Month: May 2017

Race Day!

    We caught the 10:30 ferry to America’s Cup Village to take in the opening day races. Bermuda has gone “all out” and spent 2 years building this venue. It is spectacular. Turquoise waters, great facilities, giant screens to view the television coverage, food stands, plenty of drink stands, VIP lounges, sponsor tents (BMW, …

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Hamilton

    The 18-mile run inside the reef down to Hamilton was uneventful. The route is traveled by cruise ships bound for The Dockyard (home of the Americas Cup venue) and is deep and well marked. As we pass we see the race venue, the AC boats, a couple cruise ships and a couple mega …

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Night-Watch

The vastness of planet Earth is never more palpable than when far at sea. Stars shine brightly from horizon to horizon with no light pollution to block the magnificent view. The inky blackness of a moonless night on a calm sea makes one feel as though you are suspended in space, gliding gracefully along 3 …

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Day-Three

Sunshine, blue skies, calm seas. Another beautiful day aboard Tivoli. We are 633 nautical miles into the trip. (Note I avoided the abbreviation nm which my spellchecker automatically changes to mm, several ended up in my last post, embarrassing but I figure you could surmise we traveled 300 nautical miles rather than 300 millimeters or …

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Day-Two

Big improvement in conditions today. As predicted, the further north the calmer the wind and seas. It’s Thurs. 9 PM and I’ve started my watch with my usual engine room check. All is well. We are 300 mm into the trip. Running this far north has added 85 mm to the distance, but the boost …

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Day-One

I’m up early, too excited to sleep. I fire up all the electronics and make sure all are configured and ready to go. Though we typically navigate carefully planned and reviewed routes, today we will be following the group and our course will depend on Commander’s Weather excellent support. I run down to the engine …

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