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Date: 2017-05-18 01:53
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 27º 19.84'N:082º 43.52'W
Course: 341º Speed: 6.50 knots
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Date: 2017-05-17 06:16
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 25º 34.32'N:082º 06.46'W
Course: 343º Speed: 5.40 knots
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Date: 2017-05-16 02:36
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 24º 34.34'N:081º 48.26'W
Course: 351º Speed: 0.10 knots
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Date: 2017-05-15 01:52
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 23º 38.17'N:080º 57.34'W
Course: 318º Speed: 5.00 knots
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Date: 2017-05-14 08:35
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 23º 07.01'N:079º 26.70'W
Course: 285º Speed: 4.20 knots
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Date: 2017-05-13 22:00
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 22º 47.80'N:078º 32.46'W
Course: 292º Speed: 6.70 knots
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Date: 2017-05-13 01:39
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 21º 55.36'N:076º 53.65'W
Course: 301º Speed: 5.80 knots
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Date: 2017-05-11 23:54
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 20º 59.04'N:074º 38.53'W
Course: 293º Speed: 5.60 knots
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Date: 2017-05-11 00:27
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 20º 19.08'N:072º 16.72'W
Course: 283º Speed: 7.70 knots
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Date: 2017-05-10 04:05
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 19º 48.93'N:070º 06.43'W
Course: 290º Speed: 6.10 knots
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Date: 2017-05-09 08:04
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 19º 04.98'N:068º 20.74'W
Course: 294º Speed: 5.80 knots
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Date: 2017-05-08 00:19
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 18º 28.62'N:065º 41.84'W
Course: 288º Speed: 6.90 knots
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Date: 2017-05-06 05:17
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 17º 45.05'N:064º 41.85'W
Course: 287º Speed: 0.00 knots
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Date: 2017-05-02 23:06
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 17º 28.56'N:063º 38.81'W
Course: 289º Speed: 6.80 knots
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Date: 2017-05-01 04:18
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 16º 56.73'N:061º 38.15'W
Course: 276º Speed: 5.60 knots
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Date: 2017-05-01 03:51
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 16º 56.41'N:061º 35.50'W
Course: 279º Speed: 5.40 knots
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Date: 2017-05-01 00:21
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 16º 53.88'N:061º 15.11'W
Course: 278º Speed: 5.30 knots
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Date: 2017-04-29 15:10
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 16º 26.16'N:057º 56.71'W
Course: 274º Speed: 8.50 knots
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Date: 2017-04-28 18:59
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 16º 11.47'N:056º 05.40'W
Course: 284º Speed: 5.50 knots
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Date: 2017-04-27 22:34
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 15º 28.58'N:054º 23.39'W
Course: 294º Speed: 6.60 knots
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Date: 2017-04-27 06:35
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 14º 55.83'N:052º 36.76'W
Course: 283º Speed: 7.20 knots
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Date: 2017-04-26 17:06
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 14º 36.07'N:051º 02.23'W
Course: 283º Speed: 7.50 knots
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Date: 2017-04-25 09:26
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 13º 40.50'N:047º 26.99'W
Course: 282º Speed: 6.30 knots
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Date: 2017-04-24 19:56
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 13º 13.24'N:046º 12.71'W
Course: 289º Speed: 5.40 knots
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Date: 2017-04-23 19:18
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 12º 44.78'N:044º 08.65'W
Course: 271º Speed: 6.40 knots
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Date: 2017-04-22 11:22
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 12º 39.30'N:042º 13.51'W
Course: 274º Speed: 5.70 knots
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Date: 2017-04-20 21:15
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 13º 27.54'N:039º 11.92'W
Course: 226º Speed: 6.40 knots
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Date: 2017-04-19 16:09
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 14º 11.99'N:037º 36.92'W
Course: 263º Speed: 4.40 knots
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Date: 2017-04-18 22:15
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 14º 11.82'N:036º 32.91'W
Course: 272º Speed: 5.00 knots
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Date: 2017-04-18 03:17
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 14º 49.18'N:035º 21.33'W
Course: 228º Speed: 4.80 knots
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Date: 2017-04-17 20:49
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 15º 10.47'N:034º 58.51'W
Course: 225º Speed: 4.50 knots
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Date: 2017-04-16 20:54
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 16º 37.91'N:033º 45.43'W
Course: 207º Speed: 4.30 knots
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Date: 2017-04-16 04:27
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 17º 24.39'N:033º 06.54'W
Course: 198º Speed: 4.90 knots
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Date: 2017-04-14 21:40
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 19º 34.53'N:031º 50.92'W
Course: 218º Speed: 4.80 knots
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Date: 2017-04-14 00:46
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 20º 34.41'N:030º 51.21'W
Course: 226º Speed: 4.60 knots
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Date: 2017-04-12 21:07
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 21º 13.47'N:028º 26.81'W
Course: 264º Speed: 6.70 knots
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Date: 2017-04-12 02:21
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 21º 27.90'N:026º 09.25'W
Course: 260º Speed: 6.90 knots
