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From Mat-Lau III

14 December 2016
Kevin Hiscox
Arrived Little Sale Cay, Abacos, Bahamas

Hi Everyone,

Local Time - 15:30. No mobile/internet communication so sending this position report by Sailblogs Remote and the satellite phone.

We have arrived safely in the Bahamas, making the 116 NM trip from St Lucie Inlet Florida USA to Little Sale Cay in the Abacos in 18 hours (6.5 knots). It was a beautiful moonlight night with flat seas and about 5 - 10 knots SE breeze. Used full sail but also used one engine most of the way to keep our heading up in the strong gulf stream between Florida and the Bahamas.

We are spending the night here at Little Sale Cay and going on to Allen's/Pensacola Cay in the morning where we hope to meet up with old friends Bill and Betty-Sue. We will probably stay in the Abacos until the new year and then go on to new destinations in the Bahamas. We hope to have cell phone communications/internet in about 3 or 4 days when we get to Green Turtle Cay. If there are any urgent messages then send them to this SatPhone email address ( or call us on the SatPhone (+881632648785).

Love to everyone - Kevin and Patti xxx
Vessel Name: Mat-Lau III
Vessel Make/Model: Lagoon 500
Hailing Port: Southport, Australia
Crew: Kevin Hiscox and Patti Toogood
About: Very excited couple embarking on a 10 - 15 year World cruise of the Mediterranean, Caribbean, North and South America, Pacific Islands and Asia.
Extra: Mat-Lau III is a 2007 Lagoon 500 3 cabin owners version. She has 2 x 75hp Yanmar sail drives with folding props and full suite of Membrane Taffeta/Carbon/Aramid/Taffeta sails.
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