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Old 28-05-2009, 08:24   #16
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Congratulations!!

Congratulations to Soft Wind for a successful passage. Am looking forward to reading his account of the passage!

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Old 28-05-2009, 08:27   #17
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Well done, Captain JC! I'm looking forward to reading your account of the passage. Thanks for taking us along.

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He's in Club de Pesca, even took the long way in! I bet he's eating ice cream at Mimo's already ;-)

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hi hi and drinking dutch heineken beer as well
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Old 29-05-2009, 05:28   #20
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Looks like he was moored up at 11:36 am on Thursday--a six day passage of about 800 nm, I'm guessing, about 5.6 kts on average.
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The vessel is now at a nice marina in Cartagena after 7 dias at the high
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Old 29-05-2009, 06:45   #22
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Hi guys,

We made it safely to beautiful Cartagena de Indias yesterday morning and Softair was docked at Club de Pesca very close to the old city of Cartagena. The people at Club de Pesca were amazingly cooperative and the clearance of the boat and the crew was a seamless 5 minutes procedure done at the marina office, there are many anchored sailing boats and both marinas are nicely populated.

The entire passage was a great experience and we had calm and rough seas around the way, the boat behaved real good and she also showed us the entire time we were being taken safely to our next port. Cheoy Lee 41's sail very well and we were greeted by dolphins near Santa Marta.

Softair will be in Cartagena and if any sailor needs local know how about this country and town please feel free to contact me at all times.

We loved to see you were tracking us during our passage, thanks to you all and specially thanks to Hud

Videos soon to be published.
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We're all glad you had a great experience, and that the boat behaved really well.
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Now when you look at Soft Air. You will see her with completely different eyes, and feelings. Congradulations on a good journey for both S/A and yourself......i2f
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Old 29-05-2009, 09:03   #25
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Thanks Gord and i2fro and you are right now that she is done taken us safely to South America I looked at her with different eyes and even more affection than before.

She is proudly berthed in Cartagena where I can afford to have 2 guys taken care of all the clean up and then systems check ups. Cartagena labor is amazingly efficient and knowledgeable, I will post pictures when she is ready to be taken pics.
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Congrats to Soft Air, and many thanks to HUD for the updates. This stuff keeps me focused!
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A first-time offshore passage of that length in your own boat is a unique and special event. After you get a few more under your keel, you'll probably look back at your memory of it and chuckle at some of the thoughts, fears and feelings that you experienced on your "maiden" voyage. Looking forward to the videos...
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Congratulations,

It sounds like you had a wonderful trip and and a great experience. I look forward to hearing more.

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Jedi we have indeed discovered the Mimo's location at about two blocks from the Club de Pesca gate, I am visiting them daily

Isn't it amazing that Club de Pesca is actually part of one of the spanish fortress? I feel we are going back in a time machine when strolling around the parking lot!

I bought a full box of Don Q rum in Puerto Rico and we are making extra efforts to finish it soon haha. Isn't colombian local food quite good and affordable? We paid 3 dollars for a complete meal (soup, fish, coconut rice, fried plantains and beverage) so no sense in cooking at the boat whilst here
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