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Date: 2017-04-10 19:07
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 22º 46.35'N:023º 25.70'W
Course: 194º Speed: 5.10 knots
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Date: 2017-04-09 14:48
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 24º 23.37'N:021º 49.24'W
Course: 233º Speed: 5.40 knots
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Date: 2017-04-08 23:52
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 24º 50.71'N:020º 47.30'W
Course: 236º Speed: 4.50 knots
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Date: 2017-04-08 17:08
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 25º 15.69'N:020º 20.64'W
Course: 218º Speed: 4.60 knots
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Date: 2017-04-07 18:38
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 26º 27.78'N:018º 38.59'W
Course: 207º Speed: 5.70 knots
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Date: 2017-04-07 10:13
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 27º 08.61'N:018º 10.88'W
Course: 190º Speed: 5.80 knots
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Date: 2017-04-06 16:26
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 28º 01.51'N:017º 07.64'W
Course: 204º Speed: 4.50 knots
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Date: 2017-04-02 17:45
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 28º 57.50'N:015º 48.36'W
Course: 235º Speed: 6.70 knots
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Date: 2017-04-01 09:47
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 31º 35.21'N:013º 10.48'W
Course: 259º Speed: 7.60 knots
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Date: 2017-03-31 18:05
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 32º 45.44'N:011º 39.15'W
Course: 231º Speed: 6.30 knots
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Date: 2017-03-30 14:53
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 34º 42.27'N:009º 41.49'W
Course: 204º Speed: 4.70 knots
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Date: 2017-03-30 01:26
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 35º 56.40'N:009º 02.39'W
Course: 202º Speed: 5.90 knots
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Date: 2017-03-29 19:50
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 36º 22.42'N:008º 46.47'W
Course: 196º Speed: 6.30 knots
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Date: 2017-03-29 13:08
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 37º 03.90'N:008º 39.30'W
Course: 178º Speed: 6.00 knots
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Date: 2017-03-28 13:17
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 37º 00.78'N:008º 55.60'W
Course: 234º Speed: 0.00 knots
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Date: 2017-03-27 18:04
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 37º 31.77'N:008º 53.53'W
Course: 185º Speed: 5.70 knots
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Date: 2017-03-25 23:18
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 37º 57.14'N:008º 52.10'W
Course: 274º Speed: 0.10 knots
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Date: 2017-03-23 13:07
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 39º 21.11'N:009º 22.59'W
Course: 035º Speed: 0.00 knots
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Date: 2017-03-22 11:15
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 39º 33.07'N:009º 25.38'W
Course: 181º Speed: 7.20 knots
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Date: 2017-03-22 00:55
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 40º 37.85'N:009º 22.03'W
Course: 183º Speed: 7.00 knots
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Date: 2017-03-21 14:58
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 41º 36.42'N:009º 23.24'W
Course: 184º Speed: 6.30 knots
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Date: 2017-03-20 21:27
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 43º 09.67'N:009º 17.42'W
Course: 228º Speed: 6.70 knots
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Date: 2017-03-20 14:10
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 43º 24.06'N:008º 27.65'W
Course: 265º Speed: 5.70 knots
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Date: 2017-03-19 06:04
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 43º 21.69'N:008º 23.06'W
Course: 299º Speed: 0.00 knots
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Date: 2017-03-18 13:45
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 43º 51.15'N:008º 19.11'W
Course: 196º Speed: 6.50 knots
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Date: 2017-03-18 04:54
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 44º 44.63'N:007º 58.04'W
Course: 194º Speed: 5.90 knots
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Date: 2017-03-17 18:54
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 45º 30.40'N:007º 38.93'W
Course: 190º Speed: 3.80 knots
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Date: 2017-03-16 17:33
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 48º 05.57'N:006º 45.95'W
Course: 187º Speed: 4.60 knots
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Date: 2017-03-16 05:20
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 49º 17.82'N:005º 47.31'W
Course: 201º Speed: 6.40 knots
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Date: 2017-03-13 01:24
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 50º 09.13'N:005º 00.97'W
Course: 090º Speed: 0.00 knots
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Date: 2017-03-12 15:33
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 50º 02.49'N:004º 06.37'W
Course: 280º Speed: 4.90 knots
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Date: 2017-03-12 07:12
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 50º 14.32'N:003º 16.07'W
Course: 253º Speed: 2.60 knots
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Date: 2017-03-11 22:40
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 50º 30.40'N:002º 05.91'W
Course: 250º Speed: 5.60 knots
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Date: 2017-03-11 15:35
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 50º 44.86'N:001º 25.54'W
Course: 247º Speed: 3.90 knots
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Date: 2017-03-11 11:58
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 50º 53.05'N:001º 18.14'W
Course: 090º Speed: 0.00 knots
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Date: 2017-03-10 11:30
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 50º 53.03'N:001º 08.78'W
Course: 000º Speed: 0.00 knots
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Date: 2017-05-18 01:53
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 27º 19.84'N:082º 43.52'W
Author: S/V Margaret Jane
Location: Gulf of Mexico
Title: Almost!


