30 May 2007

vamos a la Republica Dominicana!

May 30, 2007

We finally got our weather window and left George Town at sunrise along with fellow boats, Merengue and Aurora. Our plan was to head south towards the southern tip of Long Island and then to the Southwestern tip of Acklins Island and from there go northeast to Mayaguana and then Providenciales (Provo), in the Turks & Caicos. We had a great sail to Hog Cay cut south of George Town and were able to proceed through the cut with no problem. Merengue and Aurora were close behind, however they had trouble keeping pace and pointing as close to the wind as Whisper was able. Eventually, they turned around and headed for Northern Long Island where they would take the more conventional route to Rum Cay, then Mayaguana and eventually Provo. We ran into a little snafu when the UV protective edge on our jib snagged the radar reflector and tore. We had to anchor early and spent the afternoon repairing the sail.