Monthly Archives: January 2013

Saturday, January 19th to Sunday, January 27th

  Saturday’s itinerary involves a relaxing downwind sail from Francis Bay, St. John to Charlotte Amalie on the south coast of St. Thomas.  The purpose of today’s 14 mile journey is to position Cutter Loose for the arrival of Pittsburgh … Continue reading

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Wednesday, January 16th to Friday, January 18th

In the protection of Francis Bay on Wednesday morning, the wind seems benign.  However, once through Funghi Passage and into the Narrows, the adverse current taken together with 20 knot easterlies on the bow makes for slow going towards our … Continue reading

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Friday, January 11th to Tuesday, January 15th

As usual, Francis Bay rewards us with a restful night’s sleep.  The wind is finally taking a holiday and is now in the 15 to 20 knot range, which makes for a pleasant downwind sail to Caneel Bay.   Cutter Loose remains on a … Continue reading

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Tuesday, January 8th to Thursday, January 11th

  The gusty Christmas winds are still howling here in the BVI.  Tuesday, in particular, is an unusual weather day.  Each 30 minute period of sunshine and blue sky is followed by a 45 minute interval of dark clouds and … Continue reading

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Wednesday, January 2nd to Monday, January 7th

Cutter Loose is on familiar footing today, plowing east in Sir Francis Drake Channel with moderate easterlies on the bow.  The first order of business in the New Year involves a stop in Road Town.  Anchoring is difficult in this … Continue reading

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Friday, December 28th to Tuesday, January 1st

  Today’s 16 mile mid-morning sail from Anegada to Tortola is a delightful broad reach in 20 knots of easterly trade winds.  The winter weather patterns here are very predictable and conducive to sailing in any direction except east.  In … Continue reading

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