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Zanshin Travel Logbook
Date Lat Lon Destination Start End Nm
Description
Picture GPS Track TotNm
2014/04/13 16.31°N
61.80°W
Deshaies, Guadeloupe, FWI 10:30 17:00 31.9 The first half of the trip from the Saintes to Deshaies was done with reefs in the sails and in choppy seas that the passage between the Saintes and Gaudeloupe proper is renowned for and I was doing between 5 and 7 knots with occasional bouts of 9 knots. But north of Basseterre the winds died or backwinded and I motored the last 3 hours at 1500RPM.
Sailing towards GuadeloupeSailing in the passage between Iles des Saintes and Guadeloupe proper, here I'm in calmer waters that turn rougher as I get closer to Guadeloupe.
(2014-04-14 11:59:02 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/4.5, 1/400s] ISO 100)
Sailing towards Guadeloupe

4297.7
2014/04/12 15.86°N
61.60°W
Oyster Bay, Îles des Saintes, Guadeloupe, FWI 14:00 17:00 20.7 Winds of 10-15 knots, seas of about 1 meter and the majority of the sail with 1 reef in both sails on a beam reach made for a wonderful sail, comfortable with little heel or sense of speed but still doing 7 and more knots and occasionally 9.5 knots!
9.4 knotsZanshin doing 9.4 knots on a beam reach with a reef in both sails and sailing comfortably along.
(2014-04-13 14:56:00 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/8.0, 1/60s] ISO 100)
9.4 knots

4265.8
2014/04/04 15.58°N
61.46°W
Portsmouth, Dominica 08:30 11:30 20.7 The seas were pretty calm, so the passage was quite fast with 10-15 knots of wind initially but then it piped up and I went from full sails to 2 mainsail reefs and 1 on the genoa and was still doing 7-8 knots. It was a wonderful sail, the kind one likes to remember!
Rocking B under sail leaving the SaintesRocking B departing the Saintes for Dominica - I left a half hour later and couldn't catch up.
(2014-04-04 07:44:40 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/6.3, 1/250s] ISO 100)
Rocking B under sail leaving the Saintes

4245.1
2014/03/31 15.86°N
61.60°W
Oyster Bay, Îles des Saintes, Guadeloupe, FWI 13:00 18:30 35.2 In mixed conditions, initially backwinded on the lee side of Gaudeloupe, then no wind and finally normal wind gusting to 25+ knots with some fine fast sailing (2 reefs main, 1 reef genoa) and doing between 7 and 9 knots I tacked upwind to the Saintes. The swell was about 1 meter, so the sailing was a lot of fun without being strenuous.
Katzenellenbogen chasing meSailing between Guadeloupe and the Saintes our courses crossed several times.
(2014-03-31 17:11:28 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/6.3, 1/250s] ISO 100)
Katzenellenbogen chasing me

4224.4
2014/03/30 16.18°N
61.78°W
Pigeon Island, Guadeloupe, FWI 12:30 14:30 9.6 In mixed conditions including backwinding in the lee side of Gaudeloupe I slowly sailed / motorsailed down the coat to Pigeon Island.
Stephen filling up on waterStephen from Katzenellenbogen filling up their water on Zanshin
(2014-03-30 09:51:08 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/9.0, 1/250s] ISO 100)
Stephen filling up on water

4189.2
2014/03/23 16.31°N
61.80°W
Deshaies, Guadeloupe, FWI 06:30 18:30 80.1 While much of the trip was done closehauled, it was nice with no developed seas and winds of about 15 knots. The leeward side of Montserrat had strong mixed waves and winds of 20+ knots, but that was only 2 hours of the trip.
Volcanic Montserrat -In 1995 the Soufrière Hills volcano erupted, destroying the old capital town of Plymouth and causing many fatalities. The pictures are taken from just outside the exclusion zone - one may not approach closer.
(2014-03-23 12:50:56 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/6.3, 1/1000s] ISO 200)
Volcanic Montserrat -

4179.6
2014/03/19 17.16°N
62.63°W
Pinney's Beach, St. Kitts & Nevis 12:00 14:00 11.4 The seas were still calm and winds shifting and variable between 5 and 12 knots so the short sail past The Narrows was a fun one and I at first had a reef in the genoa which I unfurled quickly. Parts of the trip were at 9 knots and others at 3 knots so the overall average wasn't great, but it was still a fun sail.
Hugging the Nevis coastKatzenellenbogen sailing from St. Kitts to Nevis. Here she is close to the shoreline of Nevis and making good speed.
(2014-03-21 12:29:28 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/5.6, 1/320s] ISO 100)
Hugging the Nevis coast

4099.5
2014/03/19 17.25°N
62.66°W
White House Bay, St. Kitts & Nevis 11:00 18:30 60.0 The winds were good for a single straight line from St. Barths to the headland of St. Kitts with 5-10° of wind angle to spare. The winds were 15 knots and hardly any waves or swell so the sail was a very comfortable one and despite having 2 reefs in the main and one in the genoa I averaged 7 knots. Once around the headland of St. Kitts the wind was on the nose and after trying to tack, then motorsail without success I dropped sails and did the last 10 miles under engine alone at 2000RPM to make it to the anchorage before dark.
Katzenellenbogen on passageI left St. Barths after Katzenellenbogen heading to St. Kitts but caught up just as we hit the headland.
(2014-03-19 15:28:04 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/5.0, 1/500s] ISO 100)
Katzenellenbogen on passage

4088.1
2014/03/15 17.93°N
62.87°W
Anse Colombier, St. Barths 11:00 16:00 8.4 A fast beam reach sail to Gustavia in 12 knots and then a genoa slow sail back to Anse Colombier after finishing clearance formalities complete today's sailing.
Craggy Fourchue rocksCraggy Fourchue rocks
(2014-03-15 17:17:54 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/10.0, 1/60s] ISO 100)
Craggy Fourchue rocks

