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

THE DOLDRUM DANCE (and Im not even in the Doldrums!)

07 May 2012 | On the way to the Caribbean
david
Yesterday, mid afternoon, the winds are light, then lighter, flogging in the main, it comes down. Mid evening brings even lighter winds, the autopilot complains, we are losing direction, down comes the jib. Drifting. Ah, a little sleep. My head hits the pillow - what do I hear? A few drops of rain, then more, more, then a deluge. All is black, cant see a thing. Radar shows storm encircling the boat - the dreaded squall. 20-25 knots sustained now - let it be short before it damages that nice, quiet surface. And then, Shearwater starts to lurch as the seas mount and slam into her side - bang, crash. Cant put the jib up now, in these winds, pitch black and heavy rain...sleep sleep, forget it, no use. 2AM, a respite, winds down to 10. Out of bed and to the front, up goes the jib-just in time, winds back up to 20 plus. We are off! But oh that rain! In the squall's wake, a jumbled and rough sea. Sleep finally. Morning comes, wind has lessened, now the main? Yes! Up it goes. One hour later, down it comes, wind too light-flog flog flog. Only jib now...whats the next step?

Lets see...yes, here it is - next is no wind, then jib down, then rain and then squall...that should take us to midafternoon.
Comments
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