploited.
Look at the wonderfully green water here.
We're going to relax in the Caribbean for one and a half months–
–before sailing home to the Swedish summer, after three years.
Translation: Sean Holmes PrimeText International
Textadmin.: PrimeText International