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Boat Watch: The Cruisers Search and Safety Network

n January 11, the marine rescue services in France (MRCC) got a “boat overdue” message from a family in Brest. Their relative, Franc Baudet, who is a singlehanded cruiser, had departed Cariacou in the Grenadines aboard his blue sloop Brendan. The report did not mention a destination but the family, and Baudet’s best friend who was aboard his own boat in Cariacou, asserted

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Resources Used On The Passage From Antigua To Panama:
Wind & Weather: www.windy.com Cruising Guides: The Panama Cruising Guide by Eric Bauhaus is brilliant and some of the Italians we met said all of the charts from this book are now available on line. Electronic Charts: C-Map running on Rose Point Coas