Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Ok .. We are ready.....Friday Nov 4
Friday morning Nov 4th...
Sunday at noon is the start of the ARC1500 Rally from Portsmouth VA to the British Virgin Islands. A run of about 1500 miles at sea. So far the weather indicates that we will have a fantastic ride south starting with a few days of winds from behind us which will make for a very pleasant drive through the Gulf Stream. As we head towards Bermuda it looks like the winds will be predominately east so we will have the wind over the side of the boat making for a fast ride. In both cases it may well be a lot of miles under spinnaker - we will be moving right along!
We are soon anxious to get sailing after spending months getting Ambition ready. There is only 2 small items left on our to do list so all is good on board. One item is to change the raw water pump impeller. Maryse has been busy doing a thousand items to make life on board a wonderful experience - she has all the meals made and sitting in the freezer - this girl is organized! The boat is spotless in and out - we are READY TO GO!
The rally folks are incredible and the experience with the ARC Rally is priceless!
Friday dinner they announce ---- Change in plans … the weather forecast this morning indicates that we will have a better crossing of the gulf stream if we depart tomorrow - Saturday instead of on Sunday. Anxiousness just ramped up a few notches, Our to do list is well under control and everything left to do is all very manageable.
The crew of Ambition is all set and very much ready to head out for our fantastic adventure south!