I'd rather be sailing
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: The state of s/v/ Pelican
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It's interesting that you mention the securite calls. When we ran down the Delaware in the thick fog we were going from can to can. At times we could see the ships on radar, smell their exhaust, feel the thrumming of their motors and know they were less than a 1/4 mile away, but we couldn't actually see them. I'll post pics in a few days of what it was like. Anyway, everytime we got to the next mark, or I saw a new target on my radar, "Securite, Securite, Securite. This is sailing vessel Pelican outbound just outside the green side of the channel". I was the only person broadcasting securite calls. I was shocked! I knew there were other boats (power and sail) around us, but we were the only ones I heard broadcasting all day! I'd do them on 16 and then repeat on 13. By the way, the tugs liked the "green side of the channel" message since it made it ultimately clear as to exactly where I was.
At one point I heard a tug telling another boat "You may want to do securite calls". I must have done about 50 of them that day.
s/v "Pelican" Passport 40 #076- Finished Cruising - for the moment -
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