Saturday, June 9, 2012

Bermuda to Norfolk Ocean Training Cruise; June 6-13, 2012

CELESTIAL, our IP 440 departed St Georges Harbor, Bermuda on June 8, 2012 at 10:30 AM EDT after two preparation days. The crew members are: Captain Jack Morton (Florida), First Mate David Gifford (Pennsylvania), and student crew members George Norwood (Florida), Aaron Panken (New York), James Barber (Massachusetts) and Peter Fisher (Massachusetts). CELESTIAL will make the passage to Norfolk, Virginia 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 their actual progress on Google Earth, click HERE.

14 comments:

Rita Hanson said...

From: S/V CELESTIAL
To: Tom Tursi
Sent: Friday, June 08, 2012 1:35 PM EDT
Subject: Departure


Left BDA 1030 - coasting south shore. Weather abated, skies clearing, crew in good spirits. All well.

Capt Jack
S/V CELESTIAL

Rita Hanson said...

From: Tom Tursi
To: S/V CELESTIAL
Sent: Saturday, June 09, 2012 9:26 AM
Subject: Wx 6-9

Looks like motorboat ride for few days with light NW-N-NE winds. Weak cold front 31N65W to 28N74W to Canaveral moving S today. Possible Low NEng Thu

Rita Hanson said...

From: S/V CELESTIAL
To: Tom Tursi
Sent: Saturday, June 09, 2012 10:43 AM
Subject: Update

Thanks for wx [weather] report. current NNE @ 12 - 15 moving us nicely @ 6+ kts. All well.
Currently 32 51 x 66 47 @ 1015 EDT.

Capt Jack

Unknown said...

Ahoy to Nordie Norwood and classmates. His family is following your trip online from San Diego.

Rita Hanson said...

From: Tom Tursi
To: S/V CELESTIAL
Sent: Sunday, June 10, 2012 4:17 PM EDT
Subject: Wx 6-10

HP persist to Tues-Wed. Low at Hatteras Thu move E offshore Fri-Sat. Expect SW15-25 Wed; SW15-20 to NW10-15 Thu-Fri. No tropical storm activity.

Rita Hanson said...

From: S/V CELESTIAL
To: Tom Tursi
Sent: Sunday, June 10, 2012 6:45 PM
Subject: Update


Today motorsailing v. 12 - 15 kt W wind on bottom of hi? Current pos 34 02 x 69 16 @ 1830 6/10, All well.

Rita Hanson said...

From: Tom Tursi
To: S/V CELESTIAL
Sent: Monday, June 11, 2012 3:21 PM
Subject: Wx 6-11

HP persists offshore between Hatteras & FL. Low mid-Atlantic coast moving offshore Tue-Wed and to BDA Fri. Expect S-SW 10-15 Tue; S-SW15-25 Wed; NE10-20-25 Thu-Fri. No tropical storm activity.

Rita Hanson said...

From: S/V CELESTIAL
To: Tom Tursi
Sent: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 9:26 AM
Subject: Update

Making 7.5 kts under engine @ 2200 thanks to eddy just E of GS. ETA Thur AM??

Rita Hanson said...

From: Tom Tursi
To: S/V CELESTIAL
Sent: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 7:02 PM
Subject: Wx 6/12

Low mid Atlantic coast move offshore tonight, turn S to Hatteras Canyon & dissipate Thu. Expect SW or NE 10-20 Wed-Thu depending on track of Low. No Tropical

Rita Hanson said...

From: S/V CELESTIAL
To: Tom Tursi
Sent: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 8:06 PM EDT
Subject: Update


Position @ 2000 35 37 x 74 04. All well. NOAA forecast Fenwick to Hatteras out to 250 more dire than yours. Talking of gale force Wed night / Thur. J

Rita Hanson said...

From: Tom Tursi
To: S/V CELESTIAL
Sent: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 9:18 PM EDT
Subject: Wx 6/12b

I assume you'll be thru GS by Wed am, but with a lee shore Wed night. Balt C to Hatt C forecast NE25-35 N of 37N and less S of 37N. Splitting hairs I know.

Rita Hanson said...

From: celestial@skymate.com
To: Tom Tursi
Sent: Wednesday, June 13, 2012 3:39 PM
Subject: Update

Pushed hard - lost race to Cape Henry. Now beating v 25 kts NNW next 23 miles to get to and around Cape. Expect will still be out here when Lo goes by. ETA Thur? J

Rita Hanson said...

From: Tom Tursi
To: S/V CELESTIAL
Sent: Wednesday, June 13, 2012 4:21 PM EDT
Subject: Wx 6-13

Yes; now they show it dragging a CF, which you already know. Current surface analysis shows Low off Delaware Bay moving SE. Coastal forecast says tonight N15-20 G30; Thu NE20-25 G30

Rita Hanson said...

S/V CELESTIAL and crew have arrived in Norfolk. All is well. Congratulations to the crew on a job well done.