44.1 miles to my own bed and my own wife

Date: 2017-05-17 06:16
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 25º 34.32'N:082º 06.46'W
Author: S/V Margaret Jane
Location: Gulf of Mexico
Title: bumpy


As usual, the Gulf welcomes one with its steep choppy waves. Has not been this bumpy since the Channel.

Date: 2017-05-16 02:36
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 24º 34.34'N:081º 48.26'W
Author: S/V Margaret Jane
Location: Atlantic
Title: Key West


On American soil! Gulf of Mexico north to Tampa, then plan the next adventure.

Date: 2017-05-15 01:52
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 23º 38.17'N:080º 57.34'W
Author: S/V Margaret Jane
Location: Atlantic
Title: Straits of Florida


Cuba behind us; Cay Sal Bank to stbd; Key West dead ahead (plus a little fudge for the Gulf Stream). When we get to the main axis of
the GS, I will break out the calculator, brush off the trigonometry, take COG and SOG as one vector, magnetic heading less variation as
direction of the second; solve for speed through water; subtract over water vector from over ground vector to give me direction and
speed of the gulf stream. I can then calculate the crab angle that my GPS has already done for me.

Or, I can scrub teak.

Date: 2017-05-14 08:35
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 23º 07.01'N:079º 26.70'W
Author: S/V Margaret Jane
Location: Atlantic
Title: Cay Sal Bank


Premier dive sites if one wishes to go to Bimini first to wait 2 hours (oh we forgot about you) and pay the absurd Bahamian cruising fees.
Boycott the Bahamas.

Date: 2017-05-13 22:00
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 22º 47.80'N:078º 32.46'W
Author: S/V Margaret Jane
Location: Atlantic
Title: Cuba


One gunboat and a dozen cruise ships. At least the cruise ships broadcast AIS.

Date: 2017-05-13 01:39
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 21º 55.36'N:076º 53.65'W
Author: S/V Margaret Jane
Location: Atlantic
Title: Cuba


This is one long island. Maybe 2/3 yet to go.

