English Harbour, Antigua, W.I. to Bonaire, Dutch Antilles, Day1
Bootlegger of Mann
Tue 4 May 2010 20:19
Bootlegger of Mann Log
29 04 10
Passage: English Harbour, Antigua, W.I. to Curacao, via Bonaire,
Netherlands Antilles - Day 1
Crew: Frank ( Skipper) and Karl Newton ( Crew)
Conditions: Caribbean Weather: Fine and sunny. Light Wind: E 08 kts
Fully fuelled up with 590 litres of diesel aboard good for 120 hours
Estimated hours for planned passage on above basis to first stop Bonaire
is 60 hours.
14:00: 17:00.51N 61:45.88W Nelson’s Dockyard, English Harbour, Antigua.
Departed our usual berth just opposite the Galleon Bar and headed down the
shouting our farewells to, and receiving a cheery acknowledgement from to
in Catherine’s waterside French restaurant where we had lunch the previous
Karl and I arrived back in Antigua last Friday, the 24th and since been
very busy in
Jolly Harbour getting various works completed on Bootlegger and general
victualling after her lift in.
Left Jolly Harbour on Tuesday the 27th with just the faulty
instrumentation to be
to by Cap at the Signal Locker at Nelson’s, English Harbour..
During her period on the hard Bootleggeeer had undergone a complete engine
had all her service batteries renewed at enormous cost, was re-antifouled
She looks good.
Before leaving Jolly Harbour we had met two old faces from the Isle of Man
who has a ¼ share in a Janeau there, and Peter Lancaster and his wife
Cindy Lou who
upon us in their tender as we were fuelling up to leave. Now based in the
they have a small
Packet yacht (U.S. built).which they are slowly cruising the Caribbean in.
good to see
these old faces and to catch up..
14:30 Course steered: - 235 degrees to take us around the SE tip of
A new course of 248 degrees after clearing this volcanic island with its
rising above it.
21:00: 16:27.12N 62:27.8W FN takes first 3 hour Watch. Motor sailing;.
SOG 8 kts.with 18 kt wind up th chuff. Have main and mizzen out on gybe
21:30 16:24.08N 62:32.4W After sighting a target on a converging
course on radar
I identified it as the cruise ship ‘Serenade of the Seas’ on passage to St
called her up
for a ‘radar check’ and she confirmed we were some 9 nm off her starboard