While the weather was a bit bleary all day and the occasional squall passed by, the wind was under 10 knots and the waves sufficiently small to let me motorsail all the way from the BVI to the anchorage in Grand Case, St. Martin without any slamming. I kept a constant 1800RPM to 2200RPM and made the trip in about 11 hours. The mainsail was up, but that was mainly for show and it only helped keep the boat from rolling around too much while motoring.

Dinghy at sea Departing the Virgin Gorda North Sound bound for St. Martin while towing the dinghy behind me
(2016-02-19 07:27:24 NIKON D7100 with a "35.0 mm f/1.8" lens. [f/5.6, 1/800s] ISO 100)
Dinghy at sea
Squalls at Sea Sailing between the BVI and St. Martin with an ominous looking squall and raincloud ahead
(2016-02-19 11:26:08 NIKON D7100 with a "35.0 mm f/1.8" lens. [f/20.0, 1/320s] ISO 100)
Squalls at Sea
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