4028.1
2014/03/14 17.96°N
62.91°W
Île Fourchue, St. Barths 11:00 16:00 24.8 Today's sail would have been shorter if I hadn't lost my dinghy and not noticed it until I was a couple of miles further. I backtracked and picked it up, drifting at sea, and then sailed with a couple of tacks to the anchorage at Île Fourchue. Light winds of 10 knots and light seas made for a fast sail.
Waters off St. MartinWaters off St. Martin
(2014-03-14 14:58:06 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/9.0, 1/60s] ISO 100)
Waters off St. Martin

4019.8
2014/03/05 18.07°N
63.09°W
Simpson Bay, Sint Maarten 10:00 12:30 13.5 Sail to the Dutch side, mostly downwind and fast and the last couple of miles tacking back upwind into the shelter of Simpson Bay. 15 knots of wind and no waves made for a geat sail with only one reef in each sail.
Houses in the Terres BasseThere are some very nice residences and villas on this remoter part of St. Martin.
(2014-03-05 11:24:49 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/11.0, 1/200s] ISO 100)
Houses in the Terres Basse

3994.9
2014/02/28 18.11°N
63.06°W
Grand Case, St. Martin FWI 07:00 10:30 25.8 Sail back to Marigot with a good stiff breeze and comfortable seas. I wasn't feeling great otherwise I would really have enjoyed this great sail. Winds at 15 knots just aft of abeam and I believe I spotted my first whales spouts, just no whales. After the doctor visit I motorsailed to Grand Case from Marigot with just the genoa up.  
3981.4
2014/02/27 17.92°N
62.87°W
Gustavia, St. Barths 08:00 09:00 5.4
Short motor hop from Colombier to Gustavia.
 
3955.6
2014/02/24 17.93°N
62.87°W
Anse Colombier, St. Barths 09:00 16:30 9.2
The first part was a sail to Gustavia on St. Barths, closehauled with a reef in both sails and I had to tack once to gain entrance. After anchoring, clearing in, and re-anchoring I opted to head to Colombier for a quieter anchorage spot and sailed downwind with just the genoa to get there.
Pain de SucreIt seems that most of the French islands have a hill (or island, in this case) called "Le pain de sucre" (Sugarloaf). This is the one outside of Gustavia on St. Barths.
(2014-02-24 10:47:09 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/10.0, 1/250s] ISO 100)
Pain de Sucre

3950.2
2014/02/23 17.96°N
62.91°W
Île Fourchue, St. Barths 01:00 04:30 23.8
Winds of 18-25 knots made this a bit of an uphill trip, tacking up the Anguilla channel until past Tintamarre and then for a final direct run with sheets close hauled. The developed seas made for a bit of a roller coaster, but it was exhilarating to be sailing offshore once again.
Megayacht at TintamarreI didn't get the name of this big ketch anchored off Ile Tintamarre as I sailed past, but she is quite elegant and pretty.
(2014-02-23 13:57:28 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/6.3, 1/800s] ISO 100)
Megayacht at Tintamarre

3941.0
2014/02/21 18.11°N
63.06°W
Grand Case, St. Martin FWI 02:00 03:00 4.0
A quick sail under motor alone to the anchorage in Grand Case
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3917.2
2014/02/17 18.07°N
63.09°W
Marigot, St. Martin FWI 01:30 02:30 4.0
A quick sail under motor alone to the anchorage in Marigot
Departing Grand CaseMotoring the short trip from Grand Case to Marigot.
(2014-02-17 14:10:06 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/5.0, 1/1250s] ISO 100)
Departing Grand Case

3913.2
2014/02/15 18.11°N
63.06°W

Grand Case, St. Martin
01:30 14:00 5.2
Under just the genoa I sailed downwind back to Grand Case with just one little intentional jibe
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3909.2
2014/02/14 18.12N
62.99°W
Île Tintamarre, St. Martin FWI 11:00 12:30 10.2
I was called to sail by Carmen and Bernd on Mau and spent an hour and half getting the boat ready to sail again, then had a fun upwind sail to Île Tintamarre with some good speeds and got all the decks salty again.
Jeanneau 54 in Grand CaseA Jeanneau 54DS anchored very far off in Grand Case with Anguilla in the distance.
(2014-02-14 10:49:54 NIKON D7100 with a "70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6" lens. [f/9.0, 1/4000s] ISO 1600)
Jeanneau 54 in Grand Case

3904.0
2014/01/19 18.11°N
63.06°W

Grand Case, St. Martin
01:00 14:00 81.7
I had set my alarm for 03:00 but woke up at 12:30am so decided I might as well get underway earlier. I motored out and past the islands of Neckar on my port and Prickly Pear on my right with a cloudless sky and bright moon and then pointed at the distant destination of St. Martin only to see that the wind was dead on the nose, so I didn't bother putting up any sails at all and just plodded on through at 1900-2000 RPM on the engine tachometer and about 6.5 average speed, including the occasional slam and commensurate slowdown. This was the first time I'd ever purely motored and also my quickest St. Martin passage.
20 miles out to sea birdsI think that they'd followed a small motor fishing boat and when that didn't bring them any food they followed me for a bit, then gave up in disgust and flew off elsewhere.
(2014-01-19 11:09:44 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-105.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/5.6, 1/160s] ISO 100)
20 miles out to sea birds

3893.8
2014/01/18 18.50°N
64.38°W

Leverick Bay, North Sound, BVI
10:30 12:00 2.2
A short trip from my anchorage position at Leverick to anchor outside of Gun Creek in order to clear out of the BVI and then back to the Leverick Bay anchorage.
Zanshin at Gun Creek immigrationZanshin anchored outside of the Gun Creek facility on Virgin Gorda while I clear out of the BVI for St. Martin.
(2014-01-18 11:28:06 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-105.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/5.0, 1/160s] ISO 100)
Zanshin at Gun Creek immigration

