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post #4 of Old 10-18-2006 Thread Starter
LeahMeryl
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Boat is a Beneteau 363, chartered from Moorings. Crew is just two of us - we normally race our Lightning in rivers, so open water is new to me; not new to my skipper, but it's been a while.

My parents retired to St Maarten years ago so I've taken so many trips to the area that the islands are a little... boring isn't the right word, but they certainly aren't exciting anymore.

One way should have been a consideration but since we already have our plane tickets...

Does ambitious mean doable? Or is that a polite way to say we are out of our minds? The hull speed of our boat is 8knots, we figured to be conservative we'd make plans based on 7knots. The "historical wind" for late November is out of the east.

We also factored a day in at the end where we could make up time if needed. I guess our big concern is if we are in the middle of big water at night. We don't have any experience at night.
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