Voyage of Seawing

The Crew of Seawing are preparing to embark on an epic adventure, sailing southward through the Caribbean. Follow along on this site and experience the adventure with them.

05 October 2009 | Staniel Cay, Exuma, Bahamas
05 May 2009 | Long Island, Bahamas
04 May 2009 | Georgetown, Exuma, Bahamas
20 April 2009 | Stocking Island, Exuma Cays, Bahamas
19 April 2009 | Stocking Island, Exuma Cays, Bahamas
18 April 2009 | Sand Dollar Beach, Exuma Cays, Bahamas
07 April 2009 | Stocking Island, Exuma Cays, Bahamas
04 April 2009 | Elizabeth Harbour, Great Exuma, Exuma Cays, Bahamas
03 April 2009 | Little Farmers Cay, Exuma Cays, Bahamas
31 March 2009 | Little Farmers Cay, Exuma Cays, Bahamas
30 March 2009 | Staniel Cay, Exuma Cays, Bahamas
28 March 2009 | Big Major Spot, Exuma Cays, Bahamas
26 March 2009 | Big Major Spot, Exuma Cays, Bahamas
25 March 2009 | Staniel Cay, Exuma Cays, Bahamas
24 March 2009 | Big Major Spot, Exuma Cays, Bahamas
24 March 2009 | Staniel Cay, Exuma Cays, Bahamas
24 March 2009 | Big Major Spot, Exuma Cays, Bahamas
23 March 2009 | Big Major Spot, Exuma Cays, Bahamas
21 March 2009 | Normans Cay, Exuma Cays, Bahamas

Farmers Cut to Georgetown

04 April 2009 | Elizabeth Harbour, Great Exuma, Exuma Cays, Bahamas
Glenn.
We left Farmers Cay at a relatively high, but ebb tide. We were able to get out of the anchorage without having to plow sand with our keel (unlike the way in). Leaving through Farmers Cut into the deep water of Exuma Sound, the current was crazy. Even though Exuma sound was almost waveless, the current from the ebb tide created standing waves and swirling currents that ran quite a ways out into the deep water.

Soon after we go out and the sails set, I began to set trolling lines. Soon after, we had a hit out one of the lines, but no fish hooked. I did see some fish jumping around where the lured were being trolled. Later I noticed that the split ring holding the hook to the lure was stretched and one of the hooks snapped off. Bummer...I like hits, but you can't put a hit on the bbq..only fish landed.

It was a very quiet trip, eventually had to roll up the sails, as they were hanging limp, as we motored the rest of the way.

The description of the entry to Elizabeth Harbour sounded a bit complicated, with cays, rocks and reefs, but it is really quite simple. Actually, I took some time on the way down to program waypoints for the whole way in, around the rocks and reefs, and the autopilot took us all the way to our anchorage..very cool.
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Vessel Name: SeawingI
Vessel Make/Model: Gulfstar Aux. 41'
Hailing Port: Edmonton, Alberta Canada
Crew: Glenn, Sue, Jacquie & Ben
Home Page: www.seawing.net
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Who are these crazy sailors anyhow?

Who: Glenn, Sue, Jacquie & Ben
Port: Edmonton, Alberta Canada
Q: Why "Seawing"? A: "If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me." (Psalms 139:9-10)
"And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent: Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead." (Acts 17:30-31)