Date: 2017-05-11 23:54
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 20º 59.04'N:074º 38.53'W
Author: S/V Margaret Jane
Location: Atlantic
Title: Cuba


Beautiful sunset from the far NE coast of Cuba. Greetings to Uncle Raul. I will come back and stay awhile next time.

Date: 2017-05-11 00:27
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 20º 19.08'N:072º 16.72'W
Author: S/V Margaret Jane
Location: Atlantic
Title: Haiti


Next land mass - Cuba. Is The Donald on good terms with them? I would like to go just inshore of the shipping lanes; but in places they
already hug the three mile limit.

Date: 2017-05-10 04:05
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 19º 48.93'N:070º 06.43'W
Author: S/V Margaret Jane
Location: Atlantic
Title: Hispaniola


North coast of Dominican Republic.

Date: 2017-05-09 08:04
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 19º 04.98'N:068º 20.74'W
Author: S/V Margaret Jane
Location: Atlantic
Title: Hispaniola


Off NE coast of Dominican Republic. Calm. Fossil fuel.

Date: 2017-05-08 00:19
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 18º 28.62'N:065º 41.84'W
Author: S/V Margaret Jane
Location: Atlantic again
Title: Puerto Rico


Passed between Isla de Culebra and PR, so we are back in the "Atlantic" again. Running downwind off the north coast of PR.

Date: 2017-05-06 05:17
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 17º 45.05'N:064º 41.85'W
Author: S/V Margaret Jane
Location: Caribbean
Title: Homeward bound



Date: 2017-05-02 23:06
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 17º 28.56'N:063º 38.81'W
Author: S/V Margaret Jane
Location: Caribbean
Title: Half way to St Croix



Date: 2017-05-01 04:18
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 16º 56.73'N:061º 38.15'W
Author: S/V Margaret Jane
Location: Caribbean
Title: Passage Complete?????


So what constitutes completion of an Atlantic Passage?
1. See an island? If so, we saw Antigua last night; sailed by a couple miles offshore,
2. Anchored? If so, we are at anchor for the night in the lee of Nevis.
3. A certain number of bars on my mobile phone? Had half a bar off Antigua last night; enough to get off a couple texts; but full service
only today off Nevis.
4. Post it on Facebook? Not even thinking about going online. I like 24 hour delay radio email.
5. Feet dry? Hasn't happened. To stay legal (enough), we are flying the yellow flag and will not go ashore here at St Kitts/Nevis. In the
morning we depart for St. Croix. There we will clear immigration and go feet dry.

We did go flippers wet here. So explain this for me. Two weeks ago'ish, halfway across the Atlantic, I had to go under to free a line from
the prop. No barnacles. Today, I spent 30 minutes under the boat knocking them off. Does English bottom paint not work in the
Caribbean? Those little suckers grew FAST!

Date: 2017-05-01 03:51
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 16º 56.41'N:061º 35.50'W
Author: S/V Margaret Jane
Location: Caribbean
Title: Land-ho!!!


The lights of Antigua are 6 miles off the stbd bow. 24,5 days Canaries to Antilles. I had predicted 21. Not bad considering how far south
we had to chase the wind. I just now had enough mobile service to text Jen!

Date: 2017-05-01 00:21
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 16º 53.88'N:061º 15.11'W
Author: S/V Margaret Jane
Location: Atlantic
Title: 26 nm to Antigua!


but we are not stopping :)

Date: 2017-04-29 15:10
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 16º 26.16'N:057º 56.71'W
Author: S/V Margaret Jane
Location: Atlantic
Title: Starting to look tropical


Isolated clouds and rain showers; tropical weather. Saw two ships in 12 hours. That's only four in over three weeks. Soon we will have
to keep an eye out for ships and islands!

Date: 2017-04-28 18:59
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 16º 11.47'N:056º 05.40'W
Author: S/V Margaret Jane
Location: Atlantic
Title: a few more days


Caribbean getting closer all the time. Days not weeks now.

Date: 2017-04-27 22:34
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 15º 28.58'N:054º 23.39'W
Author: S/V Margaret Jane
Location: Atlantic
Title: Wind Wind Wind!


