Sailing Sunnyside

Adventures from the crew of Sunnyside!

Rough Passage to Cape Eleuthera Marina

Woke up around 6am. Mark downloaded the latest weather forecast using Starlink and their prediction was poor. Mark said it would be better today as the wind will swing to the South tomorrow.

Mark did engine checks and prepped our departure. He...

Lumpy Ride to Hatchet Bay

It was nice and calm overnight and on this Leap Year Day morning. I enjoyed a morning call with a group of friends while Mark readied the boat. Mark hoisted the main sail before hauling the anchor. I got us on our route and we headed South to Governor’s...

Bouncy Ride Through Current Cut

We were up at 7 am. Mark checked the weather. Today was East Wind 5-6 knots and the tide was approaching high. Mark hauled anchor at 8:30 and we motor/sailed over. It was very flat water in the Current Cut. There was lots of swirling eddies to motor through....

Current Cut Settlement Exploration

We slept in a bit. Then, Mark checked engines and got the latest weather forecast on Starlink. It was the same as yesterday – 10-14 knots from the East all day and 12-16 overnight from the East.

Mark started one engine and hauled the anchor,...

Spanish Wells - been there but won't go back!

Slept in today. I sewed a section of the cover of the helm station that ripped. Mark waterproofed it and fixed another leak over the helm station for when it’s raining. He also glued a piece of the rubber teak flooring in the cockpit.

After...

Long Sailing Passage to Royal Island, Bahamas

Mark got the spinnaker out of the front storage locker, hoisted it in the sock and rigged it for today’s sail.

Mark hauled the main with one reef set. Then, he hauled anchor with the rising sun and setting full moon, while I manned the helm....