P2 Crew Log

June 1, 2009

The way north!

After 2 months in the Eastern Caribbean, P2 departed St. Maarten bound for Guana Cay in the Abaco Islands, Bahamas.  Aboard for the voyage were TP2 permanent crew Tom Masterson, Eliza Prevost, Tracey Bamforth and Sam McCarthy.  Veteran race crew Maurice Kurg, Randy Reynolds, and Peter McNaughton sailed as delivery crew on what would be a 970-mile, 4 day, light wind voyage.

Despite the excellent conditions that persisted the month before, P2 departed on the front end of a very weak trade wind regime.  Fortunately for us, the forecasters were not entirely correct and the light and variable conditions predicted did not materialize.  Instead, we sailed Northwest for most of the trip with 10 to 15 knots out of the SE, allowing us to deploy the P2 A sail for two days before being headed by a pre-frontal SW flow.

Though he vowed not to bring his camera, Peter McNaughton fortunately did so and captured numerous special moments on the way north.  Thank you, Peter!

Peter’s video clip from the trip will be on the website soon.  But here are a few photos…..

Check out the Baker’s Bay website:  www.bakersbayclub.com

More news regarding Newport coming soon….