Anchored at Peter Island BVI's
The Barth's in the BVI's a gorgeous place to spend a day
Here's a bit of a breakdown of how the last three months have been for us here. I arrived in St Maarten at the start of February and took over the yacht I work on every few years when funds run low. She's been here since coming down from the US east coast in December. She's an 80ft ketch that was originally built for the 1979 Whitbread around the world race. She was a little to heavy we hear and because of this she was turned into a luxury yacht. She was then chartered around the Caribbean and sold to her present owners and my boss's in around 1984. Since then she's been privately run and does the Mediterranean, East Coast US and Caribbean.
Sailing around the BVI's
So after I arrived we sat around St Maarten doing odd jobs and getting the boat ready for the owner to come down and enjoy. We did a one week trip around the British Virgin Islands before heading to St Barths for a week. We then did another three one week long trips around St Barth's before heading back to St Maarten where we had a week to recover.
Saudade doing a few laps after the St Barth's bucket, what a beast!
Saudade is a Bill Tripp design and beautiful
This is the sailing yacht Hetairos 66mt beast!
Sailing to Grenada in the company of dolphins
Anchored in the Tobago Cays
At the moment we are getting ready to cross the Atlantic. Our delivery crew are all arriving over the next few days and then we'll haul the yacht clean her bum with some new anti-foul applied we'll be fresh and ready for the crossing. We're hoping to be in the Med by the first week of June all going to plan.
Sunset at Mayreau Island
Then it'll be a few months around Italy and the Amalfi coast before taking the yacht to Holland where she'l go into a yard period. From there I'll be heading home to Australia and Spirit again.
Anchored in the Grenadines
Local boat racing in Bequia
Sunsetting over the Grenadines