Originally Posted by MarkJ
Leaving in the next few days so just doing the last few things... And checking the weather
Fractionally nervy about this passage
because it can get nasty as we have seen from the Azores
Its a straight shot and should take me east of the Bahamas
by 600nms, east of Hatteras by 200, and west of Bermuda
1,500 nms total.
So I expect a beer
from NY members when I get there
It will be great to get to sea!
Email from Mark's satfone as below. PM me if you are (fairly) expert forecaster for Hatteras area, or have access to longer range wx. Mark is one day into 12ish day sail st martin
. Matt (in st martin)
Hi Matt. Thanks for the great SMS reports!! Please don't reply to tis email
because my Iridium
Moments (too short for minutes) are a worry. They took 12 mins to set the bloody account up!
On time/on course. 21 52N 64 44W Winds NE at 8 - 12 but current
still heading W so I have a 45 to 55 deg wind
heads N soon.
Lovely gentle sail. Kept slow since beginning to ensure I don't catch up with Wednesdays windy bit. Each cloud that goes doesnt give strong wind
but sucks it up so zero for 30mins. Bizarre.
Great having first passage
with proper freezer
, computer on all night, satellite
data etc. Solar
and Wind gen have me at 100% by nightfall.
Please keep eye on Cape Hatteras in a few days
PS if u want u can post this to Cruisers Forum on thread "St Martin to New York" I started a few days ago. But definitely not necessary.
PPS No bloody Mermaids yet!