Virtual attempt recap

After 7 months of mostly diligently plotting a course using PredictWind forecast/routing, we’ve completed a virtual circumnavigation.

Sailing virtually …

This was 27,692 NM for 212 days at an average speed of 5.44 kts. That’s not much better than Bill Hatfield who took 252 days.

From what I recall, there were really two difficult sections: the first doldrums crossing had a lot of thunderstorm activity, and rounding Cape Horn is very much a wild card.

As a key lesson learned, it is essential to leave with 8 months of food!

That’s it for this virtual attempt. Maybe I’ll do it again next September.

Link to the track file here.

Author: Skipper

Wannabe circumnavigator.

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