Day 13 Atlantic Cup 2011

Friday April 13, 2011.  We woke up around 7:00 am and was feeling well rested.  We wanted to get out of the slip so we would be able to flow with the tide out.  We got out of the slip around 8:30 am.  Paul backed Moonshadow perfectly out of the slip and we were off again.  Next destination the Chesapeake Bay.  The winds are blowing 10 to 15 knots out of the South East.  Perfect!  There is another front we have to go through today.  It has been lightening pretty far away from us for a while now.  At least it is not close!  Everyone is feeling refreshed.  We have about a 4 day trip ahead of us.  In the afternoon we had some decent sailing.  We made blacken blue burgers for dinner on the grill.  They were awesome.  The wind had died to 8 to 10 knots out of the south and we were averaging 5.8 knots.  There are ships and buoys everywhere.  As the night went on,  it turned for the worse.  We had multiple lightening storms around us again!  When Dan took the helm he was trying to dodge them.  There were no sails up and the motor was on, so we were able to go any direction we needed to.  It was a long night and none of us got much sleep.