Wednesday, March 7, 2012

skirting the Everglades

Mosquito is making great time skirting the western shore of the Everglades.  They ought to be making great time with winds 15 to 20 on a beam reach.  I do not know if they will stop at some point tonight or just keep on going.

In either case they should be entering Florida Bay at some time tomorrow.  Below is the forecast wind, and they will have to sail into that wind to reach the next checkpoint at Flamingo and, eventually, Key Largo.  What does that mean?  I don't know enough about Mosquito to say.  My guess is it won't be fun.  And I do have to wonder about Florida Bay.  They have had strong winds out of the east for a while now.  Is it possible that much of the water will be blown out of the bay?  Will Mosquito take a break and wait for lighter winds (which are not forecast until Friday)?  Paul, what do you think?


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