Lynx is underway for Greenport, and making great speeds!
After departing the USCG Dock in Wilmington yesterday morning, the crew tucked reefs into the fore tops’l and mains’l and we set sails shortly after lunch as we exited the Cape Fear River.
With Cape Fear and Cape Lookout behind us, we are steering to stay well clear of Cape Hatteras and hopefully get a northerly push from the Gulf Stream. The Gulf Stream has been a help so far, and for the last 6 hours, we have been making speeds of 9 to 10 knots over the bottom. With any luck, we will round the Cape in daylight hours this afternoon and carry on towards Long Island.
Strong winds and high seas have made this a bit of a rolly ride, particularly for those in the starboard bunks. Several of the crew have made visits to the rail, but we are all pleased to see that everyone is powering through their seasickness, and spirits are high.