Getting ready for departure
Here we are again, after a relatively short but excellent Caribbean season, Rainbow and her crew are getting ready for departure.
We are looking at leaving on Monday 18th, and still look to be on schedule for this. Just waiting on one part to be delivered.
We have a crew of 10 people, the normal 7 and 3 delivery crew.
Myself, Mathew Sweetman the Captain,
Archie Wills the 1st Mate
Lewis Grifitths, deckhand
Finn Stokes, Deckhand
Amy Banger, Chef
Ana Clarke, Stewardess
Alex Rollason, Engineer
Plus our 3 new crew
Some great experience between the lots of us, and a great bunch of people, it will be fun sailing with them, and we are all looking forward to the trip.
First stop, should be the Azores, some 2200 miles away. The weather is fairly complex at the moment, so I am also looking at Madeira as an alternative option, which is 2600 miles away.
Then through the Straits of Gibraltar and onwards to Palma de Mallorca.
Fair winds and following seas are hoped for.
Mat and the crew of Rainbow JH2