Saturday, June 10, 2017

Bermuda to Norfolk Virginia Ocean Training Cruise, June 7-15, 2017

S/V NAVIGATOR, our Island Packet 40 departed Bermuda bound Norfolk Virginia at 9:30 AM EDT on June 10th.  The student crew arrived on the evening of June 6th, and June 7th and 8th were spent in preparation for the voyage.  The planned departure date was June 9th, but was delayed due to high wind and seas. The crew members are: Captain Tom Tursi of Pennsylvania (Skipper), Captain Jerry Nigro of New York (First Mate), and student crew members Adrian Ciuperca (New York), Joe Jacobs (New York), Matt Emerick (Mississippi) and Steve Thorup (California). NAVIGATOR will make the passage to Norfolk via a non-stop ocean route. The cruise has an estimated distance of 670 nautical 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 via SPOT, click HERE.