We made it!

On Monday night, just after midnight we crossed the finish line in the Caribbean 1500 and arrived in Tortola. After 7.5 days at sea, we were all ready to see the lights of Tortola and a free mooring ball at Soper’s Hole where we could finally bring the boat to rest and get a good night’s sleep.

After clearing customs the following morning, we motored over to Nanny Cay marina where we have been for the last few days. Our time has been spent cleaning up the boat, doing laundry, re-provisioning, filling the water tanks and general boat chores that pop up after a 1500 mile passage. Of course, we’ve also been able to squeeze in a little time for the beach, the pool, and the daily happy hours.

Today (Friday) is the awards banquet and we’ll get a chance to see how we fared against the 25 other boats that entered the racing class. We had a pretty good passage, so we should show fairly well.

The next few posts are some of the email messages I sent while we were at sea. Perhaps by reading them, you can get a feel for how the passage went.


One Response to “We made it!”

  1. Gunter Family says:

    Hey – We are glad to hear that the 1,500 miler went well. November has been unusually nice here in Toronto. It was 15C (!) and Sunny yesterday afternoon.

    Gunter Family

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