Hope's and Howard's Sailing Adventures

Atlantic Cruising on board Mazu


We both are agreed that the passage from Vieux Fort, St Lucia to Bequia was the most enjoyable we have had in a very long time. We started off by cautiously rolling out a reefed mainsail but it soon became clear that the wind was fairly steady at 15 knots or less and well aft of the beam so we soon shook out the reef and made good speed with.. Read More

St Lucia

The sail from Grand Anse D’Arlet, Martinique to Rodney Bay, St Lucia was only 28 nautical miles, so with 15 (+/- ~3) knots of wind out of the East (as usual), a course of about 170 degrees and a sea that became flatter as the passage progressed, we made quite a fast passage (average speed over ground was 8 knots), even with both mainsail and genoa reefed. Along the way,.. Read More