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Bermuda Rectangle

Our weather router’s suggested course of 340-345 degrees to take us slightly south-west of Bermuda in preparation for lighter winds has been scuppered by the sighting of a large floating object some 130 miles south of the island. This unlit leviathan, described as a...

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A Jolly Busy Time in Antigua’s Jolly Harbour

Back in Jolly Harbour 14th May 2018 After Antigua Classics, we hauled our way back to Jolly Harbour where we have spent the last few weeks getting ready for our pending voyage to Bermuda. Lady Jane is now sporting a somewhat attractive stainless steel pole on her...

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Antigua Classics

Antigua Classics 20th - 23rd April 2018 Antigua hosts two famous international yacht racing events on the sailing calendar: Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta, and Antigua Sailing Week. So, as we are sailing a Late Classic boat (according to the Antique and Classic Boat...

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A Jolly Time in Jolly Harbour

Jolly Jolly Harbour 12th April 2018 In complete contrast to the near-secret location of Montserrat's Customs office, buried away in the depths of Little Bay's dockyard, Antigua's Jolly Harbour Customs building shines like a beacon from afar: A huge yellow Q flag...

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72 hours in Montserrat

Montserrat 9th April 2018 The only port of entry for yachts arriving in Montserrat is Little Bay, so that's where we dropped our anchor feeling battered and knackered after a lively and lumpy sail from Guadeloupe. Although Little Bay (as the name implies) is small,...

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Death in Paradise

Wednesday 4th April 2018 Whales Soon after leaving Îles des Saintes, we switched off the engine and enjoyed a peaceful sail most of the way to Deshaies with the wind blowing at a steady angle and speed. This was champagne sailing without the champagne. Only when...

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Îles des Saintes

Dominica to Îles des Saintes Our sail from Dominica to Îles des Saintes presented us with uncharacteristically flat seas. The wind also blew in the right direction all the way. This was good news for the 50% of crew with a chronic hangover. The boat didn't roll or...

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Dominica

Martinique to Dominica 29th March 2018 The sail to Dominica was superb in even flatter seas than the last time we sailed. In weather like this, it is difficult to imagine the scenes of devastation on 18th September 2017 when hurricane Maria wreaked havoc on Dominica. ...

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Martinique

St Lucia to Martinique The aroma of freshly baked croissants and the sound of the Marseillaise drifting across the water announced our imminent arrival in Martinique. Then, as we got closer, we could see people on bicycles adorned with stripy jumpers with strings of...

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Rodney Bay – St Lucia

A Trip to the Local Shop The journey from Marigot Bay to St Lucia was like a trip to the local shop. And to some extent it was. The journey was short and uneventful, and we spent more than intended. Over the last couple of weeks, we have been steadily emptying our...

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