Sailing Around The World

Day 1

Currently underway about 30 nautical miles off the east coast of North Carolina heading for Morehead City to anchor. Previously we made it from Annapolis to the Chesapeake Bay entrance in less than 24 hours and averaged about 7.5 knots under sail. The wind was off our starboard aft and gusted up to 27 knots with 5 to 6 foot waves. Not a bad sail but unfortunately it was enough for my Mom. I am sad to lose her so early in the trip.
Due to weather and a possible tropical storm coming up the gulf stream we will be sailing down the east coast to the Bahamas as of right now.

4 responses

  1. Kyle Krueger

    Awwww man! Well I can’t say I’m surprised she sounded like she was dreding the voyage but was looking forward to the tropical docks ahead. Sorry. Hope she didn’t get sick or anything

    November 10, 2012 at 3:21 pm

  2. Barbara Soumis

    Blue water sailing is not for the faint of heart. Jacques and Dale are hardy sailors. I decided the rough weather that lie ahead was not for me. I will rejoin Dragonsbane after they reach the Carribean. Sailing the Chesapeake gave me the experience I needed to assure myself that Dragonsbane and her crew are as ready to sail the world as anyone can be.

    November 10, 2012 at 4:29 pm

  3. reynolds@signatureresearchinc.com

    We spent three days in Moorhead City on our way to Annapolis in April. Bobby at Olympus Dive Center is a good friend. We tied up to his dock. We took the ICW from Moorhead City to Norfolk because we could not get a weather window around Cape Hatteras. The ICW was a great experience

    November 11, 2012 at 12:13 am

  4. jill

    Call me when u get home.

    November 11, 2012 at 2:49 am