Nearing NYC: shooting stars and dodging Colin

As the Clipper fleet nears the finish of the Panama-NYC leg, they’ve traded the 50-60 knot winds of Tropical Storm Colin (and 30.7 knot surfing!) for light, variable breezes requiring constant sail changes.

Team ClipperTelemed+ is in a tight race with the leaders. Who will make it to NYC first? ;-]

Here’s a note from Linda from last night (Wed), somewhere in the Atlantic east of Virginia:

We have been through what we think is our share of Tropical Storm Colin and all is good. We have had some gorgeous weather though it’s hot and muggy in the boat.

Beautiful skies at night, sun during the day, amazing sunrises and sunsets. Only Colin has dampened and rocked our doorstep. Shooting stars and dolphins have entertained us.

Not sure if i said this but yesterday felt like we were in a washing machine!

Sail changes have kept us busy. It seems as though we have had a marathon of kite changes — everytime I wake up there is either a wooling session in the works or I am getting to participate in one.

We have been kept quite busy this race. All in all, great fun and super crew.

Looking forward to NYC, seeing friends and getting to hear the McCallum band perform in Carnegie Hall. Go Ms. Nelson, Mr. Ehlers, Mr. Rudy and Mac band students!

I am also looking forward to catching up with ex MacArthur percussionist Kevin Brubaker on his musical journey and his new passion sailing!


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