Serendipity IV - Prepweek and start to World ARC 2024
It was a busy prepweek. Not had we get to know so many amazing people with which we will sail alongside and spend happy times with. We also had to prepare SERENDIPITY IV and ourselves for our first leg from Saint Lucia to Santa Marta in Columbia.
Checking the boat and the equipment for the safety check was first priority. Get all the last few bits from the ship chandler’s and some food. Luckily, we did the big provisioning in Martinique already.
Michael went under water and cleaned the hull meticulously and Nina went up the mast for a check and a bird’s eye view. Our meals and snack bags for the first days at sea are prepared and our bed in the salon made. We also checked our charts and the weather forecast to plan our route.
Last preparation on Saturday morning and a short notice change of plan regarding the stowing place of our dinghy hyped us up for the start.
Under blue sky and bright sun we then went out into the bay for the start. The excitement of the count down and then off we all are.
Now we sailed into the sunset and are getting ready for our first night at sea.
We wish for good and fair winds and calm seas for us and all the other participants of the World ARC 2024.
May a wonderful and exciting adventure begin!