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Moonwave in the Bahamas [May 2019]

After our great season in the Caribbean for the winter season and our short stop in the Turks & Caicos Islands, it was time to head North to the beautiful Bahamas. In previous years we have mainly visited the Exumas Islands, Eleuthera as well Nassau [New Providence] and Grand Baha
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Turks & Caicos [May 2019]

This was our first time in the Turks & Caicos Islands and we loved it. We were very positively surprised by the friendliness and kindness of the locals. Even clearance paperwork was done in a nice and relaxed atmosphere. We had an awesome sail from St. Martin, FWI to Turks & C
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One year feedback of the new Hybrid System

Time is flying by and it’s now one year that we left France in May 2018. It’s time for reflexion and feedback regarding Moonwave’s Hybrid System. First of all – we love it. The system has proven itself reliable and mastered the first 14.000 nautical miles – half a turn aro
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Caribbean Landfall Nov 2018

Beginning of November – the days were getting shorter and the temperatures were dropping, time to head south towards the islands of the Caribbeans. For Moonwave’s owner it’s a tradition to participate in the [ARC] Caribbean 1500 Rally from Virginia to Tortola, BVI.  He has
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Moonwave at Anchorage in Norfolk, Virginia

It’s end of October and after a great time in the Chesapeake Bay, we have arrived in the area of Norfolk, Virginia. It is time to get ready for sailing south towards the sunny islands of the  Caribbeans. The area is great for last preparations before the trip. The anchorage clos
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Moonwave – Back on the US East Coast

After our trips from Brittany, France to Canaries, Spain, crossing the Atlantic, Caribbean to Bahamas and Bahamas to North America in less than two months – we are now back on the US East Coast.  Our first stop was Norfolk in Virginia and than we entered the beautiful Chesapeake
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Moonwave – Electronics Upgrades

It was time to upgrade the Electronics package on Moonwave as it has been a while since B&G stopped software upgrades for their H3000 system. This time, we installed a full B&G H5000 package with integrating some of the original equipment like the radar aft and other. Some of
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Moonwave Transatlantic Crossing – a bit of celestial navigation

Moonwave Transatlantic Crossing – a bit of celestial navigation Moonwave is equipped with high tech electronics of the latest generation – B&G H5000 as well as MaxSea and Adrena on a laptop computer. And for sure there are a couple of backup GPS receivers and also apps
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Moonwave – Transatlantic crossing May/June 2018

Transatlantic crossing 2018
Moonwave’s second transatlantic crossing is in the books – the first time East to West. We had a good passage but next time if possible will stick to a normal “schedule” with departure from the Canary Islands between Nov to Feb. We left Lanzarote a bit “out of season” for transa
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Moonwave – Solar Panels

As mentioned in one of my previous posts [Moonwave – Deep Blue Hybrid System] – it was part of refit to get Moonwave equipped with a serious amount of solar panels. In the last years the solar panels made huge performance progress and the solar cells themselves got lighter
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