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Our First Night Passage: BVI to St. Martin

Current Location: Simpson's Bay, St. Martin
Current Position: 18 1.91 N 063 5.71 W Click to view map.
Distance sailed since last post: 77 nautical miles. View the map of our voyage track here


YouTube Link: Sailing at Night

Conditions couldn’t have been more perfect! The wind was in the right direction, so we sailed close hauled the entire way, and needed only one 2 mile tack at the end to take us straight into Simpson Bay. We had a clear sky, with just some scattered clouds, and a bright, bright full moon that lit up the whole sea. The waves were gentle, just one to two meters, and the boat behaved nicely – I didn’t even have to change a fuel filter.

Since we had fair winds and were able to keep both sails up, we just used the motor at low revs (2000 rpm) to give us an extra couple of knots, and to enable us to point that little bit higher.

So we made good time, arrived at 7:30 am for a total passage time of 14 hours from Spanish Town. And then we got some sleep before checking in with Customs.

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