Good article on observed weather conditions in the tragic Chicago- Mac race at http://www.sail-world.com/USA/Chicago-Mackinac-Race-100-Knots-and-Off-the-Clock/86145
What is most interesting to me is that the boats decided to "run off" rather than reef in hopes that the storm would be over quickly. As a cruiser who has been caught in thunderstorms that last 30 minutes or more I honestly don't understand this as a strategy. It would appear that guessing wrong can kill you.
Friday, July 22, 2011
More on the Indonesian volcano. We are now 300 nautical miles west of it. We met many nice people in our visit to the area. We hope the are all safe.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-41395831 Fair winds and following seas :)
PRECISE NAVIGATION! The passenger steamer SS Warrimoo was quietly knifing its way through the waters of the mid-Pacific on its way from ...
There has always been a great interest in knowing how much to budget for the cruising life. The answer is always "it depends." I t...
Proving it is not easy to get internet and phone service that keeps working in Indonesia. Fair winds and following seas :)