3812.1
2014/01/16 18.50°N
64.39°W

Leverick Bay, North Sound, BVI
10:00 16:00 32.8
Probably the shortest trip to Anegada in history. I had a great sail with the wind at 90° to Anegada and then carefully motored into Pomato Point. I got out of most of the swell and anchored with 2 feet under my keel, going down to 1.7 and up to 2.3 while I swung around. I dove on the anchor it had held, but I wasn't sure of the state of the tide and didn't want to get stuck in there if the weather changed, so I had an espresso and then weighed anchor, tacking back to Virgin Gorda.
Anchored in 1.7 feet at Pomato PointI'm not too happy about the depth reading here, and I'm not as far into the anchorage as I would like to be, either - the waves are still a bit rough out there.
(2014-01-16 12:37:49 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-105.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/5.0, 1/40s] ISO 100)
Anchored in 1.7 feet at Pomato Point

3809.9
2014/01/14 18.50°N
64.37°W

Prickly Pear, North Sound, BVI
10:00 14:30 28.8
While the anchorage at Guana Island was without wind, once I passed Monkey Point the winds were howling and with 3 reefs in both sails I was still making upwind speeds of over 8 knots, with over 30 knots relative wind indicated. The open seas on the north side of Tortola were also rather lumpy, so the boat took on a lot spray but it was fun, albeit long, upwind sail to the North Sound. The winds weren't perfect for entering the channel and I was very close hauled with luffing sails on the last part of it, but I made it through without engine power nonetheless.
Seaquest at 20 knotsThe AIS confirmed that Sequest was doing 20 knots against the wind and waves while headed to the North Sound. I was sailing, so arrived at least 1:30 after them despite being pretty close to the channel entrance.
(2014-01-14 12:45:47 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-105.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/5.3, 1/400s] ISO 100)
Seaquest at 20 knots

3777.1
2014/01/13 18.47°N
64.57°W
White Bay, Guana Island, BVI 11:00 13:30 16.7
I had originally planned on staying in Cane Garden Bay another night, but I saw the shadow of my boat and dinghy on the bottom and thought I was too close to the bottom, so instead of re-anchoring I set sail for Guana Island, a private island where one can only go to the beach. The sail was is more settled seas, but still a blast with 15-20 knots of wind and I usually was doing 8 knots (just not in the direction where I wanted to go!).
Upwind sailing from Josiah BeachBeating upwind with Josiah and Lambert beaches behind me.
(2014-01-13 12:58:42 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-105.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/3.5, 1/400s] ISO 100)
Upwind sailing from Josiah Beach

3748.3
2014/01/12 18.42°N
64.66°W
Cane Garden Bay, Tortola, BVI 10:30 13:00 9.7
Since Cane Garden Bay was upwind, the direct line of about 5NM couldn't be done, the actual distance doubled despite doing just 2 tacks. It was a fun sail on the windward side with reefed main and genoa doing a comfortable 7 knots while watching all the others motor or motorsail upwind against 6 foot seas.
Looking back at JostSailing past the little island of Sandy Cay, Jost van Dyke can be seen in the distance.
(2012-01-12 12:24:58 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-105.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/7.1, 1/160s] ISO 100)
Looking back at Jost

3731.5
2014/01/11 18.44°N
64.74°W
Great Harbour, Jost van Dyke, BVI 11:00 12:30 3.4
Just a short run with reefed mainsail and genoa tacking downwind to get to Great Harbour. It took 3 attempts this time to get the anchor to hold in outside harbour, which is par for the course in Great Harbour but rather time-consuming and frustrating. I got the anchor to hold in 40 feet and put out 200 feet of chain to make sure of holding.
Roseway getting underwayRoseway in the process of raising the second sail through lots of manual labour coordinated by shouting.
(2012-01-11 10:31:53 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-105.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/7.1, 1/50s] ISO 100)
Roseway getting underway

Roseway underway
3721.8
2014/01/07 18.45°N
64.72°W

Diamond Cay, Jost van Dyke, BVI

10:30 12:30 11.8
This was basically a downhill run to Soper's Hole with only the genoa with 2 reefs. I rolled in the sails in order to get a mooring ball and do some shopping, but they were taken so I heavily reefed the main and put 1 in the genoa for the slightly windward run to Diamond Cay.
Zanshin in the distanceZanshin anchored in the distance as seen from the top deck of the Willie T's in the Bight of Norman Island in the BVI.
(2012-01-08 17:21:19 NIKON D7000 with a "35.0 mm f/1.8" lens. [f/5.6, 1/320s] ISO 100)
Zanshin in the distance

3718.4
2014/01/07 18.32°N
64.62°W

The Bight, Norman Island, BVI

10:30 14:30 28.8
I had originally planned on sailing dead downwind to Jost van Dyke, but changed my mind after a bit and hugged the coastline of Virgin Gorda to the Baths, then past Cooper and a jibe towards Road Town before entering the Bight on Norman after a comfortable downwind sail averaging some impressive speeds despite reefs in main and Genoa.

Canova under SailCanova was visible on my AIS and on the horizon, but caught up to me as I was passing Spanish Town on Virgin Gorda.
(2014-01-07 11:48:58 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/16.0, 1/80s] ISO 100)
Canova under Sail
3706.6
2014/01/03 18.40°N
64.63°W

Leverick Bay, Virgin Gorda, BVI

12:30 17:30 30.8
My first sail of the season and year& with a newly repaired rudder. The winds were generally light at 10-15 knots and occasionally a bit stronger when squalls crossed overhead, so the conditions were good to test the new rudder. The repair worked well and I had a leisurely sail up the channel and west coast of Virgin Gorda, sailing all the way to my anchorage position and using only 7 tacks for the trip.

Two megayachts in the North SoundTwo of the many megayachts anchored at in the North Sound at the beginning of 2014
[18°30'5.93"N 64°21'53.73"W (facing SW)]
Two megayachts in the North Sound
3677.8
2013/05/16 18.40°N
64.63°W

Nanny Cay, Tortola, BVI

09:00 12:00 18.6
A last trip for the season, the genoa was folded away, and I had the boom tied down but used the mainsail and mainly engine power for the downwind run to Nanny Cay and storage on the hard for the boat.

