I have received emails this morning from the marina and the condo management company which confirm that as I expected there has been no damage. I ran a GRIB yesterday morning which indicated winds would be 30-40 knots with gusts to 50. I don’t know that they were even that strong. The highest recorded wind in the area I have found is 52 mph at Savannah. When the eye of the storm was inland closest to Hilton Head last evening, the sites I checked online were showing wind in the low 20s.
The hurricane season is far from over. September is historically the most active month. A new system has just emerged from Africa. If another storm reaches Hilton Head I will experience it first hand.
I thank Robert for a link to a record breaking sail across the Atlantic in a Transat Mini sailboat.
I am particularly impressed by Jay Thompson’s tenacity and the repairs to the rudder he made underway. Well done.
Initially I was skeptical about ‘thousands of Minis and their owners’ having sailed across the Atlantic, I googled and find the race has been run almost every other year since the 1970s and so perhaps a thousand or so have.
Transat Minis are slightly shorter than GANNET, displace about the same, are beamier and have much more sail area.
Here are the numbers for a Moore 24.
They also cost much more, often in excess of $100,000.