Departure day

So we've lost a few of the Worlders. No fault of their own, but a year-long plan doesn't always work out like it's supposed to.

That means we're on the low side as number of people goes. With 2 watches of 7 people each, there will be plenty of work for everyone on the on watch, which will suit me just fine, and plenty of sleeping to do on the off watch. We will go 4 hours on and 4 hour off through the night each night for 3 watches, then 6 hours on and 6 hours off through the day.

Today we push off the dock. No more blog entries until we get into port in Vietnam and I get reconnected to Wifi. I'll have my sat tracker device uploading the boat's path to the map on my blog website, so check there periodically to share the journey with me. I'll try to add interesting tidbits in short messages added to the map from time to time. But time will be short, so don't worry if you don't hear from me.

Please follow the race on the race viewer and enjoy the sailing skipper log. From time to time there will be a crew log entry as well.  There are links on this blog webpage.

Thanks for all your well wishes, and for the donations coming in. It means a lot. Until Da Nang! Lynn