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PostSubject: Doug R sailing spain to st Lucia....storm, extacy territying   Mon Dec 16, 2013 1:51 pm

Doug started his sailing trip across the Atlantic a couple weeks ago, from Spain to St Lucia.
This is a real sail boat, not a cruise ship......ADVENTURE time for sure.

http://skipr.net/wp/where-is/boat-pages/?boatid=1435


Time zone: 3
2013 12 16 - 1400 hrs
14° 53.532' N 47° 5.501' W
During the last 48 hours the trade winds have continued to blow to Near Gale F6-7 constant with some sustained gusts up 48kn!! - one such gust this morning had Freya traveling @ 6.5kn under bare poles - quite scary in the dark .Sea now more regular with waves in excess of 6.0m. We have achieved

2013 12 14 - 1100 hrs
14° 59.748' N 42° 12.49' W
During the last 48 hours the trade winds have increased to Near Gale F6-7 constant with gusts F8 - currently E F6. A confused sea remains with waves in excess of 5.5m - makes for a bumpy ride. We achieved 150nm yesterday but have now had to reef again for safety which has slowed us down to 130

2013 12 12 - 1440 hrs
15° 17.48' N 37° 48.728' W
The last 48 hours has delivered the trade winds into our sail(s) - currently NNE F5. A confused sea makes for a bumpy ride but in the last 24 hours we past the halfway point and notched up 138NM. Trades should remain in place for the foreseeable future and are forecast to increase to F6+. Weath

Doug made it home after 25 days on open ocean. He is back in Canada Dec 30, Party the 31st.
doug says"
The trip across was everything you could imagine from boring to extasy to terrifying.
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