Monday, April 21, 2008

News from ASA# 106 Punta Gorda Florida - Marsh Harbor Bahamas

After a day of preparation, the crew of CELESTIAL departed Burnt Store Marina in Punta Gorda Florida at 1:45 PM on Monday April 21, 2008. The first leg of their passage will be a non-stop cruise to Key West. Captain Andy Prescott expects this leg to take 24 hours and so the crew will reach Key West by early afternoon on Tuesday April 22, 2008.

Pictured here are crew members Manny Rosa, Richard Dixon, Wolfgang Linke, Bill Magness, and Jim Spilbor with Captain Joe Kliment and Captain Andy Prescott. Captain Joe Kliment, who lent his vast expertise in the preparation of the crew for the journey, reports that "these guys will be a GOOD crew! They were a pleasure to work with!"

Further details on the voyage will be posted here as comments to this original post. Thanks, as always, to Ruth Kliment for the crew picture!


Rita Hanson said...

The crew of CELESTIAL arrived in Key West at 1600 hrs Tuesday. Captain Prescott reports that all is well with boat and crew. They plan to leave Key West early Wednesday morning to head for Great Abaco Island in the Bahamas. This will be a straight passage without stops. Their ETA in the Bahamas is Saturday April 26.

Rita Hanson said...

The crew of CELESTIAL reported in on Thursday April 24. Boat and crew are doing well! After leaving Key West they had a wonderful day of sailing on Wednesday with winds from the north and a bright clear blue sky. Even with a double reefed main and genoa, they were still chugging along at 8 knots. On Wednesday night they anchored off Hawks Channel in about 15 feet of water to get some sleep. They were underway by 0800 Thursday morning and headed for the Gulf Stream.

Rita Hanson said...

The crew of CELESTIAL arrived at noon Saturday April 26th at Conch Inn Marina on Great Abaco Bahamas. All is well with boat and crew. More details on the cruise to follow.