3000 Miles to MarquesasPosted: March 15, 2001
March 15, 2001 -- We're off!
3000 miles to go. Some log entries: 1450 - Reef out, wind lighter; nice sailing
March 16, 2001
Noon to noon 153 miles light; hard on; SW 8-10
March 17, 2001 -- St Patrick's Day
0144 - Squalls all night; wind up and down; motoring due south 1500 - ESE wind; we're off!
March 18, 2001
0500 - Beautiful sail; clear skies
March 19, 2001
0500 - Wind down, spinnaker up
March 20, 2001
1200 - Wind very light 7-10 SSE, 176 miles noon to noon. Best day yet March 21 0500 - Great sailing. Wind SSE 12-14
March 29, 2001
1500 - More sea than wind, hand steering, saw Frigate bird and Tropic bird. This is ridiculous! Wind around to NW @ 18 kts. then rain, scrubbed deck. On wrong tack for collecting water. 1830 wind down & motor on 2330 Easterly trades back -motor off March 30 0500 - Fast sailing, wind up and down a lot, ESE 15-20
April 1, 2001
1845 - Spinnaker down, wind too squirrelly and variable, motor on
Where to now?Previous Log Entry: Galapagos
Next Log Entry: Two Months in the Marquesas
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What is Cabot's Log?
The following log and pictures are from Cabot and Heidi aboard CHEWINK, their Lyman-Morse Seguin 49 which Cabot built in 1987 and has sailed more than 62,000 miles. The log follows them as they began their second circumnavigation in 2000 through their current adventures in the Caribbean.