Autumn Borne Cruising

CSY-44 Antigua - Hull 001

Fort Lauderdale to Miami on the outside

31 January 2013 | Miami Beach
Dean - storm front - Small Craft warnings - ocean passage.
Last night, after negotiating the 19 bridges from Lake Worth to Fort L, we had dinner with Ondra, and Nelson Gainey on the s/v Last boat. The photo is of the AB in the Middle River anchorage. It was our first time in this anchorage.

Today (Thursday) we pulled into Miami at 1300 hours, and are now anchored north of Sunset Islands...

We looked at the web page "passage weather", last night... and knew it was a changing forecast.... but it but it looked like a doable condition.
Then this morning, as we're pulling the hook,... the USCG issued Small craft advisory for the section of ocean just north of Port Everglades...
We decided to make a run for it anyway....

WELL...we (AB, and Last Boat) made it, but we couldn't out run the weather front....
it overtook us about 1/2 way down the coast.
The winds went from 12 to 15 on the nose... to 18 to 28 knots from the WEST...
Making for some very confused seas.... with the foam blowing off the tops of some waves...

After about 1 hour of that weather front wind pattern, it was over... we rolled in the Yankee.. turned into the that point, and Hauled up the whole mains'l.... ( I put a reef in it later....)
Then rolled out most of the Yankee until just short of the Government cut at Miami...
Then the wind picked up again... and we rolled in a little of the yankee... NICE day..

Anyway... we're now anchored near Miami Beach...
We used the afternoon to put on sail covers, launch the dinghy (remove from foredeck), put the motor on thje dinghy, etc. The weather turned very cool this PM... In a few hours it dropped nearly 18F.
Vessel Name: Autumn Borne
Vessel Make/Model: CSY-44-Antigua
Hailing Port: Buffalo, New York
Crew: Dean and Susan Perry
About: Full time cruisers for 14 years, now. We cruise about 3500 nautical miles each season, from the top of the Hudson River (NY) to either the FL keys; the Bahamas; or the west side of FL, for the Winters.
Extra: Our CSY-44-Antigua is hull #001.
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