Neverland Journey

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
11 November 2019 | 26 16.7'N:16 13.8'W, South of Grand Canary
10 November 2019 | 28 07.6'N:15 25.5'W, Las Palmas, Grand Canary
30 October 2019 | 28 51.1'N:13 47.7'W, Point Papagayo, Lanzarote Canary
27 October 2019 | 28 57.7'N:13 32.4'W, Arrecife, Lanzarote Canary
26 October 2019 | Morocco
10 October 2019 | 30 25.30'N:9 37.06'W, Agadir Morocco
09 October 2019 | 32 25.9'N:9 38.9'W, Off the Moroccan Coast
08 October 2019 | 34 10.8'N:8 50.1'W, Off the Moroccan
07 October 2019 | 35 18.71'N:7 12.18'W, Atlantic Ocean
05 October 2019 | 36 09.72'N:5 21.62'W, Gibraltar

Arrival at Mindelo

21 November 2019 | 16 54.5'N:25 00.4'W, Mindelo, Cape Verde
Mike
Saturday we woke up to find 4 flying fish had hitched a ride with us. Unfortunately for them it didn�'t turn out as well as it did for us.
During the light winds on Saturday we found ourselves pulling away from some of the other boats. During most of the day we had set all our sails. This includes the jib, mainsail, mizzen sail and a mizzen stay sail. As the name implies, the mizzen stay sail is flown from the mizzen mast between the two masts. It is a downwind sail that works well in light air from a beam reach to almost dead downwind. Ketches were built in the �'70s to work around some racing rule that forbade the use of spinnakers. They could use a sail that looks and feels like a spinnaker instead to improve downwind performance. For us it added about a half to a full knot and significantly increased the SA/Displacement ratio.
We were the 80th boat overall to cross the finish line at 12:05 Sunday morning. Our speed had dropped to about 4.5 knots. We even beat out at least 1 catamaran. It was quite eerie arriving in the dark (the moon was well hidden by cloud cover). The finish line was between a a point of land and a lighted rock about a mile off the shore. Your eyes really play tricks on you at night and depth perception doesn�'t exist anymore.
So we had a good run from Las Palmas with strong winds and messy seas. We were a little beat up from being bounced around the cabin like ping pong balls but we survived.
Comments
Vessel Name: Neverland
Vessel Make/Model: Allied Princess 36
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.
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-especially the eventual Atlantic crossing.
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