From Chris Museler, aboard Titan XV
I’ve had my lucky charms and I’m
ready to go!
Clear morning doing 12 knots on a tight
reach at 165, just about dead on course got Bermuda. Last night we made
our entry into the seemingly well defined Gulf Stream eddy and as our
tactician, Peter Isler put it last night, “It’s like going by braille.
You really have to feel your way through, checking the temperature,
course over ground. There was a well defined positive feature of the
stream close to rhumb line.”
This morning he believed we did the
best we could going through it with s good boost but never the S/SE
boost we were projecting. “Who knows,” Isler said, “we have to
wait to the end of the race to see how it really played out.”
We see two boats on our hip on the
horizon and one astern, very distant. One more sea life sighting
A large whale, not sure of type, breached almost clear of the water
about 200 yards ahead of us. Spectacular white water was all around.
Selected images from Titan XV follow