Bahamas next stop — Miami. Dan Leonard came to the finish line

Co-founder of the Agency design yachts Nuvolari Lenard Dan Lenard (Lenard Dan) already 36 days is going on a 10-meter sailing boat Vela 33 Scia from the Spanish port of El Puerto de Santa Maria (near Cadiz) in Miami. Today, February 26, it passes North of the Islands of the Bahamas archipelago. If Leonard could fly on the plane with the point where he is now, to Miami through the air in a straight line he had to travel about 800 km is Not so little, but not so much compared to the previous transatlantic crossing.

Leonard started on January 20. His ambitious (but, however, not the main) goal was to cross the Atlantic in less than a month to have time to finish during the Miami International Boat Show between 14 and 18 February. This paragraph of the plan came bobble in the middle Atlantic designer 12 days was in a zone of weak winds and 19-20 February had just crossed the Caribbean in the area of Antigua and Barbuda (where bright but caught a record finish of Maxi-trimarans THE Caribbean 600). In Antigua he had to make a pit stop to get provisions.

Up to the arrival at Antigua, Leonard did not contact the mainland, for navigation, according to the official group of the project Vela in Facebook used is not something that GPS and even a compass. This is an extreme asceticism — the main highlight eco-travel Leonard. The designer seeks to show that in the XXI century it is possible “pure” sailing trips that do not harm the environment, as in ancient times: no use of fuel, electricity and electronics, autopilot and other “trash” in the literal and figurative sense of the word.

“No fuel, no radio, no compass, no extra time,” one of the mottos of the project.

For compass, Leonard made an exception when he reached the Caribbean archipelago. Apparently, the designer is still afraid to get lost in the maze of Islands, or even worse, to descend on a sandbank, so I decided not to risk it.

In addition, returning closer to civilization, Leonard began to publish selfies, photos of sunsets and short video message about his future plans.

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