Friday, April 20, 2007

S/Y Red Admiral - Homeward Bound

After six months of cruising in the Caribbean Islands my parents are homeward bound for the Northeast U.S. from the Virgins. As is typical for deliveries this time of year, they've identified a weather window and are enjoying smooth sailing as they make their way north. And, it seems, they are eating well. An update via satellite email follows...

Position: 20/40 N 64/69 W
Course & Speed: 11M 6Kts, Sailing
Progress: Distance traveled since departure: 141NM
Last 24 Hr.: 141NM
Distance to Chesapeake: 1103 NM

WEATHER: Sunny, mild, winds avg 15 Kts from SSW

COMMENTS: Sailing with jib winged out since leaving the Virgins at 1200 Hrs. yesterday. Boat and crew in good spirits! Glad to be underway. Margot served fillet, salad, bread & butter & coffee ice cream for dinner last night, leaving the crew with high expectations for the future! Weather advice indicates we will encounter a mild cold front Saturday AM and may have to sail more westerly until the winds clock to the NE, E. By Tuesday we should be in a position to sail a rumb line course to the Chesapeake. Winds are forecast to remain moderate, i.e. under 25 knots true.

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