Vagabund Log

Bahamas 2017: Rose Island

Rose Island: New Providence, Bahamas

19th April 2017

We safely anchored at Rose Island after a bumpy sail of 33nm with the wind of an average of about 18 knots and sea on our beam.


The Screecher is not my favorite sail to handle as we had in the past dropped her twice into the sea in force 6 conditions. Today the weather, wind and sea conditions were perfect for the screecher.  Vagabund did build up a nice rhythm and we could maintain a boat speed of above 8 knots.


Zack was standing on the bow giving instructions: “Minus 10, another minus 10. OK we are missing the bommie!”  The dodging and diving was necessary for the 5nm long section in 3,5m of water over the yellow banks.