Had to douse the spinnaker this morning; too fast, too furious! I love surfing at 10 knots; but it's a bit rough on the tackle and the nerves
after awhile. Things break out here. What will hold up for two hundred hours of gentle Tampa Bay sailing; reaches its 200 hour mark well
before half this passage. Chafe is something you can keep an eye on in Tampa Bay; here, all you get time for is the "Oh Shit" moment
as something parts.

Date: 2017-04-27 06:35
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 14º 55.83'N:052º 36.76'W
Author: S/V Margaret Jane
Location: Atlantic
Title: and closer still.


Less than 4 days out from the closest islands. I dream of the smell (or lack thereof) of clean laundry...

Date: 2017-04-26 17:06
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 14º 36.07'N:051º 02.23'W
Author: S/V Margaret Jane
Location: Atlantic
Title: Closer


Great progress - 6 - 7.5 kts.

Date: 2017-04-25 09:26
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 13º 40.50'N:047º 26.99'W
Author: S/V Margaret Jane
Location: Atlantic
Title: Screaming west



Date: 2017-04-24 19:56
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 13º 13.24'N:046º 12.71'W
Author: S/V Margaret Jane
Location: Atlantic
Title: In the wind


Finally making the turn back to the NW

Date: 2017-04-23 19:18
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 12º 44.78'N:044º 08.65'W
Author: S/V Margaret Jane
Location: Atlantic
Title: Masthead - again??


Unexpected trip to the masthead again. Hove-to under back-winded staysail and relatively calm seas. Still no fun!! Halyard attachment
loop at head of jib parted leaving halyard at mast-top. Will restitch, no problem there, but also rigging retrieval line next time she goes up.
Blasted spinnaker block jammed this time. Spinnaker problems largely from guy line parting at pole due to chafe and subsequent chaos.
running through heavy duty hose, constrictor knotted in place within pole jaws. Also a sacrificial ball of line between the guy bowline and
the pole. Will inspect every watch now and rig a block for the line to pass through if anymore chafe develops. I do not like trips to the
masthead! Oh yeah; I paid someone to inspect that Genoa. I guess he thought a couple hundred hours was plenty of remaining service
for that loop. Wanker.

Date: 2017-04-22 11:22
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 12º 39.30'N:042º 13.51'W
Author: S/V Margaret Jane
Location: Atlantic
Title: Good wind; heading west.


Water in the tank is getting a little funky. Needs a good bleach job. Plenty in jugs to get us home.

Date: 2017-04-20 21:15
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 13º 27.54'N:039º 11.92'W
Author: S/V Margaret Jane
Location: Atlantic
Title: Wind!


had to turn south again; we may have finally found the wind. Making 6 -7 kt.

Date: 2017-04-20 21:15
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 13º 27.54'N:039º 11.92'W
Author: S/V Margaret Jane
Location: Atlantic
Title: Wind!


had to turn south again; we may have finally found the wind. Making 6 -7 kt.

Date: 2017-04-19 16:09
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 14º 11.99'N:037º 36.92'W
Author: S/V Margaret Jane
Location: Atlantic
Title: rollers


Some good sized rollers coming in from the NNW. Well spaced. Kind of like driving in the hills. Light air. Could have used paddles and
galley slaves this morning. Finally moving at 4 - 5 kts again.

Date: 2017-04-18 22:15
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 14º 11.82'N:036º 32.91'W
Author: S/V Margaret Jane
Location: Atlantic
Title: Turned west


Damn the wind prognosticators and their unreliable wizardry. We are going west. I found out in Portugal that neither Dennis nor I speak
the lingua franca, and we have been pointed towards Brazil.

Date: 2017-04-18 03:17
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 14º 49.18'N:035º 21.33'W
Author: S/V Margaret Jane
Location: Atlantic
Title: Southern Cross??


Not really. But if we have to go much further south to keep the wind...

Date: 2017-04-17 20:49
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 15º 10.47'N:034º 58.51'W
Author: S/V Margaret Jane
Location: Atlantic
Title: light wind but chute flying nicely.


