Thursday, December 3, 2009

Virgin Islands Circumnavigation Cruise November 30 - December 7, 2009

The first of our winter season Advanced Coastal Training cruises began Monday November 30, 2009 in the Virgin Islands aboard CELESTIAL, our IP 440. The adventuresome crew includes James Maher, Carol Staheli, Jim Cosgrove, Michael Collora, Richard Dixon led by Captain Jochen Hoffmann. The itinerary includes stops at Christmas Cove, Tortola, Jost Van Dyke, Virgin Gorda and Anageda before setting off on a 24 hour passage to Culebra in the Spanish Virgin Islands, and finally returning to St Thomas. The estimated distance for this circumnavigation is approximately 375 miles.

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Rita Hanson said...

On Thursday December 4th, we received to following from Captain Hoffmann:

"AOK from Anegada. Benign trade winds from the ENE 14-18 knots. Challenging upwind legs. Plan to Culebra in place."

Marty said...

I wonder how you're doing today? Elissa sends her regards.

Joanne Evans said...

I was wondering how the weather is there! Its been raining in Florida a lot. Richmond has its first snow. thats what the weather channel says! I hope you are learning a lot and take care and be safe! Only a couple more days carol! Love Joanne

Rita Hanson said...

Skyview shows CELESTIAL just off the coast of Culebra this morning, so they are completing their 24 hour passage and will most likely spend some time enjoying the island after catching some much needed sleep!

Rita Hanson said...

The weather forecast for today in Culebra is partly cloudy with a chance of scattered showers and 88 degrees!

bathmate said...

I liked it.