Voyage of Seawing

The Crew of Seawing are preparing to embark on an epic adventure, sailing southward through the Caribbean. Follow along on this site and experience the adventure with them.

05 October 2009 | Staniel Cay, Exuma, Bahamas
05 May 2009 | Long Island, Bahamas
04 May 2009 | Georgetown, Exuma, Bahamas
20 April 2009 | Stocking Island, Exuma Cays, Bahamas
19 April 2009 | Stocking Island, Exuma Cays, Bahamas
18 April 2009 | Sand Dollar Beach, Exuma Cays, Bahamas
07 April 2009 | Stocking Island, Exuma Cays, Bahamas
04 April 2009 | Elizabeth Harbour, Great Exuma, Exuma Cays, Bahamas
03 April 2009 | Little Farmers Cay, Exuma Cays, Bahamas
31 March 2009 | Little Farmers Cay, Exuma Cays, Bahamas
30 March 2009 | Staniel Cay, Exuma Cays, Bahamas
28 March 2009 | Big Major Spot, Exuma Cays, Bahamas
26 March 2009 | Big Major Spot, Exuma Cays, Bahamas
25 March 2009 | Staniel Cay, Exuma Cays, Bahamas
24 March 2009 | Big Major Spot, Exuma Cays, Bahamas
24 March 2009 | Staniel Cay, Exuma Cays, Bahamas
24 March 2009 | Big Major Spot, Exuma Cays, Bahamas
23 March 2009 | Big Major Spot, Exuma Cays, Bahamas
21 March 2009 | Normans Cay, Exuma Cays, Bahamas

Berries to Nassau

11 March 2009 | Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas
Glenn.
After a relaxing night at anchor in the Berry Islands, we rose early to prepare to put to sea; bound for Nassau on New Providence Island. In the dark we could feel more wind and the ominous sound of waves crashing against rocks on the ocean side of Great Stirrup Cay. Rounding the corner found that the wind and waves were not nearly as bad as they sounded...more boat roll than the previous day, but still a good day. After about an hour, and after our first waypoint, we were joined by two other boats sailing out of another harbour, also towards Nassau. We roughly traveled in their company the rest of the day & way into Nassau.

After motoring for more about half the day, we unrolled out foresail and fell off the wind a bit and motor-sailed the rest of the way into Nassau...sure picked up our speed and steadied the boat against roll from the ocean swell.

It's a pretty cool site to see a city rising from the ocean as one approaches from the sea. The first thing you see approaching Nassau is the enormous and famous Atlantis resort towering on Paradise Island & then the buildings of the rest of Nassau gradually appear from the sea.

Entering Nassau Harbour was interesting; had to call Harbour Control before entering the harbour - had to give them our vessel name, country of registry & intentions, as well as official registration numbers, before entering. This is something that we had not had to do, even in Miami Harbor.

It was pretty cool to sail into harbour amongst a bevy of cruise ships, mega yachts, island freighters and many cruising boats. We took a slip for the first couple days at Nassau Harbour Club and then moved out onto anchor to save money.
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Vessel Name: SeawingI
Vessel Make/Model: Gulfstar Aux. 41'
Hailing Port: Edmonton, Alberta Canada
Crew: Glenn, Sue, Jacquie & Ben
Home Page: www.seawing.net
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Who are these crazy sailors anyhow?

Who: Glenn, Sue, Jacquie & Ben
Port: Edmonton, Alberta Canada
Q: Why "Seawing"? A: "If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me." (Psalms 139:9-10)
"And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent: Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead." (Acts 17:30-31)