Wyvern's Wanderings

Vessel Name: Wyvern
Vessel Make/Model: 1977 Irwin Ketch
Hailing Port: El Jobean, Florida
Crew: Charlie and Phyllis Atha
About: After living aboard our 42' Irwin for almost 10 years, we sold her and bought a home in El Jobean, Florida. Bought a storm damaged 1996 Hunter 45 and have been working on it for the past 3 years. THEN we sold the Hunter and purchased the Irwin back. Feels like home!
Extra: Both Charlie and Phyllis are USCG licensed captains and ASA sailing instructors.
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22 May 2017 | Home, El Jobean, Florida
21 May 2017 | St. James City, Florida
20 May 2017 | Smokehouse Bay, Marco Island, Florida
19 May 2017 | Little Shark River, Everglades National Park, Florida
18 May 2017 | Jewfish Hole, Long Key, Florida Keys
16 May 2017 | Key Largo, Florida
15 May 2017 | Gun Cay, Bahamas
14 May 2017 | 35 nm southeast of Bimini on the Great Bahama Banks
13 May 2017 | Frazier Hog Cay, Berry Islands, Bahamas
11 May 2017 | Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas
10 May 2017 | Highbourne Cay, Exumas, Bahamas
09 May 2017 | Cambridge Cay, Exumas, Bahamas
08 May 2017 | Oven Rock, Great Guana Cay, Exumas, Bahamas
07 May 2017 | Rudder Cay, Exumas, Bahamas
06 May 2017 | Kidd Cove, Georgetown, Great Exuma Island, Bahamas
05 May 2017 | Kidd Cove, Georgetown, Great Exuma Island, Bahamas
04 May 2017 | Kidd Cove, Georgetown, Great Exuma Island, Bahamas
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22 May 2017 | Home, El Jobean, Florida

Home Again

May 22, 2017 9:00 pm

21 May 2017 | St. James City, Florida

Pretty Caprice

May 21, 2017 10:00 pm

20 May 2017 | Smokehouse Bay, Marco Island, Florida

Down Wind Sailing

May 20, 2017 9:00 pm

19 May 2017 | Little Shark River, Everglades National Park, Florida

Sailing

May 19, 2017 9:00 pm Little Shark River, Everglades National Park, Florida]

18 May 2017 | Jewfish Hole, Long Key, Florida Keys

Wyvern's Marilyn Monroe Impression

May 18, 2017 9:00 pm

16 May 2017 | Key Largo, Florida

Back in the good ole USA

May 16, 2017, 9:00 pm

Sailing!

13 March 2012 | Shroud Cay, Bahamas
Phyllis Atha
Before we set off from Wardwick Wells, Charlie, Tim, Diana, Jack and Kris went for a short hike on the island to see the loyalist wall and ruins. They came back a bit warm, tired and enthused. Jack and Kris stopped by for a "Captain's Meeting" to discuss our destinations. We had decided to skip Hawksbill Cay because of time constraints and go to Shroud. Since Jack and Kris had spent two days at Shroud, but had never been to Hawksbill, they decided to stop there for the night and explore it tomorrow. Charlie gave them a quick rundown on where to anchor and where to find the trailheads and what beaches he liked the best. Thirty minutes later we were on our way. We hoisted the mainsail and then sailed off the mooring. The winds had died just a bit overnight, just as predicted, so we had a great breeze of about 15 kts. Started out directly downwind, so we just used the main, but as we were able to turn more north as we rounded the shallows, we put out the jib. We had an absolutely perfect sailing day. Sailed right into the Shroud anchorage. We did start the engine to anchor, only because there were a number of boats to maneuver around. We spent rest of the early evening relaxing in the cockpit. Had enchiladas, beans and rice for dinner. This evening is a bit more cloudy, but still only about 15 kts. of wind. Perfect!!!!
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Wyvern's Photos - Main
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Our 1996 Hunter 45
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Created 12 December 2010