September 27, 2000
Time: 1500 EDT
left Fan Pier at 0600 sharp this morning with 11
crew and 2 guests and set the single-reefed main,
fore and jumbo immediately (yes, with only 10
people!!) and have been motorsailing since
then. We were bucking a strong flood tide
coming out Nantasket Roads but are making good
time now (roughly 6.5 knots), taking the 5-7'
swells on our port quarter. ~Hence the jog out
towards Provincetown, to avoid taking it on our
beam.~ Would have written earlier but computer
work and the ship's motion were incompatible
until now. We plan on entering the canal
just in time to catch the slack tide at 1530.
Program Coordinator: Crista Mellican
We would like to thank Lotus and IBM
for donation of software, hardware and
funding to enable regular electronic updates
from the ship.
is provided courtesy of Maptech using
Cruising Navigator 4.3 and grabbing the image
using Grabit Pro 6.02.