The overnight sail from St Anne’s, Martinique to Port Elizabeth, Bequia was 90nm and in normal circumstances would be a beam reach, but this being us we found ourselves sailing close to the wind for the majority of the trip! We sailed past St Lucia; then the next morning off St Vincent we picked up Ishtar another Warrior 40 sailing north. We had a mid-ocean chat and agreed to meet at some later stage – perhaps for the cricket in Antigua! Ishtar’s sail number is 95 and ours is 94…what a wonderful coincidental meeting. As we sailed into Bequia we were hailed by a yacht at anchor – our friends Hans & Katrin from Las Galletas (Tenerife). They came on board for a sundowner and we had plenteous drinks exchanging war stories of crossing the Atlantic…another wonderful coincidental get-together. What's more, Hans once again came to the rescue and has helped James with epoxy for the rotostay - the magic glue remedy from Martinique just didn't quite match up to the sales pitch!