Libra’s Busting out the Silks at the Miami Boat Show!


That’s right.  We’re going to make sure we put on the BEST show at the boat show.  Libra will be hoisting aerial silks at the Miami Boat Show and we’ve found two fun acrobatic sailors to perform.  What more reason do you need now to come and check out Libra at the show?  Hope to see you there!  We are also giving out one free ticket to the Boat Show every day this week on Libra’s Facebook page.  Meet our first two winners here!  Or you can join us on the sail from Pensacola to Miami with a $250 discount, promo code MIAMIWEEK.

Meet our silky superstars: Hanna

And Annie

We can’t wait for you to see these fiery two perform in Miami.

   

  

  

  

   

   

  

   

     

     

Voyage: Isla Mujeres, Mexico to Pensacola, December 2016


BIG FISH ON!  This was definitely Libra’s most exciting voyage for fishermen as we had Big Dave aboard who runs a deep-sea fishing charter out of Orange Beach, Alabama and has a killer instinct on how to hook the big ones and keep them on the line.  The Libra crew caught blackfin tuna, mahi mahi, mackeral and another tuna.  One was so big we had to cut him off the line.  Big Dave guessed around 100 pounds!  What a monster!

It was a very sporty sail across the Gulf departing the colorful Mexican island of Isla Mujeres December 5, 2016 in the morning hours and lighting Libra’s rockets the minute she got out into the Gulf to make a record run across the Gulf, sailing over 600 nautical miles in under three days.  The crew aboard included some return voyagers who found the the trip down from Pensacola to Isla Mujeres on Libra to be so much fun they wanted to hitch a ride back across the Gulf, too.  Thanks to crew members Joe and Kim for hopping back aboard.  It was a fast, windy run, one none of the crew are sure to soon forget.  In the back of their minds, they’ll hear the wind, waves and Big Dave shouting “Fish On!”  Want to reel Libra’s next catch in?  Join us at www.saillibra.com/join-a-sail/.

Sail to Cuba for New Years Eve, 2016


It’s Cuba.  What more can we say?  YOU NEED TO GO!  This was Libra’s third trip to Cuba and she sailed this time with a full, excited crew eager to embrace the Cuban culture, food (and, let’s not kid ourselves, primarily the rum and cigars!).  Libra left Pensacola, FL on the morning of Dec. 27th and pointed south across the Gulf of Mexico on a straight shot for Cuba.  Unfortunately, the winds were light in the first days of the voyage and Libra motor sailed initially while the crew got acquainted with the boat, her navigation systems and electronics and the galley, cooking up some hearty passages underway.  It was a good thing the first days were light and easy, though, because the crew was well-rested for some wicked north winds that kicked in during the last leg of the passage, building from 20 to 25 kts, with gusts of 30 kts right on the stern, forcing Libra to charge through the entrance to Marina Hemingway in 28 knot winds and 10-12 foot seas.  “It was one of the most difficult landfalls I’ve ever had to make,” Captain Ryan said.

Thankfully, it was one of his most successful too as Libra made her way safely in and the crew soaked up a few eye-opening days in Cuba, including New Years Eve in Havana before making their way on another incredibly-windy romp from Cuba to Key West in just 10 hours January 1, 2017.  Happy New Year crew!