Road Less Traveled

25 May 2013 | Noank, CT
25 May 2013 | 50 miles from home
24 May 2013 | Atlantic Ocean
24 May 2013
23 May 2013 | 235 miles from home
22 May 2013 | 40% of the way home
20 May 2013 | Just off Bermuda
17 May 2013 | Crystal Caves, Bermuda
15 May 2013 | Bermuda
14 May 2013 | St. George Island
14 May 2013 | Fort St. Catherine, St. Georges Island
13 May 2013 | St. George's Club, Bermuda
12 May 2013 | Close to Bermuda
11 May 2013 | Atlantic Ocean
11 May 2013
10 May 2013 | About 220 miles from Bermuda
10 May 2013 | 280 miles from Bermuda
07 May 2013 | Brewer's Ship Yard, Mystic
12 July 2012 | Southwest Harbor, Mt. Desert Island

Heavy Weather

24 May 2013
Very Windy


The wind picked up massively, giving sustained wind speeds of 30-40 knots (40-45 mph), with heavy gusts, the highest one we saw being 58 knots (67 mph). The mainsail is down, the genoa (large jib) is down, and we are flying just on the little staysail. The boat is not particularly comfortable, but it is a complete warhorse in this crap.
The waves are very large, with peak-to-trough distances around 20 feet, some higher.
Fortunately, the wind is at our backs, so everybody is in a good mood. We are trying our best to get into Long Island Sound before we emerge from the low and into NW winds.
Comments
Vessel Name: Road Less Traveled
Vessel Make/Model: Valiant 40 cutter
Hailing Port: Noank, CT
Crew: Michael and Kathy Smith
Home Page: www.smithsofweston.com
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Who: Michael and Kathy Smith
Port: Noank, CT