Topic: Contessa Sailing to Africa
On Sunday, May 7, Contessa # 312, Vixen, set off from port Stanley, Lake Erie, thru Erie Canal, New York and finish in Cape Town. via, the Azores, Portugal, the Canary Islands, Cape Verde, onto Cape Town.
She'll return home by way of St. Helena Island, Fernando de Noronha, an island off Brazil, and Bermuda.
Nelleke Kersten is planning to complete the round trip in 14 months.
She's doing the trip alone aboard a 26-footer she said is ideally suited to a solo ocean crossing.