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Friday, April 13, 2012

April 8th: White Bay (Jost Van Dyke) to Nanny Cay Marina (Tortola)

From Screen Captures

We got up at 6:00am to find the moon still up. We had no real plans for the day, as everything depended on the winds and our patience, so we ate a relatively leisurely breakfast. Cindy and Arturo each got their own cabins last night, and were in a pretty good mood as a result.
From Escape Catamaran 2012

After we weighed anchor and motor'd out of White Bay, we kept motoring towards Tortola as there seemed to be little wind. Midway through the passage, though, we found some wind and decided to sail rather than visit Norman Island for one last snorkel. The wind died again as we approached Great Thatch, but as we crossed into Sopher's hole, the wind picked up to 7 knots and we could sail again.
From Escape Catamaran 2012

Once in the Sir Francis Drake Channel, Amy said she hadn't gotten a chance to helm the boat at all on the trip, so Arturo and I switched and gave her a chance to tack back and forth across the channel. Amy had a great feel for the helm and it wasn't long before she was issuing orders to come about like a pro.
From Escape Catamaran 2012

Alas, all good things must come to an end, and at 10:02, we noted that we were still 5km from Nanny Cay, so dropped the sails and steamed into the marina at maximum cruising speed at 10:35am. There were a couple of other boats fueling up, so we had to circle around until they were done before we docked the Escape and signaled Horizon for a skipper to drive us back to the slip. I got a hose into the water tanks, got off the Escape and turned on the tap to refill our water tanks. My job as the skipper was done.
From Escape Catamaran 2012


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