Wednesday, February 15, 2017

tracks: South Africa and Watertribe

From a distance, i.e. the other side of the world, it appears that Webb is having a great run across the bottom of Africa.  There were a couple of slow days where you can see the 12 hour marks close together but also many days when GANNET was making 50, 70 and at one point 80 miles during a twelve hour stretch.  The boat must be flying across the top of the waves.

Webb has excellent following wind today as you can see on Ventusky at speeds of 20 to 30 mph.  I'm not sure of the course once he rounds the Cape of Good Hope to St. Helena, but it will be fun watching his tracks.  Webb said he expects a relatively brief stay on the island before heading to the Caribbean.  


Just a couple of weeks away from one of my all time favorite sailing events, the Watertribe Everglades Challenge.  

I do not know plans for Alan or Paul, but I've heard Kristin and Dawn will be paddling (and sailing with a small sail) a tandem kayak.  I think this is new for them, paddling tandem, but with all their experience and years of friendship I know they will do great.  Good luck to all! 

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