Flying Pig Float Plan
plan is to depart on the falling tide on Monday, July
28 afternoon. Our best forecasts of currents and winds at this
time are for us to go directly East from St. Mary's River to the
, taking advantage of the offshore
currents to get us
there, rather than angling north to take the longer leg of the
triangle. We anticipate picking up the Gulf Stream early
in that area can be viewed here:
Once in the Gulf Stream
and currents allowing, we'll
stay in it through approximately 38-00N/70-00W, about halfway
between Cape Charles and Cape May's latitude, then turn from its
eastward bend to Northeast, approaching Cape Cod
. Current in
that area can be viewed here:
At approximately 40-37N and 69-00W, we'll turn north, to go
through the Great South Channel off Cape Cod
, and once clear of
the shoal areas, turn slightly northwest to go to Portland
Depending on what time we arrive, the currents could be very
favorable or heavily against us. You can see those here:
We intend daily reports via sailmail, as well as having our SPOT
(SPOT Shared Page
on continuously during our passage
. We'll also send "OK"
messages via Spot on a daily basis.
At this time weather
and currents all look very good for
, but in the event that changes, or there are
difficulties which suggest otherwise, we'll not
hesitate to come in from wherever we are at the time.
See our log listings for the daily reports...
Skip and Lydia (and Portia, of course!)
SV Flying Pig KI4MPC
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