Sunday, November 4, 2012

Norfolk to St Thomas, USVI November 2-16, 2012

CELESTIAL, our IP 440 departed Taylor's Landing Marina on November 3rd, 2012 at 10:00 PM EDT after two preparation days. The crew members are: Captain Jack Morton (Florida), First Mate Jim Bortnem (Minnesota), and student crew members David Bradsher (Virginia), Ingo Stubbe (Massachusetts), James Barber (Massachusetts) and Richards Briggs (Tennesee). CELESTIAL will make the passage to St Thomas USVI via a non-stop ocean route. The cruise has an estimated distance of 1500 miles, and will take approximately 11 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.