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05-19-2009 10:40 PM
camaraderie Great news. Thanks for the update.
05-19-2009 10:19 PM
brak
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Originally Posted by ste27 View Post
Where's he tied up? wanna do some cans racing tomorrow night?
I don't know that - he sent me an email. I doubt he plans any racing but I am sure you can just hail him on the radio - call "Moonwind", tell him his friend says "hi"
05-19-2009 10:08 PM
ste27 Where's he tied up? wanna do some cans racing tomorrow night?
05-19-2009 09:57 PM
brak
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Originally Posted by blowinstink View Post
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.

Thanks.
I'll ask him if he's willing to do that. I am planning to join him for Virgin Islands to Curacao part and at a very least I promise to report on that part of the trip.

Of course my report will probably consist mainly of "barfing overboard. barfing overboard."
05-19-2009 09:53 PM
blowinstink
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.

Thanks.
05-19-2009 09:46 PM
brak no worries all, he just got to Bermuda. straight line as expected thanks all for your attention and interest!
05-19-2009 10:30 AM
JohnRPollard 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.
05-19-2009 12:38 AM
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 10:50 PM
sailingdog Brak—

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 10:21 PM
brak
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Brak—

If those are the wind diagrams...most of his track had northerly winds...and that would have made a gulf stream current crossing less than fun.
Yes, you are right - now that I look at them, they are quite northerly, at least early in the track/week (turning sout/east later). I revisited all the wind charts (for each day last week) and they do look similar to these two. Well, at least the winds are not too high, I suppose.
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