Neverland Journey

22 December 2019 | 12 30.5'N:70 01.8'W, Oranjestad, Aruba
21 December 2019 | 12 25.5'N:68 43.1'W, north of Curacao
21 December 2019 | 12 47.8'N:67 36.2'W, at sea
20 December 2019 | 13 18.87'N:66 26.99'W, at sea
20 December 2019 | 13 36.2'N:65 20.6'W, at sea
19 December 2019 | 13 38.9'N:64 23.7'W, at sea
19 December 2019 | 14 01.9'N:63 01.2'W, at sea
18 December 2019 | 14 23.3'N:61 41.6'W, at sea
17 December 2019 | 14 30.2'N:61 05.3'W, Martinique
16 December 2019 | 14 26.5'N:60 53.1'W, St Anne, Martinique
12 December 2019 | 14 04.85'N:60 57.8'W, Rodney Bay, St Lucia
05 December 2019 | 14 10.9'N:56 24.4'W, 250 miles to go
29 November 2019 | 14 25.2'N:42 59.6'W, middle of ocean
28 November 2019 | 14 29.4'N:40.14.3 06.01'W, middle of ocean
25 November 2019 | 15 35.65'N:33 06.01'W, middle of ocean
21 November 2019 | 16 53.4'N:24 595'W, Mindelo, Cape Verde
21 November 2019 | 16 54.5'N:25 00.4'W, Mindelo, Cape Verde
15 November 2019 | 19 26.3'N:23 04.3'W, Somewhere between Grand Canary and Cape Verde
14 November 2019 | 21 22.7'N:22 10.6'W, Somewhere between Grand Canary and Cape Verde
13 November 2019 | 23 16.8'N:20 00.5'W, Somewhere between Grand Canary and Cape Verde

Canaries to Cape Verde (continued)

14 November 2019 | 21 22.7'N:22 10.6'W, Somewhere between Grand Canary and Cape Verde
We crossed the Tropic of Cancer last night at 10:17 so we are in the tropics now. We shared shots of Malibu rum to celebrate. Today was warm enough to sit in the cockpit without bundling up. The air is still a little cool when the breeze is blowing but not near as cold as at home.
The wind has started to subside a little and we are no longer sailing directly down wind. We have all 3 sails up now and making real good time on a broad reach. If this speed of 6-7 knots holds up we should arrive in Mindelo, Cape Verde sometime on Sunday. The broad reach is a much more comfortable ride than the downwind sailing of the first 3 days where the waves really kicked the boat around. The waves are getting smaller too.
For those of you following our progress on the tracker site, the YB tracker is the yellow and black piece hanging in our bimini frame. It is programmed to transmit boat information and position every 4 hours to the satellites. There is a built-in GPS receiver to determine our location. The battery should last several months. This is also included as part of the rally support.
Today�'s position report puts Neverland in 84 place. That is 315 miles behind the lead catamaran and 81 miles ahead of the smallest boat in the fleet. Three boats took a late start yesterday. I hope they make it to the start line from Mindelo next Thursday.
We have been enjoying all the cards that everyone made for us. Reading the cards is one of our daily highlights. We never know what will appear when we open the envelope of the day. We have had pictures, poems, excerpts from books, and special messages to name a few. You all made each one very special to us so thank you.
Vessel Name: Neverland
Vessel Make/Model: Allied Princess 36 1976
Hailing Port: Onancock VA USA
Crew: Mike Gould-Captain
About: Mike has been sailing since 1986. He has made trips from Virginia to Maine and back. Several trips in the Mediterranean. He has sailed other vessels in the open sea. In 2019 sailed 5000+ nm from the Med across the Atlantic to Aruba.
Extra: Monica has sailed alongside Mike during all these years. She has loved sailing and enjoyed every minute out on the open seas with Mike. She looks forward to more adventures as a sailing couple. In 2019 sailed 5000+ nm from the Med across the Atlantic to Aruba.
Neverland's Photos - Main
Sailing Kalamata, Greece and surroundings
16 Photos
Created 7 August 2016
Boat Trip 2015
5 Photos
Created 4 July 2015