The final 48-hours on board the 118-foot ‘Spirit of Bermuda’ saw the vessel leaving the Gulf Stream and settling down into a
more comfortable sea-state for the final stretch of the voyage to Bermuda. With the three-watch system giving the crew time to sleep between watches, the last 200 miles to Bermuda offered simply beautiful sailing for all on board.
Clipping along at 9 to 10 knots with a reefed main and jib, gave every crew member the chance to experience pure sailing that one can only glean from songs or stories. This day and night offered everything from Bermuda long tail sightings, flying fish, moons setting, stars appearing, sea spray and blue water.