Category Archives: Passages

The Ragged Islands of the Bahamas

Weeks ago, we got some great tips from an old sailing buddy, Dave who is formerly of s/v O’vive and s/v Melusine (who we first met in 2003 in the Bahamas), for the Bahamas. Dave and his family live in … Continue reading

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Move to Georgetown, Great Exuma

Yesterday we woke up before the crack of dawn to move the boat to Georgetown, Exuma. We had spent several days in the Ragged Islands 30 miles south of Georgetown (which I will write about later after I process photos). … Continue reading

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Bahamas Passage and Tahina is Boarded

We had an excellent passage to the Bahamas from St. Thomas (US Virgin Isles). It was about 530 nautical miles and we completed it in 2.75 days for an average of just under 200 nm/day. It was downwind conditions the … Continue reading

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Chilling in Virgin Gorda

We are anchored about a mile from Richard Branson’s private island in Virgin Gorda, BVIs. The picture here is of my feet as I was chillin’ on the front deck in the shade looking at the Bitter End Marina. This … Continue reading

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Tahina Map Update

I’ve updated our route map to reflect our current position in Martinique. The map now shows the green track which shows our circumnavigation up to March 18, 2015. And I am now showing the trip home track in yellow. If … Continue reading

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Photos from the Passage

Since arriving in Grenada we have been recuperating some from the passage, and begun the process of cleaning up the boat. Not only from the long passage, but also because we have guests arriving in less than two weeks. My … Continue reading

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We Sailed Around the World

For most of my life, I have dreamed of sailing around the world. Most of my friends know me as a very goal-driven person. My wife Karen even began sharing this goal with me after our thrilling sailing experiences in … Continue reading

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Departing St Helena for Longest Passage

We have been busy the last few days at St. Helena preparing for our departure. We plan to go straight from here to Trinidad in the Caribbean, and our route has us going over 3700 nautical miles. This will be … Continue reading

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Tahina Ends up Diverting to Namibia Unexpectedly

We made it out of Simons Town as planned at 2 AM on Thursday. There were some contrary winds and seas as we went down to Cape Point, and we got an unexpected wave as we made the turn which … Continue reading

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Preparations for Big Crossing and Delay

We began on Thursday to do our final preparations to depart South Africa and sail across the Atlantic Ocean to the Caribbean. We expect it to take over 30 days with a few days stop at St. Helena. Our route … Continue reading

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