7:30am the tide turned and began to run out. By 8am we were sails up and heading for the cut. We were still unsure if we were going on the outside of snaking our way though the inside. The wind was blowing from the east, and we weren’t sure if we could make it out the cut into the deep water on a singe tack. The cut was too narrow to tack once we were in so we had to make it though in one shot. As we turn around the northern point and began to harden up, it looked like we might just make it.
We needed about 5 more degrees, but pinched right at the cut anyway. Just to be safe, once we were about half way though, we pushed with the motor a little to avoid sailing over the barrier reef. Then we turned and started reaching towards Staniel. It was about a 30 mile sail and we were on schedule to make it in before sunset.
Sure enough we did. We had a great sail and made it in with a few hours to spare. So, we hopped in the dinghy and headed into the yacht club for a sun downer.