The best sailing ever!!

Sea Mist > Sold to New Owners July 2016
John and Cheryl Ellsworth
Wed 27 May 2009 16:00

26 51 N  63 59 W


 Not much to say in this update other than to report the most comfortable ocean passage sailing we have seen in this sailing life to date. Seas are generally less than 3 feet and not more than 5 or 6 at their heaviest. True wind speeds are ranging from 12 – 18 kts and generally coming from the South-East which has  been giving us Apparent Winds ranging from 10 to 15 on or slightly behind our beam…..and blue skies or star filled nights to top in all off. Hope I haven’t spoken to soon as a very wet low pressure system is going to catch up with us from the South-West late today and will mix it up a bit.


No traffic….have only seen one big fishing trawler Monday morning and 2 big cargo ships…the last one being at about 1 am this morning…the GREAT MARY enroute from Europe to Mexico…I chatted with the Captain (really the Officer on Watch…whoever he was) a bit just to break up the night.


Most all sailing vessels leave the Caribbean at the end of April or first week in May so we are really all alone …. except for quite a number of dolphins …mostly spinners….traveling in pods of 4 – 10 ,,,,and putting on superb acrobatic performances as they approach Sea Mist and play with our bow wake for awhile until they get bored and take off is some other direction.


The meals from Chez Cheryl’s galley have been superb….beef stew with dumplings….lasagna and fresh baked bread….chicken pot pie (and more fresh baked bread)….and the experiences go on. No weight loss on this passage.


Distance to go to St Georges: 330 nm