Even if many ocean crossing saltwater sailors may laugh - we're a bit nervous about the upcoming trip. If weather permits we will sail from Puerto Rico straight up to Bermuda. And if you check the map carefully you may even find Bermuda on it... It's not some fly poop in the middle of nowhere, it's actually a bunch of islands, tiny and "just right" off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina on the US East Coast.
The trip is roughly 900nm long, that's 1'700km. And we plan to travel with a speed of around 10kmh. Means it'll take us between 7 and 8 days to get there. Since there is nothing, and I mean NOTHING, between Puerto Rico and Bermuda we will have no internet, no cellphone coverage or so. Our only connection to the rest of the world will be the Shortwave Radio SSB and the Satellite Phone. So if you're not frightened of the trip, think about this: Eight days no Facebook, no Skype, no News! That's almost as challenging as the trip itself. I mean, what happens if the world as we know it comes to an end and we will not even know it?
Nevertheless, we're getting ready and hope it will be a very boring trip with settled weather and no other challenges than a big fish on the hook. Keep fingers crossed!