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Another Caribbean romp

38.8 nautical miles in 4:45 minutes from our Bequia anchorage to our Tyrrel Bay mooring!
Wind on the beam, full main and the 150! What a gas! And we caught dinner to boot, even with tons of weed.
We, like everyone else, normally sail with a good reef in the main, but today, with a beam wind and seas around 8 feet, we let 'er rip.
Man, was it fun!
We left a couple of Lagoons, also under full sail, in the dust (which isn't all that unusual) and hardly got the decks (or my sunglasses) wet at all. GPS topped out at 11.4 and we rarely fell below 7.5 knots except for leaving and entering the bays.
So, for those of you coming to the Windwards to sail once again, I suggest you pick up your bareboat in St Vincent or Bequia and do the run to Carriacou in one hop. If you've gotta go back, then do so via Clifton, Chatham, the Tobago Cays and up to Bequia/St Vincent.
Do not miss that southbound romp.
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Re: Another Caribbean romp

Sounds like an epic sail for memory lane... ;-)
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Sounds like an epic sail for memory lane... ;-)
Not so much. It is most often like that. Today was especially fast, but that run is always a blast. I've made similar posts before.
Just reminding folks, there a right way and a wrong way to bareboat (or charter) down here in the Windwards.
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Re: Another Caribbean romp

I am here in Bequia . Look up Moondance Catalina 445, south side, mooring, in front of Whalebone Restaurant if you come back north. Will be here until March 7th probably.

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Re: Another Caribbean romp

Never gets old eh!!!!
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