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3647.0
2013/05/15 18.50°N
64.38°W

Leverick Bay, Virgin Gorda, BVI

09:00 12:00 2.2
All I did today was motor across to clear into the BVI at Gun Creek and then, after putting the dinghy into the garage and other tasks, motored from there to the dock at Leverick Bay just around the corner

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3628.4
2013/05/14 18.50°N
64.37°W
Prickly Pear, Virgin Gorda, BVI 07:00 19:00 84.4
This was a tough voyage. The 2m swell and wind from dead aft made for a lot of rolling. I had full main with a preventer and tried several variations of wind angle and heavily reefed genoa to avoid loud sail flapping, with only moderate success. Speeds between 3 and 8 knots, average only around 6.

Squalls coming up behind the dinghyA dark squall line and bands of rain coming up from behind on passage from St. Martin to the BVI.
(2011-05-14 09:08:19 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/5.6, 1/640s] ISO 100 Focus 7.94m)
Squalls coming up behind the dinghy
3626.2
2013/05/12 17.15°N
62.63°W
Grand Case, St. Martin, FWI 07:30 19:00 70.0
A mixed day, after passing through The Narrows between St. Kitts and Nevis, the wind was weak and my speed was between 5 and 3 knots (more often 3) and I didn't think I could make St. Barths before dark, but then the wind shifted and in 10 knots of true wind on a beam reach I made it to St. Martin by dark.

St. Martin up aheadSailing up the east coast of St. Martin on passage from Nevis.
[17°58'35.94"N 62°55'52.59"W (facing NW)]
St. Martin up ahead
3541.8
2013/05/11 17.15°N
62.63°W
Charlestown, St. Kitts & Nevis 10:30 19:00 55.5
It was a long downwind sail, directly downwind in light 10 knot winds. I tried sailing a bit off the wind, then a couple of hours with preventer rigged and wing-on-wing but it certainly wasn't a high-speed passage. Nonetheless it was a nice and relaxing trip.

Sailing Wing-on-WingWith the wind from directly aft, Zanshin is sailing wing-on-wing on passage between Antigua and Nevis
(2011-05-11 14:06:10 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/9.0, 1/125s] ISO 100 Focus 2.00m)
Sailing Wing-on-Wing
3401.8
2013/05/09 17.01°N
61.78°W
Falmouth Harbour, Antigua & Barbuda 10:00 12:00 10.0
I sailed back to English Harbour (where I couldn't get my anchor to hold) and continued on to Falmouth to anchor and complete exit clearance formalities ashore.

Big swell on AntiguaSome big waves were slamming against the cliffs of southern Antigua as I sailed past this day.
[17°1'57.57"N 61°40'45.81"W (facing W)]
Big swell on Antigua
3346.3
2013/05/07 17.08°N
61.67°W
Green Island, Antigua & Barbuda 12:00 21:00 10.8
Today was just a one-way trip to the beautiful anchorage at Green Island. The winds were better than last time and most of the trip could be made on one tack.

Sailing the south side of AntiguaSailing along the south shore of Antigua from Falmouth to Green Island.
[17°1'44.86"N 61°41'13.46"W (facing SW)]
Sailing the south side of Antigua
3336.3
2013/05/01 17.01°N
61.78°W
Falmouth Harbour, Antigua & Barbuda 12:00 21:00 25.8
A day trip from Falmouth to Green Island (against wind and waves) with 4 friends from the Antigua Sailing Week regatta for a late lunch of BBQ steak and then a motorsail return to Falmouth in the dark.

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3325.5
2013/04/25 17.01°N
61.78°W
Falmouth Harbour, Antigua & Barbuda 11:00 17:00 43.2
A nice inter-island passage again, with one tack and moderate winds and waves making for a fast and comfortable passage. I'm glad I wasn't racing!

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3299.7
2013/04/23 16.31°N
61.80°W
Deshaies, Guadeloupe, FWI 10:30 16:00 31.8
Very mixed weather today, from roaring winds and waves between the Saintes and Guadeloupe, to no waves and 10 knots in the first lee section of Guadeloupe, to no wind and motoring the last 15 miles to Deshaies and a small detour to check for a missing swimmer on a Mayday Relay call.

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3256.5
2013/04/22 15.88°N
61.60°W
Îlet à Cabrit, Îles des Saintes, FWI 13:15 16:15 24.0
I had readings of over 30kn apparent and was glad that I'd put several reefs in the main and 3 into the genoa, making the trip across comfortable despite fast speeds of over 10 knots at times. The seas were a good 2 meters as forecasted but the wind was much stronger than the 15-17 shown on WindGuru.

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3224.7
2013/04/12 15.58°N
61.46°W
Portsmouth, Dominica 11:00 15:00 22.3
I motorsailed north and east of the island so that I could have a better approach angle to Dominica, and I made it there on a single tack, sometimes very close hauled and others with up to 20° more angle than I needed. Speeds were anywhere from 6 to 10 knots for a fun ride to Dominica.

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3200.7
2013/04/11 15.87°N
61.58°W
Anse du Bourg, Îles des Saintes, FWI 12:00 15:30 27.0
I stayed out of the shallow parts this time, for the most part, which made the trip a bit longer but I didn't have to concentrate as much on trying to locate the small fish-traps before they could entangle my boat. Typical trades of 15 knots from the east and seas funnelled by Marie Galante made for a choppy, but easy trip.

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3178.4
2013/04/04 °N
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Marina Bas du Fort, Guadeloupe, FWI 10:00 13:30 22.8
The winds and waves weren't making this last trip for my guests any better, I waited for a good window but we still spent half the sail in pouring rain and the final portion the winds had died down but I left the heavy reefs in place and motorsailed to make the least angle of heel for my unhappy crew.

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3151.4
2013/04/03 15.87°N
61.58°W
Anse du Bourg, Îles des Saintes, FWI 15:00 18:00 22.5
The winds had settled and were no longer confusing the wave system, we had the wind on the beam for the return trip and it was an exhilarating and fast passage back to Les Saintes from Dominica.

