Rambler 88 across the Atlantic

Sailing around, Peregrinus comes across things.

On January 15, 2015, this boat passed us on starboard, as fast as if we were standing still, as we approached the Fort Lauderdale inlet, on the final leg of our trip from Nova Scotia.  They were rushing for the starting line of the race to Key West, which started about 15 minutes after they reached the staging area, just as we turned into the channel.  Talk about cutting it close.  Rambler 88 went on to win 2nd place.

Forward a year-and-half later, September 3, 2016.  As we departed the Costa Smeralda en route to Ponza, the whole fleet of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2016 was coming out of Porto Cervo for training just ahead of the regatta that ran 4 to 10 September.  Rambler 88 again passed our starboard, only this time, in the opposite direction.  They didn't do all that well this time; so Peregrinus is probably not their lucky charm.

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