Out Into The Atlantic Ocean

June 13, 2010 posted by admin

10:30am Sunday June 13

Tim again. Diane sat-phoned in voice mail update: Got out under the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel and into the [Atlantic ocean] about 3:30am. We are south of the rhumb line as part of our great plan. [Static…. “south”…. “cold”…] to sling shot us into Bermuda.

We’ve been wet all night long. Just trying to dry out and warm up a bit.

Indeed it was raining throughout the Chesapeake yesterday. NOAA’s 11am forecast is, warmer, overcast with isolated of showers. But… with a tail wind: south to south west winds, 15 to 20 knots, becoming west to southwest late in the day. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Check NOAA directly for the latest forecast.

According to the 10:04am iBoat fleet tracking report, they were heading south east at 6.6 knots, 604 nautical miles to Bermuda.

The spot tracker last reported just after midnight, bright and early this morning. Not sure why it has not reported since. The unit must be manually re-set it to broadcast each day. That said, the Sport Tracker does show them tacking down the Chesapeake on Saturday, which is pretty cool.

Chatting with Paul, the fearless ground crew, Diane’s mom telephoned and was excited they’d entered the ocean. Paul’s work is never done, he’s off to west end of town to pick up some gear.

2 Responses to “Out Into The Atlantic Ocean”

  1. Paul Says:

    Paul here. I have no comments about the race except GO BABY GO!. As a side note, for those that have had Diane’s jam, it’s berry season. I picked the first litre today. It just goes to show that a shorecrew’s work is never done.

  2. Freda Kemp Says:

    Hey Diane – Looks like you are having a great time!!! I am following you on spot tracker and it looks great. Have a safe crossing to Bermuda. Freda

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