January – December 2014


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After another very nice crossing we reached the Virgin Islands (US and British). I really like it here, it’s one of my favorite sailing spots. December 2014.


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The trip from Nantucket to Bermuda was very varied. The start was a little rough with wind gusting up to 50kn but as soon as we crossed the gulf stream the weather was really nice. November 2014


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Runaway docked in Nantucket Harbor, waiting to sail down south again. October 2014.


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While I was at anchor in Nantucket Harbor Runaway was hit by two boats who where dragging there anchor causing damage to the starboard side and the two bows. I was really mad when it happened because people are not paying attention to the strong and changing current  and are using in adequate ground tackle. For the repair I had to sail to Newport RI where I also used the time on the hard to have the standing rigging replaced. September 2014.


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Impressions from Nantucket. August 2014.


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I have been to New York many times and it’s always a good feeling to be back. July 2014.


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In the East River I got a big wooden plank stuck between the ruder and the saildrive, luckily I was still able to steer to starboard, out of the channel into a small bay and dropping the anchor. July 2014.


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From Beaufort NC to Norfolk VI we took the inner coastal waterway (because of the weather). We had to use the engines a lot but since it was the first time for me and Runaway to be inland on a river like water it was also interesting. June 2014.


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During the trip from Miami FL to Beaufort NC we had all kind of weather incl. a dead calm that turned the water into glass, we really enjoyed it, especially when the dolphins showed up. June 2014.


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Miami was not really a place I wanted to go but it was a good place to change crew and get new supplies. June 2014.


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The arrival in the Bahamas was a heart stopping moment for me because while entering Abraham’s Bay on Mayaguana I scraped over some coral heads, the noise was awful but thankfully the damage was only minor. Mai/June 2014.


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The British and US Virgin Islands are a paradise for every sailor. April/Mai 2014.


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St.Martin/Sint Maarten with it world famous airport was just a stopover on the way to the Virgin Islands. April 2014.


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St.Kitts and Nevis, if someone would have ask me a couple of month ago where these Islands where, I had no idea. But that’s while we travel, to learn new things…


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Antigua was already getting ready for the Race Week so there where a lot of boats everywhere and we where lucky to find some space in the English Harbor to drop our anchor. April 2014.


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The highlight of Iles de Saints and Guadeloupe was definitely a dolphin that was swimming around Runaway. He stayed for hours and we could get really close to him. April 2014.


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Dominica is an amazing nature paradise, above and below the water, we had a great time exploring. April 2014.


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St. Lucia. March 2014.


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St. Vincent and the Grenadines, just an other day in paradise…


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Sabine, Betty and Perry came on board in Grenada, now the boat is pretty full again. We did not do a lot of sightseeing but managed to visit the Grand Etang Forest Reserve. February 2014.


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Trinidad was basically a working stop. I had to reseal a trough hull fitting and paint the bottom. We  did go to the Caroni Swamp and the ASA Wright Nature Center to see some really cool wildlife. February 2014.


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Tobago really has everything you expect of a tropical paradise, one beautiful beach after the other, crystal clear water and friendly people.


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After 13 days and 20 hours we dropped the anchor in Carlisle Bay, Barbados. It was really a great feeling – we did it. We crossed the Atlantic.


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The crossing, great weather, great crew, great boat, great fun, we had a blast…

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