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Good morning British Virgin Islands!  What an amazing night sail from Anguilla!
And we are off!  SV Modrian  overnight sail from Anguilla to British Virgin Islands.   87 NM and the weather couldn’t be more beautiful!Image attachment


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Have a good sail to the BVI's ⛵️ May the winds be with you

Envious!! How long will it take you?

Quoi? Pas de verre de vin pour célébrer? Dah!!!

Happy Sailing

Jealous! May your sails be full!

Looks like a motley crew especially Mark Godden 😂

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Perfect, great wind

The wind has been on the lighter side but still good sailing. Bigger winds are expected next week

This is awesome!

Quels bon souvenirs cette vidéo évoque!

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You know how some people are annoyed by the sound of nails on blackboard?  For me, making fast to a cleat the wrong way is even worse!  In the picture above, two ways are correct, one is not ... can you tell the difference?  

Check out this video how to properly tie a cleat hitch:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMwXjckgiOs

For you really keen sailors, check out this nifty trick for when you have to tie up your dinghy to a croweded dock:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvjaGQBlhPU


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Mostly like D. But none are completely clean.

Ron, you should do your own videos! Multiple eyes on one fitting, as in the second video requires the eyes to be "dipped", it's standard on larger vessels and ships. I first learned this at BYC and use it to this day. I joined BYC 50 years ago this year and still feel lucky to have met the people I did back then.

D but B would suffice

B & D are correct

B and D

B and D

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Have a great passage!

Just beautiful, brings back memories

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