Category Archives: ARC

Our Thoughts On Life In The Caribbean

We’ve been asked to give a list of tips regarding cruising in the Caribbean by some friends doing the ARC next year, so this is an initial brain dump and in no particular order. Rob and I will sit down … Continue reading

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Exploring Culebra

On Thursday we hired golf cart 100 for the day from Jerry’s Jeep Rentals, just across from the airport. The island isn’t that big, so it was time enough to see everything and spend some hours walking along the amazing … Continue reading

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Money, Money, Money

Disappearing fast at the moment. May is always a bad month with the boat insurance renewal due, boatyard deposits to pay for, paint to order and work to organise for haul out. Our insurance is fully comprehensive and goes up … Continue reading

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Beautiful Bequia

I’m not sure what it is about Bequia but it is always a joy to be here. The colourful sand strewn lane behind the waterfront is full of delightful little shops, produce stands, bars and restaurants. Good quality clothes, trinkets … Continue reading

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World ARC Arriving

Whilst in Tyrrel Bay we spotted ‘Matilda’, a yacht who also did the ARC in 2011. They spent a month in St Lucia before heading off with around 30 other boats on the World ARC. Amazingly, they have just started … Continue reading

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Floating Hotel Arrives in Grenada!

We sailed through the swell today to arrive in St George’s for the wind to ease and the swell to lessen. Although it was wonderful to be back in Tyrrel Bay and anchored next to ‘Jambalaya’ again, the huge Atlantic … Continue reading

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Almost Christmas!

Beyzano is back in the marina having completed the final day on the ARC Finish Line. We only brought in 3 boats but the last was at around 4am. This was ‘Diamonds Are Forever’, the boat crewed by GirlsForSail and … Continue reading

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ARC Last Day

Our second 2 duty days were much quieter and we go on the line soon to do the final day and close the line at 0800 tomorrow. We only expect 3 boats over the 24 hours, so should have time … Continue reading

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Incidents!!

Been an interesting time of late, with a charter cat catching our anchor chain as it motored past in broad daylight. Then the ARC Finish Line mooring dragged with Ko-Ko attached, needing the marina to sort out more weight for … Continue reading

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First Duty on ARC Finish Line

Baptism of fire! During our first 4 hours we had the same number of boats over the line as the first duty boat had in 48 hours and one of those had engine failure. The previous boat got in their … Continue reading

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