Hope's and Howard's Sailing Adventures

Atlantic Cruising on board Mazu

Coral Bay, St John, USVI

We we have been in Coral Bay since Friday, thinking we would only have a short stop to visit friends, Ken and Sandy, but here we are, planning to stay a 5th night!  You may remember Ken and Sandy are fellow Jeanneau owners whom we met in Nanny Cay. They have been so welcoming to us, introducing us to the local community, many of whom are musicians, sailors, artists or.. Read More

Second Wind Repairs Completed

Finally, the repairs on Second Wind were completed (it’s always the last little bits that take the time) and she departed Nanny Cay yesterday afternoon with all systems working well.  We are pleased with the way the repairs turned out; they should be as strong as the original, if not stronger with a few improvements to prevent a recurrence of the issue and the cabinetry that was removed probably looks.. Read More

Life is looking up again

We did make it out of Nanny Cay but could only muster enough energy to motor across to Norman Island where we relaxed and enjoyed some wonderful Pain Killers onboard.  Life is definitely looking up.  Today we are in Peter Island but didn’t get the sail in that we had hoped for because for once there was NO WIND in the BVI; it was a showery, overcast day so not.. Read More

One boat finally leaving Nanny Cay!

We had quite a long list of items identified as insurance issues that needed to be addressed before Timing could leave the port restriction imposed by our insurance company.  I’m pleased to report that we have checked them all off so we are now anticipating enjoying a bit of sailing on our new vessel.  We plan to depart tomorrow morning for an anchorage not too far away where we can.. Read More