Author Archives: Bill Kinney

And 1-2-3… We are there!

Modern weather forecasting and weather routing information is a real game changer for passage making sailors who take good use of it. In the “good” old days you made your best guess, and jumped out into the ocean and deal … Continue reading

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Sailing again!

After way too long tied to the dock, Harmonie and her crew are finally ready, and our weather looks almost perfect for a trip south. We are headed to Fort Lauderdale where we will be helping introduce an Amel Super … Continue reading

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Wait, I Know That Boat!

The sailing world is a fairly small one. Especially when you are looking at boats that actually do sail around a lot The other day a new boat pulled in to the slip right across from us here in Charleston, … Continue reading

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The Latest FAD

While we were on our delivery from Charleston, SC to Antigua we had a couple days of winds that varied from very light, to none. Since this is a time for money project, rather than wait for wind, we motored … Continue reading

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And We Are Back!

We are back to Harmonie in the City Marina in Charleston. We had a great time on the delivery, and the following days in Antigua. It is always fun introducing a new owner to the world of Amel. Antiqua had … Continue reading

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And We Are Here

We arrived in St John’s Harbor last night, and dropped anchor near where the port authorities want us to wait for our health clearance. We are currently waiting for the nurse who will evaluate our COVID risk factors to come … Continue reading

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The End Game

We are approaching the end of our passage. The skies over us are almost totally cloudless, but on the horizon directly ahead we can see the cumulus clouds piled up over the islands ahead. It’s a few hours yet before … Continue reading

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And Now for Something Completely Different.

One thing about sailing far offshore, you never know what you are going to see. Most of the time, you DO know. Water. Sky. More of the same. But every once in a while, the ocean surprises. This morning I … Continue reading

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Clawing Our Way East.

Last night was the most challenging time of the trip so far. Keeping the boat moving in winds that were very shifty and gusty. Over 10 minutes the wind would go from 8 knots to 25, and then back, and … Continue reading

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Almost Halfway

585 miles out from Charleston, 795 miles from St John’s Harbour in Antigua. Tomorrow will see us cross the halfway point. Based on this morning’s forecast, it looks like our arrival day might slip to at least the 7th. The … Continue reading

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