Still headed SW to avoid contrary winds; but, we are now due north of the eastern most point of Brazil. Does that mean we have
crossed?

Date: 2017-04-16 20:54
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 16º 37.91'N:033º 45.43'W
Author: S/V Margaret Jane
Location: Atlantic
Title: still south


looking for wind.

Date: 2017-04-16 04:27
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 17º 24.39'N:033º 06.54'W
Author: S/V Margaret Jane
Location: Atlantic
Title: south


Further south, trying to avoid some squirrelly wind

Date: 2017-04-16 04:27
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 17º 24.39'N:033º 06.54'W
Author: S/V Margaret Jane
Location: Atlantic
Title: south


Further south, trying to avoid some squirrelly wind

Date: 2017-04-14 21:40
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 19º 34.53'N:031º 50.92'W
Author: S/V Margaret Jane
Location: Atlantic
Title: hunting for wind


Took a chance on some confused air actually being a confused weatherman. Usually a good bet. In this case we cut the west turn a
little tight and spent the day looking for wind.

In a few days, a stinking low pressure system will be working its way east and with its west wind at the south of the system, will cause us
some more grief. Heading SSW to get below all of the non-tradewind weather.

Date: 2017-04-14 00:46
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 20º 34.41'N:030º 51.21'W
Author: S/V Margaret Jane
Location: Atlantic
Title: flopping about


Wind stopped near noon, only now at midnight coming back.

Date: 2017-04-12 21:07
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 21º 13.47'N:028º 26.81'W
Author: S/V Margaret Jane
Location: Atlantic
Title: Africa behind us.


640nm west of the southern border of the Western Sahara.
2500 nm east of San Salvador (where I would like to make landfall)
1900 nm east of Antigua, where we might make landfall
and
2200 nm ssw of England as the three eyed raven flies.

Spinnaker has been up for days; perfect downwind conditions. 6 - 8 kt seems to be the speed.

Date: 2017-04-12 02:21
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 21º 27.90'N:026º 09.25'W
Author: S/V Margaret Jane
Location: N of Cape Verde
Title: The butter melted


Traditional sailing instructions to the Americas. Sail south until the
butter melts, then hang a right. We have made the right hand turn.
Positions will start to look like we are actually planning to sail
home - west!

Date: 2017-04-10 19:07
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 22º 46.35'N:023º 25.70'W
Author: S/V Margaret Jane
Location: SW of Canaries
Title:



Date: 2017-04-09 14:48
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 24º 23.37'N:021º 49.24'W
Author: S/V Margaret Jane
Location: SW of Canaries
Title: Porpoise


Lots of ocean. Plenty of little things to tidy-up and redo the way I like them. Dennis was treated to hundreds of porpoise dancing and
prancing all about the ship this AM. I was treated to sound sleep! Tail wind today, light, no sea. Spinnaker up.

Date: 2017-04-08 23:52
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 24º 50.71'N:020º 47.30'W
Author: S/V Margaret Jane
Location: SW of Canaries
Title: Big Ocean


Watching the weather systems to determine when we can hang a hard right for home.

Date: 2017-04-08 17:08
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 25º 15.69'N:020º 20.64'W
Author: S/V Margaret Jane
Location: SW of Canaries
Title: No Boats


No ships for 40 hours. Shipping traffic is a hassle we will gladly do without. With the radar off, Otto the second mate gets more power.

Date: 2017-04-07 18:38
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 26º 27.78'N:018º 38.59'W
Author: S/V Margaret Jane
Location: SW of Canaries
Title: cruising SW at 7kt.


Overcast day, 9 - 14 wind. Broad reach. All plain sail.

Date: 2017-04-07 10:13
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 27º 08.61'N:018º 10.88'W
Author: S/V Margaret Jane
Location: Canaries
Title: Departed


On our way. We have left the Canaries behind (barely), and are headed SSW. Jen's beautiful spinnaker is flying in light air.

