Shango 2017-

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Latitude Longitude Date / Time (UTC) Depth (m) Speed (kts) Course (°T) Comment
18° 10.844' N 76° 27.192' W 19 Mar 2018 13:27 None None None Arrived in Port Antonio, Jamaica first thing this morning. A beautiful little harbor with very tall mountains in the background. Quite a spectacular backdrop. Have just done check in with all the usual officials. All very pleasant.A few backpacker types but virtually no tourists. Harbor now too small for today's huge cruise ships. A Club Med 5 masted cruise ship left today after a 1 day stay. Unless we find something untoward as we walk about town and during our land tour Wednesday, this appears to be a hidden gem, including the Errol Flynn Marina at $.95 per foot.
19° 24.16' N 74° 57.99' W 18 Mar 2018 09:50 None None None Through the Windward Passage last night about midnight. We sailed inside the shipping lanes so we were about 4-5 miles off the coast of Cuba. Wind is dead downwind this morning about 12 knots so we're moving slowly wing on wing. Beautiful day today, warm, sunny, and blue sky. Last night was clear with many stars and no moon. We've pretty much decided to stop at Port Antonio, Jamaica. Amy found a courtesy flag for Jamaica so that sealed the deal.
20° 56.54' N 73° 41.4' W 17 Mar 2018 14:30 None None None Underway for Jamaica/Panama. Friends have raved about Port Antonio on the north east tip of Jamaica. We may stop on the way. Had a very pleasant time in Great Inagua. Major changes with the Government Dock have created a very nice stopping point, although still badly exposed to the west. The dockmaster, George, is also the local radio DJ and a classic Bahamian. I really enjoyed wiring and installing his VHF and external antennae and then showing him how to use it. He was a happy man.
20° 57.307' N 73° 40.886' W 14 Mar 2018 12:51 15.0 None None Matthew Town Long Island. Wind did not cooperate for making it to Lantern Head. Will stage here instead for the Windward Passage. After a bumpy start the passage was a good re-entry to what's ahead for us. Felt good to celebrate our arrival with nice showers and a glass of wine in the cockpit.
23° 11.45' N 75° 25.06' W 13 Mar 2018 14:35 None None None Underway for Great Inagua. Went out Commer Channel from Salt Pond, Long Island and now heading between Long Island and The Jumentos. May be in for some tight motor sailing tonight. Weather is not as forecast. Prop shaft generator working pretty well. 5-6 amps at 6-7 knots.

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Vessel Particulars

Name: Shango 2017-

Length: 12.3

Draft: 1.6