I’ve been so busy with preparing everything for our Waypoints newsletter that I haven’t blogged about this…. My dad and I are officially making the trip to St. Petersburg for the Regata del Sol al Sol!! We will be crossing the Gulf with Jack and Jo Brinckerhoff aboard their 1999 Krogen 39′, Bodacious, to Isla Mujeres, Mexico. We depart Friday morning around 9 a.m. and will be cruising about 460 miles. If we maintain a speed of 7 knots, it will take about 70 hours.
My dad and I arrive in St. Petersburg on Wednesday to do through final registration for the event with the St. Petersburg Yacht Club. That night we will be having dinner and drinks with the Brinckerhoffs on their boat, and we will be joined by KKY salesman Greg Sapp and his fiancee, Sally, who took part in the regatta two years ago.
Tonight I will be cruising around the inner harbor and into the Bay learning about navigation lights because, even I, will have my own three hour watch twice a day. I’m not sure exactly what this adventure has in store for us, but I can’t wait to find out.
Wish me luck fair winds and following seas!!