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|05-19-2009 09:40 PM|
|camaraderie||Great news. Thanks for the update.|
|05-19-2009 09:19 PM|
Originally Posted by ste27 View Post
|05-19-2009 09:08 PM|
|ste27||Where's he tied up? wanna do some cans racing tomorrow night?|
|05-19-2009 08:57 PM|
Originally Posted by blowinstink View Post
Of course my report will probably consist mainly of "barfing overboard. barfing overboard."
|05-19-2009 08:53 PM|
That's great news
That is good to hear. Do you think that you or he could post a summary of the trip? It would be great to hear how those weather charts translated into conditions for his crossing and how the decision to take a straight line played out. Also interested in his thoughts on the HR Monsoon after his first offshore experience with her. I am always very interested in reading accounts of singlehanded bermuda voyages.
|05-19-2009 08:46 PM|
|brak||no worries all, he just got to Bermuda. straight line as expected thanks all for your attention and interest!|
|05-19-2009 09:30 AM|
Another thought I had last night was that if he encountered such unfavorable conditions at the outset, he may well have turned tail and ducked in along the coast for a few days, to wait for more favorable conditions. He might have sat for a couple days at anchor waiting for better weather and tinkering on the boat before finally departing for good.
If he keeps to himself as much as you indicated, he probably wouldn't have felt compelled to tell anyone.
|05-18-2009 11:38 PM|
|hellosailor||I suppose you could also place a call to the Royal Bermuda YC (or any other destination in Bermuda) and ask them if any yachts have arrived from New England in the past few days, and reported on how long it took them or what conditions were. Should be a cheap call if you use Skype or other discount telephony.|
|05-18-2009 09:50 PM|
He may have changed course to try and get a more favorable set of conditions for crossing the Gulf Stream... and that could have added a considerable bit of distance to his passage.
|05-18-2009 09:21 PM|
Originally Posted by sailingdog View Post
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