"One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time." -Andre Gide

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The Zongo Cup: Regatta Route

The Zongo Cup is a race from Morro Bay to Avila Beach.  This means we will be sailing from one dark black square to the other dark square on the map above.  The route takes us around Point Buchon. 

This aerial view of Avila Beach shows the pier and a few boats.  We will be piling in 30 or so more boats this weekend! 

We didn't think that the navigation would be that tricky, but this week we've had thick fog until about 5pm.  We didn't think we would lose sight of land during the whole trek down to Avila and back, but now we are thinking again.  The marine layer limits visualization significantly.  We know we will be atleast a mile off-shore, so we'll have to use our iphone apps for navigation.  The Captain bought a car-charger/cigarette lighter iphone charger today--great thinking--so that we can have it online for the whole trip. 

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thank you for your comment! Unfortunately, we cannot reply privately by email. Please look for our reply to your comment on the blog!