Rik, my sailing partner from last weekend, has gone sailing.
He left, aboard Isbjorn with the 59° North crew, yesterday morning. They appeared to have favorable winds yesterday and into last night and are now ESE of Cape Hatteras. Somehow I don't think Rik is wearing shorts, relaxing with his feet up and tending the tiller. I'm not an offshore sailor but I'm guessing a full set of foul weather gear and a harness, hanging on to anything that doesn't move. I'm sure it is a thrill.
Above is the tracking map for the Caribbean 1500 fleet. That boat out in the lead is Moonwave, an appropriate name as when I saw it at the marina the other day it looked more to me like a space ship than a sailboat. And it seems to move like a spaceship compared to the rest of the fleet.
Locally we have an excellent forecast for the next few days and I hope to get out on the water at least once or twice. It's that time of year when every day of nice weather needs to be savored.