> Great sailing so far aboard Rambler 100 as the rest of you (in the US that is)
> celebrate the 4th of July. By our calculations we did a 463,8 mile 24 hour run
> from start to 1400 today - that's a 19.3 knot average! Great sailing for
> sure. We've had basically the same sail combination up since turning the corner
> at Nantucket.. (kind of stressful for the navigator given the Nantucket Shoals
> reputation as a ship graveyard and my first time through it... l- I had
> conferred with a local fisherman before the start to get my comfort level up and
> luckily the charts were pretty much spot on ...) Next up on the
> trans-Atlantic tour is passing a very remote island - Sable island - south of
> Halifax . its so long and narrow (16mi x 1mi) that it looks like a sliver on
> the chart. We should see some pretty big natural gas drilling platforms in a
> couple of hours - plus a long low - remote island.
> here's some pics to enjoy.
> Peter Isler