Sailing with Nine of Cups

Vessel Name: Nine of Cups
Vessel Make/Model: Liberty 458
Hailing Port: Denver, Colorado, USA
Crew: Marcie & David
About: We've lived aboard Nine of Cups since 2000 and have managed to accumulate 86,000+ nm under the keel since that time. We completed a circumnavigation in April 2015 and managed to sail around the five great southern capes. Come along with us for the ride!
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Visit our website at www.nineofcups.com for more photos and info about Nine of Cups and her crew. We also have a more extensive blogsite at www.justalittlefurther.com. Are some of our links broken? Links break from time to time. Please let us know which ones are broken and we'll fix them. You [...]
31 May 2016 | St. Augustine, Florida, USA
30 May 2016 | St. Augustine, Florida, USA
29 May 2016 | En route Culebra, PR - St. Augustine-FL
28 May 2016 | En route Culebra, PR - St. Augustine-FL
27 May 2016 | En route Culebra, PR - St. Augustine-FL
26 May 2016 | En route Culebra, PR - St. Augustine-FL
25 May 2016 | En route Culebra, PR - St. Augustine-FL
24 May 2016 | En route Culebra, PR - St. Augustine-FL
23 May 2016 | Culebra, Puerto Rico
22 May 2016 | Culebra, Puerto Rico
21 May 2016 | Culebra, Puerto Rico
20 May 2016 | Culebra, Puerto Rico
19 May 2016 | Culebra, Puerto Rico
18 May 2016 | Culebra, Puerto Rico
17 May 2016 | Culebra, Puerto Rico
16 May 2016 | Culebra, Puerto Rico
15 May 2016 | Culebra, Puerto Rico
14 May 2016 | En route to Puerto Rico
13 May 2016 | Culebra, Puerto Rico
12 May 2016 | Chaguaramas, Trinidad
Recent Blog Posts
31 May 2016 | St. Augustine, Florida, USA

Checking out the ' hood - St. Augustine

Founded in 1565, St. Augustine is the oldest continuously occupied European settlement in the United States. About 42 years before the English colonized Jamestown and 55 years before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock, the Spanish established St. Augustine … and here we are! All that’s left of [...]

30 May 2016 | St. Augustine, Florida, USA

Life Without Refrigeration

There are some very big pluses to not having refrigeration aboard. Plus #1 is the amount of power we save, or rather have available for other things like computers, iPads and other electronic stuff.

29 May 2016 | En route Culebra, PR - St. Augustine-FL

Blue View - When It All Goes Wrong

Most of our passage from Puerto Rico to St. Augustine was idyllic – a nice broad reach with 15-20 knots of wind, a kindly following sea, warm sunny weather, a 0.5 to 2 knot favorable current, and a full moon to sail by at night. The prop shaft generator and solar panels were producing more power than [...]

28 May 2016 | En route Culebra, PR - St. Augustine-FL

Culebra to St. Augustine - Day 9 & Arrival

By all calculations, we should have reached our destination by early this morning, but we haven't. The sea gods, in their ongoing quest for amusement, had some tricks up their proverbial sleeves and provided a few challenges before allowing us to reach St. Augustine.

27 May 2016 | En route Culebra, PR - St. Augustine-FL

Culebra to St. Augustine - Days 7-8

Day 7- 278 nm to go

26 May 2016 | En route Culebra, PR - St. Augustine-FL

Culebra to St. Augustine - Days 4-6

Day 4 – 675 nm to go

A spirited ride south

03 February 2011 | Wet Jacket Arm, Dusky Sound
Marcie
We were up early, 0545, and after a quick weather check, decided to head out and continue south. In the bare light of dawn, we hauled the CQR anchor and stowed it. The main anchor was really dug in, but we had it up and we were on our way by 0720. The morning sun was bright, but the dark western sky was ominous. A big SW swell was evident about 3 miles before we reached the exit and we could see huge breakers crashing against Castaway Point at the sound's entrance. Behind us the sunlight played on the clouds of mist settled in the valleys and the rain met us as we made our hasty exit out of the sound.

The short 10 nm ride south in the Tasman Sea was rather "spirited". We had 25-30 kt northwest winds behind us and 15-20' southwest swells to contend with. Cups did well and the crew managed to keep down breakfast, but it was a long 10 miles. We were heartened to see Breaksea Island at the entrance to Breaksea Sound. As the island provided protection from the southwest swell, the northwest swells became more evident and gave us quite a push into the sound against the ebbing tide. We skirted around Entry Island and hung a right into Acheron Passage, named after the steam paddle-wheeler that performed the first complete survey of the area in 1851. We anchored behind tiny Stick Island in Muscle Cove in Wet Jacket Arm. Great name, huh? This fiord arm was named "Wet Jacket" by Captain Cook himself when his Lt. Pickersgill was caught in a storm while exploring the area and returned "in no good plight". We know about "no good plights"...been there, done that.
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