Passage from Ascension to Grenada Position: N11:43:018 W0618:09:318

Superted V
Jean & Matt Findlay
Fri 4 Mar 2016 10:23

Day 17


Another pleasant day, though very little wind. No surprise really as that was the forecast. So close, yet so far! Started motor sailing late morning until early evening, then had a spell sailing slowly before another session under engine late evening. Unfortunately what little wind there was, was from right behind, making it of little use and shifty. Finally got sailing reasonably well in the early hours of Friday morning, but always a bit patchy so only doing 5-6k.

We passed within 5 miles of the north end of Tobago, the first land we’ve seen in 17 days, and lots of lights. Currently poled out in a light easterly with about 30nm to go, so should be at anchor in Prickly Bay around lunch time celebrating the completion of our circumnavigation.


But it will be a double celebration – today is Matt’s birthday – Happy birthday Matt.  On his birthday last year we were in Tasmania – a mere 15000nm from here!


Date and time: 4th Mar 2016; 0800 GMT

24 hours distance:   154nm

Position: N11:43:018 W0618:09:318