Altaira under Sail in the Atlantic
25 June 2006 | Atlantic Ocean
I include this shot here, although it is a bit out of place, because it is the only shot I have of Altaira under full sail. This is Altaira underway in the Atlantic, showing her higher aspect rig, before I then shipped the boat across country to San Diego to begin my official circumnavigation from there. and before I added, in either the southeastern USA or in San Diego, more solar panels, a new full battened main with more roach, a new 115% genoa and much more equipment. White mesh screens cover the dead lights, although I use them less in the Pacific, and the cordage mesh is removed from the life lines and not replaced because it wore out too quickly.