Distance sailed today:134 NM
Total distance sailed: 2520 NM
Midnight GPS position: N 18.54 W060.15
Wind: E Wind Force 3-4
Sea state: Slight
Generator hours: 20.2hr
The boat cleaning has begun in earnest today in anticipation for arrival in Tortola in a few days time. We are delivering a new boat to it’s proud owner, so it needs to be in new boat shape.
We will be making one stop before arriving in Tortola however. We need to refuel, so we will be stopping in St. Martin island for sure. Just a quick pit stop, before heading on to Tortola ahead of Tropical Storm Ingrid who is chasing us down.
Definitely becoming more Carribean in terms of the weather now. Squalls are becoming much more frequent; bursts of strong winds and heavy rain.
WEATHER FAXES FOR TODAY
The possible tropical cyclone that has been tailing us has been upgraded to a named storm; Tropical Storm Ingrid. It is about 300 miles away from us, so we are making a beeline for St. Martin and then straight on to Tortola from there.