In our new film we are dodging hurricane and fast catamaran sailing to Colombia.
With the winds up to 100 knots and high waves Hurricane Elsa was expected to run over southern Martinique.
Yes, we just went out from the boatyard and now are in hurricane avoidance mode. A strong tropical wave (soon to become HURRICANE ELSA) has left the coast of Africa last week and headed straight for Martinique and St. Lucia… very unusual for the begining of July, but this is how it is. We have to decide in just 2 hours – to stay put in Martinique and risk the boat or to dodge approaching hurricane and have a not really pleasant trip.
We decided to sail down to Colombia and departed St Anne just in a few hours.
Our hurricane avoiding tactic was to sail as fast as we can down south near to the Venezuelan coast to be out of the reach of Hurricane Elsa. We put two reefs on the main which still gave us 10 knots of speed, but keep us safe in coming squals, especially at night. In this conditions we’re happy to have a fast performance sailing catamaran – we should sail fast and we want to be safe.
It took us 6,5 days to flee from hurricane Elsa. We had everything – wind 0-28 knots from all 360 degrees directions, enormous swell and fierce waves. We were flying, surfing, rolling, banging, shaking and had dozens of flying fish on the deck. And finally this weird trip from Martinique to Colombia done. Umadum safely anchored in Cartagena de Indias .
Love, Peace and Ocean Breeze
Tali and Guenther
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