CELESTIAL, our IP 440 departed St Georges Harbor, Bermuda on June 7, 2013 at 5:00 PM EDT after two preparation days. The crew members are: Captain Jack Morton (Florida), First Mate David Gifford (Pennsylvania), and student crew members Donald Bentley (Florida), Regina Krieger (Massachusetts), Richard Eaton (South Carolina) and Michael Gaffney (Ontario). 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 the discussion,
see the comments to this blog post. To follow their actual progress on
Google Earth, click HERE.