Norfolk to Bermuda Ocean Training Cruise, May 26-June 2, 2012
Left to right: Jeff, Alexei, Rich, David, Dan & Tom
CELESTIAL, our IP 440 departed Vinings Landing on Sunday May 27, 2012 after 1-1/2 preparation days. The crew members are: Captain Tom Tursi (Pennsylvania), First Mate
David Gifford (Pennsylvania), and student crew members Daniel Marques
(New York), Richard Malerba (Georgia), Jeffrey Donnelly (Vermont) and
Alexei Turmilov (Texas). CELESTIAL will make the passage to Bermuda via a
non-stop ocean route. The cruise has an estimated distance of 650
miles, and will take approximately 6 days, sailing both day and night. We will discuss the route, weather and actual progress here on our
blog as it happens, so please join us! To follow the discussion,
see the comments to this blog post. To follow their actual progress on
Google Earth, click HERE.
The Maryland School of Sailing and Seamanship, offers a full range of courses from Basic Sailing through Ocean Training Cruises on Island Packet yachts in the Chesapeake Bay, Virgin Islands, Pacific Northwest and the Atlantic between Mystic, Norfolk, Florida, Bermuda, Bahamas and the Caribbean, as well as classroom or homestudy Celestial and Coastal Navigation classes.
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Our IP 440 CELESTIAL under sail
Celestial, our Island Packet 440, with an intermediate level crew in the Virgin Islands