St. Francis to Fort Lauderdale by the numbers

From St. Francis to Fort Lauderdale he lovely Vingilótë traveled 7,468.7 nm, and achieved highs of 229 nm in 24 hours, 1,509 nm in 7 days, a maximum of 23.7 kts, and confidently handled 43.1 kts wind speed, 4+ meter swells, ugly chop and following seas. She is fast, and is ridiculously solidly built: she doesn’t flex. The combination of the two makes waves hitting her at times sound like cannon shots!

  1. St. Francis to Hout Bay to Cape Town: 450 nm.
  2. Cape Town to Saint Helena: 1,797 nm, 7.4 kts average, 20.3 kts maximum.
  3. Saint Helena to Fernando de Noronha: 1,773 nm, 7.3 kts average, 16.4 kts maximum.
  4. Fernando de Noronha to Barbados: 1,971.9 nm, 9.1 kts average, 23.7 kts maximum.
  5. Barbados to Fort Lauderdale: 1476.8 nm, 8.4 kts average, 22 kts maximum.
Vingilótë, Balance Catamarans 526, hull #7

3 comments on “St. Francis to Fort Lauderdale by the numbers
  1. Avatar David Argent says:

    Every time I read one of these posts, I see nm and translate it as nanometers. Clearly, I am a scientist still.

  2. Avatar Kamila MIller says:


  3. Avatar Irene Voskamp says:

    And total consumption of something like 250 liters of fuel. Which really isn’t very much.

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