In all, this was a pretty cool adventure but logistically challenging. I'm glad I did it, despite the poor showing against Dragon, and learned a lot about making the boat go fast from Chris. His guidance on sail trim has been invaluable.
Saturday, February 17, 2018
Saturday, February 10, 2018
At first it looked like we were going to stay high of the center, then we had a massive wind shift and went below instead. As the wind began to die, we were happy to fire up the engine and put some distance between us. We could see the lightening off our stern for the next 5 hours in a spectacular show.
We brought out the sails again a couple hours ago and are ghosting along at around 6 knots in light air.
Friday, December 22, 2017
Chris and I are heading out for Lauderdale in advance of the Cuba race. Should be there in 2-3 days. You can track us at the Iridium tracker link to the right or on the InReach tracker, the addition of which is a race requirement: https://share.garmin.com/JonathanGreen
I'll post some updates along the way.
Sunday, November 26, 2017
Thursday, November 23, 2017
With the wind behind us for the next couple days, we decided to slog through the gulf stream or just to the west of it. We're pay for playing it safe in slightly deeper water as the current is 4-5 knots against us. I'm hopeful that by the time we get to Frying Pan Shoals, we'll be in much diminished current, but until then, it's a frustrating slog.
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
While furling the solent last night, I tore a panel near the clew, no doubt from the violent flogging in 30 knots of breeze. Thankfully it was just the delivery sail but I'd like to get t repaired nonetheless.