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Day 1 of our 4 Day Passage

Current Location: Charlotte Amelie, St Thomas, USVI
Current Position: 18 20.17 N 064 55.44 W Click to view map.
Distance sailed since last post: 18 nautical miles. View the map of our voyage track here

At 7 am we set off from Charlotte Amelie for a 470 nautical mile sail to the Turks and Caicos Islands. We figure it should take us about four days, but who knows?

We got a bit of shopping done in St. Thomas; most notably some quilts and pillows for our guest cabins so that our crew for the Atlantic crossing have somewhere to sleep! We also bought some provisions, but are regretting not having bought more in St. Martin. We were told that St. Thomas was cheaper than St. Martin, but it doesn’t appear that way. Especially not for beer! Boy, we should have stocked up on that when it was only $17 for a flat of 24 cans! But, hey, soon we will be in England where I can get some REAL beer.

So, the weather is light winds, and the forecast is for pretty consistent 10 -13 knot easterlies, backing to more north east by the end of the trip. That means that It is basically a run to broad reach the whole way. Should be very straight forward. As long as we get some sleep, of course!

Will keep you informed!

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