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3128.6
2013/04/02 15.58°N
61.46°W
Portsmouth, Dominica 12:30 17:00 22.3
The winds were blowing from the east at 20 knots with higher sustained gusts, blowing the 1.5 to 2m swell tops off. At least we could make Dominica on a single tack, but we were quite close to the wind in reefed sails and still had quite a bit of heel. This time Sophia was asleep (the seasickness medication) and only Wolfgang felt comfortable during the passage.

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2013/03/31 15.87°N
61.58°W
Anse du Bourg, Îles des Saintes, FWI 12:00 15:00 11.7
Instead of motoring the short distance to the Anse du Bourg anchorage, we decided to circumnavigate the Terre de Haut island and we encountered heavy-ish seas of 2m and winds around 15-20 knots, making portions of the trip difficult as we bashed into weather.

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3061.5
2013/03/29 15.86°N
61.60°W
Anse à Cointe, Îles des Saintes, FWI 12:30 16:00 24.0
The first sail for my guests was a bit of a rough one, with all of them looking and feeling under the weather apart from Wolfgang. The seas were confused and the motion wasn't too comfortable, with winds of only 15 knots we had reefed the sails to make the passage a bit more comfortable. Luckily the seasickness disappeared after anchoring and going ashore for a spell.

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2013/03/24 16.22°N
61.53°W
Marina Bas du Fort, Guadeloupe, FWI 10:00 13:30 29.9
The sail from the Saintes to Point-a-Pitre was challenging, both for the winds/waves as well as all the fish traps dotted along the shoreline. I finally tacked offshore into deep water in order to avoid getting entangled. Med-Moor docking wasn't as bad as I'd feared, either.

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2013/03/20 15.87°N
61.58°W
Anse du Bourg, Îles des Saintes, FWI 09:15 14:00 21.1
I left the anchorage with no wind and seas like glass, then picked up 2 knots of onshore wind but that wasn't enough so I motored (while making water and doing the laundry) for an hour and then raised full sails and made very slow progress, but I could see choppy seas ahead. Before I got there I put 3 reefs in the main and 2 in the genoa and then got hit with 25-30 knots and breaking seas with foam for the crossing to the Îles des Saintes, doing 8 knots across.

Still seas at Anse la BarqueThis is the catamaran that arrived just prior to the wind shift the night before. As I leave there isn't a breath of wind and the seas are almost glassine.
(2013-03-20 08:32:41 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/5.6, 1/250s] ISO 100 Focus 7.94m)
Still seas at Anse la Barque
2995.9
2013/03/19 16.09°N
61.77°W
Anse à la Barque, Guadeloupe, FWI 09:30 14:30 14.9
The fickle winds on the leeward side of Guadeloupe made for difficult sailing as most of the time I was back winded with only 4 knots or so of wind, so I ended up motorsailing after the first hour (having travelled only 2nm) past Pigeon Island to a small anchorage just 5 miles or so north of Basseterre.

Pigeon Island south sideThe clear waters surrounding Pigeon Island in Guadeloupe, which Jacques Cousteau declared as one of the top 10 dive sites in the world.
(2013-03-19 12:06:12 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/5.6, 1/200s] ISO 100 Focus ∞)
Pigeon Island south side
2974.8
2013/03/18 16.31°N
61.80°W
Anse Deshaies, Guadeloupe, FWI 09:00 13:30 44.7
Another fine passage with the relative wind coming from abeam at 10-15 knots initially and growing to over 20 knots (at which time I reefed the sails but was still doing over 9 knots). The seas were breaking a bit and rather larger than the expected 2 meter swell but the passage remained a comfortable and speedy one.

English Harbour entranceThe small fort was the outer fortification protecting the entrance to English Harbour.
(2013-03-18 09:31:49 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/4.8, 1/800s] ISO 250 Focus 21.10m)
English Harbour entrance
2959.2
2013/03/12 17.01°N
61.78°W
Falmouth Harbour, Antigua & Barbuda 07:00 18:00 88.0
This was a great and fast passage, the wind at 40° apparent and about 90° true and initially in gusty winds I was doing over 8 knots; this settled a bit over the next hours but only once, for a period of about 30 minutes, did the wind die down. During this period I motorsailed in order to the charge the batteries and make some water (plus propel the boat) and until I reached the corner of Antigua I averaged over 8 knots

Sunset entrance to FalmouthEntering the Falmouth harbour just before sunset I can see that it is rather crowded.
[17°0'19.03"N 61°47'25.33"W (facing NE)]
Sunset entrance to Falmouth
2915.2
2013/03/11 17.93°N
62.87°W
Anse Colombier, St. Barths 10:00 15:00 7.6

A run downwind under sail to Gustavia in order to clear into St. Barths, then motoring back upwind from Gustavia to Anse Colombier for the night.


Peter von DanzigThis German ship looks like a pure training vessel, not even a winch or anchor locker forward (most likely to keep the chain weight low and in the centre of the vessel)
[17°54'15.78"N 62°51'35.2"W (facing W)]
Peter von Danzig
2827.2
2013/03/08 17.96°N
62.91°W
Île Fourchue, St. Barths 10:00 17:00 16.6

The first part of the trip was done under engine to Île Tintamarre for some diving and from there I sailed / motorsailed in light waves and light following wind to Île Fourchue.


St. Barths Ferry and AnguillaThe St. Barths Ferry on an unaccustomed smooth ride, I've heard the nickname for it is "St. Barfs Ferry" due to the high speed and generally rough seas. The marker that the bird is sitting on is a Nature Reserve marker, this one is off Creole Rock.
[18°7'2.05"N 63°3'28.51"W (facing N)]
St. Barths Ferry and Anguilla
2819.6
2013/02/24 18.50°N
64.36°W
Grand Case, St. Martin, FWI 10:00 12:30 8.1

A round trip, under engine power alone, to Marigot in order to clear into St. Martin and then back to the same anchorage position in Grand Case after finding out that they are closed on Sundays.


