The Crew and Heldeleine are ready to Go! Tomorrow morning between 9-11 local time (4-6am EDT) we depart Lagos, Portugal bound for Ponta Delgada, Azores.
My crew includes my sister Laurie, my uncle Pete and the Italian newbie Mattia. We have really bonded during the past 2 days of cleaning, provisioning and the many other jobs required prior to departure. Mattia has proven to be a wonderful addition.
The trip should be between 850-950 miles (depending on the sailing route we must take) and take 6-7 days. The routing models from Predictwind are telling us that the winds should be fair and between 8-22 knots for a majority of the passage. Sounds lovely but I simply will prepare for the models being completely wrong.
We will try to post updates from sea and explain more about weather models, satellite communication, life aboard etc.
Watch the live tracker and send along a note by satellite and we will try to respond. Warm regards to you all.
Thanks, we will take good care of your Bro!
Dan and Crew–We look forward to living vicariously through you, especially when Maryly and the girls (along with everyone else) arrives! Travel safely! Love, Patti and Scott
Warm regards to you, Scott and your mom.
anchors aweigh. Hoping you get 15-20 knots, preferably not on the nose!
Have a smooth sail, so excited. See you all next week!!! Just talked to Kevin….. YEAH!!!
Have a safe sailing
Calm seas and smooth sailing!
Have Fun!!! With you at heart⛵🍀⛵
Great Crew picture!! If you can, put on Instagram and Facebook! 😎😎😎
Best of luck to you Dan and your crew too! My heart is on your boat!!!
Smooth sailing, Dan (even though I know it isn’t going to be smooth, what’s so fun about sailing smooth, eh? – work the problems! 🙂 Bring her home safely, you’re so lucky!
Here with Alison Wright in Harlem tonight. She sends her love to you all, as do I. See you soon!! ❤️