The fastest trip so far on Isbjorn! Our intern Liz joined us a few days early in Grenada and helped us prep the boat for departure. Crew Todd, Reed, Harry & Leon met up with us in Prickly Bay, Grenada and we spent the first day and night on anchor planning the trip and geting to know Isbjorn. The diesel tank needed to be topped up but the the fuel truck was late so we headed up to St. Georges and filled up before setting sails to St. Croix.
Weather was excellent, with 15 -20 kt on the beam making close to 400 nm in 48 hrs! First 200 nm day for Isbjorn! The trip was full of surprises, started with a birthday cake for Todd who celebrated his 50th onboard! The following day we celebrated St. Patrick's Day with a cold Guinness and Irish music in the afternoon. St. Croix was a hit, first time visit for all of us. Crew rented a car and explored the island and Andy found a beautiful cafe in the middle of Christiansted perfect for the Celestial Workshop. We all took sights offshore on the way up and Andy hosted a fun workshop the night before departure to the BVI. It was a night mission leaving St.Croix and we navigated out the channel in the dark. The trip up to BVI was just magical, reaching in 5-10 kt of breeze making under a clear sky and made landfall in BVI just after sunrise!
2017, Grenada to BVI via St. Croix
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