Q-Flagged Zanshin in MarigotZanshin still flying the Q-Flag in Marigot. I'd just returned from the Capitainerie which was closed, so that Q-Flag was going to remain up for a day.
(2013-02-24 10:30:42 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/5.0, 1/320s] ISO 100 Focus ∞)
Q-Flagged Zanshin in Marigot
2803.0
2013/02/23 18.50°N
64.36°W
Grand Case, St. Martin, FWI 01:00 16:30 109.4

At first this promised to be a fast and easy passage, but changing winds and strong waves made it a rather difficult one, despite about 5 hours of motorsailing in order to keep the angle to the wind as close as possible. Winds of 15-20 knots, 2 meter waves at 12 seconds made for 8 knot boat speeds, but the VMG was quite a bit worse.


Zanshin at sunset in Grand CaseStill flying the "Q" Flag after the passage from the BVI, Zanshin lies at anchor in Grand Case on St. Martin.
[18°6'17.31"N 63°3'26.53"W (facing W)]
Zanshin at sunset in Grand Case
2794.9
2013/02/22 18.51°N
64.39°W
Leverick Bay North Sound, BVI 10:00 14:30 2.3

Not even a sail today, but pure motoring to the anchorage at Leverick Bay via a 2-hour anchor at Gun Creek in order to clear out of the BVI. At least I used the engine run time to make some water. Made the boat ready for for a midnight departure.


Flying the The "Q", or Quarantine, flag flown on Zanshin after clearing out of the BVI with destination of St. Martin.
(2013-02-22 18:02:44 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/4.5, 1/100s] ISO 100 Focus 3.16m)
Flying the "Q" Flag
2687.8
2013/02/21 18.50°N
64.36°W
Prickly Pear Island, North Sound, BVI 10:00 15:30 26.0

The winds came at a good angle and varied from light to 18-20 knots true. The sail to the North Sound was fun with most of the trip being done on a single tack. I had to detour a bit around a race area off Neckar Island but all in all it was a great sail (which I did without the autopilot, practicing my tacking manually).


Spinnaker down the Sir Francis DrakeA Catamaran flying a colorful spinnaker doing the dead-downwind run in the Sir Francis Drake Channel.
[18°23'51.11"N 64°33'11.73"W (facing W)]
Spinnaker down the Sir Francis Drake
2685.5
2013/02/20 18.32°N
64.62°W
The Bight, Norman Island, BVI 11:30 16:30 15.4

The winds were once again a good 15 knots from the E so I initially planned on going to Peter Island but changed my mind when I enjoined a little race with a catamaran heading for The Bight on Norman Island. A fun and spirited sail.


Incoming!Incoming big wave into the bubbly pool.
[18°27'14.15"N 64°43'48.93"W (facing N)]
Incoming!
2659.5
2013/02/19 18.45°N
64.72°W
Diamond Cay, Jost van Dyke, BVI 08:00 08:30 4.0

After my rude awakening at 03:20 due to the north swell I waited until sunlight to depart Cane Garden Bay (amidst breakers) and motored to the more sheltered anchorage at Diamond Cay.


North swell and surfer breakThe surf break just after sunset with surfers having fun in the north swell - while Zanshin is rocking and rolling at anchor and I'm not having fun at all.
[18°25'36.14"N 64°39'40.06"W (facing NW)]
North swell and surfer break
2644.1
2013/02/17 18.43°N
64.66°W
Cane Garden Bay, Tortola, BVI 10:00 16:30 29.4

A comfortable generally downwind sail in conditions varying from light (boat speed 2 knots) to spirited (8-9 knots). The first leg was to a dive site called Coral Gardens, but the conditions weren't good for me so I continued the downwind sail on the inside of Tortola instead of the outside (north) side, making for a longer sail but it was a different experience and a lot of fun.


Sailing past Beef IslandSailing downwind with full genoa past Beef Island on Zanshin
[18°26'25.32"N 64°29'53.36"W (facing SW)]
Sailing past Beef Island
2640.1
2013/02/16 18.50°N
64.37°W
North Sound, Virgin Gorda, BVI 10:00 45:00 8.6

Today was a short sail to Mountain Point, outside of the North Sound, with just the genoa on a downwind run, then return with full sails in light winds after my dive and re-anchoring in almost the same position.


Mountain Point dive site (above)The dive site at Mountain Point see from above the waterline.
[18°30'12.54"N 64°24'57.66"W ]
Mountain Point dive site (above)
2610.7
2013/02/15 18.50°N
64.37°W
North Sound, Virgin Gorda, BVI 10:00 15:30 28

Fun sailing at 8-9 knots upwind with hardly any swell, first to Salt Island for a dive then from there to the North Sound, the whole stretch from Salt to Neckar was on one tack.


North Sound sunsetThe sunset over Virgin Gorda causes the clouds to get a short-lived golden glow
[18°30'7.39"N 64°22'2.19"W ]
North Sound sunset
2602.1
2013/02/14 18.32°N
64.62°W
The Bight, Norman Island, BVI 10:00 13:30 12.5

A comfortable sail split between a downwind leg and then beating up the Sir Francis Drake channel. Winds were 10-15 knots and with reefed sails I had a good trip, but need to check the autopilot tacking, that seems to always put me in irons.


Villas off Soper's HoleVillas off Soper's Hole
[18°23'11.24"N 64°42'54.49"W (facing N)]
Villas off Soper's Hole
2574.1
2013/02/12 18.44°N
64.74°W
Great Harbour, Jost van Dyke, BVI 10:30 11:30 3.4

Another extremely short sail today, just around the island to Great Harbour. The holding isn't good there, my first attempt had me drag the anchor, but I anchored in shallow water with plenty of scope the second time, but it was a long trip to the dock from way out there.


BVI DaytrippersTourists out for a day at the Jost van Dyke bubbly pool
[18°27'0.24"N 64°43'21.95"W (facing NE)]
BVI Daytrippers
2561.6
2013/02/11 18.45°N
64.72°W
Diamond Cay, Jost van Dyke, BVI 09:30 10:00 4.0

Today's sail was short and almost a straight line. From the rolly waters of Cane Garden Bay to the protected anchorage off Diamond Cay / Long Bay was just a quick downwind dash, I'd planned on stopping at Sandy Spit but the north swell had already set in and made that untenable.


