Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Jeff on Spirit and hurricane Maria

Darren Ward <darren_ward@...>

Jeff - Obviously a prudent strategy, on a trusted vessel, with great seamanship.

If anything, I hope this season starts a lot of discussion on avoidance planning. When 100nm can mean the difference between life and death, getting out of the zone is paramount. Sad thing is, this reminds me of 1995 with Luis and Marilyn. Old habits are hard to break.

On Saturday, September 23, 2017 4:42 AM, "Peter Forbes ppsforbes@... [amelyachtowners]" wrote:

Wow - well done Jeff. The 20 knot tie up single handed must have been a challenge.

Best wishes

Peter Forbes
Carango Amel 54 #035
00447836 209730

On 23 Sep 2017, at 03:51, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Way to go Jeff. I wonder why so few people didn't make the same smart move. I am glad you are safe. 

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970


On Sep 22, 2017 21:03, "'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
I just received a note from Jeff on his Amel 54.
He left the South west coast of Puerto  Rico before Maria and headed south. He encountered winds to 40 knots and seas 8-12 feet.
He returned to the marina and he was the only boat floating,. The buoys to the entrance were gone
Some boats floating and many piled up on the beach. He entered and tied up to the gas dock in 20 knots.
He did this all single handed.30 hours total time solo.
Congratulations to Jeff

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