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Melissa & Dave - Adventures at Sea

Saltydog "dream team" launches for Antigua

As many of you know, Dave was hired to move Saltydog from Panama to Antigua for our friends Steve and Joan.  Dave hired Mike and Holly from Wanuskewin as crew.  Steve and Joan have taking to calling the three of them "the dream team".  They all converged on the marina in Colon on Monday.  Tuesday they did the exit paperwork.  Wednesday they provisioned the boat.  And Thursday they launched off.  The weather is perfect - allowing them to follow the shorter southern route.  Wind models when they left indicated they might be able to sail directly for Antigua and make the roughly 1200 nautical miles in 9 solid days of sailing.  If the crew can keep it up that long.  The boat can handle it no problem.  But can the crew?

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