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Ocean Planet Qualifier Update
Return delivery to Newport, RI USA
July 20, 2002 

Pos: 34 56N 62 04W


Last night we had a major gift with a moderate SE to S breeze allowing us to sail straight west almost all night. A big improvement over the motoring we did most of the day! But that’s all we’re gonna get, now we’re headed back to a NW course and the SW wind is going to steadily build as we close in on the next front and the notorious Gulf Stream. I’m definitely learning a lot about Atlantic weather, way different than the eastern Pacific that I’m used to. Kinda fun really, until you blow out a sail or two…. 

Unlike the crew, I haven’t been seasick (yet) on this trip, but I’ve come down with some kind of bug and have a splitting sinus headache that makes writing a real chore. So here’s some pics from the past few days instead…..;-) 

Headache banging towards Newport,

Bruce and Ocean Planet


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