Diamond Cay view to Foxy's TabooLooking towards the distant Foxy's Taboo ashore from my position in the anchorage at Diamond Cay / Long Bay
[18°27'5.05"N 64°43'21.51"W (facing SW)]
Diamond Cay view to Foxy's Taboo
2558.2
2013/02/10 18.42°N
64.65°W
Cane Garden Bay, Tortola, BVI 10:30 17:30 15.9
This was a fun day sail with Sheila, Paul and Malcolm where we head under just full genoa to Sandy Cay, thence to Diamond Point and then along Jost van Dyke to White Bay and from there under both sails (1 and 2 reefs respectively for genoa and main) back to Cane Garden Bay in some good winds.

Paul at Zanshin's helmPaul steering Zanshin on the run back to Cane Garden Bay and doing his pirate "Arrrr" growl.
(2013-02-10 16:57:55 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/8.0, 1/250s] ISO 100 Focus 2.24m)
Paul at Zanshin's helm
2554.2
2013/02/08 18.42°N
64.65°W
Cane Garden Bay, Tortola, BVI 11:30 15:30 22.42
When I departed the North Sound I was undecided as to where I was going to go, so at first I sailed between the Dog Islands heading for Trellis Bay / Marina Cay with the destination of Monkey Point, but then I opted to sail on the outside of Guana Island and make for Cane Garden Bay, as there was no chance of a north swell to ruin the calm of the anchorage.

Spirited sailing in the BVIThese guys were having a blast and pushing the envelope with winds gusting to about 15 knots.
[18°29'30.54"N 64°26'53.53"W (facing SE)]
Spirited sailing in the BVI
2538.3
2013/02/07 18.51°N
64.36°W
Leverick Bay, Virgin Gorda, BVI 12:00 12:30 1.3
The same trip as the day before, just in reverse.

The beach at Sand BoxThis is a beautiful beach that now sees a lot more traffic with cruise ship guests coming ashore.
(2013-02-07 10:31:32 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/6.3, 1/160s] ISO 100 Focus 21.10m)
The beach at Sand Box
The Sandbox on Prickly Pear
2515.9
2013/02/06 18.50°N
64.38°W
Leverick Bay, Virgin Gorda, BVI 11:00 11:30 1.3
Although it hardly counts as a sail with weighing anchor and later re-anchoring taking almost as long as the sail itself, those little miles add up and need to be in the logbook for the sake of completeness.

Saildoggie aboard OttertudeSaildoggie, an acquaintance from an internet forum, sailing by on the massive Voyage 520 catamaran.
(2013-02-06 11:57:28 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-105.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/10.0, 1/400s] ISO 500 Focus ∞)
Saildoggie aboard Ottertude
Saildoggie on Ottertude
2514.6
2013/02/04 18.51°N
64.36°W
Prickly Pear Island, BVI 10:00 16:00 37.8
I decided to head up to the North Sound for a long and comfortable sail as the winds were light, at least initially. After bumbling along in the Sir Francis Drake Passage with reefs in both sails I let the genoa out and tacked upwind with speeds between 5 knots and 9 knot, depending upon the wind. An exhilarating sail that showed how Zanshin with her long waterline can be a fast passage maker.

Passing a Sunsail yachtsPassing a Sunsail yachts
(2013-02-04 13:53:12 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-105.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/6.3, 1/160s] ISO 100 Focus ∞)
Passing a Sunsail yachts
Passing a Sunsail yacht
2513.3
2013/02/03 18.32°N
64.62°W
The Bight, Norman Island BVI 13:00 14:00 5.0
This was my first sail and I was worried about getting of the dock in the crosswind with little room to turn before hitting the brand new dock at Nanny Cay, but with help from a dockhand and the bow thruster it worked out well. The quick sail with wind from slightly ahead of the beam was easy and I soon anchored in 30 feet of water in the Bight.

Nanny Cay's new fuel dockThe new and muchly improved fuel dock at Nanny Cay. Zanshin can be seen at "A" dock.
[18°23'49.75"N 64°38'9.11"W (facing NW)]
Nanny Cay's new fuel dock
- 2475.5
2012/03/23 18.40°N
64.63°W
Nanny Cay, Tortola BVI 12:00 12:00 19.1

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- 2469.5
2012/03/22 18.50°N
64.39°W
Leverick Bay, Virgin Gorda BVI 12:00 12:00 87.6

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- 2450.4
2012/03/15 18.11°N
63.06°W
Grand Case, St. Martin FWI 12:00 12:00 37.1

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- 2326.8
2012/03/13 38.19°N
76.23°W
Grand Case, St. Martin FWI 12:00 12:00 5.2

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- 2325.7
2012/03/12 18.12N
62.99°W
Île Tintamarre, St. Martin FWI 12:00 12:00 5.2

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- 2320.5
2012/03/07 38.19°N
76.23°W
Grand Case, St. Martin FWI 12:00 12:00 18.0

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- 2315.3
2012/03/06 17.96°N
62.91°W
Île Fourchue, St. Barths 12:00 12:00 3.3

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- 2297.3
2012/03/05 17.93°N
62.87°W
Anse Colombier, St. Barths 12:00 12:00 26.0

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2012/03/04 18.11°N
63.06°W
Grand Case, St. Martin FWI 12:00 12:00 10.4

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2012/02/25 18.11°N
63.06°W
Grand Case, St. Martin FWI 12:00 12:00 16
Via a bit of Anguilla

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- 2257.6
2012/02/22 18.04°N
63.09°W
Simpson Baie, Sint Martin 12:00 12:00 12.1

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- 2241.6
2012/02/19 18.11°N
63.06°W
Grand Case, St. Martin FWI 12:00 12:00 16.7

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- 2229.5
2012/02/17 17.96°N
62.91°W
Île Fourchue, St. Barths 12:00 12:00 11.8

