KITE

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Latitude Longitude Date / Time (UTC) Depth (m) Speed (kts) Course (°T) Comment
31° 9.24' N 81° 29.97' W 24 Oct 2018 23:24 None None None Brunswick Landing Marina, Brunswick, Georgia. Good passage from Beaufort, though not much wind much of the way so we motored or motor-sailed; put up mainsail, then took it down way too many times! On the cool side, we had a full moon, and Jack got sprayed by a blowing dolphin on his night watch. Then last night the skies cleared, wind piped up to 20 or so from the north and from about 0200 to the St. Simon's Sound inlet we had a very nice sail. Bumpy ride into the inlet with sloppy beam seas. We're now tucked away at Brunswick Landing, where Kite will stay while we head home to Maine.
32° 13.87' N 79° 39.22' W 23 Oct 2018 20:01 None 6.8 227T 100% cloud cover, a few squalls about but we've avoided the rain so far. Sloppy, rolly seas, wind NE 8-15, directly astern. Not enough to keep the sails full and keep them from slatting, so we motor-sail with various sail combinations. Have seem quite a bit of commercial traffic though now mostly inside of us, closer to land. Lots of dolphins about!
34° 0.77' N 77° 19.85' W 22 Oct 2018 20:24 None 6.9 218T Underway to Brunswick, Georgia. Left Beaufort this morning at 0820 at slack tide, winds NE 5-15. Gorgeous day, bright sunshine, not a cloud in the sky. Now motoring, wind light and variable, seas 3-4'. Beaufort Docks marina emptied out this morning after big winds over the weekend, with everyone headed either outside like us or down the ICW. 4 sailboats within 8m of us, also headed for Frying Pan Shoals.
34° 42.93' N 76° 39.84' W 20 Oct 2018 01:45 None None None Beaufort, North Carolina. ICW Mile 200. Gorgeous day, sunny and mild. Nasty front coming so we decided to tuck into a slip at Beaufort Docks, ever-mindful of the strong currents that run through this municipal marina. We're right downtown, close to lots of restaurants, a good Maritime Museum and a claim to legendary pirate Blackbeard, who spent time in these parts. If our weather window holds, we plan to jump out of here Monday morning for Brunswick, Georgia, on the 'outside', a 2-3 day journey. Several other boats here have the same passage plan, so we may have a pack out there!
35° 5.07' N 76° 36.04' W 19 Oct 2018 00:38 None None None River Dunes, Oriental. After a breezy motor/sail, we treated ourselves and Kite to a washdown in this lovely marina. Luxurious showers, nice cafe and lounge, spa, pool, courtesy bikes. We could stay here for days! Marina is part of an attractive residential community, in the middle of nowhere but appealing. Saw several southbound sailboats today, plus the usual bunch of speeding powerboats being delivered to their owners in Florida.

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Vessel Particulars

Name: KITE

Length: 12.8

Draft: 1.83