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#21 Oracle1

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Posted 19 January 2020 - 11:38 PM

now in Cape Verde, Mindelo, nice 900nm sail here, all downwind, about 1 day of motoring and 5.5 days to get here, had to slow down on the last night to 5kn to arrive in daylight. 

there are quite a few sunken fishing trawlers in the bay that are unlit, great anchoring/holding though, well go in the marina tomorrow and stock up ready for the Atlantic crossing. currrent weather pattern looks like taking 12-14 days. but will be taking it easy so maybe longer. 


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Posted 20 January 2020 - 12:25 AM

now in Cape Verde islands, Mindelo, nice town/city, industrial port but nice people and friendly/ very tidy. anchored out with good holding for a few days but into marina tomorrrow for stock up and then setting off over Atlantic. took 5.5 days from Canaries to here, 900nm easy down wind sailing with about a day of motoring in the middle. slowed down to 5 knots on last night to arrive in daylight as there are many sunken fishing hulks/vessels in the bay to avoid. 


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Posted 08 February 2020 - 02:22 PM

hello, we have crossed the Atlantic, now in Barbados. 14 days and 2100nm, plenty of mahi and tuna caught. slowed on the last 4 days for light winds and motoring.

all downwind sailing, in 15-20 knots though wind has been 30kn and rough for our friends still out on their last days on crossing.

where to next ???


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Posted 08 February 2020 - 08:41 PM

Well done and congrats on the transatlantic!
Everyone I’ve met on a world cruise has said the Med and the S Pac ate the best bits so don’t hesitate the Panama.
But Black Panther has intimate knowledge of the Dominic Republic and the general area you’re in so he might drop a golden nugget suggestion.
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