Winter sailing from Annapolis to St. Martin - Follow "Zanshin" - SailNet Community
 280Likes
Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 247 Old 01-10-2020 Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Zanshin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Germany
Posts: 2,571
Thanks: 0
Thanked 36 Times in 34 Posts
Rep Power: 14
 
Winter sailing from Annapolis to St. Martin - Follow "Zanshin"

Today "Zanshin" was sailed for the first time since she was dismasted during Hurricane Irma in the BVI. It was a fun sail (but really cold) and the rig is now perfectly tuned for the passage south. I plan on using a good weather window tomorrow to depart and will head towards Bermuda while doing as much southerly course as I can. Once I hit the right longitude I'm heading south towards St. Martin.

For those interested in the passage progress, I did get a SPOT tracker and you can follow the passage at SPOT and spotwalla tracking
The first 2 days are going to be really cold but then I'll be across the Gulf Stream and in warmer waters!

Maybe, if I'm lucky, this thread will be fun to read once I have internet connectivity in St. Martin (assuming I make it) upon arrival. I've got the SSB set up, am getting GRIBs sent to me regularly via the PACTOR modem and have Chris Parker giving me advice on the way - so what can go wrong? I just finished provisioning the boat. I spent more on booze and steaks than on real provisions A couple of granola bars, apples, bananas and cans of soup will tide me over...

p.s. If you see a RED mark, then my user-id on Sailnet has become available and I won't be posting anymore. But whatever happens, I've lived a full and wonderful life


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Zanshin is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 247 Old 01-10-2020
Senior Member
 
SanderO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Westchester, NY
Posts: 4,242
Thanks: 2
Thanked 108 Times in 108 Posts
Rep Power: 13
 
Re: Winter sailing from Annapolis to St. Martin - Follow "Zanshin"

Fair winds and following seas... Looking forward to read about your passage.

Pay attention....

and remember.... it's never too late to f*ck up!

pay attention... someone's life depends on it
SanderO is online now  
post #3 of 247 Old 01-10-2020
Moderator
 
Arcb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Eastern Ontario
Posts: 3,914
Thanks: 214
Thanked 200 Times in 196 Posts
Rep Power: 10
 
Re: Winter sailing from Annapolis to St. Martin - Follow "Zanshin"

Have a safe, warm trip. The tracker will be fun to follow.
Arcb is offline  
 
post #4 of 247 Old 01-10-2020
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 3,025
Thanks: 1
Thanked 46 Times in 45 Posts
Rep Power: 14
 
Re: Winter sailing from Annapolis to St. Martin - Follow "Zanshin"

Looks like a pretty snotty trip down the Bay if your doing an overnight on Saturday.
tempest is online now  
post #5 of 247 Old 01-11-2020
Senior Member
 
midwesterner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 1,138
Thanks: 6
Thanked 51 Times in 50 Posts
Rep Power: 5
 
I'm looking forward to it. Fair winds.
midwesterner is online now  
post #6 of 247 Old 01-11-2020
Moderator
 
MarkofSeaLife's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: London!
Posts: 6,932
Thanks: 69
Thanked 309 Times in 280 Posts
Rep Power: 10
 
Dock
Re: Winter sailing from Annapolis to St. Martin - Follow "Zanshin"

Booze and steaks ARE real provisions!

Sea Life
Notes on a Circumnavigation:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


People can say they want freedom, but offer them the keys to what chains them, a map to where they want to go,
And they'll turn it down for the cell they know
MarkofSeaLife is offline  
post #7 of 247 Old 01-11-2020
Moderator
 
MarkofSeaLife's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: London!
Posts: 6,932
Thanks: 69
Thanked 309 Times in 280 Posts
Rep Power: 10
 
Dock
Re: Winter sailing from Annapolis to St. Martin - Follow "Zanshin"

I'm amazed how much warmer it is over the other side of the gulf stream. And happier too. The weather is far less volitile
Sal Paradise likes this.

Sea Life
Notes on a Circumnavigation:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


People can say they want freedom, but offer them the keys to what chains them, a map to where they want to go,
And they'll turn it down for the cell they know
MarkofSeaLife is offline  
post #8 of 247 Old 01-11-2020
Senior Member
 
Morild's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Aabenraa, Denmark
Posts: 169
Thanks: 3
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Rep Power: 7
 
Re: Winter sailing from Annapolis to St. Martin - Follow "Zanshin"

Congrats with being masted, and have a nice trip.
I enjoyed the last thread, so I have high expectations 😁
Morild is online now  
post #9 of 247 Old 01-11-2020
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Narragansett Bay
Posts: 20,764
Thanks: 82
Thanked 587 Times in 563 Posts
Rep Power: 11
   
Re: Winter sailing from Annapolis to St. Martin - Follow "Zanshin"

Safe passage, Zan. Mind boggling how you do this, solo. When you get back to wifi, I'd be interested to hear about your experience at Jabins and how the refit holds up.
Morild and mbianka like this.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Jeanneau 54DS

In the harsh marine environment, something is always in need of repair. Margaritas fix everything.
Minnewaska is offline  
post #10 of 247 Old 01-11-2020
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 3,025
Thanks: 1
Thanked 46 Times in 45 Posts
Rep Power: 14
 
Re: Winter sailing from Annapolis to St. Martin - Follow "Zanshin"

And....... He's Off!
tempest is online now  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 32 (5 members and 27 guests)
RegisteredUser , SailMaineH27 , Terry L , Zanshin



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome