Category Archives: Underway

Upwind in the Trades

Since they started yesterday, the trade winds have been living up to their reputation for being steady, reliable sailboat pushers. Fifteen to twenty-five knots all the time. Those steady winds build big waves, and we are driving fast into them … Continue reading

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Going Properly

After most of three days motoring along under an atmospheric high pressure ridge, finally the ridge has broken down, and the wind has picked up. We are now moving faster, and quieter than before, and not using fuel sailing with … Continue reading

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Day 2 to Antigua

Within 12 hours of leaving the coast we were in warm weather. Still no wind, but warmer! Over night we did have a couple spots of wind, and even some real sailing. Right now we are in between the southwesterly … Continue reading

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Out of the Gate

We left Charleston City Marina with the morning tide. Next stop: St. John’s Harbour, Antigua. Under a sparkling clear, cloudless sky, we have been motoring without the benefit of wind for all afternoon, and expects the same overnight. The ocean … Continue reading

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Short Delay…

Today we got buried in details with things taking longer than expected in the morning, and lost enough time that we ended up missing tide, and daylight for our departure. We did manage to finish everything we need to get … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Packing

Merry Christmas everybody! For those of you who live where it is cold, stay warm! For those of you who live where it is warm, enjoy! And everybody stay safe. We are finalizing the last details of what we need … Continue reading

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Neither Rain nor Snow…

We have spent the last couple of days getting everything we need in shape for our delivery. Just to recap, we have a sister ship to our boat here in Charleston that we have been hired to deliver to her … Continue reading

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And we are here!

We had a very fast and (mostly) uneventful passage from Fort Lauderdale to Charleston over the last 2 1/2 days. With a north-ish wind blowing against the Gulf Stream the sea conditions were (to quote Karen), “Barfy.” Lumpy, and bouncy, … Continue reading

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First Review of our New Sail

Just before we left Annapolis, we retired our old genoa and installed a new one from Island Planet Sails. It is a truism in the sailing world that installing a new sail on a cruising boat can be like buying … Continue reading

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And We Are Off, Again…

We are finishing up here in Fort Lauderdale, we have a fresh clean bottom, and most of our projects are completed. After a period of time drying out on the hard, Harmonie will be back in the water in a … Continue reading

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