Bermuda to Tortola: Part 3 of 3 Delivering Love A’Fayre

Let’s face it, Bermuda is a cool place. A crossover culture between early British colonial and conservative modernization, Bermuda seems to move more thoughtfully. Perhaps it’s the year-round dress shorts or gushing politeness that first envelopes you as you humbly apply for entry via Customs and Immigration. Addressing new visitors as “My Love”, Officer Hadley …

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Bermuda Saves Us Again – Part 2 of 3 Delivering Love A’Fayre

Just two short years ago, as Fayaway began dashing eastward across the Atlantic Gulf Stream, a weather pattern called a large low-pressure trough was high above the plain states and making its own way toward the east coast of the United States. We were about 300 miles offshore, en route to the tropical island of …

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Delivering Love A’Fayre – Part 1 of 3

While Fayaway is undergoing refitting this winter (see About…), Kelly and I are assisting in yet another delivery of a sailing vessel (Love A’Fayre), from Rhode Island to Tortola, BVI. She’s a very nice Fountaine Pajot Astrea 42 catamaran. Our course will depend upon weather indicators before and throughout the passage. The preferred course (see …

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Gordon’s Freedom

CapnChris & Captain Gordon on his Freedom 36. Gordon's Freedom 36 sloop, with it's crazy “mid-boom” flopping jib, free-standing mast, and somewhat quiet ride, graciously provided us with a fun-filled, enjoyable interim passage from our home-base of Newburyport to Hampton, Virginia. Departure day was chosen about ten days prior, simply because it fit a busy …

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