Sunday, 24 April 2016

Virgin Gorda Arrival

Hi everyone,
We arrived in Gun Creek, Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands at 1430 this afternoon after a 32 hour passage from English Harbour, Antigua.  We logged 188nm and the GPS matched this almost exactly, for a 5.8knot average boat speed and speed over the ground.

We had a good sailing breeze of 18-22 knots for all but the last two hours, when the breeze was right behind us and down to 10 knots.  We decided to motor in since the batteries needed charging.  That's because the last few days have been mostly overcast.  Today was a very grey day - overcast with occasional very light rain.  Despite the weather it's good to be in the BVIs!

Zen Again Track

Zen Again Track - detail of entrance to Gorda Sound

Zen Again Speed (over ground)

For most of the passage we were beam reaching which is the boat's best point of sail.  This morning the wind went around from the NE to the E and we were forced N of our track.  We gybed eventually but then the wind died.

We are now anchored in Gun Creek where there is a small ferry terminal complete with customs & immigration office.  The latter is closed until tomorrow morning so we'll clear in then.  Once cleared in we'll probably move to another of the many anchorages in Gorda Sound.  The sound is only 2nm from end to end.  Perhaps we'll visit the Bitter End Yacht Club.  The "club" is actually a resort which welcomes yachties, or so we believe.

Trust all's well where you are.

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