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

DAY 28 TO FLORIDA!

05 May 2012 | On the way to the Caribbean
david
I am now less than 400 miles from Antigua in the Leeward Islands, Caribbean. Upon reaching the Antigua waypoint, I will make the very final decision whether to proceed or to stop. But, as of this moment, my plan is not to stop in the Caribbean but head straight for Florida.

I have enough diesel on board, about 90 gallons. That would allow me to motor between 500 and 600 miles. As I will take a straight line that hugs the eastern side of the Caribbean Islands then the Turks and Caicos and finally the Bahamas, I will be in reach of diesel should something go wrong.

As for food, I am now subsisting on my last non-canned items. A quick inventory this morning showed that I can last well even though the culinary delights will soon take a precipitous dive.

Shearwater and her systems are all working although the main sail is now very weakened and has to be used judiciously if at all.

With approximately 1700 miles to go, my very approximate ETA at this point, at 100 miles a day, would be May 20,21,22 23. The last week I averaged 140 miles a day but....as I speak already something is developing I didnt expect...those dastardly NW winds on the nose - that should shoot that nice averaging down a bit.

Now, let the spirits that swim out here...lend a hand!

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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