Expedition Seminar

Last evening, I along with approximately 30 other fellow sailors listened to Peter Isler speak about the routing program Expedition. Developed by Nick White from New Zealand; it is a very powerful easy to use program.
   This event was held at IYRS (International Yacht Restoration School) and organized by Custom Offshore  Jonathan and Jeffrey Udell.
  I found it outstanding as Peter explained how he customized the program for his logic, his use.(Peter will be navigating “Ttian” in the Bermuda Race. Looking at his projections, he expects to be at the north wall of the Gulf Stream just as the wind dies (about 18 hours into the race)
  Given that this year there is a meander that flows along the rhumb line straight to Bermuda; we will all be trying to enter this at about the same place. It could get crowded.
 see you on the starting line tomorrow.

Am I Ready?

The start is in the vicinity of Castle Hill Light. I have been puzzled that the starting line is in the channel. We are not alone in this body of water. What are ships to do? The location makes it very easy for people to watch from shore.
These are photos from the 1970 start. A navy destroyer was the committee boat and Brenton Reef Tower was the pin. If you were not aboard the Navy ship or had your own boat you would not see the start.
One would think I am leaving for more than four days the way I am fussing about here. Making sure everything is in order.
I am going to listen to Peter Isler speak about using Expedition, the navigation program, this evening.