How to be the hands and feet of Jesus Christ in this world is what New Horizons is all about. Please check out our website at We provide educational opportuinities for at-risk children in Southwest Florida. We are able to provide humanitarian aid to our Caribbean neighbors with our 68-foot cargo schooner, "Star of the Sea." The schooner is also used as a teaching tool for the "Call to Adventure" program that mentors young men at sea.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Sail to Great Inagua

We left Provo at 0730, 12/8/10. It was a beautiful morning and the only thing missing was the wind! We cleared the reef at West Caicos around 1030 as the wind finally filled in and we were on our way at 6 knots. Our course to Great Inagua put us between Little and Great Inagua at around sunset and I really wanted some light for the passage as both islands are reef fringed and for safety sake it's not prudent to rely on electronics to miss islands in the dark! We arrived at the point between the two islands in time to verify our position and then enjoyed a night sail in a rising wind the rest of the way to Man-O-War Bay. I called the missionary in Haiti who was to receive the food shipment and he told me that the situation in Aux Cayes was not good, roads were blocked with burning tires and gunshots heard in the streets because of the failed presidential elections in Haiti. I had my own problems to think about, getting the food released from Bahamian Customs!

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