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2012/02/16 18.12°N
62.99°W
Île Tintamarre, FWI 12:00 12:00 5.3

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- 2201.0
2012/02/12 18.11°N
63.06°W
Grand Case, St. Martin FWI 12:00 12:00 10.5
Sail to Tintamarre again

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- 2195.7
2012/02/06 18.11°N
63.06°W
Grand Case, St. Martin FWI 12:00 12:00 10.5
Sail to Tintamarre and back

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- 2185.2
2012/02/02 18.11°N
63.06°W
Grand Case, St. Martin FWI 12:00 12:00 4

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- 2174.7
2012/01/25 18.07°N
63.09°W
Marigot, St. Martin FWI 12:00 12:00 18.7
Including long sail to Anguilla

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- 2170.7
2012/01/24 18.11°N
63.09°W
Grand Case, St. Martin FWI 12:00 12:00 33.2

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- 2152.0
2012/01/23 17.93°N
62.87°W
Anse Colombier, St. Barths 12:00 12:00 20.6
Sail around St. Barths

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- 2118.8
2012/01/22 17.93°N
62.87°W
Anse Colombier, St. Barths 12:00 12:00 8.9

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- 2098.2
2012/01/21 17.96°N
62.91°W
Île Fourchue, St. Barths  12:00 12:00 16.7

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2012/01/20 18.11°N
63.06°W
Grand Case, St. Martin FWI 12:00 12:00 15.9
Sail to Tintamarre and back

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2012/01/19 18.11°N
63.06°W
Grand Case, St. Martin FWI 12:00 12:00 4

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2012/01/16 18.07°N
63.09°W
Marigot, St. Martin FWI 12:00 12:00 87.7

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- 2052.7
2012/01/15 18.51°N
64.37°W
Prickly Pear, BVI 12:00 12:00 26.4

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- 1965.0
2012/01/14 18.32°N
64.62°W
The Bight, Norman Island BVI 12:00 12:00 13.9

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- 1938.6
2012/01/13 18.45°N
64.53°W
Trellis Bay, Beef Island BVI 12:00 12:00 11.5

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2012/01/10 18.50°N
64.37°W
North Sound, Virgin Gorda BVI 12:00 12:00 92.6

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2012/01/09 18.07°N
63.09°W
Marigot, St. Martin FWI 12:00 12:00 4.3

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2012/01/08 18.11°N
63.06°W
Grand Case, St. Martin FWI 12:00 12:00 4.3

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2012/01/05 18.07°N
63.09°W
Marigot, St. Martin FWI 12:00 12:00 100.9

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2012/01/04 18.50°N
64.39°W
Leverick Bay, Virgin Gorda BVI 12:00 12:00 27.3

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2012/01/03 18.39°N
64.63°W
Nanny Cay, Tortola BVI 12:00 12:00 5.3

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2012/01/02 18.31°N
64.61°W

The Bight, Norman Island BVI

12:00 12:00 15.0

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2012/01/01 18.44°N
64.75°W
Great Harbour, JVD BVI 12:00 12:00 27.6

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2011/12/27 18.50°N
64.37°W

Saba Rock, BVI

10:00 16:00 14.8
Including trip to Spanish Town in order to clear customs

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2011/12/26 18.50°N
64.37°W
Prickly Pear, BVI 00:00 12:00 78.5
Passage to the BVI

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2011/12/15 18.07°N
63.09°W
Marigot, St. Martin, FWI 00:00 13:0 171.3
Arrival after a windy and stormy passage

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- 1542.6
2011/12/14   At Sea 00:00 23:59 171.3
On Passage

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2011/12/13   At Sea 00:00 23:59 171.3
On Passage

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2011/12/12   At Sea 00:00 23:59 171.3
On Passage

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2011/12/11   At Sea 00:00 23:59 171.3
On Passage

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2011/12/10   At Sea 00:00 23:59 171.3
On Passage

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2011/12/09   At Sea 00:00 23:59 171.3
On Passage

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2011/12/08 36.84°N
76.29°W
At Sea 07:00 23:50 171.3
Crossing the Gulf Stream

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2011/12/04 37.62°N
76.36°W
Waterside Marina, Norfolk, VA 07:00 18:00 57.9
Another day of motorsailing along the Chesapeake but the entrance to Norfolk was impressive, passing the Naval Shipyards to starboard.

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2011/12/03 38.32°N
76.45°W
Fishing Point, VA 07:30 18:00 59.3
With light winds we motorsailed or merely motored most of the way.

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2011/12/02 38.19°N
76.23°W
Solomon's Point, Maryland, USA 11:00 17:30 55
This was our first trip on the new boat, from the Annapolis docks down the Chesapeake to Solomon's Island. The wind was weak to nonexistent so we ended up motoring at 1600-2000RPM all day and made it into the area at dusk and anchored in what might be the channel at about 17:30. The day wasn't challenging apart from running aground at slow speed while exiting Annapolis and dodging numerous traps and trawling fishing boats in the Chesapeake on the trip down. It was certainly cold, though.

Leaving AnnapolisLeaving Annapolis on Day 1 heading for Norfolk then the Atlantic and Caribbean.
[38°58'35.61"N 76°28'2.7"W (facing NW)]
Leaving Annapolis
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2011/11/30 38.97°N
76.48°W
Annapolis, Maryland, USA 10:00 12:00 10
This was our first sail on the new boat. The wind was pressing us onto the dock and the pylons are just a few feet further apart than the hull is long, so getting off the dock and back on was a challenge. There were 5 of us aboard so it went without too many bumps, bangs and dents but this is certainly a big boat. With 10-15 knots of true wind we set sails, reefed, ran different wind angles and also hove to and Zanshin handled very well and was quite fast.

Zanshin's First SailKeith, Bernd and Carmen lounging in the chilly wind on the first sail out of Annapolis into the Chesapeake.
[38°57'19.45"N 76°26'16.41"W (facing NW)]
Zanshin's First Sail
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