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Arnaud Maldague

Maldague Battles Through the Dominica Channel to Martinique

Date: October 13, 2020
Approximate GPS Location: (14.65°N, 61.01°W)

Having sailed to Guadeloupe, Maldague had to bide his time waiting for the weather to co-operate. Storms out in the Atlantic delayed his departure but he was soon on his way towards the island of Martinique.

Maldague sailed on the Atlantic side of Dominica. He feared that sailing in the other direction might lead to a tricky voyage, with Dominica’s mountains blocking the wind. Leaving Les Saintes, he took the long route round, ensuring he kept 12 nautical miles from Dominica, as required by their COVID restrictions.

By September 28, he was able to angle south in excellent conditions, “small waves, good wind, a beautiful sun.” However, this didn’t last. Crossing the Dominica channel he fought alternating storms and dead zones, completely devoid of wind.

It took three hours to sail through but Maldague arrived in St Pierre, Martinique on September 29. Since arriving, Maldague has taken some time to explore the island with friends. Most recently, they headed up the island’s highest point, Mont Pele.

( 3 ) USER RATING
( 9.2 ) CRITIC RATING

update history

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After 18 Days at Sea, Land At Last

July 01, 2020 // The Manneken Trip
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Maldague Back at Sea, Heading for Saint Martin

June 17, 2020 // The Manneken Trip
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Stuck in Jamaica; COVID-19 Shuts Down the Caribbean

April 03, 2020 // The Manneken Trip
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Maldague Sets His Sights on the Dominican Republic

March 20, 2020 // The Manneken Trip

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