Saturday, October 31, 2009

A Diversion: BVI-> Florida

For the last couple of months, a friend of mine, BJ, has been searching for a boat to replace his Tayana 37. Finally, he found a Sceptre 41 in good shape down in the British Virgin Islands (BVI). At first this boat didn't look like it would work out because of the difficulties of transporting the boat from the BVIs to Seattle. But after a little noodling we decided that we could sail the boat from the BVIs to Florida. A month later, and a trip to the BVIs to check out the boat, the plan is finally coming to fruition. So, four of us are going to fly down the the Tortola, BVI, get the boat ready and sail her to Cape Canaveral. We have a month to do this (which sound like a lot of time, but is really kind of pressed). Along the way,we plan on visiting the Spanish Virgin Islands (in Puerto Rico) and the Bahamas. This is our planned passage:

BVI to Miami Itinerary at EveryTrail

Map created by EveryTrail: GPS Trip Sharing with Google Maps

I am going to see what I can do about posting photos and whatnot, but in the mean time I have link where you can check out the position of the boat.