We’ve arrived in Virgin Gorda after a very easy and enjoyable seven day journey from New York to Virgin Gorda via the Bermuda Triangle. 1428 nautical miles. We left on a Friday and had a boat full of bananas. No damage, no injuries, all good!!
- Never leave on a Friday
- And, don’t bring bananas offshore
So, here I am onboard Gibb Kane’s “Bounty” reluctantly leaving from Stamford, Ct. on a Friday bound for the British Virgin Islands with a “boatload” of bananas!!
The last time that I “forgot” and left on a Friday, we accidentally left a case of rum in Bermuda, had an electrical fire in the engine box, couldn’t start the engine and generate power for five days, and the cooking stove supply line caught fire!!
The time before that we left with a great forecast and ended up spending three days sailing in 35-45 knots of wind!
Gibb was with us on that first trip, and yet he still thinks “don’t leave on a Friday” is just an old sea story made up by captains looking for an extra day in port.
We shall see…