MangoandMe

14 December 2012
30 June 2012 | ASCENSION ISLAND
30 June 2012 | ASCENSION ISLAND
04 June 2012
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

LUCK OF THE DRAW

23 April 2012 | On the way to the Caribbean
david
Four boats approached the Doldrums at approximately the same time and each fared differently. Each boat sailed parallel to the other three. Each chose their rhumb line based on varying factors including destination, favorable currents, 'debris' factor, fishing vessels and, any personal research, ie sailors who went before. "Content" the first boat, literally 'sailed' through with, it seemed, barely noticeable Doldrums - that boat chose the line closest to shore - 200 miles off. Next came the boat "Drammer", also a smooth sail through, he having chosen a line about 70 miles further out. Then there's "Rhythm" who chose almost the identical line to "Content" and so far he seems to be having hardly the fast sail of his predecessor. And then there's Shearwater...about 400 miles out and having a hell of a time getting through at all despite his 'personal research' indicating the boat, "Sedna I", on exactly the same line a month before, 'sailed' through without difficulty.

But then, if that narrow band of enigmatic water and air at the equator, meeting between the SE Tradewinds and the NE Tradewinds, if that famous band could simply be conquered by careful research, precedence and logic, it wouldnt be famously known as the "Doldrums".

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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