Transit – St. Thomas to the Panama Canal

We departed Charlotte Amalie in St. Thomas with more than a little bit of trepidation. Jimmy Cornell of “World Cruising Routes” strongly advises against making this passage due to strong Easterly trade wings and high seas. We did experience 25 knot winds and 10 to 12 foot seas but Reboot handled them without a care. We ran the 9 day 6 hour transit with only the jib. The most it was ever unfurled was about 50%. We ran a good portion of the time at 35%. We arrived in Colon at 10 pm est. After sailing through the harbor entrance we attempted to find the marina. We turned back when we discovered a sunken wreck. We motored to the small boat anchorage and spent the night on the hook. In the morning we motoored to Shelter Bay. Fair winds and following seas 🙂
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