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Vessel Name: Sei Via Mare
Vessel Make/Model: Jeanneau 49ds
Hailing Port: Port Jefferson, NY
Crew: Gary Passavia, Chuck Chiaramonte, Roy Knopf, Ralph Vega, Karl George, Brian Watson
About: Crew change at Bermuda: Roy and Karl leave for NY, Brian flies in for return trip on Sei Via Mare.
03 July 2008 | Setauket Yacht Club, Port Jefferson, NY 40 56'N/73 04'W
03 July 2008 | 41 12.00'N:72 34.58'W, Long Island Sound, 1.5nm SE Falkner Islands, CT
02 July 2008 | 39 37.00'N:72 04.00'W, 89 nm south of Montauk Pt, NY
02 July 2008 | 39 37.00'N:72 04.00'W, 89 nm south of Montauk Pt, NY
02 July 2008 | 38 27.00'N:72 18.00'W, 158nm s/o Montauk Pt and 140nm e/o Cape May, NJ.
01 July 2008 | 36 54.00'N:72 07.00'W, Atlantic Ocean, 187nm due East of Chessapeake Bay Entrance
01 July 2008 | 35 43.12'N:71 56.67'W, Atlantic Ocean, 19nm from GS entry at 36 00/ 72 00
01 July 2008 | 34 11.80'N:72 01.48'W, Atlantic Ocean 170nm from Cape Hatteras
30 June 2008 | 33 24.00'N:72 00.00'W, Atlantic Ocean, 185nm ESE of Oak Island, NC
29 June 2008 | 33 26.00'N:70 37.00'W, Atlantic Ocean, 250nm ESE of Oak Island, NC
29 June 2008 | 33 21.61'N:69 57.35'W, Atlantic Ocean, 367nm ESE of Oak Island, NC
29 June 2008 | 33 14.19'N:66 13.86'W, Atlantic Ocean, 263nm WNW of Bermuda, 8:45pm
29 June 2008 | 33 14.19'N:66 13.86'W, Atlantic Ocean, 263nm WNW of Bermuda, 8:45pm
29 June 2008 | 33 14.19'N:66 13.86'W, Atlantic Ocean, 263nm WNW of Bermuda, 8:45pm
28 June 2008 | 33 14.19'N:66 13.86'W, Atlantic Ocean, 263nm WNW of Bermuda, 8:45pm
28 June 2008 | 32 49.93'N:66 13.86'W, Atlantic Ocean, 190nm WNW of Bermuda, 8am EDT
27 June 2008 | St. Georges Dinghy Club, St. Georges, BM
18 June 2008 | Kitchen Shoals Buoy
15 June 2008 | 40 50.11'N:71 14.36'E, Atlantic Ocean South of Montauk, NY 132nm from GS eddy entry mark
14 June 2008 | Orient by the Sea Marina
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03 July 2008 | Setauket Yacht Club, Port Jefferson, NY 40 56'N/73 04'W

Home Sweet Home

Thursday July 3, 2008 6:30pm

Home Sweet Home

03 July 2008 | Setauket Yacht Club, Port Jefferson, NY 40 56'N/73 04'W
Gary Passavia Weather Sunny Warm
Thursday July 3, 2008 6:30pm
Setauket Yacht Club, Port Jefferson, NY
Our run of wind held out and we sailed down the sound to middle ground riding close to the wind with the water licking at the rails. We enjoyed some snacks of cold shrimp and chips while our home of the last 7 days chugged on. We considered sailing in but I bailed at the last minute, thinking that everything that needed to be done on this trip had already been done. I fired up the Yanmar and made the rhumb line to the harbor. Since our fuel budget had been spared by great wind almost all the time, I took the opportunity to run the engine faster to clean it up a bit as we restricted the power during the trip to 1500, except for a very few instances. In a few minutes of 3400 rpm one of my idiot lights came on along with an awful high pitch sound. The engine was over-heating.
4 miles from home and the engine doesn't want to work...or...the boat did want to sail into the harbor. We set the sails and now had to perform tacks around the inner forestay with no auxiliary propulsion. We got it done and started maneuvering like a Tuesday night race. We sailed down the harbor channel with a favorable tack and was ultimately accosted by someone in a motor boat that came right at us on the way in. It turned out to be Karl, one our crew members who had done the leg to Bermuda. It was great to see him and his entourage. At the end of the harbor we tried the engine one more time and it cooperated, proving that she only wanted to sail in and would not have bothered us if we had done so to begin with.
We landed at the club dock at around 6:30 pm and were greeted by some wellwishers through the mooring field and at the docks. It was an incredible journey and I'm glad to be back on terra firma. Smoke and Mirrors, Skol, Sweet Pat, and Onyx will reach their destinations at separate times.

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Port Jefferson, NY to St. Georges, Bermuda
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Created 14 June 2008

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