MangoandMe

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28 May 2012 | St Helena, South Atlantic Ocean
28 May 2012 | St Helena, South Atlantic Ocean
25 May 2012 | Riviera Beach, Florida
23 May 2012 | Riviera Marina, Riviera Beach FL
23 May 2012 | Riviera Beach Marina, Riviera Beach, Florida
19 May 2012 | En route to Riviera Beach, Florida
18 May 2012 | En route to Riviera Beach, Florida
17 May 2012 | En route to Riviera Beach, Florida
16 May 2012 | En route to Riviera Beach, Florida
15 May 2012 | En route to Riviera Beach, Florida
14 May 2012 | En route to Florida
13 May 2012 | Destination:Riviera Beach Marina, Riviera Beach, Florida
12 May 2012 | Destination:Florida
11 May 2012 | On the way to the Caribbean

WEATHER ROUTER - TO FOLLOW OR NOT TO FOLLOW TO THE KINGDOM

20 July 2010 | One day out of Papeete
david
Its a glorious day, sun is shining, the wind of 12-15 knots is on our tail pushing us firmly along WITH the waves, and hence a smooth ride.....may it all last!

Lesley, my dearest sister, gave me a present before departure from Panama.....a weather router, excellent, well known man out of NZ - Bob McDavitt. This is a person who outlines a route to a sailor that will be the safest and the quickest and who, upon perceiving dangers en route, will (hopefully) warn of such.

The problem, this time, is (excuse me, Bob) that I dont like the route....too much southerly(remember that is the direction of the 'southern ocean' where many of have met their maker) and some winds the other end of up to 40 knots. So I have decided to do the opposite...go north. After studying the situation and talking with some knowledgeable sailors from Papeete Im going to take a bet on lighter winds up north and some careful timing to miss the 40 knotters. I hope I dont rue the day that I did not take the advice of my renowned weather router to the Kingdom of Tonga.
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Vessel Name: Shearwater
Vessel Make/Model: CONSER 47 Racer/Cruiser Catamaran
Hailing Port: West Palm Beach Florida
Crew: MANGO AND ME
About:
Mango is a smart, funny, sensitive and totally unique wheaton/sheepdog. . He is my partner on this patently undoglike voyage but remains cheerful about the whole affair. [...]
Extra: Shearwater is a 47 foot, very sleek and light catamaran. She is part of a fleet of 11 that were built - its a sister ship of Shearwater that holds the unofficial speed record. 31 knots! Of the this fleet, only one has flipped...so we are on the side of good odds!
Shearwater's Photos - Main
Lesley, Kelly, John, Karol and David successfully transit the canal....a few misc shots
27 Photos
Created 13 March 2010
2 Photos
Created 12 June 2009

Who: MANGO AND ME
Port: West Palm Beach Florida