Date: 2017-04-06 16:26
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 28º 01.51'N:017º 07.64'W
Author: S/V Margaret Jane
Location: Canaries
Title: On the trail of Columbus



Date: 2017-04-02 17:45
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 28º 57.50'N:015º 48.36'W
Author: S/V Margaret Jane
Location: Canaries
Title: tweet tweet


Approaching NE tip of Tenerife, bound for Gomera. Good 24 hours, maintaining 7kt with stern wind. Flew the kite yesterday until a
block at the masthead broke. Humm. I thought I sent a rigger up there. No big deal. Dennis can hoist me up when we are alongside.

Date: 2017-04-01 09:47
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 31º 35.21'N:013º 10.48'W
Author: S/V Margaret Jane
Location: Morocco
Title: Kick ass downwind


South of Madeira. Screaming downwind. A bit on the wobbly side.

Date: 2017-03-31 18:05
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 32º 45.44'N:011º 39.15'W
Author: S/V Margaret Jane
Location: Morocco
Title: The Road to Gomera


The latitude number keeps getting smaller, the longitude larger. We must be doing something right!

Date: 2017-03-31 18:05
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 32º 45.44'N:011º 39.15'W
Author: S/V Margaret Jane
Location: Morocco
Title: The Road to Gomera


The latitude number keeps getting smaller, the longitude larger. We must be doing something right!

Date: 2017-03-30 14:53
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 34º 42.27'N:009º 41.49'W
Author: S/V Margaret Jane
Location: Straits of Gibralter
Title: Sailing


Gentle swell, light west wind. 5kt under all plain sail. Bound for Canary Islands.

Date: 2017-03-30 01:26
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 35º 56.40'N:009º 02.39'W
Author: S/V Margaret Jane
Location: Straits of Gibralter
Title: On to the Canaries!



Date: 2017-03-29 19:50
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 36º 22.42'N:008º 46.47'W
Author: S/V Margaret Jane
Location: Portugal
Title:



Date: 2017-03-29 13:08
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 37º 03.90'N:008º 39.30'W
Author: S/V Margaret Jane
Location: Portugal
Title: Straits


Took almost two days to find fuel for the crossing to Africa. Finally on the way. Flat seas. Little wind.

Date: 2017-03-28 13:17
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 37º 00.78'N:008º 55.60'W
Author: S/V Margaret Jane
Location: Portugal
Title: Baleeira


Fuel stop before we head for the African coast.

Date: 2017-03-27 18:04
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 37º 31.77'N:008º 53.53'W
Author: S/V Margaret Jane
Location: Portugal
Title: Stll Portugal


This county goes on forever. Light air, in our face. Motoring.

Date: 2017-03-27 18:04
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 37º 31.77'N:008º 53.53'W
Author: S/V Margaret Jane
Location: Portugal
Title: Stll Portugal


This county goes on forever. Light air, in our face. Motoring.

Date: 2017-03-25 23:18
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 37º 57.14'N:008º 52.10'W
Author: S/V Margaret Jane
Location: Portugal
Title: Holed up again


Nastiness coming our way. Holed up for the night at Cabo Sine Portugal.

Date: 2017-03-23 13:07
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 39º 21.11'N:009º 22.59'W
Author: Margaret Jane
Location: Portugal
Title: Peniche


Taking a day in Peniche Portugal to wait for some weather to pass and sort out some minor equipment issues. Something as minor as
adjusting the voltage output on the wind generator is a major chore in 15' choppy seas.

Date: 2017-03-22 11:15
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 39º 33.07'N:009º 25.38'W
Author: Margaret Jane
Location: Portugal
Title: Berlengas



Coast of Portugal, just north of Lisbon. Berlenga Islands. Wind 25kt, seas building above 15', beam reach. Margaret Jane rides them well.
Did take water down the companionway when one slapped us abeam. I could ask for them to be spaced a little further apart. Great
sailing!

Date: 2017-03-22 00:55
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 40º 37.85'N:009º 22.03'W
Author: Margaret Jane
Location: Portugal
Title: close hauled


Close hauled on stb tack, Sail reduced for the night. xx-reefed main and staysail.. Still making 6.5kt. Lots of wind. With this around the
clock, we would be home in days.

