Departing for Martinique

Tomorrow morning (December 12) at about 10 am local time, we will leave Marina Rubicon heading for Martinique in the Caribbean.  To get the best winds, the planned route will take us southwest towards Cape Verde before we turn more to the west.  The passage is about 2900 nautical miles (5370 kilometers) and will take us 18 to 21 days.  The forecast for the first week is excellent.  The boat is ready to go and so are we.  Having Tom Erik and Vivi-Ann along as crew will make the Atlantic crossing much easier.  We will post updates to the blog en route and you can always check on our position at our shared map page here: