Cane Garden Bay

I am on the yacht and back ‘on air’ with the Iridium

Blog Post 15 by Jon Sanders: British Virgin Islands – Cane Garden Bay

I am on the yacht and back ‘on air’ with the Iridium.

My friend Paul Stratfold, with his partner Shiralee, plus the owner of the vessel he is captaining and his friend (another Paul from Hawaii), are on board the specially constructed 60 ft catamaran named Gizmo. Carbon fibre hull, carbon fibre mast, carbon fibre rigging, carbon fibre sails. There are no turnbuckles with the rigging holding the mast up, just Dyneema Lashing’s

They came from the French/Dutch island of St. Martin/Sint Maarten, 80 Nautical Miles east of the British Virgin Islands.

Because of me, I think…

Paul can fix things. Gosh, the last thing on the planet I would say to Paul Stratfold, “Stop fixing things!”

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Spanish Town, British Virgin Islands

Ashore at Spanish Town, British Virgin Islands.

Blog Post 14 by Jon Sanders: British Virgin Islands

Sorry everybody, for the lack of communication. I somehow mucked up the Wi-Fi on this yacht. You get that. Do so!

I am now at a restaurant ashore at Spanish Town, British Virgin Islands.

32 days back, I departed the British Island of Saint Helena – clearing port, customs and immigration were simple. Easy for like me anyway.

A lot of yachts check into Saint Helena; some are circumnavigating.

Few or fewer yachts are going via Suez Canal, because of Somali Pirates (ransom) – my Visa Card is a bit useless to them. Also, ships (and yachts) must pass within a few miles, even less, of Yemen Islands and the mainland where there is Civil War; so more ships now go around the Cape of Good Hope.

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