Date: 2017-03-21 14:58
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 41º 36.42'N:009º 23.24'W
Author: Margaret Jane
Location: Portugal
Title: Downwind


Sun is out, barefoot, tee-shirt. It's like last night's rain never happened.

Date: 2017-03-20 21:27
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 43º 09.67'N:009º 17.42'W
Author: Margaret Jane
Location: NW point of Spain.
Title: hang a left!


Almost past the point of Spain. We will officially be in the Atlantic and turn south.

Date: 2017-03-20 14:10
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 43º 24.06'N:008º 27.65'W
Author: Margaret Jane
Location: NW point of Spain.
Title: Back to sea


Holiday is over. Many sea miles to log. Wind in our eye heading west. Once around the corner we will have a great beam to broad reach
south for a number of days

Date: 2017-03-19 06:04
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 43º 21.69'N:008º 23.06'W
Author: Margaret Jane
Location: A Coruna Spain
Title: R and R


Lovely seaside city. Coffee on the Promenade. Most civilized!

Date: 2017-03-18 13:45
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 43º 51.15'N:008º 19.11'W
Author: Margaret Jane
Location: Bay of Biscay
Title: NW Tip of Spain.



Across the B of B. Nice sailing day. Making 7kt under full main and staysail. Wind aft.

Date: 2017-03-18 04:54
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 44º 44.63'N:007º 58.04'W
Author: Margaret Jane
Location: Bay of Biscay
Title: Almost to Spain


Coming up on the NW tip of Spain. Likely stop in near A Coruna. Moderate seas, what wind exists is aft. Expending a fair bit of fossil fuel.

Date: 2017-03-17 18:54
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 45º 30.40'N:007º 38.93'W
Author: Margaret Jane
Location: English Channel
Title: Bay of Biscay


Two thirds of the way across the B of B. Some serious shipping out here, but spaced out quite well. Saw a ship with containers stacked
as high as the bridge. Will likely get to A Coruna Spain in the AM and spend a day.

Date: 2017-03-16 17:33
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 48º 05.57'N:006º 45.95'W
Author: Margaret Jane
Location: English Channel
Title: Bay of Biscay


Nice easy downwind. A bit tipsy, but not cork-screwing. Wind to pick up tonight and that's a good thing. Inching along at 4kt right now.

Date: 2017-03-16 05:20
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 49º 17.82'N:005º 47.31'W
Author: Margaret Jane
Location: English Channel
Title: Headed to Spain


Calm night on English Channel. Headed toward the NW tip of Spain. Some weather forecast for W of Portugal several days out. Will
evaluate when we get closer. Would not be so bad to hole up in A Coruna for a day.

Date: 2017-03-13 01:24
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 50º 09.13'N:005º 00.97'W
Author: Margaret Jane
Location: English Channel
Title: Falmouth


Anchored for the night, and likely more, near Falmouth. Nasty trip over here, but all is well.

Date: 2017-03-12 15:33
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 50º 02.49'N:004º 06.37'W
Author: Margaret Jane
Location: Hamble UK
Title: Dirty day


9 foot steep chop and 20kt head winds. This is sailing! Giving Jen's new boat a workout.

Date: 2017-03-12 07:12
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 50º 14.32'N:003º 16.07'W
Author: Margaret Jane
Location: Hamble UK
Title: No sun this morning



Date: 2017-03-11 22:40
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 50º 30.40'N:002º 05.91'W
Author: Margaret Jane
Location: Hamble UK
Title:


Heading towards Falmouth. We will hang there is the weather looks bad for a Bay of Biscay crossing; keep going if it looks good. Dennis
made a lamb cordon bleu for dinner. I may promote him. No wind. Motoring.

Date: 2017-03-11 15:35
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 50º 44.86'N:001º 25.54'W
Author: Margaret Jane
Location: Hamble UK
Title:



Date: 2017-03-11 11:58
Station ID: KN4BCU
Position: 50º 53.05'N:001º 18.14'W
Author: Margaret Jane
Location: Hamble UK
Title: Day 1


Finally! Headed to the fuel dock, and then the high seas! Look for daily updates here. We are on the way home!


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