Daily Archives: March 13, 2012

Saturday, March 10th

The anchor is up at Manjack Cay at 6:20 AM.  From all appearances, it is a perfect day to transit Whale Cay passage.  Under clear skies, the wind is light and variable at less than 5 knots.   Our course takes … Continue reading

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Friday, March 9th

After a leisurely breakfast, we settle our account at Green Turtle Club and prepare Cutter Loose to leave the dock.  Winds have subsided, but are still blowing at 12 knots from the east.  The forecast calls for diminishing winds throughout … Continue reading

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Tuesday, March 6th through Thursday, March 8th

As predicted, strong trade winds dominate the weather picture in Green Turtle Cay for several days.  Trade winds occur when a high pressure dome to the north (aka a “Bermuda high”) moves offshore from the Carolinas and becomes nearly stationary.  … Continue reading

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Monday, March 5th

The wind this morning is out of the NNE at 15 knots, which presents yet another opportunity to sail with the wind on the beam.  Our destination is Green Turtle Cay, 18 miles to the southeast.  A noon departure from … Continue reading

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