Getting Ready for Offshore!

March 1, 2013 posted by admin

March 1, 2013

Getting ready for an offshore!  Today’s lesson, taught by yours truly, was celestial navigation.  My two partners in crime here in Lorient ( Nikki Curwen Offshore Racing and Katrina Ham Racing) are preparing to do their 1000 nautical mile solo non stop qualification.  Part of the requirements for the qualification is to complete running fixes with a sextant. The other piece of course to practice, is our offshore time.  Soooo, on Saturday at 1700 (5pm) we will set off solo in our boats from Lorient for a little offshore adventure.  We’re going to head out around Ile de Groix and then south to Belle Isle and back to Lorient.  It will be an awesome opportunity to test new systems and get to do a little kite work as the wind is going to be around 70-80 degrees!  We’ll sail through the night and come home to Lorient early in the morning.  It will be an awesome overnight experience!

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