On Delay is on her way again, with a new crew and under a new name

October 15th, 2014, San Francisco, USA

In August, Chris T and family bought On Delay. They have renamed her “Family Circus”. A very apt name as they are a big family: a crew of seven.

Last week, Family Circus headed out from San Francisco Bay, under the Golden Gate bridge, and turned south. They are blogging their adventures too. So, if you are interested in the continuing story of the Lagoon 470 catamaran, hull #44, check out svfamilycircus.com

We are thrilled that On Delay is cruising again, and we wish fair winds, fine sailing, and safe adventures for Family Circus and her crew.

On Delay arrives in San Francisco

June 21, 2014, San Francisco, USA

I was very happy to see this automatically generated email on Saturday night:

From: MarineTraffic
Date: June 22, 2014 2:50:03 AM EDT
Subject: Arrival: ON DELAY, Port: SAN FRANCISCO

Time: 2014-06-22 06:49 (UTC)

(Time of arrival/departure is the time the vessel approaches the entrance/exit of the port respectively)

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F is for Flipper

February 5 to 7th, 2013, Passage from Cayos Viverillo to Ambergris Caye, Belize

I gotta keep working on the lettered animals if I’m gonna make it through the alphabet before we’re off the boat.

We did see some magnificent dolphins on our way to Ambergris Caye.

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Passage to Cayos Viverillo, Honduras

February 2 to 3, 2013 From Providence, Colombia to Cayos Viverillo, Honduras

We had a good passage: about 170 miles through the water (nearly 200 over ground because we had the current helping us). We sailed to weather mostly and did one fairly short tack of motoring into wind to put us in a good position to carry on sailing. On the way, we almost caught a big dorado — it got away just as we were trying to get it into the boat. At sunset, we caught another, slightly smaller one*. I reeled it in — I was completely casual about this process because I was convinced it was just another piece of seaweed. When I saw it was a fish, I got Pete to land it for me.

*The one that got away is always bigger.

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Passage from San Andrés to Providence

January 24-25th, 2013, San Andrés to Providence, Colombia

Both islands belong to Colombia and are part of the same Colombian department but they are surprisingly different, especially given that they are only about 55 miles apart.

Interestingly, even though the islands are 55 miles apart, we sailed 119 nautical miles to get to one from the other. Providence is north and upwind from San Andrés. To our credit, we did sail most of the way — motoring less than 5 miles in total.

We left San Andrés mid-morning and arrived in Providence around the same time the next day. We stopped at Cayo Bolivar for about three hours on the first afternoon. There we lunched and snorkeled.

The statue at Cayo Bolivar.

The statue at Cayo Bolivar.

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