|Vessel Make/Model:||Pacific Seacraft 40|
|Hailing Port:||Rowayton, Connecticut (U.S.A.)|
|Crew:||Valerie, Pierre, Frances and Charley|
|About:||Two would-be sailors and two cats but it has never stopped us before...|
We went to the BVI to await our boat's arrival. She arrived finally. Suffice to say that we will limit our use of delivery crews to the minimum in the future. Many lessons were learned and if we use a delivery crew we will know what to ask to mitigate our risks and perform focused interviews of references.
The BVIs are now very close. The captain and her crew expect to arrive on Sunday. The speed has continued to pick up as they entered the trade belt at 6.4 knots average.
The boat is moving very fast now, under reefed main (one reef), reefed jib and staysail. The ride is described as great by the captain... They are moving around 7.2 knots although the day average was around 6.4 knots. Not bad for Echappée.
Now the target is getting closer. As the crew let me know, 3 days to go. I believe they will arrive on Monday morning, likely in the wee hours. The speed is relatively constant around 5.5 k. The skipper is keeping Echappée pointed to her destination.
15 knots of easterly winds. The boat is moving faster again @5.5 k and most likely under sail. 130 miles today.