Sint Maarten to Newport RI May 2021

Sint Maarten to Newport RI May 2021

Spring cruise crew aboard a 48 Swan. As my profile states, I'm a bit new to sailing but working hard to make up the distance. Recently had the opportunity to join a crew delivering a 48 Swan from St Maarten in the Dutch Caribbean to Newport RI. This was more of a delivery than a pleasure cruise as the boat was needed north for another voyage two days later. Bermuda, the usually stopping off point, was on lockdown so we sailed straight through. It too 9 days with one day of motoring when be calmed.

While some of the crew was a bit worried about the conditions, I being a wannabe cruiser was happy to see all the conditions including 35knot wins, 18ft seas, foul weather temps, etc. It may be my late start in this dance, but to me its not sun, margaritas and sundowners its discovering I can do this and when I do its a rush.