Thursday, March 16, 2017

Video: Ocean Sailing to Turks and Caicos

We had a fantastic sail out of Clarence Town, Long Island in the Bahamas, 180 nm southeast to Providenciales (Provo) in the Turks and Cacios. We sailed the first part of this trip in 15-18 knots of close hailed conditions out to Acklins Island. With the sun rising we sailed into the rising sun and the water reflections were simply amazing. The sea state was 3-4 foot waves with many a bow wave crashing into the close hauled jib. Island Spirit sailed very well and we really enjoyed our New B and G NAC-3 autopilot which sails to wind vane steering very well. We simply stood watches and held on as we sailed. Here is a video I shot showing the scene. I hope you enjoy the ride. This is typical ocean sailing. Enjoy...



Remember, we are running a new Garmin InReach satellite tracking device which is recording map pins of every where we travel. This is building an archive map of our sailing. This is really fun to look at as well:
http://share.garmin.com/islandspirit 

4 comments:

Reuben said...

Fantastic!
thank you for bringing me aboard.....got abit seasick at the beginning but then I calmed down

Greg K said...

Nice sail! You are getting further south all the time.
Next video should be the Bread Boy practicing his craft while bashing into the head seas.
You would probably need to put the bread in a Hammock while it rises. :-)
Stay thirsty my friends.

Capt Dan said...

Oh My - watching the video this morning and got totally mesmerized by the sailing and sea; until I saw the snow again out my window 🙁.
Guess no green water out there for St Patrick's Day 🍀☘️
Dan Tyska IP27 Meridian

Jay and Barb said...

Hearing you calling Chris Parker in the morning as you "git'er done!" Thanks for sharing. Sorry we missed hooking up in person. Sail on!