Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 07-03-2007, 09:35   #1
Ben
Registered User

Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 5
Bermuda to BVI Early April '07

Crew sought for Sabre 28 lying St. Georges Bermuda, with planned departure in early April, 2007 for Jost van Dyke. After that I'll be cruising the Caribbean, so you could stay on for more fun if it fits with your plans. Message me for details.
__________________

Ben is offline  
Old 10-03-2007, 07:04   #2
Registered User
 
seagypsywoman's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Greece
Boat: East Orient 32
Posts: 126
Images: 3
Sabre 28

Ben, did you just buy the boat? What's your offshore sailing experience? The Sabre 28 is a coastal cruiser - it can get nasty out there south of Bermuda - I was there in 35 knots of wind with 20 foot waves for 48 hours. And June 1st is the start of the hurricane season in the Caribbean. Can you tell us more about your plans, yourself and the boat?
__________________

seagypsywoman is offline  
Old 10-03-2007, 08:16   #3
Ben
Registered User

Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 5
Bermuda - BVI Early April

I've owned this boat for 15 years, and sailed it from New Jersey up to Maine, down to North Carolina (outside around Hatteras) and many points in between. I sailed it with one friend to Bermuda from New Jersey (NY harbor). Actually this is the second time I've sailed it out there. The boat has been modified for offshore work, I could send you a recent survey.

As far as nasty weather is concerned, tell me about it ! Every time I've crossed the Gulf Stream there has been at least a gale. This time we encountered a major storm, Force 9- 10 for two days, and were in the Gulf Stream for 3 days, two of them trying to stay in one place. If you're interested I'll send you my write-up about it, along with the newspaper article about the other boats that were rescued. But my boat did fine.

Leaving Bermuda, bound for Jost Van Dyke, we had fine weather (30 -35 knots downwind), but less luck. A bolt on the mast parted, and in an instant I lost all my lower shrouds. We managed to make it back to Bermuda under power, but ultimately (after 20 hours) lost the mast. A new mast was shipped yesterday from Florida and I expect to be on my way by early April. Since the entire rig is brand new, including all the standing and running rigging and chainplates (and bolts!) I expect the boat to be bulletproof this time.

For hurricane season I haven't decided yet between heading down to Trinidad, or staying farther north and relying on a hurricane hole. From what I've been reading, Nanny Cay looks pretty good. Any suggestions?

Fair Winds,
Ben
Ben is offline  
Old 10-03-2007, 08:58   #4
Registered User
 
seagypsywoman's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Greece
Boat: East Orient 32
Posts: 126
Images: 3
Ben, that helps. All the best on the voyage, hope you have better weather this time. Sure, if you'd like to post your write up and the article here it would be interesting to read.

I don't have any suggestions on hurricane holes in the Caribbean, but perhaps others do.
seagypsywoman is offline  
Old 10-03-2007, 09:34   #5
Ben
Registered User

Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 5
Bermuda - BVI Early April

I'm not sure that "Crew Wanted" is the right forum for posting long sea stories. Maybe one of the other forums.

I should add that the new mast is not a copy of the original, but custom-made by U.S. Spars specifically for offshore work.

If anyone is interested in crewing, this is an unpaid position, but I'll cover your expenses.

Fair Winds,
Ben
Ben is offline  
Old 19-03-2007, 19:42   #6
Ben
Registered User

Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 5
Position Filled

Many thanks to everyone who responded, but I now have a crew for this passage, so the position is filled.

Fair Winds,
Ben
__________________

Ben is offline  
 

Tags
British Virgin Islands, Bermuda

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Retirement in My Early 40s ? ZuiQuan Dollars & Cents 89 27-08-2010 04:31
Sunsail vs BVI Yacht Charter vs Moorings in BVI austinmurphy Atlantic & the Caribbean 16 22-08-2010 18:26
Crew Available: Early April for Cruise/Delivery - Caribbean or Florida to Northeast swellchaos Crew Archives 0 06-04-2010 12:28
How Early is TOO Early to Live Aboard? VERTIGO Liveaboard's Forum 40 18-07-2009 18:58
Thinkin about making a late april/early may crossing Latitude9.5 Atlantic & the Caribbean 7 29-01-2007 18:53



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 00:28.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.