Saturday, May 31, 2008

Atlantic Crossing Day 3 - Space Shuttle Atlantis

We have now seen spacecraft launches from both coasts. Last fall we saw a missile test blast off from Vandenberg Air force Base. Today we saw the space shuttle Atlantis lift off from Cape Canaveral. The subsequent sonic booms were awesome. Other than the launch today has been a very slow day. Average speed today was about 0.5 knots. At times the only movement we had was from the current. We had left the Gulf Stream current last night and this morning the wind was gone. A new breeze is developing from the SW. It should build to 15 knots tonight. We hope we don't have many calm days in our future.

radio email processed by SailMail
for information see:

No comments: