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At 9:21pm on June 7, 2009, ___/)ances With Sails said…
Yall made that seem like a short n easy trip, despite catchin zero fish. Was fun hearin from yall along th way, thanks for makin me feel aboard.
Now, dont hurry home on the chat rooms account. Enjoy a few months while yer there. And when ye ready-about, dont forget to round the island twice, since ye touched it! And save a glass of that special water yall are brewin, or bartered for (fuel, right! LOL.!)

Carry on gang!
At 9:46am on May 15, 2009, Suky said…
Thanks for the update ! I love Bermuda - how is it treating you !
Have a great trip to Azores ~!~!~!~!~!
At 6:08am on April 27, 2009, Stephen Phillips said…
Coo-eee Cobbers, I am not sure where we will head this year, but it looks like Westward. How far depends..., maybe out of the Med??? I have been checking your position on Pangolin. With luck our paths may cross near the end of the year. Anyway have a great crossing, have FUN and Take Care.
At 1:55pm on April 25, 2009, Novella said…
I wish you guys were up North today. The weather is fantastic. Check out my blog for the latest status.
At 6:28am on April 15, 2009, Andaman Sea Club Sailing Charter said…
Hi Can Drac, great network, we just started a sailing Thailand Network. We hope we can be friends and we would very much appreciate it if you can feature our blogpost about Sailing Thailand Network on your homepage!! Happy to blog something back, or please sign up and you can do it yourself on Thank you, happy sailing! Rolien
At 5:08am on April 2, 2009, Mauici Blancafort Planas said…
Aqui estem per donar un cop de ma en el que faci falta. Ja saps!. Em sembla una idea excelent i cal donar suport a les bones iniciatives. Una abraçada!. Ja tinc la maleta feta....
At 10:39pm on March 24, 2009, Novella said…
I ended up on the North Pier slip #35 which isn't bad for my first year there. You should stop on by anytime after Memorial Day.
At 12:58pm on March 21, 2009, S Hedman said…
Thanks! Almost as nice as yours :-)
At 1:00pm on March 20, 2009, Novella said…
It's funny you should ask. It's will be any week now before the big day. I was hopefully yesterday that spring was in the air with temps in the mid 60's. Today, however, was a different tune with a laspe back into winter with snow on the ground. Although at these point of your trip you may have forgotten the anxiety that comes with the end of winter since you managed to avoid it this year. Hope you are doing well and wish you the best!
At 10:57am on March 9, 2009, YACHTASEA said…
While anchored at Trellis Bay for the Full Moon Celebration dinghy or jump on the shuttle boat to Marina Cay & walk to the top - join in on the "Conch Blowing Contest" - Christopher Jr was crowned "King Conch" on Marina Cay. You can also anchor for a night at Marina Cay. Do you have time to travel to Anegada? A few more BVI highlights - Anchor at The Baths, Virgin Gorda, and walk through the boulder "Maze", have lunch at the Top of The Baths. Peter Island - anchor at Deadman's Beach or dock at Sprat Bay Marina. Peter Island has one of the best Spas in the world! Try to visit The Spa at Peter Island -
Rejuvenate your senses! Have a fresh cocnut rub, together, it's perfect for the "wind-swept skin"!
Sail to the North Sound of Virgin Gorda to anchor at The Bitter End Yacht Club, by 1:00 to grab a mooring, dinghy to discover Biras Creek, a "best kept secret" that can only be reached by water, (we LOVED it here!) walk to the top of the Biras Creek Resort, before returning to your boat, dinghy to The Fat Virgin Cafe to dine on genuine island cuisine. (Great for lunch. Conch & island spices.)
Anegagda is worth the venture. (Mother Nature's Coral Reef) Anchor & dinghy to shore. Make a dinner reservation at the Anegada Reef Harbour Hotel & Grill on the beach before you begin your day discovering the island. (The daily entree is cooked on the beach.) You will be eating family style that night with other sailors & yachtsmen. (A great time for stories!) Snorkel at Loblolly Beach & rest in a hamock hanging in the island trees.
Norman Island - the Caves & Willy T! (Be sure to visit the Willy T at night.)
When will CAN DRAC be sailing through the BVI?
At 9:43am on March 9, 2009, Gran Azul said…
Hi Franc!! Regretfully we are not in the BVI's anymore. We are back in St Martin, just joined the Heineken Regatta on a catamaran and made a third position. Our boat Heritage is still in Hodges Creek, Tortola. Enjoy the islands... We are flying to BArcelona this week.. Will keep you posted about our moves!!!
At 4:36pm on March 8, 2009, YACHTASEA said…
Anchor at Trellis Bay for a FULL MOON Party. The dates are on the website below: Click on the MOON. : )
At 4:33pm on March 8, 2009, YACHTASEA said…
The BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival, 2009 is:
At 4:31pm on March 8, 2009, YACHTASEA said…
Happy Sunday in the Caribbean! We had a thought...Will you be in the BVI for the 2009 BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival? This year it is March 30 to April 5

Christopher & Kathryn YACHTASEA
At 9:49pm on March 6, 2009, Gail W. said…
Hi Franc & Andrea,
Peter and I have been enjoying your blog! Dick (his brother) and Carlyn are following your trip too, and it's bringing back fond memories for them, from when they did this trip. They had similar experiences. By the way, their boat is currently in Grenada.
We're counting down the days til "Norma'l Sea" is back in the water!
Happy travels..
At 11:08am on March 6, 2009, Jason McPeak said…
Your welcome. Our plan (everybody's got a plan right?) is to liveaboard, somewhere from TX to FL, work for X period of time, sail or sabbatical for X period of time. During our sabbatical along with enjoying sailing we are planning on volunteering where ever we can. Makes life just a little sweeter don't yah think?

Remember, the difference between an adventure and an ordeal is attitude,

Jason and Sheila
s/v Irish Rover
At 10:44pm on March 3, 2009, Deborah said…
Depends on the make/mfg. etc. If no one at the marina office has any other sugggestion, you can try Island Rigging & Hydraulics. They are nearby, and the phone is 774 6833. If they cannot help you, they will probably have another suggestion for you.

I will try and find you Thursday. Would be fun to see you.
At 5:39pm on March 3, 2009, Deborah said…
I just might be able to do that. The NOAA research Ship BOLD is having an open house from 3:30 to 5 pm on Thursday and I am trying to arrange a trip with some friends to see it. The public is welcome, if that suits your fancy.
At 9:32pm on February 28, 2009, Deborah said…
Let me know which part of the island you anchor in, or if you come in to a marina. the island is not that big, but the areas are quite separate. I live on the East End, and nothing is far as it is only 13 miles long, but it takes awhile to get around.
At 10:26pm on February 27, 2009, Harvey Levesque said…
Yes, I'm here(Salinas) now, are you still in Ponce?

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