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 [...]
20 June 2016 | Charleston, South Carolina, USA
19 June 2016 | Charleston, South Carolina, USA
18 June 2016 | Intracoastal Waterway from St Augustine to Norfolk
17 June 2016 | Intracoastal Waterway from St Augustine to Norfolk
16 June 2016 | Intracoastal Waterway from St Augustine to Norfolk
15 June 2016 | Intracoastal Waterway from St Augustine to Norfolk
14 June 2016 | Intracoastal Waterway from St Augustine to Norfolk
13 June 2016 | St. Augustine, Florida, USA
12 June 2016 | St. Augustine, Florida, USA
11 June 2016 | St. Augustine, Florida, USA
10 June 2016 | St. Augustine, Florida, USA
09 June 2016 | St. Augustine, Florida, USA
08 June 2016 | St. Augustine, Florida, USA
07 June 2016 | St. Augustine, Florida, USA
06 June 2016 | St. Augustine, Florida, USA
05 June 2016 | St. Augustine, Florida, USA
04 June 2016 | St. Augustine, Florida, USA
03 June 2016 | St. Augustine, Florida, USA
02 June 2016 | St. Augustine, Florida, USA
01 June 2016 | St. Augustine, Florida, USA
Recent Blog Posts
20 June 2016 | Charleston, South Carolina, USA

A Day in Charming Charleston

Native Charlestonians will tell you that the Ashley and Cooper Rivers join to form the Atlantic Ocean. Located at about the middle of South Carolina’s coastline at the confluence of the two rivers, Charleston is the oldest city in the state and it’s a gem. We discovered its charms in 2000 on our [...]

19 June 2016 | Charleston, South Carolina, USA

Along the ICW - Arrival in Charleston, SC

Day 5 - 441 nm to go

18 June 2016 | Intracoastal Waterway from St Augustine to Norfolk

Blue View - The Ditch vs. Offshore

Every year there is a migration of yachties from the south to north along the U.S. Atlantic coast in the spring, and then a reverse migration in the fall. They want to get north before hurricane season starts on June 1, and then want to get south before it gets too cold at the end of the hurricane season [...]

17 June 2016 | Intracoastal Waterway from St Augustine to Norfolk

Along the ICW - Day 4

A hot and humid night with nary a breeze and little sleep to be had. We’ve been checking the weather daily but still no reasonable weather window to get us all the way to the Chesapeake. The winds are either 5-7 knots variable or strong winds from the north … right on the nose. We plan to continue [...]

16 June 2016 | Intracoastal Waterway from St Augustine to Norfolk

Along the ICW - Day 3

We were up with the sun for an early start. All was calm on the Crescent River and the sunrise was spectacular. What a way to start the day. We are working towards at least 60nm per day and early starts, when the day is cool, are advantageous to the plan. Tides are an issues here. The tidal swing is [...]

15 June 2016 | Intracoastal Waterway from St Augustine to Norfolk

Along the ICW - Day 2

We woke to a glorious, clear-skied morning on the ICW. We could really get into this. We were anchored just off the National Parks dock and Cumberland Island begged exploration, but we said no this time. We were anchor up by 0630 and on our way heading up the Cumberland River. David had plotted the day's [...]

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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