Passage: Road Bay, Anguilla to Road Town, Tortola, BVI

Bootlegger of Mann
Frank Newton
Tue 15 Jan 2008 18:30

Position: 18:26.11N 64:33.57W

Tuesday 15 January 2008

04.00 18:12.0N 63:05 Weather fine with clear skies. Wind NE 10kts Sea:
Slight to moderate. Distance to Road Bay 88.3nm. Bearing 278 degrees true

04.15 After hauling in and securing tender, engine and bathing ladder
weighed anchor and slipped out of anchorage into open sea setting a course
of 278 degrees T. Turned generator on as batteries down to 23.7 v.

07.00 18:15.21N 63:27.4W Under full sail having just let out mizzen. Wind
ENE 14kts SOG 7.5 - 8kts Course 279 degrees T. Had breakfast of orange
juice and a biscuit; not feeling very good; wondering whether it was the
sea food from last night.

Noon 18:20.83N 64:03.99W Wind ENE 15kts SOG 8.4kts Course 278 degrees T.
Just had a squall come through necessitating shortening of sail, now back
to full. Passed several yachts and a freighter showing only MMSI # on AIS
all heading in a SE direction. Overhauled what looked like a Jongert which
I left to Port. Decided to skip lunch. Still feeling lousy. Generator was
turned off at 08.00 hrs ( 3.5 hrs run. Distance done: 55.8nm DTG: 32.5nm.

15.45 FWE 18:26.11.34N 64:33.57W Moored up stern to in Inner Harbor
Marina, Road Town, Tortola. Distance done 88.3nm. Engine run time: 0.45
mins. Generator run time : 3hrs

After properly setting and tidying up mooring lines and tidying up boat
generally, coupling up water and shore power, took a shower and went
ashore to register in the Marina office. People there are very friendly
and helpful. Will Clear In tomorrow as Immigration office closed for the
day. Returned to Bootlegger and my bunk, still feeling crook and very
tired after 11.5 hr passage.