Lilli Mae Rides Again - Approaching St Georges, Bermuda

Lilli Mae
Sat 18 May 2024 21:04
Hi everyone, hope you are all well?

All aboard the good ship Lilli Mae is good. We have 171nm to run to St George’s, Bermuda and we are “munching” the miles at between 7 and 9 knots.

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We are a lot more relaxed today. Sun is shining and we have wind. Yesterday we were worried about having no wind and not having enough fuel to motor to Bermuda. We were contemplating the situation where we had 340 miles to run with only 251 miles of fuel range and no wind. We were stuck for quite a few hours sailing at between 3 and 4 knots last night. With no time constraints then of course we would wait for the wind. However we have a crew member (Alan) joining us in Bermuda and Joan is flying back to the UK on the 21st May. Fortunately this morning the 15 knot wind promised in the forecast came. It was a real relief!

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Along with the wind came the warm air and sunny skies. It does feel like the first time on the trip that we have really had time to “chill out”.

So far we have sailed nearly 925 nm for a passage that measures just over 660 nm in a straight line. Wind, weather and sea currents being the key drivers to us sailing the “long way around”. We expect to arrive in Bermuda tomorrow afternoon. We have a couple of days to rest, fix a few things and restock and fridge and freezers. The current plan is to depart Bermuda for The Azores next Wednesday 22nd.

We will keep you updated on progress.

All the best.
The Crew aboard good ‘ole Lilli Mae


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