Shango 2017-

Position Reports


Latitude Longitude Date / Time (UTC) Depth (m) Speed (kts) Course (°T) Comment
9° 22.035' N 79° 57.049' W 26 Mar 2018 12:10 None None None Arrived at Shelter Bay around noon today. Had a terrible 1-2 knot current against us for the last 45 miles....the only negative to an otherwise excellent passage. Shelter Bay is as internationally eclectic as always. 7 sailboats check in each day going through the Canal. Very impressed that they had all our records from our 2010 stay. Will now treat ourselves to a stand up shower and a nice meal at the marina. Tomorrow we'll clear in with customs, put the boat back together, and start to decide what happens next!!
11° 12.53' N 79° 9.67' W 25 Mar 2018 12:55 None None None Great weather continues. Wind has dropped a bit. Wish all passages were like this.Should be in tomorrow morning as planned if all goes well.
13° 30.81' N 78° 16.38' W 24 Mar 2018 12:55 None None None Busy 24 hours. Continued 20-25 knots downwind with seas building. Put in 3rd reef to slow us down even more to allow for an arrival at dawn on Monday morning. At 10 last night the original spring for the latch which holds the wind vane steering paddle in the down/engaged position decided to fracture. Used our autopilot all night and then this morning removed the paddle and fitted the spare spring for the latch. Much upside down gymnastics over the stern to remove and re-install the paddle in big following seas. Fortunately all was successful. Weather continues to be clear, dry, and warm.
15° 42.46' N 77° 8.28' W 23 Mar 2018 02:50 None None None Weather is warm, clear, and 20+ knots downwind as forecast. Just put in 2nd reef to slow us down so we arrive in the daylight on Monday morning....I may regret slowing us down but it is supposed to keep blowing. We are beginning to get into our familiar passage routines but no one ever gets happy with losing a full night's sleep. We're surviving and eating quite well with the several Jamaican jerk meals we brought with us.
17° 47.05' N 76° 12.5' W 22 Mar 2018 02:50 None None None Enjoyed our stay in Port Antonio. This part of Jamaica has much to recommend a visit. Very friendly people, beautiful mountain interior, very few tourists, and quite a good marina. The only draw back is that prices are definitely not the bargain of Southeast Asia. We would definitely come back and do more exploring. We are underway for Colon. Should be about a 4 day passage. We have just motored through an expected series of rain squalls and the wind is now predicted to begin to build to 20+ downwind in fair weather all the way to Panama, Fingers crossed.


Vessel Particulars

Name: Shango 2017-

Length: 12.3

Draft: 1.6

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