Thursday, March 7, 2013

Sophia en route to Hawaii (from Golfito, Costa Rica)

Sophia started the long passage to Hawaii on March 6th. Captain Phil is heading up what will be the longest passage to date for Sophia -- about 4500 nautical miles (roughly 5200 statutory miles). To put this distance into perspective, consider that the flight distance from New York to Hawaii is 4300 nautical miles (roughly 5000 statutory miles). It is a LONG way. Joining Phil on this long passage are two new Sophianauts, Bernie and Skip. The land-based crew (Karl and Rachel) will give periodic updates on their progress. They'll be checking in with us via Satellite phone for weather updates. You can watch their progress via the "Current Sailing Track" link on the left.