Join Date: Oct 2007
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Today at 1:15 PM was at approx. 41° 15N and 072° 03W
As you can see by my track
I did a quick check on my GPS and noticed I was very close to max ebb for the Race so figured I would turn around. The wind was very good about 15 knots.
I figured with that much current against me I would only make a couple knots overground.
As you can see I was going 4 to 5 knots.
Any explanation as to why.
The only thing I can thing of unless you see a dumb mistake is that I was just out of the current by a few hundred yards.
It would seem that anyplace in that area would have significant current though so I'm perplexed.
The lesson from the Icarus story is not about human failing.
It is a lesson about the limitations of wax as an adhesive.
If you have an engineering problem solve it.