Another vega owner here, wishing you well. On the tracker you are now just a dot in the ocean- for the first time there is no land on the screen- I guess you are out of sight of land now as well which must be a relief in some ways?
With the benefit of more open water, do you anticipate doing less motoring now and putting up with light winds at the cost of lost time?
Its nice be away from land. You can have strong winds near shore and no wind in the middle of the ocean, or vice versa. There is no general rule of thumb. I am in a area with prevailing North-westerlies right now, which is very helpful. Well, like I said earlier its blowing SE at 40kts right now, but the wind will change by tomorrow.
Matt's motivation for the trip is to show people, particularly those with disabilities, that there are no limits to what can be accomplished in life; and to raise money for Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating (CRAB), a nonprofit sailing program for people with disabilities, based in Annapolis, Md. Click here to learn more about CRAB.