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China Rose
Launch
10/17/2014, Annapolis, MD

Terry has provisioned us for many months. Today we put food away, buy a little more fuel, see well wishers for one last rum. Weather is good. Winds W to NNW 10 - 15 knots, Temp in the 70's and clear sky. Tom, Dee and I sail early Saturday for Norfolk.

Sailing to Bahamas - 9/2014
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10/18/2014 | Nancy
Safe travels -- calm waters -- nice breezes -- and lots of food and laughter -- have a wonderful trip.
Autopilot
Sunday 9/21, SW-S <10 60F calm
09/23/2014, Annapolis, MD E Thielen, B Meyer, Capt R Starbird

Tested the new Raymarine Wheel Pilot. It worked great. Also set the 38' asymmetrical spinnaker which appears a little small I will trade up to a 40' luff.



Boat Work
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10/14/2014 | anneseye
Love that asymmetrical spinnaker. Hope it carries you far!
Racing with Peter Morris on Jaguar 2014
09/20/2014, Trinidad to Bequia Race Week 2014

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Boat Work
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Raymaine Wheel Pilot
09/18/2014

Installed the Raymarine Wheel Pilot yesterday and calibrated the system. It's great feeling to know I now have a self steering system on China Rose.

Boat Work
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Preparation for Caribbean Sailing
Capt. Bob
09/13/2014, EastPort, MD (AKA - Annapolis)

I retired last week so the pressure is on for getting the boat ready to sail south before the days shorten too much and the cool fall nights close in. I've started charting the route down the Chesapeake Bay, through the Dismal Swamp and out in the ocean south of Cape Hatteras. This will take us through Hospital Point at Norfolk, Elizabeth City, Beaufort, out in the ocean past the Cape Fear river which juts out in the ocean and on through the night to Charleston. We should close the ocean leg in about 30 hours. We can rest up in Old Charleston for a few days eating shrimp and grits before heading out for Florida.

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