Monthly Archives: November 2009

First batch of photos from St. Martin passage

I’ve just uploaded the first batch of photos from our passage to St. Martin. I’ll add more labels, geotag the photos, and tie photos to the passage posts later. Also, I have a few video clips to process and upload … Continue reading

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Successful Passage

We arrived mid-day today at Marigot Bay in St. Martin (the French side). It was a great trip, with no bad weather. Unless you can call the lack of wind forcing us to use our motors too much “bad”. The … Continue reading

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Sailing again!

We’re on our final full day before arriving at our Caribbean destination. We expect to arrive in the morning sometime – if the winds keep us sailing fast enough. Yes, we are finally back to sailing after three full days … Continue reading

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Glass Sea, Fresh Fish

We thought the seas yesterday were pretty flat. But, today the ocean looked like a giant bowl of cooled Jello which had been shaken a while ago and was settling in slow motion. You could see the reflections of clouds … Continue reading

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Lake Placid

After motoring all night due to the winds gradually diminishing, we awoke at dawn to glassy seas with virtually no wind. Unfortunately, our forecast has become disappointing from a sailing perspective. We’re moving into the center of a high pressure … Continue reading

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Excellent progress so far – Day 3

So far we’ve traveled about 450 nautical miles with about 850 left to go. This passage was possible to complete in 6 days even under ideal conditions averaging 9 kts. We’ve been holding pretty close to that average so far. … Continue reading

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50 Feet on the Waterline, Nicely Making Way

The first day out was a bit topsy turvy at sea. It started out fine at the crack of dawn with blustery wind, but mostly calm seas. The seas were calm near shore because the winds were coming from offshore. … Continue reading

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New Map Page, and a Change in Our Route

We have added a Map page for the Tahina Expedition web site that will let you check on our current position, our past passages, and will even show position reports while we’re on a passage which are being made through … Continue reading

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Special Thanks on Website Work

I’d like to thank our partner EarthNC, specifically its founder Virgil Zetterlind, for working to develop and support our online geo-publishing strategy for the Tahina Expedition. He has been helping create a map page for the site (which will be … Continue reading

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Departure Update: Crewmember joining us

The weather is still looking good for us to depart for Bermuda. In fact, we may be leaving Friday night now. The winds behind the departing remnants of Ida are making for some ideal conditions for a sail to Bermuda. … Continue reading

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