We left Newport on Monday, November 3 – the weather had been getting colder and we were looking forward to getting down to the warmth of the Caribbean. Still, it had been a very nice summer sailing on Narragansett Bay. We made good time sailing the 600 miles southeast to Bermuda, reaching that island by Friday.
The weather turned stormy and the wind shifted to the south, slowing our progress. The boat handled quite well and as we moved further south, the eastern trade winds gradually filled. We had a glorious reach the last several days, reaching Antigua on Saturday, November 15 after 13 days at sea and about 1500 miles of sailing. We will be in Antigua for the Yacht Charter Show from December 5-11, and then on to St. Martin/St. Barts!